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Speaking applications due by May 3, 2024

This is Tradeline's 12th annual conference detailing critical space planning and management data, metrics, processes, and technology solutions that owners will need to meet goals for successful hybrid workplace initiatives, higher space utilization, increased flexibility, and better workplace engagement and experience.

This includes multi-purpose spaces, improved space allocation processes, more effective data collection and reporting, change management, lower occupancy cost, and greater organizational performance.

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
  • Current Overview
  • Presentation Content
  • Speakers
  • Preview
  • Complete

Speaking Application

Type of Presentation

Terms of Participation

If you are from an owner/end-user's organization and your application for a 25-minute general-session report is accepted, your registration fees are complimentary and travel reimbursement may be available. General-session reports are limited to owner/end-user representatives (maximum two speakers).

Terms of Participation

If you are from an A/E/C, Consultant, Vendor, or Service Provider:

  • The speaking application process is competitive. Tradeline selects the topics that best meet the audience priorities.
  • If your application is selected there will be a sponsorship fee to secure the speaking spot: 
    ​$7,600 if Tradeline selects the topic to be presented twice (once on each day of the conference)
    $5,900 if selected for a one-time presentation
    (Breakout sessions are presented concurrently, so presenting twice allows participants two opportunities to attend, typically leading to a larger total audience.)
  • In addition you will need to register each speaker at the discounted rate of $2,100 per speaker (minimum one speaker and maximum four speakers).
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