IWBI announces The WELL Conference, in collaboration with ASID and Emerald Expositions
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NEW YORK CITY— The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) in collaboration with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Emerald Expositions announced the planned launch of The WELL Conference, on October 15.
The WELL Conference will be designed to offer opportunity for the architectural, design and engineering communities, as well as real estate developers, corporate officials engaged in advancing best practices in environmental, social and governance (ESG) protocols, public health practitioners, and technology companies who are playing an ever-greater role in the real-time monitoring of building and community infrastructure performance.
“IWBI is in the movement-building business, and we need a place and time to convene, inspire and celebrate every single person who has joined us in the journey to put people in the centre of the decisions that get made about the places and spaces where we spend our time,” said IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi, in a release. “This second wave of the sustainability movement focuses on improving human performance, building on the work done over the past 25 years to improve building performance… We’re particularly excited to be working alongside ASID and its army of design professionals and with Emerald and its multi-sector platforms to help take this work forward.”
“At the centre of this entire process is the critical role of design – design of space, materials, forms, processes, protocols – design matters in every part of our lives,” said ASID CEO Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID. “Design professionals ensure interior environments protect those who inhabit the spaces where we live, work, and play; now it’s incumbent upon us to encourage greater levels of health and well-being interventions. We are strong believers in WELL, its scientific integrity, its rigour and the opportunities it offers to recognize the critical role of the design community in every market sector. The WELL Conference will help us take that message forward further and faster.”
The WELL Conference’s first conference is slated for April 2020.