Workplace Evolutionaries Pre-Conference

Monday, April 11, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

JW Marriott – Level 3 – JW Ballroom 4

Levels of Learning – 200 Level

What WE Know for Sure

Join the Workplace Evolutionaries for a highly interactive, one-day workshop before Facility Fusion kicks off in Indianapolis.

Part of WE’s mission is to share the collective wisdom, research, and experience of the global workplace community with our friends and followers. This engaging event will reveal the latest workplace thinking from around the world and see how some of that thinking plays out in the real world.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about important workplace ideas and trends from global thought leaders
  2. Establish a deep understanding of how to develop, deploy, evolve an effective workplace strategy
  3. Learn how to use measures and metrics to evaluate the success of a workplace change
  4. Gain critical been-there-done-that insights from teams who have led successful workplace change initiatives.


8:00 – 12:00

Engage with global thought leaders and peers to learn about and discuss: What WE Know for Sure. We guarantee you will leave this session eager to use what you’ve learned in your own workplace.

WE Thought Leaders & Facilitators:

  1. Kate North, Global WE Chair and VP Workplace Innovation, PlaceValue
  2. Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics
  3. Arnold Levin, Principal, Workplace Strategies, Smith Group JJR
  4. Laura Hambley, Ph.D, President, Work EvOHlution
  5. Nancy Sanquist, IFMA Fellow, AIA Associate, Real Estate and Workplace Strategist, Trimble
  6. Gary Miciunas, Principal, Nelson
  7. Kevin Schlueter, President, WPA North America
  8. Scott Price
  9. Angie Lee, FAIA, IIDA, NCARB, LEED AP BD, Principal, VOA Associates Inc.
  10. Stephen Monaco, Head of Global Real Estate & Workplace, Motorola Mobility
  11. Bob Fox, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Principal, FOX Architects
  12. Lynda Ward, Sr. Workplace Transition Strategist, Haworth Ideation
  13. Mary Beth Oakes, CEO, Business Furniture Founder and CEO, Choreo

Shuttles will depart the JW Marriott at noon.

12:00 – 4:00

Immerse yourself in the future of work with tours of two of Indy’s best models for success: Eli Lilly and Rolls-Royce. Hear first-hand how the teams that led these transformations made it work.

Tour & Case Study: Eli Lilly

Brent Blanchard, Supplier Relationship Manager, Indianapolis Facility Management

Eli Lilly and Company’s Lilly Corporate Center (LCC) in downtown Indianapolis is a 100-acre urban site comprised of 4.6 million square feet of administrative, laboratory, and support buildings. Over the past decade, LCC has been transformed to provide connectivity to the urban environment surrounding the main Lilly campus.

The improvements have encouraged an engaging social environment, increased collaboration between employees, and reinforced a sense of belonging and pride for their workplace and community.

Through a planned recapitalization program initiated in 2006, their Integrated Workplace (IWP) office environment has created over 800,000 square feet of collaborative workspace. It is currently home to over 5,100 occupants who take advantage of the variety of work setting provided.

The mission of the facilities group is to create an innovative campus environment with an emphasis on productivity, employee engagement, and safe and healthy lifestyles.

The campus transformation has allowed Lilly to aggressively attract, retain, and engage employees, which in turn helps its employees live the promise to make life better every day.

Tour & Case Study: Rolls-Royce

Matthew S Woodruff, Group Property – Senior Business Partner Defense

For 100 years, Rolls-Royce and its predecessor companies have been engineering, designing and manufacturing advanced technology in the City of Indianapolis. Engines designed, assembled and tested at Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis power U.S. Department of Defense aircraft, civil helicopters, regional and business jets, and systems for U.S. Naval vessels. Rolls-Royce employs 4,000 people in Indianapolis. Nearly 2,000 are based at the Rolls-Royce Meridian Center.

Join us as WE tour the Rolls Royce Meridian Center, their largest office building in the U.S. During this tour you will experience how Rolls Royce has adapted its workplace to enhance its culture and improve its work practices to drive higher levels of customer focus.

Since 2011, Rolls-Royce has been reinventing the way work gets done. The workplace team will share their journey, the lessons they’ve learned, and the continuing evolution of their program.

Important: Pre-registration is required due to security measures.

4:00 – 6:00

Social Hour/Networking—Your chance to share what YOU know for sure!

Hosted by Business Furniture — Marybeth Oakes, CEO Business Furniture (BFI)

The learning does not stop when the social hour begins. Thanks to our gracious host, Business Furniture, you will be sharing “what you no for sure” and networking with your WE tribe at BFI’s new state-of-the art workplace.

Transportation: Shuttles will return by 6:00 p.m.

Workplace Evolutionaires (WE) Pre-Conference

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