Space Strategies 2021

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Deadline to submit Supplemental Speaking Applications: April 19, 2021

This is Tradeline's 9th annual conference detailing new space planning and management strategies that are delivering healthier work environments, higher space utilization, lower occupancy cost, reduced footprint, increased human and organizational performance, improved workplace experience, 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. Space plans and strategies that lower occupancy costs
  2. Impact of space plans on health and wellness, human behavior, and productivity
  3. More accurate utilization studies, metrics, and analytical techniques
  4. Accommodating growth without the need for physical expansion
  5. New workspace designs: Balancing open, activity-based, private, and unassigned workspace
  6. Strategies to ensure maximum space occupancy and capacity
  7. Higher quality and accessibility of space and occupancy data
  8. Improved change management for smooth transition to new workstyles
  9. New models for collaborative and interactive environments
  10. Master planning processes, issues, rationales, and solutions

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

  • Wellness and health of building occupants 
  • Space utilization metrics and analytical techniques
  • Capturing and using reliable data for space utilization
  • Accommodating growth without the need for physical expansion
  • Improved space utilization, functionality, and flexibility
  • Financial impacts of space decisions
  • Space plans and strategies that reduce footprint
  • Balancing unassigned vs. assigned seating
  • New metrics and standards for open-plan offices
  • Change management processes
  • Workspace environmental controls (noise, lighting, temperature, humidity, privacy)
  • Space allocation processes, issues, rationales, and solutions
  • New technology, tools, and methods for measuring space utilization
  • Aligning space management with organizational mission
  • 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 unassigned, activity-based workspace
  • Space planning and design concepts for workplace experience
  • Increased workforce mobility and connectivity
  • Work culture assessment for designing the right space for your organization
  • Plans and features for flexible work environments
  • New video and mobile communication technologies and impacts on workspace


View the Past Participants list to see a sample of the organizations and job titles that will be participating.

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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: 
    ​$6,700 if Tradeline selects the topic to be presented twice (once on each day of the conference)
    $4,700 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 $1,800 per speaker (minimum one speaker and maximum three speakers).
Post-Conference Publication
Tradeline plans to record and publish select conference presentations in audio + PowerPoint webcast format to an audience beyond the in-person conference attendees. A draft will be provided to you for approval prior to publishing. Please indicate your interest below.
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