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UPCOMING K. TALKS

The Future of Healthcare Design: How Consumerism and Covid-19 Will Change the Healthcare Environment

The design of the healthcare built environment is experiencing ongoing change, due both to the current Covid-19 crisis and its impacts, but also as the result of the rise of the patient as a consumer. Hear what our live panel of healthcare design leaders predict about these dual impacts on the design of healthcare environments from ambulatory to acute care facilities.

Panelists

Laura Morris
Principal and Interior Designer
Array Architects

Franne Stewart
Director of Health Interiors
HKS

George Tingwald, M.D
Director of Medical Planning
Stanford Health Care

Moderator

Kylie Roth
Vice President, Workplace Research
Knoll

Tuesday, Oct 13
2:00-2:45 PM ET

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Access for All: Universal Design in the Age of Diversity

Join scholar Ricardo Gomes, director of the Design Center for Global Needs, School of Design at San Francisco State University, as he shares the Seven Principles of Universal Design, and how we can design more inclusive physical environments that meet the needs of today’s diverse population.

Speaker

Ricardo Gomes
Professor/Director, Design Center for Global Needs, School of Design, San Francisco State University

Moderator

Tracy Wymer
Vice President, Workplace Strategy, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, Sept 8

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Extremely Quiet or Incredibly Loud: Solving for the Sound U/X in the Changing Workplace

Will your office feel like Saturday morning on a Tuesday afternoon? With fewer people, higher partitions, more hard surfaces and lots of signage and hand-sanitizer, the new workplace will not only look different, but will sound different than the 2019 office. Hear from acoustics expert and sound engineer Victoria Cerami on creating an auditory experience that’s right for your organization as you phase back to the office.

Speaker

Victoria Cerami
CEO, Cerami

Moderator

Kimberly Smith
Senior Director, Workplace Strategy, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, Aug 11

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Finding Extraordinary Inspiration in the Everyday

Barry Richard is known for his multi-faceted design skills. Get a peek inside his ideation process as he talks about his approach to design, what inspires his work and what we can expect from the next generation of designers.

In addition to his work on Rockwell Unscripted for Knoll, Barry’s projects span set design, the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the breakthrough Imagination Playground initiative, Capital One Café prototypes and more.

Speaker

Barry Richards
Principal & Studio Leader, Rockwell Group

Moderator

Barbara Weinreich
Director of Undergraduate Programs, New York School of Interior Design

Recorded
Tuesday, July 14

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The geography of work: How Covid-19 may impact where we live and work

The Covid-19 pandemic sent office workers around the world to work from home. Many left cities and took shelter in less populated areas. Join our live panel of real estate and urban planning experts as they discuss the impact of the coronavirus on urban and suburban corporate real estate and how the pandemic may drive changes in where we spend our time.

Panelists

Benjamin Grant
Urban Design Policy Director, SPUR

Grace Paul
Americas Experience Leader, EY

Tracy Wymer
VP Workplace, Knoll

Moderator

Andrew Farah
CEO, Density

Recorded
Tuesday, June 2

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What’s next for coworking and flexible office space?

COVID-19 has disrupted the world of work across the globe and created many questions about what the post-pandemic workplace will look like. One segment that may emerge in a new light is coworking. Hear predictions from in-the-know founders on future space-as-a-service models and what strategies are being put in place to ensure a healthy workplace and fiscally sound business.

Panelists

Ryan Simonetti
Co-Founder & CEO, Convene

Tim Rowe
CEO, Cambridge Innovation Center

Liz Elam
Founder, GCUC (Global Coworking Unconference Conference) & Partner at the Co.RE Opportunity Fund

Moderator

Kylie Roth
Senior Director of Workplace Research, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, May 26

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The power of being present: How life influences design

Join designer Marc Krusin as he talks about how living from the present moment has influenced his design process....and his life.

Marc Krusin designs spaces and products for clients around the world from his London studio. For Knoll, Krusin has designed the Krusin Chair and Table collection, the Anchor storage system, and Pixel™, a portfolio of performance tables for the entire office with a focus on training and classroom spaces.

Speaker

Marc Krusin
Designer

Recorded
Tuesday, May 19

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The Office Reimagined: What Will Tomorrow’s Workplace Bring?

As workers worldwide contemplate returning to the office, new norms will likely emerge to address employee health and safety. Get up to date with our live panel of leading design thinkers as we explore their thoughts on what the future might hold. Hear experts’ considerations about planning and design, and how the impact of social distancing and work-from-home will re-shape the future of real estate and workplace decisions.

Panelists

Mark Morton
Principal, Gensler

Sharon Johnston
Founder, Partner, Johnston Marklee

Moderator

Benjamin A. Pardo
Executive Vice President, Design, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, May 12

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Keeping the Campus Connected in a Post-pandemic World

The future of higher education lies at the intersection of on-campus and online learning. Learn how these two worlds are converging, how the pandemic is accelerating and decelerating trends reshaping higher education, and how colleges and universities must reimagine their positioning, programs, people, and places as a result.

Speaker

Elliot Felix
Founder & CEO, brightspot

Moderator

Carol Crane
Vice President, Education / Healthcare, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, May 5

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In Pursuit of Workplace Habits and Happiness

Join New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin as she shares simple ways to add a dose of happiness to your day, even in stressful, uncertain times. In this Q&A session, she will reveal her research-based tips on how to be healthier, more productive, organized and creative, and how by changing our habits, we can change our lives.

Gretchen is the author of The Happiness Project; Happier at Home; Better than Before; The Four Tendencies; Outer Order, Inner Calm

Recorded
Tuesday, April 28

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Get by with a little help from your team!

What makes a successful team? Hint: it’s more than great chemistry. Learn the five characteristics of highly effective teams that Google’s “Project Aristotle” research revealed.

Presenters

Kimberly Smith
Senior Director, Workplace Strategy, Knoll

Jade Franklin
Director, Workplace Strategy, Knoll  

Recorded
Tuesday, April 21

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OK Boomer. Move over Millennials. A new generation comes to work.

Generation Z is not just another cohort of Millennials. In this session, we hear their stories, learn about their values and aspirations, and understand how they’re changing the world and why the workplace will never be the same.

Presenters

Kylie Roth
Senior Director, Workplace Research, Knoll

Carolyn Cirillo
Workplace Research Manager, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, April 14

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Distractions: Competing for Your Attention

Distractions are stealing our time, focus and productivity. In this session, we discuss the two primary sources of distractions—People and Objects, explore where those two sources come together and how we can mitigate them within space.

Presenter

Tracy Wymer
Vice President, Workplace Strategy, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, April 7

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Tips and Tricks for Working and Managing Remotely

Designing and implementing a plan for remote work is both a challenge and an opportunity. Join us for a live panel discussion with leading flexible workplace strategists and researchers to learn how to jumpstart success for you and your team.

Panelists

Cali Williams Yost
Founder and CEO, Flex+Strategy Group

Kate Lister
President, Global Workplace Analytics

Tracy Wymer
Vice President, Workplace Strategy, Knoll


Moderator

Kylie Roth
Senior Director, Workplace Research, Knoll

Recorded
Tuesday, March 31

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