Future of Office Space Panel

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August 11th at 2:15PM CST in Capitol Ballroom A

Over two years ago, the COVID-19 pandemic saw the majority of in-office employees move away from commercial work space and into home offices, and what was once thought of as a temporary working solution, has now evolved into a main-stay. In fact, according to Owl Labs' 2021 State of Remote Work Report, 84% of US employees shared that continuing to work remotely would make them happier.

 

Although remote work has many argued benefits - freedom of schedule, comfortability, and increased productivity - there are also some recognized drawbacks; namely, challenges associated with working in isolation and loss of work-life balance. Although there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, we're all actively participating in the reimagining of what office space can be through hybrid work models and ongoing experimentation. 

Join our "Future of Office Space" panel to hear fresh ideas and perspectives from the individuals at the forefront of designing workspaces that are accommodating, collaborative, and engaging.

Speaker Bios

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TJ Blitz (Moderator)

Beth Ridley

Rebecca Brown

Joseph Dahari

 
 
 
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TJ Blitz (Moderator)

Principal, Cresa Madison

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TJ has been negotiating lease and purchase transactions for more than 20 years on behalf of his corporate clients. He has leased and sold more than 5 million square feet of office, R&D, laboratory, and industrial space. TJ sits on multiple non-profit boards and enjoys family time with his 3 beautiful children and wife Kristi.

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Beth Ridley

Founder and CEO, Ridley Consulting Group

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Beth Ridley is an organizational transformation consultant, speaker and author. Beth combines 25 years of executive leadership and management consulting experience with expertise in diversity and inclusion and positive psychology to help CEO’s achieve thriving workplace cultures.

Beth is passionate about simplifying what it takes to embed diversity, equity and inclusion values into business operations. Her work appears in national publications and as a regular contributor on TMJ4’s “The Morning Blend”.

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Rebecca Brown

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Rebecca has been in the commercial design build industry for over 18 years, initially starting her career as an interior designer before pursuing executive-level management. Rebecca is an active member of IIDA-WI, acting as a role model to young design professionals and a valuable resource to industry leaders. Rebecca holds an MS in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

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Joseph Dahari

Executive Director, 100state

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Joseph graduated from the business school at UW-Madison and has been working in startups for over a decade. He co-founded 100state in 2013 and served as the organization's first Executive Director.  After leaving 100state, Joseph went on to be the Head of Sales at Fetch Rewards and then the Chief Revenue Officer at GrocerKey, before returning to the ED role at 100state in 2021. 

 

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