Thursday 22 April 2021
Workplace Trends Research Summit 2021
Online #WTRS
9:30am – 5:30pm GMT
Workplace Trends Research Summit 2021
The Workplace Trends Research Summit returns this Spring on 22 April 2021. The event showcases the best and latest research into work and the workplace and how it can be applied for practical benefit. This is an annual event, and in 2021 more than ever, the findings of such research will be of paramount importance in strategic planning for the workplace.


Each year the event attracts around 200 delegates from the workplace community – workplace consultants, occupiers, designers, architects, researchers and suppliers.

Speaking sessions are filled with the highest ranked submissions from a call for abstracts (open now) of published research that will be blind peer-reviewed by our review team: Nigel Oseland (Workplace Unlimited) and Fiona Duggan (FiD).

The Summit will take place online on our Hopin platform, which best simulates both the presentation and social side of conferences as we used to know them. If regulations and safety allow, nearer the time, we will look to add a physical element in London for those who wish to attend in person.

Apply To Speak

Download and complete this application word document. If you have any queries please email The deadline for receipt of submissions is midnight on Friday 26 February.

Presentation slots are 30 minutes in length, which includes 5 minutes for Q&A. Content will be based on recently published (paper or web) research findings on workplace design and management, published by April 2021.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Original idea and content
  • Credible research methodology
  • Backed up by good evidence/data
  • Independent unbiased research
  • Interesting content
  • Non-commercial content
  • Relevance to Workplace Trends audience
  • Personal or company activity on social media
  • Speaker’s presentation experience and style

Last Year

For a flavour of the event, check out the 2020 Summit (which was delayed from March to September due to Covid).

Early Bird Registration

As we all find ourselves in exceptional circumstances, for a limited time we are trialling an early bird ‘pay what you can afford’ registration fee, ranging from £35 to £125.

Review Team

    • Fiona Duggan, FiD
    • Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited
    • Fiona Duggan

      Fiona Duggan is founding director of FiD, a London-based consultancy set up in 2006. Using a combined background in architecture and organisational psychology, Fiona works at the place where users and buildings meet, seeking ways in which the design and use of space can support academic and/or organisational change. Over the past 33 years she has worked in teaching, research and consultancy roles across more than 200 organisations and institutions. She presents and writes about the relationship between users and space.

    • Nigel Oseland
      Workplace Unlimited

      Nigel is an environmental psychologist, workplace strategist, change manager, researcher, author and international speaker. Nigel works with his clients to redefine their workstyles and create cost-effective and space-efficient workplaces that enhance concentration, collaboration, creativity and business performance. Where appropriate he helps design and implement sustainable agile working environments.

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