Oh The Places We’ll Go: 2019 Events

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Emma Weckerling
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Emma is the Managing Editor of Work Design Magazine.

Looking to plan out your events & conferences scheduled for 2019? WDM has rounded up a list of events that are on our radar. 

GCUC 2018

2018 was an amazing year filled with many exciting events in the workplace design industry. The seemingly endless list of conferences around the world where workplace practitioners hope to learn about the newest and greatest concepts in our community can be hard to navigate. In the spirit of broadening our horizons and our networks, we asked our readers to tell us which events they are most excited for in the new year. Our ever-expanding global group of followers brought the resulting list to our attention. Beyond the 12 upcoming Work Design Magazine events we have planned, here are the other places we hope to go in 2019.

BONUS: In some instances, we’ve even secured some exclusive WDM reader discounts…

NEW! DesignWell Conference 

San Diego, CA | Jan 22 – 23, 2019

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DesignWell is the first conference and exposition of its kind, that will inspire, celebrate, energize and help you discover how Wellness Architecture can benefit you in the design process. What started many years ago as the green movement on how we build to protect the environment has become more complex. The event will bring you thought leaders that will inspire your work to a new level in sustainable design for improved human health and performance in the built environment. You’ll have the ability to exchange ideas and learn best practices. Through inspiring speakers, breakout sessions, and networking time, you’ll leave with a new inspiration of how you can incorporate Wellness Architecture into your projects, facilities, and design.

NEW! WX Summit

Park City, Utah | January 22 – 24, 2019

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Join the inaugural WX Workplace Experience Summit in beautiful Park City, Utah, brought to you by Teem, a WeWork company. The WX Summit will include meaningful discussions about emerging technology and real estate trends impacting the workplace and how Facilities, Real Estate, and Information Technology professionals can better collaborate to improve WX. Connect with others passionate about workplace experience, and hear fantastic speakers from IDEO, Lyft, IA Interior Architects, Alexa for Business, Work Design Magazine, Capital One, LinkedIn, Fidelity Investments, WeWork and more!


Denver, Colorado | April 15 – 18, 2019

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GCUC 2018

Get inspired, meet influential people, and shape the future of work at the largest coworking conference series in the world. The GCUC experience brings you four jam-packed days of keynotes, networking, an “un” conference, panel sessions, group dinners, and a partner showcase worthy of your time.

Clerkenwell Design Week

London, United Kingdom | May 21-23, 2019

Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

Celebrating its 10th year in May 2019 the award-winning CDW has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and annually attracts the international design community to this small area of London for three days of exciting events. In 2018, the design community flocked to Clerkenwell with 34,060 attendees and over 300 exhibiting brands.

Workplace Week

New York, New York | June 2019 (exact date TBD)

Workplace Week NY 2018

Workplace Week is a week-long celebration of workplace innovation, shining a light on best in class workplace design and management practices, focusing on how organizations are improving the employee experience. The weeks are always philanthropic, too. Last year’s event in NYC raised money for the I Have A Dream Foundation and allowed attendees access to some leading workplaces including Neuberger Berman, Delos, Nickelodeon, and Viacom. Check out our recap of the 2018 event here.


Chicago, Illinois | June 10-12, 2019

NeoCon 2018

NeoCon marks its 51st edition as the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. The conference continuously reinvents itself and we’re very excited to see what moves outside of theMart during this important multiple-day event in the furniture industry. Check out our NeoCon 2018 event recaps here.

The GWA Conference

Washington, D.C. | September 18-20, 2019

The GWA Conference will be held in Washington DC at the MGM National Harbor Hotel on September 18-20, 2019. Click here to get notified on conference updates such as speakers, attendees, agenda, and early bird tickets!

Workplace Week

London, United Kingdom | November 2019 (exact date TBD)

Workplace Week is a week-long celebration of workplace innovation, shining a light on best in class workplace design and management practices, focusing on how organizations are improving the employee experience. The weeks are always philanthropic, too. In 2018, more than 750 workplace professionals across London enjoyed a line-up involving more than 50 organizations, 30 workplace tours, and 8 dedicated fringe events. A total of £22,000 was raised – with all proceeds donated to BBC Children in Need.

Is your event missing from our list? Let us know!

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