Live Streaming

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Brdo Congress Center, Slovenia

WDC23 Live Brings Workplace Design Conference Anywhere You Are.

Short instructions

The video stream will be available at on 03. 10., from 8.30 onwards. The conference starts at 9.00 am CET.

1. Once on the login page, enter your details: name, company and your email. Only registered participants will be able to watch the conference.

2. A video window will appear with a password field and a Watch Video button.

3. After entering the password, which you’ll receive on 03. 10. morning by 7.30 am CET, you will be logged in without interruption. Re-login will only be required if changing devices. For technical assistance during the conference, you will be able to quickly contact support via the contact form on the right side of the stream window. You can also contact us directly via e-mali We look forward to our virtual socializing and invite you to actively participate in the event with your comments and questions for the speakers.

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Reception Opens / Morning Coffee


Main Stage


Alenka Kragelj Eržen, Kragelj Architects

CEO I Lead Architect

Introduction to WDC23 Day

Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited

WP Strategiest I Change Manager


Main Stage

Working forward – Hard facts, soft skills

Peter Ippolito, Ippolito Fleitz Group

Co-Founder I Managing Partner

The past couple of years has reinvigorated our understanding of knowledge work, sparked discussions and highlighted opportunities. Today, working does not necessarily mean the office … and the office is not just a place of work, which, as we have learned, can be performed in multiple locations. Designing work environments today means engaging with processes to create changeable tools with strong identities that bring a company’s values and purpose to life and put place their users at the center.


Main Stage

Framing the possible

Kay Sargent, HOK

Senior Principal I Director of WorkPlace

The turbolent events during the last couple of years have given us an opportunity to rethink something we have taken for granted for decades – the way we work. We have a chance to rethink work, the places in which we do so and redefine the true purpose of what those spaces could and should be.
Attracting and retaining talent now hinges on an employer’s ability to meet the diverse needs of their employees while enabling their teams to do their best work, regardless of location. To be successful going forward, organizations must reposition the workplace as a destination that enhances how people work. We need to ensure organizations view the workspace as an asset, not a liability, and embrace the potential that can be created by providing high-performance workspace. To do so, we need to have a clear vision of what is possible and develop a workplace strategy based on each organization’s specific DNA, not rather than one based on mimicking what other companies are doing. And we need to adopt an inclusive and holistic approach by engaging employees in the process.
In this new ecosystem of hybrid spaces, the purpose of place becomes increasingly important, as does knowing how to get there. Now is the time to rethink what can be the way forward.

Kay Sargent, HOK




Main Stage

Embracing the dichotomy of change

Kursty Groves, Shape Work Life

Founder I CEO

“Change is the only constant” – Heraclitus Kursty Groves will focus on the often-competing forces that are essential to manage in successful workplace transformation. Taking a comprehensive approach to workplace strategy, Groves argues that workplace leaders and their teams must span the full gamut of skills – from analytical to empathetic, practical to theoretical – and that the success of a workplace project is determined long before the construction phase begins, and well after move-in day. She emphasizes the need to involve and engage both senior leaders and employees in the initial stages of a workplace change project to understand their needs, wants and preferences, as well as establishing a platform for education and discovery. Additionally, Groves will highlight the importance of an holistic approach to gathering data and insight as well as communication in order to engage both hearts and minds across the whole organisation. Riding the highs and lows of the change process together with the audience, Groves will conclude by encouraging organisations to embrace experimentation and continually adapt their workplace strategies to keep up with the changing needs of work environment.


Main Stage

Breaking the mold: How changing leadership mindsets at an early stage can drive change

Gerda Stelpstra, Cushman & Wakefield
Partner | Total Workplace Lead Office Consultancy
Are you struggling to get initiatives to transform your office environment off the ground? Are you experiencing resistance or a lack of engagement from employees during the process? You’re not alone. Despite the proven success of executive sponsorship as the number one factor in successful change, change management is often overlooked in office change projects. In this presentation, we will delve into the impact of bad or no change management and explain why it’s a critical piece of the puzzle for successful transformation. We’ll share practical examples of what business leaders can do to drive change, and the role they play in ensuring success. We showcase a client case study that highlights the dos and don’ts of change management. Learn from their experience as we explore what worked and what didn’t. Gain insights on how to better approach change management in your own office environment transformation initiatives. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and practical advice on how to make your office environment transformation a success. Join us for a thought-provoking and engaging presentation that will leave you inspired and equipped to tackle change management head-on.


Main Stage

Prepare well for your workplace design project – Create spaces that work for all

Muriel Altunaga Aguirre, The Flow
Independent Consultant

The power of an office design as a magnet to attract employees and users to the space has been well established. The place of work as an enabler for more dynamic, collaborative ways of working as well as a showcase of the company’s brand and ethos is aspirational for many organizations.

Workplace strategist and speaker Muriel Altunaga will take us on an exciting journey. From the turning moment, when corporate requirements trigger a need for new office space to reaching a go-ahead of a design proposal. The project’s success depends on a holistic understanding of the new office requirements and agreements on the base concepts and the project’s vision. 

Muriel’s presentation will focus on practical aspects of the initial brief, emphasising stakeholder and user engagement as well as the importance of basing all organizational changes and design solutions on solid data and facts. 


Lunch and networking


Parallel Stage

Mastermind Session with Speakers (Premium)


Main Stage​

Understanding the Uncertainty of Work

George Edward Muir, EverythingOmni


Main Stage

Practical Guide to POE

Dr. Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited
Workplace strategist, change manager


Main Stage

Panel with WDC23 Speakers

Moderated by Nigel Oseland


Main Stage

Closing Words

Alenka Kragelj Eržen


Main Hall

After event networking


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