June 11-13, 2018             theMART, Chicago

Prepare to be enlightened! 

Held every June at The Mart in Chicago since 1969, NeoCon serves as the commercial design industry’s launch pad for innovation—offering ideas and introductions that shape the built environment today and into the future.

NeoCon 50 will deliver a world-class educational experience with more than 100 CEU-accredited programs exploring a wide range of topics and trends most relevant to commercial design today and into the near future. 

Here are just a few of the standouts. Please visit the NeoCon website for complete details and to register.

 Cultural Evolution: Choice And Beyond [M108] 
Monday, June 11, 11am

Learn how organizations are striving to understand “personas” not simply work profiles to create work environments that are ultimately responsive to business, cultural and worker needs.

Amy Manley, IIDA, national director, workplace strategies, Jacobs, Philadelphia, PA
James Kerrigan, IIDA, national design principal, interiors, Jacobs, Dallas, TX
Randall Whinnery, III, AIA, vice president, design, Fidelity Real Estate Company, Boston, MA

 Moving Beyond Open Plan [T201] 
Tuesday, June 12, 9:30am

A look at immersive environments and how to pull the best lessons learned from work spaces—including open plan, co-working, ABW, NCE and MEMO—and tailor them to meet the specific needs of specific spaces.

Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED AP, MCRw, WELL AP, director of workplace, HOK, St. Louis, MO
Betsy Nurse, IIDA, ASID, director of interiors, HOK, St. Louis, MO

 The True Measure of a Space Is How It Makes Us Feel [T207] 
Tuesday, June 12, 11am

Every element of interior design—the shape of the space, the color of walls and the arrangement of furniture—is laden with messages. Each element speaks to certain values, and each one gives cues for behavior. Taken together, they suggest and invite a way of working, learning or socializing.

Dr. Sally Augustin, FAPA, principal, Design With Science, LaGrange Park, IL
Primo Orpilla, FIIDA, principal, Studio O+A, San Francisco, CA
Collin Burry, FIIDA, LEED AP, principal and design director, Gensler, San Francisco, CA

 Fitwel: a New High-impact, Cost-effective Certification for Healthy Buildings and Interiors [T222] 
Tuesday, June 12, 2:30pm

This new, low-cost and user-friendly system offers strategies to develop, design and maintain health-promoting environments across multi-tenant and single-tenant buildings, as well as commercial interiors.

Joan Blumenfeld, FIIDA, FAIA, LEED ID+C, principal, Perkins+Will, New York, NY
James Brewer, workplace strategist, Steelcase, New York, NY
Reena Agarwal, founding chief operating officer, Center for Active Design, New York, NY

 Diggin' The Gig Economy [W306] 
Wednesday, June 13, 8am

The gig economy represents more than a trend that will quickly fade. Learn how this new economic landscape will influence the use, design and finances of workspace. 

Mary Lee Duff, IIDA, LEED AP, principal and director of workplace strategy, IA Interiors, San Francisco, CA
Mary Clare Garrity, IIDA, LEED AP, senior workplace strategist, IA Interior Architects, Los Angeles, CA

 Converting Legacy Buildings To Meet Modern Workplace Needs [W320] 
Wednesday, June 13, 1pm

Amidst a myriad of issues—financing, programming needs, public opinion and more—this session will explore repurposing underperforming real estate using design concepts that are more affordable and sustainable than building ground-up, one floor at a time.

Brigitte Preston, LEED AP ID+C, co-owner and principal of design, lauckgroup, Dallas, TX
Julie Gauthier, IIDA, LEED AP, associate principal & director, lauckgroup, Houston, TX

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