Well-being is a basic, fundamental state that encompasses our physical, cognitive, and emotional health. Join us to hear from Seth Stevens of Kohler, who will share how the conditions of our space and environment support our well-being: an environment that resists contamination, is easy to clean, and helps maintain hygienics will create feelings of security, confidence, harmony, and peace of mind.
The race for talent is on, with countries and businesses competing for the best and brightest. The US has received exceptional inflows of talented human capital, transforming our innovation and business practices, reshaping our cities and geography, and influencing society at large. Join Harvard Business School Professor William Kerr as he discusses our journey to this point, key issues for business leaders and creatives on global talent, and where we might go next as we emerge from the pandemic.
As people return to the office in the wake of a global health situation, the workplace is being defined by how companies support and improve the well-being of their employees. In this presentation, physician and Certified Ergonomics Professional Dr. Mark Vettraino discusses the importance of movement and its relationship to the internal age of the body, cognition, brain power, efficiency, and posture. Find out how organizations can help people move more and feel their best to deliver the best outcomes for wellness and performance.
The snap-back in our post-pandemic economy is convulsing supply chains, raising prices, and straining labor markets. Gain insights from former CNBC Chief Economist Dr. Marci Rossell, as she untangles the causes of rapid economic growth and helps make sense of the noise from inflation and supply disruptions.
Plastics are embedded in the lives of billions around the world—but at what cost? Over the years, plastic waste has accumulated in landfills and oceans—wreaking havoc on our various intertwined ecosystems. Finding ways to upcycle our waste can transform discarded plastic from environmental hazard to new and different useful products. With an eye for new advancements, Camira Fabrics, a long-time partner with Haworth, brought us Oceanic, the latest in a series of recycled yarn developments constructed from ocean waste. Through the SEAQUAL Initiative, marine debris is transformed into a new type of raw material known as Upcycled Marine Plastic and converted to SEAQUAL® YARN, bringing to life possibilities for textile use in a multitude of applications.
As we emerge from 2020, we understand the world of work has changed. New realities are driving us to envision the office of the future based on societal shifts. To adapt to this evolution of work, three important factors will influence the workplace: access to people and information, our work behaviors, and spaces to support people’s needs. For many of us it is not about the tasks or activities, but where and how those activities get done. Haworth’s Work from Anywhere approach demonstrates the ecosystem and solutions for our evolving work landscapes. The future office will be at the hub of this ecosystem. In this presentation we will share some fundamental themes and how office workspaces will evolve to support these themes.
What is the key to good hospitality? It is an understanding of our needs and habits—how we move and how we evolve. Good design captures our habits as they change from situation to situation, during leisure time and in the workplace. Learn the inspiration behind the new Haworth Hotel, designed with a global perspective by Patricia Urquiola, influenced by her international travels, and located on a college campus in a charming downtown. The hotel provides an exclusive hospitality experience for Haworth’s clients, offering guests, students, and community members spaces to work, meet, relax, and restore.
Learn how and why something began changing on elite college campuses in 2013 and 2014. Watch Jonathan Haidt, social psychologist and author, discuss the ways Gen Z shifted norms in higher education—and later in the workplace—and what we can do to help them flourish.
Some people say technology is neutral, but that just isn’t the case. All technology requires a user to give up their privacy, but who actually benefits when we expose all that we are online? Learn how and why computer technology—just like any other power—is available to the highest bidder, and what that means for the rest of us. Dr. Tracy Kosa, privacy advocate, practitioner, and researcher, takes us through the unintended consequences of the great promise of technology.
Learn from world-renowned architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola, and Haworth’s Product Design Manager, Nathan Shedd, as they share their research, discovery, and inspiration for Pergola—a freestanding architectural workspace designed to support the new ways of working. Familiarize yourself with all things Pergola in this special event moderated by Haworth’s Global Brand Director, Kurt Vander Schuur, where you will learn how the high-performance design creates spaces where people can collaborate, connect, create, and innovate.
How do we design space for a population that may not quite be ready to give up the comforts of home, delivered meals, and the utter joy of wearing yoga pants every day—even though they crave in-person connection? Find out what space design looks like in a future that refuses to be predictable. With the advent of the COVID-19 vaccine, we're closing in on a new normal—but finding ourselves in between the end of what we knew and the start of what's next. What does this interim phase mean for productivity, culture, and design? Executive VP and CEO of the International Interior Design Association, Cheryl Durst, shares her insight.
COVID-19 has been the catalyst for many things. The emergence of institutionalism, insurrectionism, and resurrection-ism are three different responses to crisis situations. With American institutions failing, we are seeing an increasing state of mistrust and doubt. What does that mean and how do we move on from here? Ethan Zuckerman, associate professor of public policy, information, and communication, reveals why we're likely to see the need for major transformation and the replacement of traditional institutions in the near future.
To face adversity in life is to be human. But we are so much more resilient than we often give ourselves credit for. Rachel Druckenmiller—a keynote speaker and facilitator—helps us discover how to make meaning from adversity, find growth in the midst of our struggles, and connect with hope, strength, and community to carry us through tough times. Learn how to advocate for yourself—and what you need—and how to respond to stress and uncertainty with confidence and mindfulness.
We are currently living through a time where many of us could benefit from tools that help us alleviate stress and anxiety. The COVID-19 pandemic is still impacting how we live and work today—but there are proven ways to reduce stress that will help you find success this year. In this presentation, Jordan Friedman, a pioneer of stress and anxiety reduction education—and former director of Columbia University’s Health Education Program—will provide key ingredients for your 2021 stress management plan. Jordan specializes in teaching concrete, data-driven, and effective strategies no matter the sources of one's stress.
Learn about the tools you need to find success in 2021 from our featured panelists, including Dr. Natalie Nixon, Dr. Marci Rossell, and Dr. Allan Hamilton. Each shares their perspective about the ups and downs of 2020 based on their expertise and experience. They offer insights meant to encourage you to channel lessons learned into new opportunities for success in 2021.
Make innovation work where you work. Dr. Jeff DeGraff believes everyone, everywhere has the power to innovate, but recognizes that even some of the Fortune 500 companies he’s advised experience challenges in democratizing innovation. In this presentation, Dr. DeGraff shares a collection of stories demonstrating what companies often get wrong—and how to get it right. Learn how to look beyond technology and “yes people” to instead, focus on your competencies and the valuable critical feedback that will help you build your innovation strategy.
Traditionally, professional development has been framed as a straight path, with defined milestones that we must achieve—one at a time—to attain career success. But in today’s world in flux, the career path is giving way to the concept of curating a career portfolio. Acclaimed speaker and advisor April Rinne explains how we can prepare for this shift and what kinds of skills and mindset are needed. A long-time portfolioist, April shares how you can curate your own career portfolio, as she brings insights for harnessing this potential and the new opportunities it creates.
Having a strong personal brand is essential in a digital world. Personal branding pioneer William Arruda discusses how your first impression has moved online and shares the process you can use to turn the “flesh-and-bones” you into the “bits-and-bytes” you. William also explains how technology has actually made work more human and how you can build real, authentic relationships online. You’ll come away from William’s presentation knowing three things you can do immediately to advance your career and bolster your personal brand in our new virtual reality.
We are ushering in a new era of experiential medicine—using novel and future technology as cognitive treatments. Adam Gazzaley, MD, PhD describes his development and use of the first FDA-cleared digital treatment for ADHD and the first video game cleared by the FDA as a medical device. In this presentation, Dr. Gazzaley also shares digitally-delivered interactive experiences with innovations in machine learning, virtual reality, physiological recordings, and non-invasive electrical brain stimulation to enhance cognition.
Ambiguous times love creativity! In this session, we explore creativity as our ability to toggle between wonder and rigor to solve problems and produce novel value. Creativity strategist and President of Figure 8 Thinking Natalie Nixon, PhD shares ways to build an adaptive business and uncover the ROI of creativity. You will come away with tactics to be even more creative and innovative during times of uncertainty.
Hear the story behind the innovative designs of Kvadrat, one of the world’s most revered and renowned textile houses. Kvadrat’s CEO Anders Byriel and VP of Design Stine Find Osther will share the company’s unique perspective and insights on the latest trends in color and materiality. This informative and inspirational presentation includes a moderated Q&A session with Anders and Stine.
Inspired by the heart, GAN rugs and poufs are handcrafted, piece by piece, using natural fibers and traditional techniques. In this presentation, GAN’s Creative Director Mapi Millet shares the brand’s story and its focus on empowering local artisans to preserve their culture for the next generation, while earning a living from their skills. Learn about the company’s history, unique designs, new products, and their partnership with Haworth.
The pace of change has never been so fast—and the coronavirus pandemic has been an incredible accelerant. We are living in a world in flux, requiring new disciplines to thrive in our professional and personal lives. Author of the upcoming book, Flux Mindset: Disciplines to Thrive in Constant Change, April will guide you on a journey through a set of 8 disciplines from Flux Mindset that help us live, work, and lead better.
World-renowned architect and designer Patricia Urquiola will share her inspiration for the new Haworth virtual NeoCon showroom, which highlights spaces for high-performing teams to collaborate, create, and innovate. This insightful presentation includes a moderated Q&A session with Patricia.
Hear the story behind the innovative designs of the global textile house. Kvadrat’s CEO Anders Byriel discusses the company’s unique perspective and its continuing partnership with Haworth. This informative and inspirational presentation includes a moderated Q&A session with Anders.
Haworth’s Color, Materials, and Finishes Designer Alexis Putman discusses the new and unexpected applications of digital knits in textiles. Learn how Haworth Digital Knits are evolving surface materials to create unique design possibilities for office interiors. This fascinating presentation of what’s next includes a moderated Q&A session with Alexis.
The personal creativity needed for innovative design is not a gift for the chosen few—it can be learned, and this immense untapped resource is available to all of us. Master innovator Jeff DeGraff introduces the six essential creative-thinking skills/steps used at some of the most innovative companies in the world: Concentrate, Replicate, Elaborate, Associate, Translate, and Evaluate (CREATE), and explains how anyone can use them.
COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we engage with work and the workplace. Organizations must now consciously design for flexibility and adaptability in their cultures, technologies, and physical spaces. In this session, Luc and Julian explore the implementation of organizational agility through activity-based thinking—examining individual and organizational life as a collection of activities to be performed.
Just when society began to crave “togetherness” like an obsession, we were halted abruptly and told to steer clear of one another. Award-winning architect/designer, Lauren Rottet describes how she sees the world evolving in this paradox, first in the near term and then over time. Learn how her unique background has influenced her design philosophy, as she shares her point of view on the future of hospitality and social spaces.
What happens when the global consumer population has been trained to expect a culture of choice—then overnight has virtually none? The current crisis reminds people of which choices really matter. But unstructured time and infinite distraction on the internet may make things worse. What will it take for people to not just go back to the way things were once this siege has lifted?
What exactly is the “COVID Economy,” and what adjustments do we need to make in order to adapt? As real first-quarter data for 2020 rolls in, economist Dr. Marci Rossell will share her insights on updated economic results from around the globe. Discover what we’ve learned so far and why tougher community interventions actually make for better post-pandemic economic outcomes.
The virtual future we've predicted is quickly becoming the new normal, changing how we live each day - even more so now. New technology and digital platforms are constantly emerging and quickly being adopted, leading us to a crossroads. Add in the generational shift and new points of view, and it&'s hard to tell which way to turn. Executive Vice President of Digital for SANDOW and Interior Design Media Pam McNally will discuss this brave new world, evolving client expectations and tech trends, and what it all means for you.
The human brain is a marvel of planning, risk assessment, and strategy execution. But what happens when we encounter circumstances we’ve never experienced? Harvard-trained neurosurgeon Dr. Allan Hamilton will explain how and why emotional reactions tend to overtake logical thought in a crisis. Learn to recognize—and overcome—situations when the brain disregards logic and resorts to more primitive emotional responses.
Architect and designer Patricia Urquiola works on projects all over the world. Her studio has been working virtually with their clients for years—and often their meetings and project reviews are not held face-to-face, or even in the same time zone. Discover how Patricia balances innovation and design with craftsmanship and quality to create pieces and spaces globally—oftentimes from a distance.
The future isn’t what it used to be—so what does this all mean? And what do we do now? University of Michigan professor Jeff DeGraff answers these questions using a creative mindset to identify incongruities and anomalies happening today, and emerging opportunities you can act upon. Called the “Dean of Innovation,” he has been at the forefront of some of the most significant innovations of the past 30 years, advising hundreds of Fortune 500 companies how to look beyond the obvious.
Many of us fear that the US—and the world—may be heading into a coronavirus-fueled recession. But economic expert Dr. Marci Rossell says there are some key differences between this financial crisis and previous recessions, which could indicate quicker financial recovery. Hear her views as she shares thoughts about the impacts of the COVID_19 pandemic on our economy.