Three Special Events

There are three important professional events coming up over the next couple of months that you should seriously consider attending. Here’s a quick overview of each of them, with links to where you can find more information and register to attend them.

WorkTech14 – New York City (May 15)

This one-day event sponsored by Unwired is one of about 20 similar gatherings that will take place in major cities all over the world in 2014. Spend the day hearing the latest stories and case studies focused on the intersection of workplace and technology.

Subscribers to The Future of Work Agenda and readers of this blog can get a significant discount to this event by registering using the following link:

Positive Business Conference – Ann Arbor, Michigan (May 15-17)

This is the first national conference being sponsored by the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan. It will be followed by an informal half-day gathering on May 17 by many of the active champions collaborating to create the Great Work Cultures movement (I am one of the co-founders of Great Work Cultures).

This is a marvelous opportunity to learn more about how organizational cultures and management practice are evolving away from “Command and Control” and towards “Respect and Empower.” Please review the two events at this link, and join us in Ann Arbor May 15-17.

Immediately following the Positive Business Conference, a group of champions, instigators, rabble-rousers, and work revolutionaries (the Great Work Cultures gang) will be gathering to discuss — and take action on — one straightforward question: Where do we go from here? Click here for more information about this free, post-conference open space event.

Workplace Strategy Summit – Wokefield Park, United Kingdom (June 8-10)

On June 8-10 of this year, University College London will host a gathering of the leading thinkers in workplace strategy.

Building on the success of the first Workplace Strategy Summit held at Cornell University, the 2014 summit will feature leading academics and experts in the fields of facility management and real estate speaking about the most innovative concepts to emerge in workplace strategy. Attendees will not only hear from these global innovators, but also be able to engage with the presenters and other attendees from all over the globe in round-table discussions on a range of issues related to work and workplace in the 21st century.

Meet with the best and the brightest FM professionals from Europe and the United States to review the “state of the art” of workplace strategy and help chart the course for future research about the business impact of workplace design. Sponsored by the IFMA Foundation and University College London.