October 20 – 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center

Orange County - General Sessions


Monday General Session | October 21 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Igniting Creativity: Blending People, Place & Business Experiences


Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle

Candy Chang

Candy Chang

Imagine two people, two journeys; each embrace experience differently; and both have a profound impact. As the former Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan Wardle knows that the best brands in the world don’t thrive simply because of their great product or service. They thrive because of an unrelenting passion and focus on customer experience. Duncan will challenge you to claim your creativity, to own experience making, and provide practical steps to think differently. Candy Chang is an artist who believes our shared spaces can play a vital role in our emotional health and kinship. Through a series of large-scale projects that combine art with social activism, Candy has encouraged people to engage with public spaces to let their voices be heard. Her interactive art experiences evoke emotion, strengthen communities, and addresses the social isolation that many feel in their work where they put on masks to hide their fears.

Monday Keynote Speakers Sponsored by:

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Monday General Session Sponsored by:

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Tuesday General Session | October 22 | 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Do the Right Thing: A Conversation with Spike Lee
Moderated by: Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler


Spike Lee

Spike Lee

When it comes to experiences, Hollywood certainly knows how to create them. And memorable ones at that. But much like corporate America, the entertainment industry has also been under scrutiny in recent years for a lack of diversity and inclusion – both on and off the screen. Movements like #OscarsSoWhite, #metoo and #timesup have shined a spotlight on the striking differences persons of color and women, for example, face in their professional careers. One long-time critic of this imbalance is Oscar-winning director, producer, writer and actor Spike Lee. He received an Academy Award in 2019 for his movie BlacKkKlansman and was among a historic seven black men and women who were honored at the annual event for their achievements in cinema. Lee’s production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, is also responsible for movies including She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, He Got Game, The Original Kings of Comedy, Inside Man and Chi-Raq. Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Spike Lee whose more than 35 films have examined race relations, crime, poverty and politics for the past 25 years. He’ll share his thoughts on these important social issues, his life in the movie business – and likely draw some interesting parallels to the work corporate real estate professionals are tackling to create spaces and places that foster inclusive business cultures and support diverse, multigenerational workforces.

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler

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Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler

Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC – an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer for Children’s Hospital Colorado – the first African American woman to hold that position in the organizations 100+ year history. Dr. Mosby Tyler, a consultant accredited by the Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence, is nationally recognized for her equity work with non-profit, community, government and corporate organizations.

Keynote Speaker Sponsored by:

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Tuesday General Session Sponsored by:

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Spike Lee: Do the right thing contest

CoreNet Global Summit attendees can compete to win one of three slots to attend a brief meet and greet session with Spike Lee following the General Session on Tuesday, October 22.

Enter to Win:

Record a 30-to-45-second video of yourself explaining how YOU do the right thing when it comes to workplace diversity and inclusion. As a meaningful contributor in the corporate real estate profession, you have a role to play in influencing workplace culture.

Do the right thing contest example

To be considered, your video must include your name, company, and city at the start of the recording. Videos must be submitted no later than October 11th, 2019 11:59 pm ET to your Instagram profile. Submissions must tag CoreNet Global’s Instagram (@corenet_global) and include the hashtag #CNGDoTheRightThing. Videos submitted must be posted to a public profile.


You must be a registered attendee for your submission to be valid. If for some reason you cannot make the event, your backstage pass will be null and void. No replacements or additional guests will be permitted backstage. No exceptions. You will have the opportunity to take one photograph on your mobile phone and one will be provided by the CoreNet Global official photographer.

Any use of insensitive and or defamatory language in your submission will result in immediate disqualification.

For additional information or assistance, contact:

Arielle Sanders
Email: asanders@corenetglobal.org


Alexis Carthan
Email: acarthan@corenetglobal.org