With Metropolis Forums, Join the Discussion with Industry Leaders and Trailblazers

Every Tuesday, Metropolis hosts webinars to help architects, designers, and anyone involved in the built environment to engage in today’s most important conversations.

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Continuing its digital video content on DesignTV by SANDOW, Metropolis Forums Webinars provides a new way for architecture and design professionals to be a part of important conversations, ask the tough questions, and discover insights that can help their practice.

Every week, Metropolis will convene industry leaders and innovators in digital video discussions on a range of important topics, including wellness in the workplace, real estate trends, best practices for specification, and the future of hospitality. These public digital events follow a webinar format where viewers can ask the experts questions, or suggest topics for discussion. Recordings of the Metropolis Forums Webinars will be then be available for viewing on DesignTV by SANDOW.

“Metropolis Forums builds on the success of our two in-person event series, Perspective: Sustainability and Think Tank, which have allowed A&D firms and other stakeholders to engage around a wide range of concerns, challenges, and opportunities,” says Metropolis editor in chief, Avinash Rajagopal. “With the webinar format, we can now take those conversations beyond the people in the room and include a broader audience than ever before—especially during this challenging time when people in our industry crave opportunities to connect and learn from each other.”

Anyone who wants to join the live digital audience and directly ask questions to the panelists during the Metropolis Forums Webinars must register for the events.

Registration is free and the webinars are AIA CEU accredited.

Others can follow the programming on DesignTV by SANDOW, which streams Monday through Friday every week on metropolismag.com, interiordesign.net, and luxesource.com. Programming will also be syndicated across the Facebook pages of each of the participating SANDOW brands.

In addition to these publicly accessible Webinars, Metropolis Forums will also convene a series of roundtables with select guests in order to keep industry leaders connected and support the development of insights and information needed to move the industry forward.

Register for the upcoming Metropolis Forums Webinars:

Metropolis Forums Webinars "How the Global Pandemic Affects Real Estate"

Courtesy Mark Wickens

How the Global Pandemic Affects Real Estate
Participate live: Tuesday April 28, 4:00-5:00pm EDT
Watch on DesignTV: Thursday April 30, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
With real estate calculations shifting as a result of both economic parameters and changing workstyles, how will we evolve and adapt the way we utilize commercial space? How can real estate professionals, architects, and designers, collaborate to find solutions for the new normal?
Register here


Workplace Webinar Hero

Courtesy Bruce Damonte/Clive Wilkinson Architects

Returning to a Better Workplace
Participate live: Thursday April 30, 4:00-5:00pm EDT

In the last decade, floor plans, utilization ratios, amenity packages, real estate calculations, and corporate policy and programs have all seen huge changes. However, by disrupting business-as-usual so fundamentally, the global pandemic has brought to the fore many opportunities that previously were on the fringes. Informed by everything from remote working to public health concerns, architects and designers must be prepared to imagine workplaces of a kind they have never had to before.
Register here


Metropolis Forums Webinars "Hospitality Bounces Back"

Courtesy Nicholas Calcott

Hospitality Bounces Back: The Future of Travel and Leisure
Participate live: Tuesday May 5, 4:00-5:00pm EDT

Watch on DesignTV: Thursday May 7, 1:00-2:00pm EDT
What business trends and design concepts will help the hospitality industry bounce back from its current setback, and what will our approach to travel and social gathering be in 2021 and beyond?
Register here

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