Agenda

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The 2020 Fall Virtual Conference brings you a more personalized and connected virtual event than ever before. From international session times to networking and best practice sharing among your peers on the hottest topics in the industry right now. In addition to our new sessions, you'll have access to the same, high quality panel sessions the GWA Conference has become known for. 

*Certain sessions are included in the Premium Package Only.





8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST
Visit Our Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST
State of the Industry
A message from the GWA leadership
Panelists
: Mark Gilbreath, Annie Rinker, William Edmundson, Jamie Russo

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EST
The Redistribution of Workforce
The redistribution of the workforce to secondary and tertiary markets is on the rise
Brought to You By Instant Offices
Panelists: Nestor Eliadis, Sara McTyeire, James Rankin, Annie Rinker, Anthony Parzanese

11:00 AM – 11:20 AM EST
Q&A with James Rankin
Brought to You By
 Instant Offices

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM EST
What's The Next Move for the Enterprise Customer
Enterprise portfolios are downsizing and Work From Home (WFH) is going to be a big component of workplace going forward.
Panelists
: Scott Homa, Chris Mach, Otto Orr

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM EST
Meeting The Needs Of The New Flex Office User Segment
The new segment of demand may come from medium and large companies, but what will their space requirements be at the "spoke" location?
Brought to You By essensys
Panelists: Mick HeysJeremy Bernard, Jamie Russo

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM EST
Discover Studio by Tishman Speyer
A Fireside Chat about how they're scaling their portfolio globally
Brought to You By essensys
Panelists: Michael Caracciolo, Jeremy Bernard, Iain Miln

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EST
New Marketing Approaches In The Era Of Work From Anywhere
The Work From Home segment requires new marketing and product approaches for operators to attract their business.
Panelists
Jamie Russo, Javier Garcia, Sarah Travers, Jeff Johnson

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM EST
Designing to Create Customer Confidence
Health and safety is a clear and present concern that is impacting return to work
Panelists: Kate North, Vince Pan, Bob Fox, Elise Valoe

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM* EST
Breakout Sessions (Choose one) – Open to full-access ticket holders only
※ Drive Growth with Creative Marketing Strategies
※ Create a Culture of Wellness Through Design and Service
※ Community Managers: Problem Solving the Day to Day

5:00 - 5:45 PM EST 
Turning a New Leaf: A Focus on People, Products and Profit
Knowing what to look for in a great new team member is crucial to the success (or failure) of a flexible office operation, especially during the times of COVID. During this session, we'll hear real life examples of how people, products and processes have made the difference and what good tips and tricks we can implement now for future success.
Panelists: Angie O'Grady
Brought to You By
 Stella Pop

6:00 - 6:20 PM EST 
Future of Flexible Workspaces
Panelists: Angie O'Grady, Joe Wallace

Brought to You By Stella Pop

6:30 - 7:15 PM EST 
How to Navigate Your Business During the Pandemic
What technology updates are needed to bring your shared space into a post-pandemic world? What are the significant challenges shaping the future of coworking? How can operators navigate their business in this new future? Join this session with Yardi Kube's Warren Hersowitz and Roxy Miranda in an exclusive interview with Patrick Wellen, Director of New Services at Staples Studio and Grant Barnhill, Founder of Shift Workspaces, to learn how you can navigate your business in this ever-evolving Flexible Office Industry.
Brought to You By
 Yardi
Panelists: Roxy Miranda, Warren Hersowitz, Grant Barnhill, Patrick Wellen

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Visit Our Exhibit Hall

8:00 PM - 8:45 PM EST
THE Defining Term of the Future: Work From Anywhere
Enterprise portfolios at HQ are likely to downsize while the choice of where and how employees will work is more prevalent than ever. 
Panelists: Jonathan Wright, Corrine Toh, Jamie Hodari

9:00 PM - 9:45 PM EST
Thinking Outside of the Traditional Workspace Box
The definition of 'flexible workspace' has been reworked over the past few months, Hotels and Malls are incorporating workspace offerings.

Panelists:  Jonathan WrightTim Alpe, Brad Krauskopf

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Visit Our Exhibit Hall

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM EST
Final Day KickOff

A message from the GWA leadership
Speaker
: William Edmundson

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM EST
The Acceleration Of Flex Is Here
The spectrum of flexibility in the CRE portfolio is accelerating.
Panelists
Paige Pitcher, Thais Galli, Rachel Wachtel

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM EST
How to Pivot & Achieve Success in Your Coworking Space During Uncertain Times

What are the key features you need from your workspace management solution to adapt to business challenges during the pandemic? How will operators shift their focus to a growing number of corporate clients and provide the necessary IT infrastructure and billing support to cater to their needs? Join this session with Yardi's Dale Hersowitz to learn how to pivot and tailor your offerings to support an evolving coworking industry.
Brought to you by Yardi
Speaker: Dale Hersowitz

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Flexibility In The Management Agreement
With a bigger interest than ever in the Management Agreement model, what are the different trends and structures happening out there?
PanelistsDavid Moore, Itay Banayan, Mike Kriel, L Read Mortimer

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Will Spec Suites Be The Future of Flex?
Will unstaffed, turnkey private team spaces and spec suites be more or less relevant in the wake of COVID?
Panelists
Kate Hosko, Morgan Neff, Deanna Schmidt

12:45 PM - 1:05 PM EST
COVID: Automate Your Coworking Space To Thrive In The Next 6 Months

Join this Fireside Chat with Barbara Sprenger, CEO and Founder of Satellite Deskworks to get ten key tips for simplifying and automating operations while increasing revenue and making members more self-sufficient.
Brought to you by
Satellite Deskworks

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM EST
The Non-Traditional Workspace
New types of assets impacted by COVID are exploring participation in the workspace.
Panelists
Chris Kane, Ashley Buckner, Sean Clark, Lisa Swearingen

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Opportunity In A Smaller Economy
While the long-term outlook for flex office is wildly positive, the real economy today is smaller than it was pre-COVID.
Panelists
Andrea Pirrotti-Dranchak, Chris Hoyt, Kane Willmott, Scott Montgomery

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM EST
Community Manager Awards Ceremony
Ceremony for the presentation of the 2020 CMAwards winners.

4:00PM - 5:00 PM* EST
Breakout Sessions (Choose one) – 
Open to full-access ticket holders only
※ Selling Your Space By Thinking Outside the Box
※ Community Managers: Connecting Members Through Community
※ Essential Ways to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace/Organization

5:00PM - 6:00 PM* EST
H A P P Y  H O U R
Let's close this conference out right connecting with each other...and some music and cocktails.
Hosts: William Edmundson, Jack Richer