The inaugural wellness event will take place in Scottsdale, March 29 – April 1
Submitted by International WELL Building Institute
The WELL Conference, a rich, experiential event for those committed to improving the health and well-being of people through better buildings, communities and organizations, announces that registration is now open for this inaugural event taking place March 29-April 1, 2020 at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. Attendees can register online at thewellconference.com.
A first-of-its-kind wellness gathering, The WELL Conference is a curation of information and inspiration from thought leaders, experts and innovators representing multiple sectors of the wellness movement. Presented through innovative, programs focused on the issues and opportunities this gathering will provide a deeper understanding how to live well at every turn— where we live, work and play.
Registrants may choose from several options to meet various interests, budgets and time considerations. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register on or before February 17, 2020 to take advantage of early bird pricing.
“The WELL Conference is where we will, for the first time, convene this ever-growing movement,” said Rick Fedrizzi, chairman and CEO of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), the presenter of the conference. “We are planning for a uniquely transformative experience that leverages the passion and expertise of many to forge new ideas and exchange thoughtful perspective critical to this movement. At its core, the event will leave people inspired and refreshed, reminded of the immense impact we can have when we put people at the center of our work, and hungry for more.”
“We believe that design matters in every part of our lives and every decision about the places and spaces where we spend our lives should intentionally contribute to our collective happiness and wellbeing,” said Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID and CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), which is partnering with IWBI on the conference. “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. Through The WELL Conference, we will focus and elevate our knowledge of the health and well-being of people and how better buildings, communities, organizations, products, and technologies help all of us connect and thrive.”
“We’re excited to be at the forefront of this movement,” said Brian Field, Interim President & CEO of Emerald Expositions, which is partnering with IWBI and ASID to produce this inaugural event. “With our market-leading events and platforms in the design space, this is a tremendous opportunity to bring every corner of the wellness community together to educate and advance the idea that our buildings and communities—and everything in them—can significantly enhance the health and well-being of everyone, everywhere.”
The WELL Conference explores what it means to convene a conference that enhances, not compromises, the health and wellness of attendees, and gives them the tools and connections that put them at the vanguard of this important work.
About the International WELL Building Institute
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. WELL v2 is the latest version of its popular WELL Building Standard, and the WELL Community Standard pilot is a district scale rating system that sets a new global benchmark for healthy communities. WELL is focused exclusively on the ways that buildings and communities, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness. IWBI convenes and mobilizes the wellness community through management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellness everywhere. IWBI is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate citizenship initiative, and helps companies advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the use of WELL. For more information, please visit us at wellcertified.com.
About the American Society of Interior Designers
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) believes that design transforms lives. ASID serves the full range of the interior design profession and practice through the Society’s programs, networks, and advocacy. We thrive on the strength of cross-functional and interdisciplinary relationships among designers of all specialties, including workplace, healthcare, retail and hospitality, education, institutional, and residential. We lead interior designers in shared conversations around topics that matter, from evidence-based and human-centric design to social responsibility, well-being, and sustainability. We showcase the impact of design on the human experience and the value interior designers provide. ASID was founded over 40 years ago when two organizations became one, but its legacy dates back to the early 1930s. As we celebrate nearly 85 years of industry leadership, we are leading the future of interior design, continuing to integrate the advantages of local connections with national reach, of small firms with big, and of the places we live with the places we work, play, and heal. Learn more at asid.org.
About Emerald Expositions
Emerald Expositions (NYSE:EEX) is a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 7.0 million net square feet of exhibition space. Learn more here.
The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) is a public benefit corporation whose mission is to improve human health and well-being through the built environment. IWBI administers the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) – a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of buildings that impact the health and well-being of the people who live, work, and learn in them. IWBI was established pursuant to a Clinton Global Initiative commitment to improve the way people live by developing spaces that enhance occupant health and quality of life by sharing the WELL Building Standard globally. www.wellcertified.com
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