2017 IIDA RMC RockCon

IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter is very proud to introduce you to RockCon.  RockCon is the Rocky Mountain Region’s first all-industry, post-Neocon Expo offering a tradeshow and CEU opportunities to the design-build community. Exhibitors and education will cater to the corporate, education, healthcare, hospitality, institutional, multifamily, and residential design fields. 

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7:30 – 8:00am
     Breakfast/Networking for ELEVATE Vol 10
8:00 – 9:00am
     ELEVATE Vol 10: Sticky Conversations & How to Make Them Easier
     (RSVP for ELEVATE Vol 10 here)
9:30 – 10:30am
     Think Better (CEU)
     The Jetsons – Will George Still Commute? (CEU)
     Tradeshow Begins
12:00 – 1:00pm (lunch included)
     Material Transparency & Healthy Environments (CEU)
3:00 – 4:00pm
     Designing for High Impact Learning (CEU)
     Designing in the New Landscape of Work (CEU)
4:30 – 6:30pm
     Happy Hour
     Event Ends

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For those located in Northern Colorado, complimentary transportation is being provided from Workspace Innovations in Fort Collins.  There are two convenient times to catch a ride down and back; attend in the morning, afternoon, or both!  Please email noco.iidarmc@gmail.com and include your name and selected time slots.

>>  NOCO to RockCon
        Pick-up at Workspace Innovations: 8:00am or 12:00pm
        Address: 4414 E Harmony Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80528

>>  RockCon to NOCO
        Return from EXDO Center (Denver): 1:30pm or 5:30pm



For those located in Southern Colorado, complimentary transportation is being provided from the Woodman Park N Ride in Colorado Springs. Please email Heather Wallsten, and include your name and firm/school. 

>>  SOCO to RockCon
        Pick-up at Woodman Park N Ride: 8:00am
        Address: 6800 Corporate Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 8052

>>  RockCon to SOCO
        Return from EXDO Center (Denver): 5:00pm



THINK BETTER | 9:30 – 10:30am
by Rick Mohr (Steelcase)

In workplaces throughout the world, scenarios of near-constant distraction have become the norm.  We text during conversations, email during meetings, skimp on lunch breaks to catch up on work – always trying to process faster, handle more and work harder, often without realizing just how much we’re degrading our mental capabilities in the process. Thankfully, our ability to focus is still salvageable. As a result of the vast amount of neuroscience research being done, there’s now hard evidence about what attention is, how it works, how to attain it and how to use it productively. By delving into the findings, Steelcase researchers have gained new insights into how our brains should shape thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and then applied this new science to create concepts for how thoughtfully designed workplaces can help workers better manager their attention. By leveraging the full capacity of our brains and out environments, it’s possible to think better at work.

CEU Accreditations:  .01 IDCEC & 1.0 AIA

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by Greg Dekker (Teknion)

In a future with technology that allows nearly everyone to work from anywhere, do you think people will still travel into offices to work?  In this highly interactive facilitated workshop, you will explore and decide for yourself why – or why not – workers will work together in physical offices.  You may be able to work anywhere, but you will need to work somewhere. Where should that somewhere be?

CEU Accreditations:  0.1 IDCEC & 1.0 AIA (Currently in Accreditation)

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by George Bandy & Rami Vagal (Mohawk)

This CEU explains the concept of materials transparency, why it’s important and the various methods that can be used to quantify a product’s ingredients.  This CEU also discusses how various standards and organizations are including material transparency in their requirements, such as the Living Building Challenge, LEED v4, the WELL Building Standard and others.  Specific documentation about product ingredients and sourcing is also covered, i.e., The Red List, Environmental Product Declarations, Declare labels and Health Product Declarations, along with a case study that explains the documentation process for materials transparency.

CEU Accreditations:  0.1 IDCEC, 1.0 AIA, & 1.0 USGBC

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by (National)

Education is being disrupted by shifting student demographics, research focused on the science of learning, and the impact of new technologies.  Schools are looking at their roles through a new lens.  Leaders are rethinking the environments of the past, which were intended for controlling students, restricting learning to a predetermined curriculum, delivered by those in authority.  They now have a vision of education that is freeing, unfolding, and discovering who we are and our purpose as we live and work together.

New teaching approaches demand new kinds of learning spaces to prepare today’s students for the future.  As content becomes more dynamic, flexible and accessible to a large number of students, schools and universities are looking at how that content is currently delivered and what types of changes need to be made in learning spaces.

CEU Accreditations: 0.1 IDCEC & 1.0 AIA

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by Jesse Garcia (Herman Miller)

This presentation explores how the fundamental nature of office design is shifting.  Through our understanding of the new landscape of work, we gain insight into purposeful designs that bring people together and enable their ultimate creativity and performance.

CEU Accreditations:  0.1 IDCEC, 1.0 AIA, 1.0 SHRM

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3-Form Herman Miller Pental
American Tile Howell Construction Porcelanosa
Arc|Com Humanscale Projex Inc
Atlas Carpet i2 Construction Shaw Carpet
Bentley J+J Flooring Group Smith System
Brintons Jordy Carter Source Four
Cambria Koroseal Southwest Solutions Group
Concept Surfaces Light Art Steelcase
Crossville Studios Maharam STIR
Daltile Mannington Commerical Tarkett
Diaz Group Merchants Teammates 
Downs & Associates MH Lighting Teknion
Emser Mohawk Group Vesta
Environments Denver Mountain Trade Watson
Florida Tile National Furniture Wilsonart
Glenrock Distributing Officescapes Work/Life Group
Global Furniture Panolam / Rugby Workplace Resource
Hallmark Patcraft Workplace Solutions
Haworth Pear Workplace Solutions  



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  1. Do you have any open spots for a JANUS et Cie booth?

    • Hi Amber,

      Unfortunately we sold out of booths in May. This being our first year we weren’t sure what to expect but are really excited to have more booths next year for vendors that weren’t able to participate this year!

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