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The WX Conference

The premier event focused on improving workplace experience.

WXlives at the intersection of people, space and technology. The WX Summit is designed to bring together leading WX thinkers and practitioners from the worlds of Facilities and Real Estate, Information Technology, and Human Resources for engaging exploration and idea-sharing.

You’ll experience new perspectives on workplace experience through the lenses of CRE, IT and HR and have the opportunity to discuss with your colleagues how to apply WX best practices across your organization.

We look forward to you joining the conversation and moving toward a better workplace experience with improved productivity and efficiency of your company's most important asset - your employees.

Learn from the best

Speakers

Jan 22 - 24, 2019

Schedule of Events

Come learn with other passionate professionals why ‘Workplace Experience’ is rapidly becoming the newest department in corporations worldwide.

Tuesday, January 22 - ARRIVAL + IMPORTANCE OF WX + KEYNOTE KICKOFF

Travel

✈ Arrive in Salt Lake City, UT

- Head on up to Park City, The Grand Summit Hotel

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Optional Office Tours of Teem

- Flight come in early? Come on by for a tour and a quiet (ish) place to get stuff done

1:00pm - 3:00 pm

Registration for WX Summit

- Conference Registration in Kokopelli Lobby 

3:00-5:00pm

Session 1 - What is WX?

Join us for the opening session of the Summit where we discuss what WX is (and is not), and why it matters in your organization.

What is WX? Interactive Conversation with Adam Day

Adam Day, Head of R&D at PxWe at WeWork

From CX to WX - How Experience is Transforming the Workplace

Samantha Fisher, Sr. Director of Workplace Experience at Capital One

Coming from a background in retail consumer experience, Samantha Fisher has applied new ways of thinking to bridge the realms of space and technology as CapitalOne’s Sr. Director of WX. Learn from her experiences how to bring a CX mindset into the workplace.

WX at IDEO - an Integrated Experience

Kim Powers, Experience Director at IDEO

Why does designing meaningful, memorable workplace experiences matter? Kim Powers, Experience Director at IDEO, discusses how workplace experience creates business value through culture and how that culture can become a competitive advantage.

WX at WeWork - Our Vision of a Better Work Experience

Shiva Rajaraman, Chief Product Officer at WeWork

WeWork has taken the world by storm, based upon a new vision for creating community in the workplace. Hear WeWork’s Chief Product Officer discuss how WeWork is working to create new, positive experiences for WeWork members and customers.

6:00 PM

Dinner at Deer Valley's Fireside Dining

Featuring local favorites in the heart of Deer Valley, Fireside Dining features four courses served from our stone fireplaces.

Wednesday, January 23 - COLLABORATION + ROADMAPS

6:30 AM TO 7:15 AM

Early Risers

Yoga, led by Zach Holmquist (optional for those that may be hungover)

7:30 AM

Breakfast

WX Summit Lounge outside the main ballroom at the Grand Summit.

8:30AM - 12:00PM

Session 2 - Bridging the Gap

Understand the value in bringing these teams together to create the best workplace possible for your people.

Panel Conversation - Critical Shifts in the IT landscape

Alan Ni, Dir of Smart Buildings at Aruba
Johan Dowdy, Head of IT at Lyft
Tom Gregorio, Enterprise Prod Mgr at WeWork
Michael Advani, Ops Mgr at BCG

Moderator: Zach Holmquist

What key tech trends are most impacting WX? What important topics are on the minds of IT leaders that RE leaders should understand? [topics to touch upon include consumerization, mobility, democratization, IoT, etc]

Panel Conversation - Important WX Trends in Workplace Strategy

Steve Todd, Head of Workplace at NASDAQ and WW customer
Mary Lee Duff, Head of Workplace Strategy at IA
Bob Fox, Editor of Work Design Magazine
Corinne Murray, Mobility Lead at WeWork Enterprise

Moderator: Ryan Anderson, VP of Product Marketing & Workplace Strategy at Teem

What key tech trends are most impacting WX? What important topics are on the minds of IT leaders that RE leaders should understand?

Morning Break w/ Snack

WX Takes Center Stage - Past, Present and Future

Shaun Ritchie, Co-Founder & CEO at Teem

The most successful companies in the world know that workplace experience can’t be an afterthought if you want to bring out the best in your employees. In this session Shaun will share Teem’s history in exploring WX, and how it’s now taking center stage at companies around the world as a way to boost collaboration, productivity, and happiness. [placeholder description… topic to include where we’ve come from, how much things have sucked in offices in the past, why we began doing what we’re doing, Teem as a foundation for WeWork tech, demo of product & insights]

Building and IT Foundation for Improved WX

Matt Thorne, Head of IT at Pinterest

How can IT leaders pave the way for improved WX? Matt Thorne, Head of IT at Pinterest, believes it begins with designing that nails foundational elements to enable future growth. Hear how he’s led Pinterest’s IT strategy to positively impact WX.

Conversation - Bringing an Entrepreneurial Spirit to Workplace Strategy

Karen Gill, VP of Workplace Strategy at Fidelity Investments

How can new WX concepts be prototyped before being scaled? Hear Karen Gill, VP of Workplace Strategy at Fidelity converse with Teem VP of Product Marketing & Workplace Strategy, Ryan Anderson about how future real estate leaders will need to leverage entrepreneurial thinking to affect WX.

Lunchtime Dialogue - Humanizing WX

Facilitator: Rimma Boshernitsan, Founder & CEO of Dialogue

What qualities make us uniquely human? And how do those qualities contribute to how we see the workplace evolve in relation to cross-disciplinary collaboration? What could a workplace of the future look like?

Refresh Break

1:50PM - 5PM

Session 3 - The Future of WX

An in-depth look at where industry trends are headed, and how to get ahead of them to better your workplace.

Future Trend - Understanding Color and its role in WX  

Laura Guido-Clark

Color isn’t just about aesthetics - it’s humanistic and has the power to transform our experiences. Color influences us in ways that we rarely consider, including sociologically, psychologically and it even can impact our productivity. Hear a brief introduction to the power of color from one of the world’s most noted color experts, and see how color can impact everything from the software we use to the carpeting we walk on to impact our experience at work.

Future Trend - Biophilic Design, Restoring our Connection to Nature in the Workplace

James Waddell, Managing Director at Plantronics Habitat Soundscaping Solution

Biophilic Design is an emerging design practice, focused on reconnecting people with nature in the places where we live, work, and learn. Humans have a deep and fundamental need to connect with the outdoors, and innovative practices in technology and spatial designs are helping to achieve that in the workplace.  

Refresh Break & Snack

Future Trend - Leveraging Universal Design to Attract, Retain and Enable Talent

Jim Mueller, Universal Design Expert

Organizations on the cutting edge of inclusiveness are adopting new approaches to providing spaces and technology accessible to all. Universal design is an emerging practice, leveraging 7 principles to improve the technologies we use and the spaces in which we work so that organizations can engage and support a broader, more diverse workforce.

Future Trend -  Voice Interface and Virtual Assistants in the Office

Collin Davis, Alexa for Business (Amazon)

With the rise of smart assistants, voice has become prevalent in many homes. These same devices and technology can help at work and can improve employee engagement and productivity. Journey into a future of using voice interface in the office with the General Manager of Alexa for Business, Collin Davis.

Leveraging AI for more Human Employee / Employer Experiences

Rimma Boshernitsan, CEO of Dialogue

Emerging technologies are often portrayed as a threat to the livelihood of the human worker rather than a compliment. But a shift in mindset can help organizations embrace technology to complement talent rather than replace it, enabling organizations to improve WX through improvements in cognitive diversity, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

The Future is Amazing! Closing Remarks with Shaun

A brief review of key themes that have emerged. What to expect tomorrow.

6:00 PM

Dinner at Riverhorse & Visit Mainstreet Park City

Dinner on Main Street Park City days before the Sundance Film Festival

Thursday, January 24 - EXPERIENCE UTAH

Experiences are included in the 3-Day Registration Package, choose one:

6:00 AM - 7:00am

Early Riser

Get a jump-start on your day with a relaxing yoga session with Teem Co-Founder and Yoga Instructor, Zach Holmquist

8:00 AM

Breakfast

Fill up before you head out for your Utah Experience

Experience 1
9:00 AM - 4:00PM

Ski or Snowboard

Ski or snowboard Park City Mountain Resort, right out of the back door of the Grand Summit Hotel. With 348 trails and an average annual snowfall of 365 inches, this resort boasts the second most terrain in the United States and is a must to Utah-visitors! Ski or snowboard with a Teem guide, or go it on your own. No need to be a pro, we'll have a new-to-ski group or you can even schedule a lesson (additional costs apply) with the resort.

TIMELINE:
_ Park City ski lifts open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. You'll need to pick up your ski/snowboard rental gear prior to skiing/snowboarding.

_ Rentals will be available between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily at Canyon Mountain Sport Rental, also located directly behind the Grand Summit Hotel at 3720 N. Sundial Court. 

_ Take a break and join us for Optional WX Summit lunch in the Grand Summit Hotel's Kokopelli Ballroom anytime between 12:30-2:00. 

_ After Lunch Informal Networking Time - Meet-up with your new friends and WX Colleagues to network, inspire, and follow-up from the lessons learned from the jam-packed schedule of the summit to that point.To save time, register for your gear in advance and they'll have it ready for you. Please visit: https://www.rentskis.com/wxsummit19 and use the password: powdays You may also want to consider picking up your rental before dinner on Wednesday or first thing Thursday morning. 

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: Ski clothes including coat, ski pants, gloves, socks, warm layers and goggles or sunglasses.

WX SUMMIT PROVIDES: Day ski/snowboard pass to Park City Mountain Resort. Rental of skis + poles or a snowboard, boots, helmet, and Teem guides:) (if desired--please sign up for a group at the Help Desk--all levels from beginner to advanced).

Experience 2
9:00 AM - 1:00PM

Spa Day

RockResorts Spa is a world-class spa, with a long-term staff of experienced massage therapists and estheticians, right within the Grand Summit Hotel. Each spa guest will experience a 50-minute expertly customized massage, working with therapists to determine the pressure and technique to meet their needs. This massage encompasses Swedish, sports, and deep tissue techniques. In addition to the massage, guests choose from a facial, pedicure or manicure.

TIMELINE: 
_ Spa guests will be scheduled for their treatments between the hours of 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Guests may enjoy the other spa features during that time as well.

_ After your relaxing spa day join us for Optional WX Summit lunch in the Grand Summit Hotel's Kokopelli Ballroom anytime between 12:30-3:00.

_ After Lunch Informal Networking Time - Meet-up with your new friends and WX Colleagues to network, inspire, and follow-up from the lessons learned from the jam-packed schedule of the summit to that point.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: Just yourself!

WX SUMMIT PROVIDES: 50-minute massage and your choice of a facial, pedicure or manicure.

EXPERIENCE 3
9:00 AM - 12:30PM

Snowmobile Tour

Ready for a true mountain adventure? The snowmobile tour with Red Pine Adventures will take guests on a 90-minute guided snowmobile tour through the Wasatch Mountains on brand new Ski-Doo 600 All Clean Energy Expedition Sport snowmobiles. With over 1,000 acres of privately-owned, Utah backcountry to explore, breathtaking winter Utah views are guaranteed. No previous experience needed! All guests will be trained on how to operate machines.

TIMELINE:
_ Meet in the lobby of the Grand Summit at 9:00 a.m.

_ The shuttle will take you 20 minutes into the Wasatch Mountains. Here you'll change into snow jumpsuits and boots, and begin a guided 1.5-hour tour.

_ Following the tour, the shuttle will bring you back to the Grand Summit, arriving around 12:30 p.m. in time for the Optional WX Summit lunch in the Grand Summit Hotel's Kokopelli Ballroom anytime between 12:30-3:00.

_ After Lunch Informal Networking Time - Meet-up with your new friends and WX Colleagues to network, inspire, and follow-up from the lessons learned from the jam-packed schedule of the summit to that point.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: Warm clothes for layering including thermal pants and shirt OR sweats, socks, gloves and sunglasses or goggles.

WX SUMMIT PROVIDES: Snow jumpsuit (think coat and snow pants), boots and helmet. One and a half hour guided snowmobiling tour.

EXPERIENCE 4
9:30 AM - 12:00PM

Olympic Bobsled

Experience a thrill of a lifetime with the Bobsled Experience on the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Sliding Track. The Track was home to bobsled, skeleton and luge events during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. A professional "pilot" takes three passengers at a time on a thrilling ride down the Olympic track. Guests will also visit The Joe Quinney Winter Sports Center, home to the Alf Engen Ski Museum and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum. This world-class facility highlights the history of all skiing disciplines in the intermountain region through interactive touchscreen displays, videos, virtual reality ski theater, games, and topographical maps. Visitors can also experience the glory of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games through a gallery of visual highlights and artifacts from the 2002 games. Please note: Riders must be 16+ years of age and 100+ lbs. to ride.

TIMELINE:
_ The shuttle will you pick up at the lobby of Grand Summit at 9:30 and transport you to Olympic Village.

_ The mindblowing, Olympic bobsled will be piloted from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Guests can then visit the attached Alf Engen Ski Museum and Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.

_ The shuttle will bring you back to the Grand Summit Hotel, arriving around 12:30 p.m. in time for the Optional WX Summit lunch in the Grand Summit Hotel's Kokopelli Ballroom anytime between 12:30-3:00.

_ After Lunch Informal Networking Time - Meet-up with your new friends and WX Colleagues to network, inspire, and follow-up from the lessons learned from the jam-packed schedule of the summit to that point.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU: comfortable, warm shoes or boots, a coat, warm clothes to layer, gloves, hat (if desired). (Skirts and dresses not recommended).

WX SUMMIT PROVIDES: Transportation, bobsled ride + professional driver, helmets.

12:30 AM - 3:00PM

Lunch and Office Hours

Lunch and open office hours at Grand Summit, connect with other attendees and Teem members.

Engage

WX Summit weaves elements of interaction and exploration throughout the event, getting you out of your seat—and into the experience.

Connect

WX Summit is designed to facilitate connection with others, bringing together leading thinkers from a variety of backgrounds.

Explore

A curated selection of presentations will leave you inspired and invigorated. Learn from leaders in workplace design, systems and technology.

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Please choose the Package that best suits you.
If you don’t see what you need, we are happy to accommodate.
Please contact events@teem.com

Want to watch the live steam?

$
1,400
3-Day Registration - SOLD OUT

Get Entrance to all Events and Sessions, Tues–Thurs.

Networking with Workplace Experience Professionals from around the world

Access to all Filmed Speaker Sessions

Experience Utah Activity on Thursday*

$
500
Guest Pass**

Accompany a registered guest to WX Summit Activities

Dinners on both Tuesday and Wednesday Night

Experience Utah Activity on Thursday*

Does Not Include Session Attendence

*Experience Utah Activities included in the 3-Day Registration Package, attendees can choose one: - Ski or Snowboard (Make Tracks at the world famous Park City Mountain Resort—right at the backdoors of the hotel) - Spa Day (Enjoy a large selection of services at the Grand Summit) - Snowmobile Tour (Cruise through the winter wonderland of Utah’s mountains) - Utah Olympic Park (Tour the Utah Olympic Park and ride a professionally-manned bobslead)

**Guest passes should be purchased along with at least one 3-Day Registration.

Hotel Booking

Book your lodging at The Grand Summit now. Book your room by December 6, 2018 in order to secure lodging at The Grand Summit using the conference rate.  

And note, for our guests, this special rate is available from January 19-January 27, so take advantage of your time in the mountains! Hit the slopes in beautiful Park City before the conference, or see the sights and films of the world famous Sundance Film Festival, just a few miles from The Grand Summit, which starts Thursday, January 24th immediately following the conference. Limited occupancy and first come first served.

Book Lodging Now

Group Rates

Improving WX is best done as a team! Bring colleagues and receive a discount.
- 2-3 Attendees 10% off
- 4-6 Attendees 20% off
- 7+ Attendees 30% off

Please contact wxsummit@teem.com for a group discount code.

Frequently asked questions

FAQ

What is Workplace Experience (WX)?

We refer to WX as the culmination of many experiences - spatial, technological, and interpersonal - that employees have within the workplace on a day-to-day basis. The traditional idea of ‘work’ is becoming increasingly mobile and distributed, therefore the workplace must play a different role today than it once did.  Coming into the office is no longer a prerequisite to be productive. Instead, progressive organizations are seeing their workplaces as critical hubs to build organizational culture, to help employees experience a shared sense of purpose and belonging, and as a place to spark and grow human connections. Understanding and improving WX is critical in doing so.

How is Workplace Experience different from Employee Experience?

Employee Experience broadly refers to the culmination of many types of experiences a person will have over her or his time working for an organization, including everything from employee benefit enrollment to performance reviews and beyond. WX is specific subset of Employee Experience dealing with those experiences had within the built workspace.

What can I expect to learn at WX Summit conference?

The WX Summit has gathered leading thinkers and practitioners to help attendees fully understand the positive potential of improving WX and to share best practices in doing so. You can expect an engaging and interactive conference brimming with new ideas for your organization.

Who should attend the WX Summit? IT? Real Estate? HR?

Yes - all of the above. In most organizations, WX isn’t just shaped by one internal department - Real Estate (RE), Information Technology (IT) and Human Resources (HR) teams all play a role. We have designed the WX Summit to be relevant to each of these groups, and we will dive into how these groups can work together collaboratively to improve WX. We even priced the WX Summit to encourage cross-departmental collaboration - bring a colleague from within your organization and you both receive discounted conference fees! Email wxsummit@teem.com for a discount code!

Where should I stay for the WX Summit?

The Summit is being held at The Grand Summit in Park City, Utah. Rooms are available now through December 6, 2018 at a discounted rate. Lodging link available in your conference confirmation email.

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