Thursday, April 24, 2014

Call for Presenters: Foresight and Wellbeing

INDUSTRY ALERT: OFFICIAL CALL FOR PRESENTERS
The Institute for International Research (IIR) presents:

Foresight & Wellbeing
November 11th, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California

Due to the high volume of submissions, we suggest you submit your proposal early and no later than Friday May 5th, 2014 to Romina Kunstadter, Conference Producer at Rkunstadter@iirusa.com

Mission

Regardless of the Role or industry you are in; Wellness, Lifestyle, & Wellbeing has become top of mind

Join the conversation as we take a holistic approach to wellbeing, exploring what it means through a variety of lenses so that we can create a more integrated strategy and brand.

Wellbeing is no longer isolated to personal health, it spans across industries and roles as its effects on productivity, product line, innovation, leadership, growth, and brand health are linked to creating a sustainable company and driving the bottom line.

Specific Topical Discussions Include:

The program is divided into three stages: Starting with redefining what wellbeing means, explaining its impact on a company, a brand, and its consumers, and finally showing you how Foresight in these areas can create positive change that will drive the bottom line.

Redefining Wellbeing: A holistic approach to Wellbeing

Explore what wellbeing's links is to a variety of areas including:
1. Emotion & Psychology
2. Corporate Culture & Structure
3. Technology's Effect on Wellbeing
4. Your Brand & It's Growth
5. The Future Consumer

Wellbeing's Impact on your Company & Brand: Creating Productive & Organic Growth 
1. Creating a More Engaged Staff & Consumer
2. Wellbeing ROI: Generating Growth
3. The Creativity Impact: Driving Innovation

Creating Change: Foresight that Impacts the Bottom Line
1. Social Responsibility
2. Establishing a Long Term Vision
3. Partnerships Around Wellness Initiatives
4. The Humanization of Data to Create Change: Motivating  through the use of technology

****Please see below for what topics our audience said are top of mind for them***

As a Speaker

Speakers receive FREE admission to the conference and the ability to connect with though leaders and create change for yourself, your company, and your consumers. We are currently looking for client-side case studies ONLY (for consultants, vendors, and solutions providers, please additional information below*).

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibit opportunities please contact Jon Saxe, Business Development Manager at jsaxe@iirusa.com or 646.895.7467.

Interested in Becoming a Media Partner or Featured Event Blogger?
Contact Maria Orlova, Marketing Manager, at morlova@iirusa.com.

For Consideration

For consideration, please email Rkunstadter@iirusa.com with the following information by Friday, May, 5th, 2014. Please make sure each of the items below accompany your submission.

Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
Contact information including complete address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail
Talk title
The main theme you plan to address
Summary of the presentation (3-5 sentences max - If selected this is what will print in the conference brochure)
Please indicate what is NEW about the presentation
What the audience will gain from your presentation (please list 3-5 key "take-aways")
Of the Audience above who would this most appeal to?
Previous conference experience
Short bio
Due to the high volume of responses, we are unable to respond to each submission. All those selected to participate as speakers will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Thank you for your interest in Foresight & Wellbeing. We look forward to receiving your proposal!

For your reference listed below are SOME of the Topics attendees said are top of mind for them- You are not limited to these areas. If you have an area you would like to suggest that is not include in the list below we encourage you to submit those.

Redefining Wellbeing: A holistic approach to Wellbeing

1. Wellbeing: Emotion & Psychology
Topic: Positive Psychology What this Means for your Company, your Brand, Your Consumers
Topic: Finding a Balance between Executing and Making meaningful connections in service based businesses
Topic: Behavioral Economic Approaches to Changing Consumer Attitudes & Shopper Behavior (Understanding the Emotional Connection)

2. Wellbeing: Corporate Culture & Structure
Topic: Keeping a Productive, Creative, healthy Workforce- It's impact on the bottom line
Topic: Disrupting the Workplace & Being Innovative
Topic: Creating Engagement from all levels within a the company

3. Technology's Effect on Wellbeing
Topic: The Importance of A Digital Presence to your Patients
Topic: Awareness Creation & It's Impact
Topic: Creating Disruptive Partnerships that Inspire Wellness within a Corporation
Topic: Curating Information & Data Visualization: Using Quantified Self to Tell a more personal and effective Story

4. Wellbeing: Your Brand & It's Growth
Topic: Sustainability and Protecting the Environment
Topic: Becoming a part of solution: Looking at Nutrition & Wellness
Topic: Ideals & Social Responsibility: The Effect on Brand Loyalty & Engagement & Growth
Topic: Creating Organizational Energy
Topic: Brand Evolution: Functional+ Emotional+ Social Attributes

5. Wellbeing: What It Means to The Future Consumer
Topic: Steps to Reduce the Healthcare Burden & Cost to Society
Topic: Identifying Emerging Shifts in Human Motivation that will impact how companies operate
6. Relaxation Tips & Tricks
7. Mindfulness What Does it Mean in a Corporate Environment

Wellbeing's Impact on your Company & Brand: 

1. Creating a More Engaged Staff & Consumer
Topic: A Holistic Approach to Wellness & Wellbeing: Beyond ROI
Topic: Creating Corporate Engagement through workplace meaning
Topic: Identifying the Barriers that keep employees engaged in their wellbeing

2. Wellbeing ROI
Topic: Looking at ROI on Wellness Programs
Topic: Non-Traditional Methods to Foster Productivity
Topic: Creating a balanced Company & Better Balanced Portfolio
Topic: New Tools & Methodologies for Tracking & Evaluating Wellness Programs
Topic: Leadership and Company Growth and Sustainability

3. The Creativity Impact: Driving Innovation
Topic: Applied Creativity: How to Become More Creative
Topic: How Wellbeing Impacts your ability to innovate
Topic: The Healthy entrepreneurial or innovation habits

Creating Change: Foresight that allows you to change how you do business
1. Social Responsibility
Topic: Corporate Social Responsibility: Investing in the Community
Topic: Creation of New Departments That Value ROI differently
Topic: Collaboration as an Industry to create a healthier population & consumer base
Topic: Building Better Relationships with NGO's, Countries, & Civil Society

2. Partnerships Around Wellness Initiatives
Topic: Corporate & Government Partnerships to Create Change
Topic: Wellness & Diversifying Your Product/ Service Portfolio

3. The Humanization Of Data to Create Change: Motivating

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