IFMA WWorkplaceCannonDesign will be well represented at this year’s IFMA World Workplace conference with presentations on two distinct topics. For those unfamiliar, IFMA World Workplace is one of the most longstanding and well-respected facility management conferences in the world – leading important discussions and discovered related to facility management and the built environment for decades. Below are the two presentations CannonDesign is set to deliver at this year’s event

The New Scientific Workplace: Breaking Down Barriers to Discover New Ways of Working
Speakers: Myung Kim, LEED AP, Sara Schonour, LC and Erik Terry, LEED AP
Thursday, Oct. 6, 10-10:30 a.m.

The New Scientific Workplace breaks down the walls between disciplines; blurs the boundaries between discovery and commercializations, and bridges distant geographies. As science integrates innovation into people’s lives and steers our behavior through inspirational solutions, it is becoming a creative occupation. During this presentation, the team will share three case studies that show how workplace design is a powerful tool to increase efficiency, enhance innovation and accelerate speed-to-market.

Designing a Workplace for Transformation, Recruitment and Retention
Speakers: Mark Hirons
Friday, Oct. 7 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Our workplace environments are becoming more critical to the recruitment and retention of top talent and ultimately business success. Recent reports indicate it costs between $15,000 and $20,000 to replace top millennial employees and those numbers are higher for senior level executives and leaders. Roche Diagnostics recognized its need to leverage its work environments to improve recruit/retain performance at every level of its organization and has spent recent years investing in research, master planning, alternative workplace implementations and contemporary building design to drive measurable results. This presentation will look at those efforts, the results and next steps.