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Tuesday, September 19, 2017  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Becoming a More Balanced, Diverse, Inclusive, and Collaborative Healthcare Design Community

Susan Black
Principal and Director, Perkins Eastman Black Architects Inc
Heather Fennimore
President, Global Healthcare, Humanscale
Jessica Gutierrez-Rodriguez
Hospital CEO, Texas Center for Infectious Disease
Ann M. McGauran AIA, MMHC
Tennessee State Architect, State of Tennessee
Elizabeth Melas
Director of Capital Projects, Rush University Medical Center
Annelise Pitts AIA
Architect, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Renee Kemp Rotan
Director of Grants and Special Projects, Office of the Mayor, Birmingham Alabama

This program will also be a ‘laboratory’ for listening and learning – this time for the purpose of hearing from Agents of Change, as to how our healthcare design industry (and the HFSE) can become a more healthy reflection of our greater world (as well as becoming a mirror for the world to see the shape of its new, future-self reflected in). However, this is not just an ‘arm-chair’ listening session with smart, successful talking heads. IT IS AN ACTION PROGRAM, where all attendees will be expected to join the team that creates the new future visions. This radical ‘new possibilities’ program will provide a platform for ideas to be freely expressed and discussed without judgement or criticism; enable the Agents of Change to contribute toward the shaping of our collective future; and create an opportunity for participants to develop new understandings of future leadership needs.

At this stage, Janus will be applauding our courage in fearlessly challenging the status quo, and aspiring toward ‘new possibilities’ for a new future.

This program is the fifth part of the progressive journey of Generative Space Track programs, culminating in a free, all-community event on Wednesday afternoon, 20 September, where the clarity, design, structure, and tangibles of our new future vision will continuously unfold throughout these programs. Attendees are invited to participate in any or all of these programs.


1. Learn how ‘listening and learning’ are integral elements of Generative Space
2. Understand why ‘listening and learning’ can open up the space for ‘new possibilities’
3. Learn how to listen generatively
4. Discover what is a ‘new paradigm’ and how does it transform mainstream practice