There’s no denying that coworking is on the rise – from boutique spaces to multinational networks, from corporate environments to flexible work arrangements – and the changes affect companies of every size.

Our conversation and presentations will feature new innovative coworking models, corporations transforming their spaces for the future of work, and perspectives on the larger research and trends related to this movement like workplace design, integrating work and life, and employee preferences around health and wellness.

Join our session of industry-leading experts to learn how forward-looking leaders, independents, and companies can take advantage of the unique collaboration, engagement, and creativity that the coworking model offers.

Registration is now open! We'll see you Friday, Feb 22.

Meet the Speakers:

James O’Reilly

President, Life Time Work

James O'Reilly is President of Life Time Work, a new co-working concept by Life Time, integrating premiere health clubs with elevated coworking spaces, to deliver a fulfilling and health work experience. Previously James co-founded NeueHouse, a luxury shared workspace for creative entrepreneurs and their teams fueled by gracious hospitality and dynamic cultural programming. NeueHouse has over 200,000SF of lifestyle office space in New York and LA with more than 2,000 members.

Julie Burton

Founder, Modernwell

Burton has spent the past two decades working as a freelance writer, self-care expert, fitness instructor, and writing teacher while mothering her four children. She co-founded the Twin Cities Writing Studio in 2015 and published The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Guide to Health and Well-Being in 2016. In 2018, Julie combined her passion, creative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit, and founded ModernWell, the first women- centered co-working space Minnesota, where women are empowered to connect with themselves and each other through work, wellness, and creativity.

Marcia Droege

Director of Facilities and Real Estate, Land O’ Lakes

Marcia’s entire professional career has been spent in the agricultural cooperative system working at CHS and Land O’Lakes. She has been in her current role for 17 years and leads real estate strategy, transactions, and lease administration for the organization as well as facilities and workplace management at the headquarters campus in Arden Hills. Marcia is currently leading a cross-functional team on evaluating centralization of facilities management across the enterprise. Land O’Lakes owns and leases over 550 sites globally comprising of approximately 14 million square feet.

Jim Vos – Moderator

Principal, Cresa

Jim’s broad range of experience comes from 30 years of work in many service fields in the commercial real estate industry. His primary activities involve client lease negotiation in the Minneapolis CBD, the crafting and implementation of strategic real estate plans for local and national organizations and facilitating the development process for large or complicated corporate facilities. Well-known in the industry, clients appreciate his diverse mix of project experience, strategic business perspective, and knowledge of local market trends.

Brendon Schrader – Host

Founder/CEO, Antenna

Brendon Schrader is the Founder/CEO of Antenna, a Minneapolis-based company that is changing the way people work by providing best-in-class marketers on demand. He is also the Founder/Publisher of, a content and media platform for independent workers. Brendon’s insights on independent consulting, the gig economy, the changing nature of work have been highlighted in Inc. magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, and the Huffington Post. He holds an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, and an MEd from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.