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informative and free event.

Tuesday, May 5th   Cleveland
Location: Ohio Desk – Cleveland
1122 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
*Free valet parking will be provided*
Wednesday, May 6th   Akron
Location: Ohio Desk – Akron
34 Swartz Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
Join us for an exciting day of seminars and learning focusing on specific areas of the workplace. From the power of space to the latest in color trends, we have you covered. Attend just one or as many seminars as you like! This same event will take place at two locations on two different days for your convenience. Register for this exciting event that you can’t afford to miss!


(Attend as many as you like. Breakfast, lunch & happy hour provided.)

8:00-8:30      Welcome & Breakfast

8:30-10:00    Power of Place (IDCEC/AIA Available)

10:30-12:00  GE Lighting Institute (IDCEC/AIA Available)

12:00-1:30    Lunch

1:30-3:00      Sherwin Williams Colormix 2015 (IDCEC/AIA Available)

3:30-5:00      Progressive Insurance: Corporate Art

5:00-6:30      Networking/Happy Hour


Design Community CEU & LU credits available

(To qualify please bring your AIA and/or IDCEC Registration #)


Power of Place

Presented by David Haskin, Steelcase


The key to employee engagement is bringing people together with a sense of purpose in a place that will help them achieve their best work. The notion of place often goes overlooked, but when the workplace is designed to be a destination there are substantial gains in engagement and productivity to be had. To achieve this a workplace must be not just a location to do work, but a place that balances collaboration with privacy, fosterscognitive, emotional, and physical wellbeing and offers choice and control.

Lighting for Commercial Office Spaces

Presented by Tracy Debevits, GE Lightening


While lighting is a small percentage of overall office costs including people and property, it has a significant impact on the operational value of the space and its occupants. Quality lighting designs take into account three main areas: (1) Human Factors, (2) Economics, (3) Architecture/Site-Related Issues. Understanding the task needs and illuminance criteria recommended, while balancing energy efficiency, sustainability, and new technology, presents design challenges. This seminar will examine updated illuminance criteria, advances in lighting technology, and knowledge of human factors within the office environment.


Colormix 2015

Presented by Rebecca Luckhardt, Sherwin Williams

This course will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics and perceptive research that supports the 2015 forecast for color and design trends. We will explore the drivers influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological and economic factors with specific information on the four dominant color stories for Chrysalis, Beyond, Buoyant and Unrestrained.


Progressive Insurance: Corporate Art 

Presented by Royden Watson, Corporate Art, Progressive Insurance

& Beth Toth, Facilities, Progressive Insurance


Artwork can move and change the way your employees think and have an impact on  engagement and wellbeing. Royden Watson will discuss the history of the Progressive art collection and importance of art in the workplace. Beth Toth will add her thoughts on the role of design and facilities as it relates to this important collection.


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Cleveland Work Cafe
1122 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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