October 20, 2014 - New Orleans, LA

WELL 2014 is the first annual symposium for design, construction, and real estate professionals who want to lead the market and build a movement for wellness real estate – a pioneering concept that marries design and construction with evidence-based technologies to support personal well being and health.


Join hundreds of your colleagues at WELL 2014, the WELL Building Symposium, for a full day of keynote presentations and immersive discussion on wellness real estate, including the public debut of the WELL Building Standard 1.0. Speakers will include thought leaders on health and wellness, leading medical scientists, and early innovators in wellness real estate.

Continuing education credits have been approved for each educational breakout session at WELL 2014 through AIA, GBCI and IDCEC. For more information about how to earn continuing education credits from these organizations at WELL 2014, click here. View the day's schedule-at-a-glance:

Time Activity
  • 7:00 am – 7:30 am Optional Morning Meditation, Chamber II
  • 7:30 am – 3:00 pm Registration Open, Mezzanine Salon Foyer
  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast, Roosevelt Ballroom
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks, Roosevelt Ballroom
    Paul Scialla, Founder International WELL Building Institute and Founder & CEO Delos, Rick Fedrizzi, President & CEO, U.S. Green Building Council
  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am Opening Keynote, Roosevelt Ballroom
    Jason F. McLennan, CEO International Living Future Institute, “Health and Wellness in a Regenerative World”
  • 9:15 am – 10:05 am Keynote Panel, Roosevelt Ballroom
    “The Impact of Wellness on Design”
    Moderator: Jason F. McLennan, CEO International Living Future Institute
    Dr. Nicholas LaRusso, Medical Director Of Mayo Clinic Center For Innovation • Rachelle Schoessler Lynn, FASID, LEED Fellow (MSR), ASID National Chair • Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Perkins+Will • Beth Moore, Director, CBRE Global Workplace Strategy Group
  • 10:05 am – 10:15 am Mindfulness Pause
  • 10:15 am – 11:30 am WELL Program Breakouts

    The Science of Circadian Lighting, Blue Room
    Tim Bicknell, AIA LEED AP, Senior Designer, Urban Works LLC • Navdeep S. Sooch, CEO, Ketra Lighting • Samer Hattar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University

    Programming the Workplace for Wellness: Fitness, Nutrition, Comfort, and Mind, Orpheum Room
    Peter Hotz, Managing Director 5Cap Partners • Cynthia A. Vallina, OMB Senior Analyst, Executive Office of the President • Tom Gubanc, Senior Director, Wellness Enterprise Cleveland Clinic

    Public Health and the Built Environment
    Why Now? The Power of Translation Research to Practice, Salon V
    Dr. Whitney Austin Gray, Vice President of Innovation, Cannon Design • Lindsay Baker, VP of Business Development, Building Robotics, Inc • Judith Heerwagen, Program Expert, General Services Administration
  • 11:30 am – 11:45 am Transition to Lunch
  • 11:45 am – 1:15 pm Networking Lunch, Roosevelt Ballroom
  • 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Plaque Presentations
    Paul Scialla, Founder & CEO, Delos and IWBI
  • 1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Transition to Breakouts
  • 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm WELL Program Breakouts

    The WELL Building Standard v1.0: Q&A Panel, Blue Room
    Dana Pillai, Executive Director, Delos Labs • Mahesh Ramanujam, Chief Operating Officer, USGBC and President, GBCI

    The Business Case: Costs, Benefits, and Case Studies, Orpheum Room
    Michelle Malanca, Vice President, World Green Building Council • Donna Laquidara-Carr, Ph.D., LEED AP, McGraw-Hill Construction • David Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE

    The Market for Health and Wellness, Salon V
    Toby Bozzuto , President, The Bozzuto Group • Kate Lister , President, Global Workplace Analytics (GWA)
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Keynote Panel, Roosevelt Ballroom
    “Building a Wellness Movement”

    Moderator: Drew Brees
    Paul Scialla, Founder & CEO, Delos and IWBI • Rick Fedrizzi, Founder & CEO, USGBC • Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic • Laura Turner Seydel, Chair of The Captain Planet Foundation
  • 4:30 pm Make It Right Tour
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Online Registration Closes on Friday, October 17 at Midnight EST.

A limited number of walk-in registrations may be available on Monday, October 20 (space permitting).


Early Bird Pricing
Extended to 9/19/14
  Late Registration
9/20/14 or later
WELL 2014 Symposium Pass $225   $250

**Students: A limited number of tickets will be available at reduced pricing to eligible, full-time students. Proof of enrollment is required. Enrollment may be provided with 2014/2015 class schedule, an unofficial transcript, or a letter from the dean of your academic institution. For more information please contact: well2014@wellbuildinginstitute.com

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Your WELL 2014 event registration fees are refundable up to two weeks prior to the event, minus a $35 administrative processing fee. Two weeks before the event, no refunds will be issued. All refund requests must be made in writing and sent via email to well2014@wellbuildinginstitute.com or fax to: 646.607.1058.

If you have questions about registration, please email well2014@wellbuildinginstitute.com


Access to all conference sessions and keynotes, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon coffee break


Just as it is vitally important for us to design and incorporate wellness into our buildings, food is a key component to our personal wellness. Our food choices have broad implications for the environment and our communities, that's why WELL 2014 has made informed choices on our conference food selection, and we are making special efforts to deliver sustainable, local, organic food to our participants. Come and taste what New Orleans has to offer!

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Paul Scialla

Founder International WELL Building Institute and Founder & CEO Delos


Jason F. McLennan

CEO International Living Future Institute
"Health and Wellness in a Regenerative World"


Rick Fedrizzi

President & CEO, U.S. Green Building Council


Dr. Michael Roizen

Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic


Dr. Nicholas Francis LaRusso

Medical Director Of Mayo Clinic Center For Innovation

Laura Turner Seydel

Laura Turner Seydel

Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

Rachelle Schoessler  Lynn

Rachelle Schoessler Lynn

FASID, CID, LEED Fellow, ASID National Chair

Donna Laquidara

Donna Laquidara, Ph.D., LEED AP

Manager of Industry Insights and Communications, McGraw Hill Construction


Michelle Malanca

Vice President, World Green Building Council WGBC

Whitney Austin Gray

Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP

Health Research and Innovation Director, Cannon Design

Toby Bozzuto

Toby Bozzuto

President of The Bozzuto Group

dana paillai

Dana Pillai

Executive Director, Delos Labs


Lindsay Baker

VP of Business Development at Building Robotics, Inc


Peter M. Hotz

Managing Director, 5Cap Partners

Judith Heerwagen

Judith Heerwagen, PhD

Sustainable Program Expert, US General Services Administration Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings (GSA)

Michael Silman

Michael Silman

Global Head of Corporate Real Estate Macquarie Group


Tim Bicknell

AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Project Designer Urban Works LLC.

Robin Guenther

Robin Guenther

FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Perkins+Will


Samer Hattar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University


Navdeep S. Sooch

CEO, Ketra Lighting


Kate Lister

President, Global Workplace Analytics (GWA)


Cynthia A. Vallina

Senior Budget and Management Analyst, Energy Branch, Executive Office of the President (EOP), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB)


Tom Gubanc

Senior Director, Wellness Enterprise Cleveland Clinic


Beth Moore

Director, CBRE Global Workplace Strategy Group


Dave Pogue

LEED AP® Global Director of Corporate Responsibility


Mahesh Ramanujam

Chief Operating Officer, USGBC and President, GBCI

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The Roosevelt New Orleans

130 Roosevelt Way New Orleans, LA 70112, USA

There are a lot of hotels with 100 years or more of history, but how many hotels leave such an impression that 80 miles of highway are built just so the governor can get a drink? The legend of Huey P. Long and Airline Highway is one of so many that defined The Roosevelt's brilliant 40-year run during the early 1900s. Though the hotel originally opened as The Grunewald in 1893 and was later renamed The Fairmont, it was during The Roosevelt years that it established itself as a beacon of luxury in the South. The hotel was a revolving door of the time's most famous names—Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Jack Benny, Bob Hope — each adding to a legend that continues to be written today. Come see why The Roosevelt has stood the test of time in New Orleans.

SECURE YOUR RESERVATION EARLY: A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted room block rate, starting at $249 per night plus tax for WELL 2014 attendees. Please mention/type in the group code: WEL when you book your hotel room via 1-800-WALDORF or via web at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans.

RESERVATION CUT-OFF: September 19, 2014. Please book your room by this date to qualify for our block discounted hotel rate.

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Greenbuild is the largest and most important green building conference in the world, and WELL 2014 is conveniently slated the week of this event for ease of travel planning. Arrive early for Greenbuild, and join us at WELL 2014 to learn about cutting edge changes in the building industry relative to wellness. Take the opportunity to connect with the leaders in this important new movement.

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Are you a health and wellness professional, an architect, builder, or designer involved in sustainable building, or involved in green real estate? Come to WELL 2014, the first annual WELL Building Symposium, and get a first look at the 1.0 WELL Building Standard. This symposium creates the intersection of the latest information in preventative and holistic medicine as it interacts with real estate. WELL 2014 is a dialog-driven networking hub for collaboration, information, and inspiration--and is infused with wellness.


WELL 2014, the first WELL Building Symposium of its kind to work at the intersection of holistic wellness and real estate.


The WELL 2014 symposium is October 20, 2014 in New Orleans, LA


The Roosevelt Hotel, 130 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, LA 70119

Just blocks from the French Quarter. The hotel is approximately 15 miles from Louis Armstrong Airport (MSY) and roughly a 30 minute ride time to the hotel by car.

Airport Transportation Service:

All major airlines have service to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) with many direct flights arriving daily. The Roosevelt New Orleans is a short 20-minute drive from the airport with cab, car and shuttle service is readily available. Or just let The Roosevelt Hotel concierge know when you'll be arriving, and they'll arrange transportation service for you.


A cab ride costs $33.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) for one or two persons and $14.00 (per passenger) for three or more passengers. Pick-up is on the lower level, outside the baggage claim area. There may be an additional charge for extra baggage. Taxis are required to offer a credit card payment option.

Airport Shuttle:

Shuttle service is available from the airport  to the hotels in the CBD for $20.00 (per person, one-way) or $38.00 (per person, round-trip). Three bags per person. Call 1-866-596-2699 or 504-522-3500 for more details or to make a reservation. Advance reservations are required 48 hours prior to travel for all ADA accessible transfers. Please call in advance of your travel date for the specially-equipped shuttle to be reserved. Ticket booths on the lower level in the baggage claim area. www.airportshuttleneworleans.com

Airport Limousines:

Airport Limousine is the official limousine service for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Convenient kiosks are located in the baggage claim area and no hassle curbside pickups are available. Rates begin at $58 for 1 or 2 passengers. Visit their web site for more information/reservations www.airportlimousineneworleans.com.


Union Station is located at 1001 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans. Amtrak does not provide transportation to or from the airport. Passengers should use limousine, public bus, or taxi service to reach the station. www.amtrak.com

Driving Directions:

From the airport follow signs for I-10

  • Take I-10 East towards New Orleans
  • Stay on I-10 East until U.S.-90 Business
  • Take U.S.-90 / Claiborne Ave. and merge onto South Claiborne Ave
  • Turn right at Canal St. Turn right at Baronne and The Roosevelt will be on your right

From the East on Interstate 10

  • Exit 235B Canal Street
  • Turn slight right onto S. Derbigny St. – 0.1 mi
  • Right on Canal – 0.6 mi
  • Right on Baronne – 0.1 mi
  • Right on Common – 0.1 mi
  • Right on University – 0.1 mi
  • Hotel entrance on Right hand side

From the West on Interstate 10

  • Exit 234B on the Left Poydras/Superdome
  • Stay straight to go onto Poydras St. – 0.6 mi
  • Turn Left on O'Keefe – 0.2 mi
  • Continue on O'Keefe and it changes name to University Place – 0.1 mi
  • Hotel on the Right hand side

From the West Bank

  • Exit off the O'Keefe St. exit
  • Keep Left at the fork to go to O'Keefe Ave. – 0.6 mi
  • Continue on O'Keefe and it changes name to University Place – 0.1 mi
  • Hotel on the Right hand side

Parking Rates

  • Registered Hotel Guest Overnight- $42 +tax
  • Non Registered Patrons- $18 (for up to 8 hours)
  • Non Registered Special Event- $25
  • Overnight – Trucks, vehicles with trailers – priced per space they occupy


Network with others who are at the intersection of health, wellness, and real estate. Add to the conversation, and learn with your colleagues, in this important new movement. The WELL Conference is purposefully designed with date and location proximity to Greenbuild, the largest and most important green building event in the world. Come early for the WELL Conference, and stay for Greenbuild.


Tickets are $225 if you register before September 15; after that, they are $250. You can purchase tickets HERE. Tickets include breakfast, and lunch, and coffee break, keynotes, and breakout sessions.


  • I have special dietary needs, how do I let you know?  Please note any special dietary needs when you purchase your ticket in registration!
  • What if I require ADA accommodations? Please let us know (at least 7 days in advance) if you require special assistance to attend WELL 2014. Please call 646.722.4314 or email well2014@wellbuildinginstitute.com


Feel free to email us at well2014@wellbuildinginstitute.com, or call 646.722.4314.

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