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Apply to Present: Space Strategies 2023

This is Tradeline's 11th annual conference detailing new space planning and management strategies that are delivering higher space utilization, expanded flexibility, lower occupancy cost, reduced footprint, increased human and organizational performance, improved workplace experience, healthier work environments, and higher recruiting power in academic, private sector, and government workplaces.

All stakeholders who are interested in speaking at the conference are tasked to demonstrate innovative ideas, models, processes, equipment, technology, and/or solutions for space planning and space management. Your speaking proposal should address one or more of the priorities and elements below. 

General presentation objectives:

  1. Reassessing workplace and occupancy strategies
  2. Hybrid workplace models that get the interaction, collaboration, communication equation right  
  3. More accurate utilization studies, occupancy data, metrics, and analytical techniques 
  4. Multi-purpose spaces for increased flexibility
  5. Change management in transitioning to new workplace models 
  6. Space planning and design for a more transient workforce
  7. Balancing open, activity-based, private, and unassigned workspace
  8. Financial impacts of space decisions
  9. Impact of space plans on health and wellness, human behavior, and productivity 
  10. Master planning strategies: portfolio/campus space assessment, program location, utilization

Your presentation may call upon one or more of the following elements (and your own creative elements) to meet the objectives above:

  • Improved flexibility, functionality, space utilization
  • Space utilization metrics and analytical techniques 
  • Implementing new workplace technologies 
  • Hybrid workplace models
  • Capturing and using reliable data for space utilization 
  • Accommodating growth without the need for physical expansion 
  • Occupancy costs and financial impacts of space decisions 
  • Space plans and strategies that reduce footprint 
  • Aligning space management with organizational mission 
  • New metrics and standards for open-plan offices 
  • Change management processes 
  • Wellness and health of building occupants 
  • Space allocation processes, issues, rationales, and solutions 
  • New technology, tools, and methods for measuring space utilization 
  • IWMS, database, and cloud technologies that improve space management 
  • Balanced solutions for collaboration/personal work environments 
  • Facility design features for recruitment 
  • New metrics and standards for unassigned workspace 
  • Case studies of new workspace initiatives with results 
  • Space plans for interaction, collaboration, communication 
  • Findings on human performance outcomes of new space plans 
  • Transitioning to hybrid, unassigned, and/or activity-based workspace 
  • Space planning and design concepts for workplace experience
  • Workspace environmental controls (noise, lighting, temperature, humidity, privacy) 
  • Increased workforce mobility and connectivity 
  • Work culture assessment for designing the right space for your organization 
  • Plans and features for flexible work environments 


To complete a speaking application, you will need:

  • Presentation title, one-paragraph summary, and up to four takeaway ideas
  • Speaker names, contact information, Bio/CV, and headshot image

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