NeoCon to Offer "Designing Well" Program Series in April

Chicago, IL, March 30, 2021-NeoCon is pleased to offer six new programs this April 21 and 22 focusing on “Designing Well." The two-day event is the latest installment in an ongoing virtual series aimed at connecting the NeoCon community, providing valuable learning opportunities, and sparking important conversations leading up to the live 2021 show, October 4 to 6 at theMART in Chicago. The April sessions follow last month's dynamic series of discussions around "Designing the Next Workplace," which delivered an engaging and thoughtful examination around the future of the office and of work itself.

The April programming details are listed below. All programs are complementary and have been submitted for accreditation. For more details and to register, visit May programming, which will focus on “Designing in a Digital World,” will be announced in the coming weeks. 

 Mental Health in the Workplace

April 21, 2021, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT 

Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP (Provisional), Corporate President, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

Lida Lewis, ASID, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP ID+C, Fitwel Ambassador, Director of Interiors, Page, Inc.

In the Next Future of Work, Wellbeing, Engagement and Collaboration are Paramount

April 21, 2021, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CDT 

George Athens, AIA, FITWEL Ambassador, Principal, Workplace Studio Leader, SmithGroup 

Nancy Kohout, PE, LEED AP, Principal, Mechanical Engineering Leader, SmithGroup

Candice Messing, Program Manager, General Motors

Bring Your Whole Self to Work: Designing for Holistic Employee Wellness

April 21, 2021, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM CDT 

Amber Wernick, IIDA, Associate, Senior Interior Designer, Clive Wilkinson Architects

Megan White, LEED AP+ (BD+C, ID+C, O+M), LFA, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador and Chief Sustainability Officer, Integral Group

Caroline Morris, Associate | Project Manager, Clive Wilkinson Architects

Empathy in Practice

April 22, 2021, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT 

Verda Alexander, Founder and Artist in Residence, Studio O+A

Maya Bird-Murphy, Founder and Executive Director, Chicago Mobile Makers

Kia Weatherspoon, NCIDQ, ASID, President + Design Advocate, Determined by Design

Moderated by Jennifer Busch, Director, Client Partnerships, Eventscape

Build Back Better: Redefining a New Normal for Healthy Buildings

April 22, 2021, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CDT 

Eric Corey Freed, RA, LEED Fellow, LFA, EcoDistricts AP, SVP Director of Sustainability, CannonDesign

The Role of Research on Climate Change, Human Health and the Built Environment

April 22, 2021, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM CDT

Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute

Dr. Angela Loder, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, International WELL Building Institute

Dr. Susan Chung, Ph.D., Vice President, Research & Knowledge, American Society of Interior Designers

Related Topics:The American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)