Workspace Conference – Schedule at a Glance

Workspace Conference: The Next Normal

On Demand Education Webinars Available After the Conference

Leveraging Video for Better Communication, 20/20 Visual Media 

Keeping Your Financial House in Order When Your Business is Remote, Bookminders

Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace – Roll it Out or Roll it Back?,  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Travel Policy Benchmarking Tool, Corporate Traveler

COVID-19 Workplace Testing; Is COVID-19 Screening the Right Testing Strategy for My Workplace?, Fisher Scientific

Virtual Interviews: Adapt and Conquer, JN Solutions

R&D Tax Credit Opportunities for Life Sciences, Global Tax Management

Virtual Drug Development, Path to IND and Vendor Selection, PharmaDirections

Sino Biological’s product offerings in COVID-19 research, Sino Biological

Top Five Tips for Grant Reporting, Stephano Slack 

Top HR & Talent Trends of 2021, The O’Connor Group

Considerations for Entering the Public Market, Woodruff Sawyer

Friday, April 9 – Early Access Day 1

Partnering System Available 8:00 am – 4:30 pm  


8:00 am – 9:00 am:

Leadership Panel: Fundraising During the Pandemic

Sue Dillon, PhD, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Aro Biotherapeutics

Steven Fruchtman, President and CEO, Onconova Therapeutics

Albert Gianchetti, President and CEO, XyloCor Therapeutics

Moderated by Amy Dorfmeister, Partner, Ernst & Young

Sponsored by Ernst & Young and Ballard Spahr


9:00 am – 10:00 am:

COVID-19 Update: Variants vs. Vaccines, Who Will Win?

Ben Doranz, PhD, MBA, President & CEO, Integral Molecular


10:00 am – 10:30 am:

General Networking

Monday, April 12 – Early Access Day 2 

Partnering System Available 8:00 am – 4:30 pm  


11:00 am – 11:30 am:

You’re Vaccinated! Now What? COVID-19 Immune Response Testing

Renold J. Capocasale, Chairman & CEO, FlowMetric Life Sciences

Safety Considerations for Tenants

John Eppley III, Fm Director, Engineering, Tmunity
Hoyt Emmons, EHS Manager  Tmunity, Contracted through Med-Tex Services, Inc

11:30 am – 12:30 pm:

Enabling the Workspace Safely – A Guide for IT and Cybersecurity Strategy

Kevin Hyde, President & Co-Founder, Layer 8 Security

Karl Fischer, Head of IT, WAYS Pharmaceutical Services


General Networking

Tuesday, April 13 

Partnering System Available 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 


8:30 am – 9:00 am:

General Networking


9:00 am – 10:00 am:

Vaccine Distribution Update Panel

Valerie Arkoosh, M.D. MPH, Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

Bryan Lowe, Regional Director, State and Local Government Relations, Walgreens

Christopher Reed, Senior Director, Manufacturer Operations, AmerisourceBergen

Meaghan Abbott, Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Pennsylvania Department of Health

Sponsored & Moderated by Meredith Dante, Partner, Ballard Spahr


10:00 am – 10:30 am:

Anticipating Cash Crunch

John J. Kirby, Senior Vice President & CFO, Idera Pharmaceuticals

 Ross Reiter, Managing Director, KPMG


Vendor Negotiation Techniques

Eddie Stewart, Radius Health, Inc.


10:30 am -11:30 am:

Growth & Space Panel Discussion

Adam Woodrow, President & Chief Commercial Officer, Paratek Pharmaceuticals

Ryan Pruchnic, Managing Vice President, Cook MyoSite

Arun Das, Executive Director, New Product Planning and Business Development, Cabaletta Bio

Sponsored & Moderated by Joe Colletti, Executive Vice President, JLL


11:30 am – 12:00 pm:

General Networking


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:

Multi Sites Panel Discussion

Paula Swain, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Incyte Corporation

Kamil Ali-Jackson, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary, Aclaris Therapeutics

Sujatha Sonti, Senior Fellow and VP, Pharmaceutical Development, Product Development & Supply, GSK

Sponsored & Moderated by Evjatar Cohen, Vice President, Global Life Sciences & Healthcare Appian


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

General Networking

Wednesday, April 14 

Partnering System Available 8:00 am – 4:30 pm  


8:00 am – 8:50 am:

Breakfast in the C Suite (Invite Only)

Bill Shickolovich, Executive Vice President, CIO Advisor for Healthcare, Zoom

Sponsored by Newmark


8:30 am – 9:00 am:

General Networking


9:00 am – 10:00 am:

Managing an Employee in Crisis – Creating a Playbook

Amy McAndrew, Director, Member Legal Services, MidAtlantic Employers’ Associate (MEA)

Carolyn Lamparella, Program Director, Preferred EAP

Stefanie Perry, Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, AmerisourceBergen

Sponsored & Moderated by Marcia Zaruba O’Connor, CEO & Founder, The O’Connor Group


10:00 am – 10:30 am:

General Networking


10:15 am – 11:00 am:

Travel Industry: COVID-19 Impact, Trends, and the Future

James Tyrrell, Chief Revenue Officer, Philadelphia International Airport

Christina Cassotis, CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority

Sponsored & Moderated by Amanda Vining, President, Corporate Traveler


11:00 am – 11:30 am:

Long Range Business Planning/Budgets

Daniel Geffken, Founder & Managing Director, Danforth Advisors

Wendy DiCicco, Consulting CFO, Danforth Advisors
Board Member, Public & Private Life Sciences Companies


Staffing Discussion: Digital Hiring & Remote Onboarding

Karen E. Brophy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Optinose

John Nilon, President & CEO, J.N. Solutions

Audrey Murphy, Executive Director, Human Resources, Harmony Biosciences


11:30 am – 12:15 pm:

Culture Discussion

John Jacobs, President & CEO, Harmony Biosciences

Tiffany Wilson, President & CEO, University City Science Center


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:

Keynote Plenary- Fireside Chat

Arthur Caplan, PhD, Mitty Professor of Bioethics, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Sponsored & Moderated by Erin Whaley, Partner, Health Sciences, Troutman Pepper


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Final Networking