Conference Agenda


The future of work is on everyone’s agenda. This event brings thought leaders together to share cutting edge ideas on the future, from both a people and technology perspective. It will allow an understanding of the key drivers of change and enablers of innovation that will shape how, where and when work takes place. Our conference programme will explore future technologies, cutting edge award-winning workplaces and people, change and engagement.



Keynote Sessions: Aon Center

The Innovation and Collaboration Advantage for Hybrid and Remote Work: Busting Office-Centric Myths Using Cognitive Science

This presentation will help you adopt research based best practices to seize competitive advantage in collaboration and innovation by adopting a hybrid first model, enabling you to thrive in our increasingly-disrupted future of work.

Destination Workplace - Leveraging Data to Create a Workplace People Love

Employees want hybrid work, and for good reason. For workplace teams, that means there’s increased pressure to make the workplace a destination. But what actually drives employees to return to the workplace? Join Jonathan to hear the results of a recent 2022 workplace trends report which analysed more than 20 million workplace sign-ins around the globe and surveyed 400+ workplace leaders. To address the need for leaders to understand how the workplace is evolving, Jonathan will discuss the emerging workplace trends over the past two years and what to expect this year and beyond.

Networking & Coffee Break

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Great Office Debate

For some organizations, their reasoning for employees to return to the office is rooted in logic—certain job functions must take place in person, spontaneous collaboration and ingenuity can occur, and social interactions build positive culture. But, many organizations are unaware that the human brain makes 95% of its decisions based on the subconscious. In this presentation, Dr. Dustin Jackson will use research and findings from psychology and neuroscience to analyze the office’s impact on feelings of connectedness within the workplace.

Leveraging Your “3D” Strengths to Innovate, Collaborate & Lead

Developing your capability and confidence as a leader is essential for developing talent and for building and supporting collaborative, high-performing teams. It requires awareness and appreciation of your unique strengths as well as understanding those you lead. These insights empower you to make decisions and communicate more effectively.

JLL Think Tank Club

Welcome to the JLL Think Tank Club

Networking Lunch Break & Book Signing

Expert Panel: The Future of Real Estate in Chicago

Our panel will explore the impact of the changing nature of work on the real estate market in Chicago, what we’re seeing currently, and what we believe will happen over the next 2-3 years.

Expert Panel: Diversity, Equity & Belonging in the Workplace

An expert panel discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion in the new world of work.

How Work Can Save The Earth: Habits, Change and Courageous Leadership To Make Work Better For People And The Planet

The pandemic has given us opportunities to think much differently about what work and the workplace can look like. There are fundamental actions that professionals (CRE, HR, A+D, Tech) can take to challenge the status quo, improve work, and positively impact climate change. These same actions can also improve employees’ experience with work – wherever they are working.

Expert Panel: The Value and Purpose of the Future Office

The “Empowered Workforce” is forcing Executive Leadership Teams to create new strategies for workforce, technology, workplace, and real estate. Our Panel will explore how this impacts the value and purpose of the future office.

Future of Work Group Discussion

Interactive session, opportunity for the audience to share and discuss their thoughts on the future of work and the workplace.

Networking & Drinks Reception

End of Conference


Our speakers are leading international thinkers, industry strategists and radical visionaries who come from some of today’s most successful companies as well as a broad range of progressive and influential organisations.

Please contact Isabel Dewhurst-Marks for more information about speaking at this event.


Gold Sponsors

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Supported By

  • Workplace Evolutionaries
  • WORKTECH-Academy