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VIBE: Workplace Studio Workshop
November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
VIBE: Workplace Studio Workshop
Join us on November 17, 2022
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm PST
Steelcase WorkLife Center
1150 South Olive Street, 32nd Floor, Los Angeles, California 90015
Meet our event partners
Join our special edition of AVI-SPL VIBE with our Workplace Studio Workshop, where we will explore the technology and design principles shaping the flexible workplace of the future.
Hosted with global innovator Steelcase, this event will provide insight from experts across corporate real estate, commercial building design, architecture, and workplace collaboration. Meet us at the Steelcase WorkLife Center in downtown Los Angeles.
No topic is off the table, and we will address critical issues like:
Improving collaboration in hybrid work: Creating a more equitable and inclusive experience for all participants, with a design goal of eliminating the gap between co-located and remote employees.
Designing intelligent spaces that support the whole human: Creating workplaces for in-person and virtual interactions that support the different ways people need to come together.
You will also hear from world-renowned innovator and strategist, Dr. Melony Bethala, as she shares her global perspectives on the future of work and hybrid meetings during a lively workshop session.
AVI-SPL VIBE events focus on innovation and business agility, gathering thought leaders and innovators to share insights on new ways to work and collaborate.
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Arrival
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Networking
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Mike Goetz, AIA, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, Director of Design, Interiors, at HOK presents a compelling discussion entitled, “Innovation: rethinking how space is designed with a firmer understanding of the new way of working.”
6:30 pm – 6:40 pm – Break
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm – Mark Coxon, Director of AVI-SPL XTG (Experience Technology Group) presents a workshop entitled, “Hybrid and Beyond – explore exciting opportunities in how tech is enabling better collaboration.”
7:15 pm – 7:25 pm – Break
7:30 pm – 8:20 pm – Melony Bethala, Ph.D. presents a workshop about “Workplace Conversation: People, Place, and Process. We will dig deep and discuss the culture transformations that improve employee experience of the workplace.”
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Networking / Wrap Up
Meet the speakers
Melony Bethala, Ph.D
Cultural studies specialist
world-renowned innovator and strategist
AIA, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP
Director of Design, Interiors
Mark Coxon, CTS-D, CTS-I
Business Development Director
Melony Bethala, Ph.D is a cultural studies specialist. Dr. Bethala brings a human-centric approach to workplace strategy and future-of-work conversations. She is passionate about developing high-performing cultures and helping leaders achieve their vision through qualitative analysis of the workplace and change management strategies. Dr. Bethala applies her experience in international cultural studies, human experience research, and thought leadership to lead organizational culture transformations that improve employee experience of the workplace. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of York in the UK.
Mike Goetz, AIA, ASID, IIDA, LEED AP, is the Director of Design, Interiors, in HOK’s Los Angeles studio. He guides design teams in the creation and development of a project’s overall design concept. He excels at creating highly functional and efficient environments that are unique, inspirational and colorful. As a design thought leader, Mike has collaborated on many notable workplace, hospitality and higher education projects. He previously worked as a designer in HOK’s New York and Chicago studios.
The American Society of Interior Designers named Mike in its “Ones to Watch” awards recognizing rising leaders in interior design. The International Interior Design Association also recognized Mike as an emerging leader in its 2022 Perspective: State of Being awards. He has been published in multiple publications, including Interior Design magazine, and has participated on panel discussions about workplace design and employee engagement.