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APPA 2013: Annual Conference and Exhibition

Celebrating Innovation & Preparing For The Next Horizon

Over 500 facilities officers, directors and managers throughout the United States, Canada, and the world will convene this August at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, where they will identify and discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities, and determine the common path forward.

APPA 2013 is the platform for discussion, information-share, networking, and much more. Join us for this premier, international event where we discover best practices used around the world from over 100 presenters, to include the profession’s most recognized and talented educational facilities leaders.

General Information

APPA Bookstore

At APPA 2013, you will have the opportunity to purchase the latest APPA publications as well as other books that enhance your knowledge and professional development. Special discounts are available for conference attendees, with an extra 10% to all first- time attendees.

Appropriate Dress

Casual business attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, and the opening reception. Business attire is recommended for the awards reception and awards banquet. Please remember to bring a sweater or jacket, as room temperatures may vary.

Accessibility

The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis provides service ramps to entrances and elevated areas, an array of passenger elevators, restroom facilities for the disabled and Braille instructions/directions at strategic locations throughout the building. Wheelchairs are also available upon request.

Ambassador Scholarship

The APPA Ambassador Scholarship program awards scholarships to facilities professionals based on demonstrated financial need and an expressed interest in pursuing professional development. The scholarship criteria is as follows: The facilities professionals eligible for assistance must be employed at an APPA institution, have been in the field of educational facilities for a minimum of 5 years, in a supervisor level or higher with decision making authority, and have never attended APPA’s annual conference . Applicants must submit a scholarship application on the form provided by APPA. Applicants must receive an approval signature from their supervisor prior to submitting final paperwork to APPA. Each scholarship awarded will be made in the amount of $1,295.

Our submission period is now closed. Many thanks to our business partners who have financially supporter this program once again!

CEU Credits

APPA 2013 gives you the opportunity to earn continuing education units (CEUs). Transcripts will be available approximately four weeks after the conclusion of the meeting. APPA will also be working with AIA on credits for specific programs and will release updates on this ability in the coming months.

Cancellation Policy

APPA will refund the full cost of registration for cancellations received on or before June 1, 2013. Cancellation requests received after June 1st but before July 1st cancellations will be refunded but assessed a 25% administrative fee. Absolutely no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 1, 2013. APPA is not responsible for any travel or lodging charges incurred.

Weather

As we gather this August for APPA 2013 in the Land of 10,000 Lakes - Minneapolis - we can expect wonderul weather. Summer temparatures average mid 80s degrees in the day and mid 60 degrees in the evening.

Conference Sessions

PROGRAM UPDATE
Presentations are now available for viewing. 
Please reivew the content below to access the necessary links.

Meet educational facilities professionals throughout the United States, Canada and from around the world. APPA 2013 conference sessions will offer diverse perspectives from today’s leading facilities officers, campus administrators, college presidents, students, and education experts who are shaping and influencing the direction of education and the campus facilities environment.

APPA 2013 General Sessions



Living on the Future Edge: THE EMERGING AND THE EXTREME
The world is no longer the stable and predictable place that it once was even just a few short years ago. There are many who say that the changes in the next five years will absolutely dwarf those of the last 50 years. What impact will this have on education? What will learning look like, and how will it be assessed? What skills in learners and educators will be most highly valued? And how can educators design effective learning environments in a world of accelerating change? This presentation takes you on a time machine 13 years into the future to explore the shift in curriculum and thinking that will be necessary to equip learners for success in the 21st century, and identifies what this signifies for education and educators. The Emerging and the Extreme will show you just how schools can prepare students to be effective learners, and educators to be more effective teachers, in a fundamentally different world than the one we grew up in. Based on the new book, Living on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow from the 21st Century Fluency Project, this presentation examines what learning, teaching, physical space and what assessment will look like in the new digital landscape. Jon us as we hear where higher education is heading and how the work we do as facilities professionals is key to the success of our educational system!

SPEAKER: Ian Jukes, Founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvy Group

Click here to view this session on Living on the Future Edge.


This session has been graciously sponsored by:


Reimaging the Future of Higher Education
Higher education is at a major crossroads. While it is clear that higher education continues to play a vital role in supporting the economy, the sector urgently needs to innovate because becoming a savvy user of technology is now a requirement, regardless of industry or career path. The vast proliferation of mobile devices is
demanding education become green, global, and mobile. Emerging areas such as cybersecurity, big data, predictive analytics, and the Internet of Everything (IOE) is generating new challenges and opportunities for many industries, including higher education. The advent of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has also
brought new dimensions in the discussion between the role of online and the physical campus experience. This
panel will review the impact of these technologies on higher education in general, and the new challenges and
opportunities in store for tomorrow’s facilities leaders in higher education.

Panelists:
Kelly Baxley,
Account Executive, SIEMENS;

Jacques du Plessis, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology;University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee;
NOTE: Speaker presentation file is pending release.

Linda Hanson, President, Hamline University
NOTE: Speaker presentation file is pending release.

Ellen Junn, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, San Jose State University

NOTE: Speaker presentation file is pending release.

Click here to view this session on Reimaging the Future of Higher Education.

This session has been graciously sponsored by:

Our Asset, Our Burden—The Future of Campus Space
Space is both an asset and a burden for colleges and universities. On the one hand, space holds enormous
value for institutions; their campuses and buildings are worth, in many cases, hundreds of millions of dollars. Space is the medium in which the institution operates. Online courses have proven that education can be conducted anywhere, but most teaching, learning, and research still takes place on campuses. And while the value of buildings and grounds can be calculated, college and university spaces have a greater intrinsic value in the minds of students, faculty, alumni, staff, and community members. Campus spaces and places, the buildings and grounds, hold memories, retain emotions, and represent the ethos of an institution. They represent that “sense of place” so important to an institution’s community and brand. Despite this potential for conflict, educational leaders are recognizing the value and cost of their space and are taking steps to better manage it. In this era of constrained budgets, declining state support, and increasing tuition fees, institutions are assessing their limited resources and realizing that their space needs an effective management strategy. Join us for an highly charged session with invited experts who will discuss the challenges of space management and finance, the coming advancements and best practices to embrace, and the new meaning of space in our campuses.

Panelists:
Patrick Archambault, Strategic Account and Program Leader; Trane;

Herman Bulls, International Director & Founder and Chairman, Jones, Lang LaSalle's Public Institutions;
Click here to access Herman's presentation file.

Mike Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, University of Arkansas

Click here to access Mike's presentation file.

Click here to view this session on Our Asset, Our Burden.

This session has been graciously sponsored by:

 

APPA 2013 Breakout Sessions
Presentations Now Available

Thank you once again to all our presenters who delivered top notch programming during APPA 2013. If you are looking for a particular session, please click here.

Registration Fees

APPA 2013, as well as the SFO & EP Summits, takes place in Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Here we will hold all educational sessions, breakfasts, lunches, committee meetings and the Hall of Resources.

Registration Fees

Early Bird (June 3, 2013) Advance (After June 3, 2013)

APPA Member Full Registration Fee *

$895 $995

Non Member Fee Full Registration Fee *

$1695 $1895
SFO Registration Fee (APPA Members Only) ** $1295 $1395
EP Registration Fee (APPA Members Only ** $695 $795
Speaker Registration Fee * $595 $595
Ambassador Scholarship Registration Fee * $895 $895
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee *** $150 $150
Emeritus Registration Fee * $175 $175
Student Registration Fee * $295 $295
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee - No Banquet $100 $100
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee - Banquet Only $50 $75
One Day Registration Fee $525 $625
One Day Hall of Resources Only Registration Fee $125 $125


Full Registration fee includes (*):
Educational Session
Hall of Resources
(3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

SFO Registration fee includes (**):
SFO Executive Session
APPA 2012 Educational Session
Hall of Resources
(4) Breakfasts, (3) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet


EP Registration fee includes (**):
EP Summit Session
APPA 2013 Educational Session
Hall of Resources
(4) Breakfasts, (3) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

Spouse/Guest Registration fee includes (***):
Hall of Resources
(3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches
Welcome Party
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet


Cancellation Policy

APPA will refund the full cost of registration for cancellations received on or before June 1, 2013. Cancellation requests received after June 1st but before July 1st cancellations will be refunded but assessed a 25% administrative fee. Absolutely no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after July 1, 2013. APPA is not responsible for any travel or lodging charges incurred.

Please note that children under 16 years old are not permitted in the Hall of Resources without permission from APPA.

For more information about APPA 2013, please contact us at APPA20XX@appa.org.

 

Hotel & Travel

The history, art, culture, and beauty of Minneapolis are marvels that must be experienced rather than witnessed. Nature meets skyscrapers, blending together to create unique sights and attractions that can only be experienced in Minneapolis. Tour the city with a knowledgeable guide, or venture into an adventure of your own; either way, the life of this city will unfold before your eyes.

Visitors will find lots of must-sees in Minneapolis. Here is a quick guide to the top 10 icons that represent the city’s diverse offerings:
Spoonbridge and Cherry
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Lake Calhoun
Stone Arch Bridge
Flagship Target Store
Uptown Theater Sign
Guthrie Theater
Mary Tyler Moore Statue
Skyways

For more on what the city of Minneapolis has to offer, please click here for information from the Minneapolis CVB.

All APPA 2013 conference sessions and the APPA 2013 Hall of Resources Exhibition will be held inside the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The hotel is located at:

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612.370.1234 (Main Number)
888.421.1442 (Reservations)


APPA has secured a special conference rate of $164 single/double occupancy for APPA 2013. Your special conference rate includes complimentary WIFI access as well as complimentary use of the Stay Fit Athletic Club on property. Please note that APPA's special room rate is available in a first-come, first-served basis.

Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport (MSP) is your final flight destination. For more information on this airport please visit them at http://www.mspairport.com/.

A range of services offering travelers transportation to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is available.

Taxi, limousine, van and shuttle services, and car rental companies all operate at MSP.

For special discounted rates for Super Shuttle, click here.

Public transportation is available through Metro Transit, which provides both Light Rail Transit and public bus service within the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

The Terminal 1-Lindbergh Ground Transportation booth on Level T is staffed seven days a week from 7:00 am to 11:30 pm. Staff provides information, directions, and other assistance to travelers.

For additional information on ground transportation options please visit them at http://www.mspairport.com/GroundTransportation.aspx.

Schedule at a Glance


TIME


DATE


LOCATION

Wednesday, July 31
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Board of Directors Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00AM - 9:00AM
ByLaws Meetings
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
9:00AM - 9:45AM
Nominations Meeting
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:00AM - 5:00PM
APPA Board of Directors Meeting
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
3:00PM - 5:00PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit & Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:00PM - 9:00PM
APPA Board of Directors Dinner - INVITATION ONLY
TBD
Thursday, August 1
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Committee Breakfast & Presidential Plenary
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit & Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:15AM - 8:00AM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:15AM - 8:00AM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00AM - 12NOON
Committee Meetings
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
11:45AM - 3:15PM TENNANT TOUR - Advanced Registration Required Meet Hyatt Regency Lobby
12NOON - 1:00PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit Lunch
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
12NOON - 1:00PM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Lunch
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
12:30PM - 5:00PM TRANE TOUR - Advanced Registration Required Meet Hyatt Regency Lobby
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Party for APPA 2013 Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Friday, August 2
APPA 2013 Conference (Officially Begins)
7:00AM - 4:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:15AM - 8:30AM
APPA’s Welcome Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Opening General Session
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Educational Breakout Sessions
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
3:00PM - 3:15PM
Networking Break
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Educational Breakout Sessions
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Educational Breakout Sessions
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:45PM - 7:00PM
APPA Awards Reception
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Dinner on your own - free time!
Saturday, August 3
7:00AM - 3:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:15AM - 8:30AM
APPA's Breakfast and Governance Meeting
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:30AM - 10:00AM
General Session Programming
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Educational Breakout Sessions
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
3:00PM - 3:15PM
Networking Break
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Educational Breakout Sessions
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
4:30PM - 5:15PM
Regional Business Meetings
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:45PM - 6:30PM
APPA's Banquet Reception
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
6:30PM - 9:00PM
APPA’s Banquet and Awards
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Sunday, August 4
6:00AM - 7:30AM
APPA Fun Run
TBD
7:00AM - 11:00AM
Member Registration
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00AM - 9:00AM
APPA Breakfast
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Community College Engagement Group Meeting
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
9:15AM - 10:15AM
Educational Breakout Sessions
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:15AM - 10:30AM
Networking Break
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:30AM - 12NOON
General Session Programming
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
12NOON
APPA 2013 Concludes
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
12:15PM - 4:30PM
APPA Board of Directors Meeting
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Monday, August 5
8:00AM - 2:45PM
EFP Prep Course
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00AM - 4:30PM
CEFP Prep Course
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
4:30pm - 8:30pm
EFP & CEFP Exams
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
 
Tuesday, August 6
 
9:00am - 12noon
EFP & CEFP Exams
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. Please return for frequent updates.

For more information about APPA 2013, please contact us at APPA20XX@appa.org.

Exhibitor/Sponsorship

APPA 2013 Hall of Resources is the place you want to be as a firm that supports the facilities profession. Network with professionals from around the globe and share with them your expertise. We recognize the unique value you provide to our annual conference and our exposition is where we help you shine!
Back by popular demand is the APPA Hall of Resources Bundle. This concept allows you to gain additional exposure with minimal effort. Opportunities to support range from our traditional partnering as an exhibitors to exhibiting along with levels of sponsorship support.

Ambassador Program - Your Chance to Give Back
Back for APPA 2013 is our Ambassador Program. Designed in partnership with the Strategic Business Partner community, your support will be directly provided to individuals who have requested funding assistance to attend based on an award type criteria. This program has been designed to assist the many institutional members who have been greatly impacted by the recent economic downturn and your support will help stimulate their ability to attend the one program this year they do not want to miss. Make your mark and support this effort!

Choose your preferred level of involvement from the options below:

BOOTHS FOR APPA 2013 HAVE SOLD OUT! To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Suzanne Healy at 703-542-3833 or suzanne@appa.org.

Booth/Sponsorship Level Package Components APPA Member Price Non - APPA Member Price
Bronze Booth Only SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Silver Booth Plus Ambassador Support SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Gold Booth, Ambassador Support & Level 1 Sponsorship Item* SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Platinum Booth, Ambassador Support &/or Level 2 Sponsorship Item* SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Diamond ** Booth, Ambassador Support &/or Level 3 Sponsorship Item* SOLD OUT SOLD OUT

* Upon confirmation of reservation for booth space request, APPA staff will contact you for desired sponsorship item.

** Interested Strategic Business Partners and Business Partners should contact APPA staff for assistance with booth reservation and sponsorship support.

Exhibitor Booth Reservations

Before you make your selection, a few key items to keep in mind this year for APPA 2013:

APPA's Hall of Resources is carpeted - big cost savings;
APPA's Booth packaging provides you 3 fully paid personnel per 10x10 space;
APPA is here to assist you get the most out of your exhibiting experience!

To view a current available booth space and book today, please click here. For questions during the reservation process please contact APPA's Educational Department.

Exhibitor Services Kit Information

APPA 2013's decorator servicing firm is Hargrove, Inc. To access this year's exhitor kit in PDF, please click here.

Sponsorship Information

Interested in sponsoring? Click here to check out available sponsorship items. For personal assistance, or if you are interested in creating a special package, contact Suzanne Healy, Director of Professional Development at suzanne@appa.org or 703-542-3833.

Exhibitor Schedule - For Set Up, Show, Tear Down

TIME DATE LOCATION
Thursday, August 1
8:00AM - 8:00PM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Friday, August 2
7:00AM - 9:30 AM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:00 AM Ribbon Cutting for Hall of Resources Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:00AM - 2:00PM Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Saturday, August 3
10:00AM - 2:00PM Hall of Resources Open & Lunch Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2:00PM - 8:00PM Exhibit Hall Tear Down & Move Out Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

For a complete listing of the general event schedule please click here.

SFO Summit

APPA's Senior Facilities Officers Summit
August 1, 2013
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

APPA's 2013 Senior Facilities Officer Summit will take place August 1 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN, as a companion program to its APPA 2013 Conference and Exhibition to be held August 2- 4, 2013. This highly rated and thoughtfully constructed program is designed with input from leading facilities officers from learning institutions within APPA’s own membership.

The 2013 program will provide a unique opportunity to engage with leaders in the higher education facility field, where you will share information and develop critical strategies that will serve your institution for years to come. For a current list of program topics and to learn about our special invited guest speakers, please access the links below for additional information.


TIME


DATE


LOCATION

Wednesday, July 31
3:00PM - 5:00PM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Registration Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Thursday, August 1
7:00AM - 8:00AM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Registration Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:15AM - 8:00AM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Breakfast Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00AM - 8:30AM

Welcome Address

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:30AM - 9:00AM

Programning Block 1A:
APPA's Thought Leaders Symposium 2013 Briefing

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
9:00AM - 10:00AM

Programning Block 1B:
Space Management - Our Next Frontier

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:00AM - 10:30AM Networking Break Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:30AM - 12NOON

Programming Block 2:
Are Your Facilities Metrics Aligned with Your Institution’s?Are Theirs Aligned with the Future Directions of Higher Education?

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
12NOON - 1:00PM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Lunch Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Programming Block 3:
Leading Through the Generational Divide
From Both Sides of the Aisle

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2:30PM - 2:45PM Networking Break Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2:45PM - 4:30PM

Program Block 4:
MOOCs – What are they and what impact will they have on Facilities?

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
4:30PM - 5:00PM Debrief & Closing Comments Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
6:00PM - 8:00PM Welcome Party for APPA 2013 Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

To view the remainder of the APPA 2013 programming & schedule of activites, please click here.

Programming Block 1A:
Rising Cost of Higher Education

It is well known that the cost of higher education has been increasing at rates that are no longer sustainable or tolerable.   The issue is complex and is driven by many internal and external factors.  This presentation will provide SFO participants with a preview of the findings from the 2013 APPA Thought Leaders Symposium that will be published in the Fall of 2013.   Factors that are impacting costs will be examined at the institutional, business management, and the facilities levels.  Strategies to meet the challenge of rising costs will be explored as well as the innovative thinking that will provide solutions.  Through the identification of the top cost issues impacting higher education, we can begin to develop new ways of operating our institutions.  The senior facilities officer must be equipped to prepare their organization for a new business model and a change in operational paradigms.
SPEAKER: Jack Colby, North Carolina State University
NOTE: Session presentation pending release.

Programming Block 1B:
The Importance of Managing Space Effectively
Campus facilities are critical to supporting an institution’s academic and research mission, but require unavoidable costs to build, maintain and operate.  With continual economic pressures, it is more important than ever to find ways to manage facilities and space more effectively and demonstrate good stewardship of this critical resource. This session provides an overview of common space needs and challenges facing institutions today, describes the approach the University of Michigan has taken to manage space more effectively and shift to a culture of greater space stewardship, and provides opportunities to learn from each other.
SPEAKER: Frances Muller, University of Michigan
Click here to view session presentation.

Programming Block 2:
Are Your Facilities Metrics Aligned with Your Institution’s? Are Theirs Aligned with the Future Directions of Higher Education?
 Thomas Frey, Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute, has written that, “by 2030 over 50% of colleges will collapse.”  He points out that the trends of learning through electronic formats, social media, consumers’ demands for online 24-7 convenience and resistance to paying for excessively high institutional overhead costs along with questionable credentialing practices will drive a wedge between the current ‘business as usual’ higher education paradigm and the ‘unstoppable forces of change.

Assuming that he may be right in only a small percentage of his assumptions there could still be a great deal of pressure on higher education institutions to make adjustments in what has been a very traditional business model in the delivery of education.  What is the institutional chief facilities officer’s role in helping the institution adjust to this change?  What metrics of performance should we be tracking to help our institutions prepare for this change?  Are there leading indicators that we can identify that will help us predict the direction and impact that change may have on our institutions? 

Our session will discuss whether Thomas Frey is creditable in his statements and what information facilities management leadership can track and report to help institutions adjust to a changing world.
SPEAKER: Duane Hickling, Hickling & Associates
Click here to view session presentation.

Program Block 3:

Leading Through the Generational Divide—from Both Sides of the Aisle
Join us for an experience that will offer entertaining insights into key attitude and behavioral trends along the generational divide with a forward thinking look into the future of work. Today’s business leaders are faced with managing the attitude, values and work styles of 4 distinct generations. Identity and ideology conflicts are on the rise as the millennial generation arrives in the workplace with an evolved set of expectations about the work experience and their opportunity to have an impact from day one. See how to challenge conventional work style design and elevate understanding around the new expectations of today’s workforce. Generational diversity, if managed properly, can add to an organizations innovation and brand identity. But remember change is never easy!
SPEAKER: Ryan Estis, Ryan Estis & Associates
NOTE: No presentation will be available for this session.

Program Block 4:
MOOCs – What are they and what impact will they have on Facilities?
MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, have dominated the higher education news over the past year.  Is something fundamental going on here, or is this just another passing trend with a catchy name?  This talk will cover the brief history of MOOCs, how they are different from traditional online courses, why you should pay attention to them, and what it might mean for the future of higher education, including physical facilities.  While it’s too soon to tell exactly where we’ll end up with the MOOCification of higher education, it’s a rapidly evolving phenomenon that’s getting a lot of attention because of its disruptive nature.  This talk will not provide the answers so much as it will help frame the questions that need to be asked.
SPEAKER: Thomas Miller, North Carolina State University
Click here to view session presentation.


Jack Colby, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Operations , North Carolina State University
Jack holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University. He is a Professional Engineer in North Carolina and a graduate of the APPA Institute for Facilities Management and Leadership Academy. He is a past chair of the APPA Professional Certification Board and the current chair for the Thought Leaders Series. At North Carolina State, Jack is responsible for the operation of five central utility plants, distribution systems for three campuses, energy management, and campus sustainability programs. He is the sustainability officer for the campus and co-chairs the campus-wide committee for Sustainability, Energy, and Carbon Reduction.

Ryan Estis, Chief Experience Office, Ryan Estis & Associates
The former Chief Strategy Officer for the $100 million People Marketing division of McCann-Erickson World Group Advertising is widely recognized as a leading expert in Leadership & Culture, Sales Effectiveness, Brand Experience and the Future of Work. Recently recognized as "one of the best keynote speakers seen or heard" by Meetings & Conventions Magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Al Gore and Marcus Buckingham, Ryan serves as the USA Sr. Associate with Employer Brand International, an advisory member on the SmartBrief Workforce Council, is a certified Human Capital Strategist and professional member of the National Speakers Association. His work has been featured in Electronic Recruiting Exchange, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Professional Magazine, HR Times, SHRM, Business News Network, Crain’s Business, Staffing Management Magazine, and the books Your Employer Brand and Employer of Choice. As the Chief Experience Officer in his Management Consulting practice, Ryan Estis & Associates specializes in corporate training and development with keynotes, seminars and online learning that blends interaction, energy and actionable content designed to elevate performance. Curriculum design emphasizes emerging trends and case studies on corporate culture, communication, collaboration, leadership, client acquisition, brand experience, change and preparing to thrive in the ultra competitive, hyper connected business environment we now know as the new normal. Ryan Estis & Associates works with category leading companies to help them achieve the next level of breakthrough performance including AT&T, Mayo Clinic, CDW, Cabela's, Giant Eagle, Microsoft, Medtronic, Equifax and BlueCross BlueShield.

Frances Muller, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs, University of Michigan
Frances Mueller is an Assistant Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs at the
University of Michigan, responsible for overseeing space management and capital planning for the Ann Arbor campus on behalf of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Prior to this role, she managed the University of Michigan Space Utilization Initiative, a five-year, campus-wide initiative that established institutional policies, business practices, systems and creative solutions to manage General Fund space more effectively, slow building growth and help contain space-related operating costs.

Frances began working with space and facilities six years ago and has been immersed in this work ever since.  Prior to leading the University of Michigan Space Utilization Initiative, Frances held leadership roles in the University’s Division of Student Affairs and the Business and Finance Division, where her work emphasized change management, business process improvement, and policy development for a variety of campus-wide projects and initiatives.

Duane Hickling, Managing Principle, Hickling & Associates
Mr. Hickling brings a strong background in management, strategic planning, asset management and assessment, operations improvement, and organizational development.  He has extensive experience in assessing organizations’ performance and leading change.  His management experience includes leading organizations of up to 1,200+ employees and $75 million in annual operating budget.  Mr. Hickling also has a great deal of experience in implementing organizational monitoring systems for performance reporting and tracking.

Formerly, Mr. Hickling held positions of Associate Vice President at the University of Chicago and Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  His responsibilities included facilities operations, planning and construction, environmental health and safety, parking and transportation, capital budget development, and campus planning.  Previously, he was at the University of Southern California where he was Executive Olympics Administrator for the 1984 Olympic Games before moving into a facilities operations role as Executive Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance Services. 

Mr. Hickling is an advisor to APPA’s Facilities Performance Indicators (FPI) program.  He works extensively with both APPA and many institutions assisting in the development of performance measures and the interpretation of facilities information to help the facilities department align with institutional goals. 


Thomas Miller, McPherson Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship , North Carolina State University
Thomas Kenan (Tom) Miller III is the McPherson Family Distinguished Professor of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University. He received the BA degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976.  He received the MS degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics in 1980, and the PhD in 1982, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. Since 1982 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he holds the rank of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering.  In July of 2008, Dr. Miller was named Executive Director of the NC State University Entrepreneurship Initiative.  In this role he is leading a campus-wide effort to empower students as entrepreneurial thinkers, leaders and doers.  As Senior Vice Provost, Dr. Miller also has oversight responsibility for NC State’s Distance Education and Learning Technologies Applications (DELTA), the McKimmon Center for Continuing and Extension Education, as well as the Office of Outreach and Engagement.

Dr. Miller established the NC State University Engineering Entrepreneurs Program in 1993.  He is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at North Carolina State University, and recipient of the 1996 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator award from the IEEE “for innovative teaching methods and for empowering students as entrepreneurs.”  He was named “Tar Heel of the Week” in January, 2000, for his work with engineering student entrepreneurs. He also co-founded and served as president of X Engineering Software Systems Corporation, developer of first native X-Window spreadsheet. In 2008, Dr. Miller was recognized for Outstanding Leadership in the Field of Distance Education by the United States Distance Learning Association for his work in online learning applied to distance education.

EP Summit

APPA's Emerging Professionals Summit
August 1, 2013
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Today across our campuses we are facing unprecedented challenges and uncertainties that require us to remain flexible and adapt rapidly.  Traditional methodologies and ways of thinking are proving to be sluggish and woefully inadequate in dealing with this radical pace of change.  Like no time before we must find, embrace, and nourish new sources of energy and ideas.  In other words, we must find, embrace, and listen to our Emerging Professionals.

Who are our Emerging Professionals?  They are those who have recently entered the educational facilities career field.  Some are fresh out of college or trade school.  Some may be making a mid-life career shift.  Some may be discovering a new vision for their life.  They come unencumbered by a “this is the way we’ve always done it” mentality.  Instead, they challenge the status quo by asking “what if…”  Quite simply, they are our future.

Recognizing the importance of expanding our Emerging Professional ranks and allowing their ideas to flourish, APPA is thrilled to announce its first Emerging Professionals Summit, to take place August 1 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN.  This Summit will run as a companion program to APPA’s 2013 Conference and Exhibition, to be held August 2-4, 2013.

The 2013 Summit will provide a unique opportunity for emerging professionals to engage with senior leaders in the higher education facilities field, explore what the future of higher education will be in 2015 and beyond, share a conversation with Past APPA Presidents in a fireside chat, and much more!  Programming is currently under construction with our Planning Committee and more details will be available soon.

If you consider yourself to be one of our emerging professionals, this is an event you simply don’t want to miss.  If you are one of our “more seasoned” educational facilities professionals, you can’t afford not to send your emerging professionals to this summit.  Our future rests on their shoulders and the opportunities we afford them today!

For more additional programming information, click on your required link below.


TIME


DATE


LOCATION

Wednesday, July 31
3:00PM - 5:00PM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Thursday, August 1
7:00AM - 8:00AM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
7:15AM - 8:00AM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Breakfast Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:00AM - 8:30AM

Welcome Address

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
8:30AM - 10:00AM

Programning Block 1:
A Fireside Chat
Lessons Learned from APPA’s Past Presidents

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:00AM - 10:30AM Networking Break Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
10:30AM - 12NOON

Programming Block 2:
Facilities Management in 2020
What Qualities and Leadership Skills will be Needed for Success?

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
12NOON - 1:00PM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Lunch Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Programming Block 3:
Leading Through the Generational Divide
From Both Sides of the Aisle

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2:30PM - 2:45PM Networking Break Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
2:45PM - 4:35PM Program Block 4:
Why Facilities?  APPA’s Role in Developing the Next Generation of Facilities Professionals
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
4:30PM - 5:00PM Debrief & Closing Comments Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
6:00PM - 8:00PM Welcome Party for APPA 2013 Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

To view the remainder of the APPA 2013 programming & schedule of activites, please click here.

Program Block 1:
A Fireside Chat – Lessons Learned from APPA’s Past Presidents
Journey back in time as three of APPA's Past Presidents share their experiences with you as to how they came to be in the facilities arena, what kept their passion for success burning and when did they know it was time to advance into the leadership among the APPA community.
SPEAKERS: Brooks Baker, Retired; Bill Elvey, University of Wisconsin; Polly Pinney, Arizona State University
NOTE: No presentation will be available for this session.

Program Block 2:
Facilities Management in 2020, What Qualities and Leadership Skills will be Needed for Success?
As emerging professionals in the Facilities Management field we are faced with a changing environment. Equipment, technology and the workforce are all transforming at a tremendous pace. How will the workplace be different in 2020? As a leader in your organization what are the challenges that you will face? What competencies will you need as a leader? This session will be a fast paced interactive experience that will allow the group to those questions and establish future industry needs that APPA can help Emerging Professionals meet.
SPEAKER: Lindsay Wagner, Northern Arizona University
NOTE: No presentation will be available for this session.

Program Block 3:
Leading Through the Generational Divide—from Both Sides of the Aisle
Join us for an experience that will offer entertaining insights into key attitude and behavioral trends along the generational divide with a forward thinking look into the future of work. Today’s business leaders are faced with managing the attitude, values and work styles of 4 distinct generations. Identity and ideology conflicts are on the rise as the millennial generation arrives in the workplace with an evolved set of expectations about the work experience and their opportunity to have an impact from day one. See how to challenge conventional work style design and elevate understanding around the new expectations of today’s workforce. Generational diversity, if managed properly, can add to an organizations innovation and brand identity. But remember change is never easy!
SPEAKER: Ryan Estis, Ryan Estis & Associates
NOTE: No presentation will be available for this session.

Program Block 4:
Why Facilities?  APPA’s role in Developing the Next Generation of Facilities Professionals
We in the Facilities profession enjoy a dynamic, challenging and rewarding work life but most of us did not start out with a Facilities career in mind.  In fact, many of us were not aware that such an interesting career path existed. 
Why?  Why are college students, college grads, and others in various fields not aware of the exciting opportunities in education facilities management and how can we change that?  We will begin to understand not just what we do and how we do it, but perhaps more importantly, why we do it.  Through an interactive brainstorming session and discussion, we will explore answers to the question “ Why enter the field of educational facilities management”?  Our work together will be shared with our association APPA, providing strategies on how to develop better ways to promote and market our profession.
SPEAKER: Norm Young, University of Hartford
NOTE: Presentation is pending release.


Brooks Baker, Retired

Brooks was with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for well over 34 years and has been Associate Vice President for Facilities for the last 14 of those years. UAB is a medical center university located on 85 city blocks in downtown Birmingham with 14 million square feet of space and almost 20,000 employees. Brooks has had the opportunity to participate in the rapid growth of the institution and to help it develop from a commuter school to a more traditional university campus.

William Elvey, Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management, Univerity of Wisconsin/Madison
Bill has more than 35 years of experience in managing facilities with the past 16 in higher education. He started his current position at UW-Madison in September of 2012. He was the director of facilities management for engineering, construction, and planning at the University of Texas at Dallas from 2007 – 2012. From 1997 – 2007 he served as the assistant vice president for facilities and director of physical plant at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Bill retired from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps in 1997 after serving 20 years. Bill is a past APPA President, an APPA Fellow, a certified facilities management professional, and a registered professional engineer.

Ryan Estis, Chief Experience Office, Ryan Estis & Associates
The former Chief Strategy Officer for the $100 million People Marketing division of McCann-Erickson World Group Advertising is widely recognized as a leading expert in Leadership & Culture, Sales Effectiveness, Brand Experience and the Future of Work. Recently recognized as "one of the best keynote speakers seen or heard" by Meetings & Conventions Magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Al Gore and Marcus Buckingham, Ryan serves as the USA Sr. Associate with Employer Brand International, an advisory member on the SmartBrief Workforce Council, is a certified Human Capital Strategist and professional member of the National Speakers Association. His work has been featured in Electronic Recruiting Exchange, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Professional Magazine, HR Times, SHRM, Business News Network, Crain’s Business, Staffing Management Magazine, and the books Your Employer Brand and Employer of Choice. As the Chief Experience Officer in his Management Consulting practice, Ryan Estis & Associates specializes in corporate training and development with keynotes, seminars and online learning that blends interaction, energy and actionable content designed to elevate performance. Curriculum design emphasizes emerging trends and case studies on corporate culture, communication, collaboration, leadership, client acquisition, brand experience, change and preparing to thrive in the ultra competitive, hyper connected business environment we now know as the new normal. Ryan Estis & Associates works with category leading companies to help them achieve the next level of breakthrough performance including AT&T, Mayo Clinic, CDW, Cabela's, Giant Eagle, Microsoft, Medtronic, Equifax and BlueCross BlueShield.

Polly Pinney, Executive Director, Facilities Management, Arizona State University
Polly Pinney is the Executive Director of Facilities Management at Arizona State University and a Past President of APPA International. In addition to a B.A. and M.A. degree, she is a graduate of the APPA Facilities Management Institute, the APPA Leadership Academy and the HERS-Mid America Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration at Bryn Mawr College. She served as the RMA representative to the Educational Programs committee and was APPA Vice President for Educational Programs from 2006 to 2008. She has been a speaker at both regional and national forums on multiple occasions and was a facilitator for APPA’s Supervisors Toolkit for the Rocky Mountain Region. She facilitates the Customer Service session for APPA U and is currently preparing to compose a new section on Customer Service for the APPA BOK. Units which she has managed have garnered six Governors Awards for Excellence, she was named twice to the Outstanding Young Women of America, and she is the recipient of an APPA President’s award, an RMA President’s award, and the APPA Meritorious Service Award.

Lindsay Wagner, Director of Operations, Maintenance and Utility Services, Northern Arizona University
Lindsay Wagner is the Director of Facility Operations at Northern Arizona University. She has been employed by Facility Services since 1999 in a variety of roles as she worked her way through an undergraduate degree in Construction Management and then a Masters of Administration. She is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, pursuing a degree in Engineering Sustainable Systems. Lindsay has managed numerous LEED building projects on campus and continues to work on developing a sustainable operations and maintenance strategy. She is currently involved in the management of an $18 million dollar energy efficiency retrofit. Lindsay’s day to day responsibilities include over site of all skilled trades, central plants, utility purchasing, fleet services, custodial, landscape and outdoor services.

Norm Young, Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning & Management
Norm is responsible for facilities planning and all day to day facilities operations, environmental health and safety, and construction activities at the University of Hartford where he is a 30 year employee and alumnus degreed in electronics engineering and business administration. He has lead his institution through multiple master planning and space planning efforts, advises the administration and governing board on the strategic use of physical resources and general operational issues, and sits on multiple institutional planning committees.  Norm is also active in APPA having served as chapter president, regional president, APPA International board member, and currently sits on the Information and Research committee where he chairs the Marketing Communications subcommittee.   

Pre-Conference Tours

APPA is pleased to announce the following offerings of pre conference tours support by our business partners.

TRANE TOUR

Global Controls Offic Facility
August 1, 2013
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Fee - Complimentary
For additional details and link to the required permission slip, please click here.

TENNANT TOUR

Innovation Center and Manufacturing Plant Tour
August 1, 2013
11:45am - 3:15pm
Fee - Complimentary
For additional details and link to the required permission slip, please click here.
NOTE: The tour is no longer accepting reservations at this time.

Spouse/Guest/Partner Activities

The history, art, culture and beauty of Minneapolis are marvels that must be experienced rather than witnessed. Nature meets skyscrapers, blending together to create unique sights and attractions that can only be experienced in Minneapolis. Tour the city with a knowledgeable guide, or venture into an adventure of your own; either way, the life of this city will unfold before your eyes.

Visitors will find lots of must-sees in Minneapolis. Here is a quick guide to the top 10 icons that represent the city’s diverse offerings:
Spoonbridge and Cherry
First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Lake Calhoun
Stone Arch Bridge
Flagship Target Store
Uptowm Theater Sign
Guthrie Theater
Mary Tyler Moore Statue
Skyways

Spouses/Guests/Partners who are accompanied by a fully registered attendee will enjoy the following:
  • Entrance into the Hall of Resources
  • (3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches, and Refreshment Breaks
  • Welcome Party
  • Awards Reception
  • Awards Banquet
Registration Fee:
Spouse/Guest/Partner. .................................... $150

In partnership with Metro Connections, APPA is pleased to offer the following tour options for our spouses/guests/partners who will be joining us this August.

UPDATE (7/6/2013): The current listing of tours are the only ones that will be offered during APPA 2013.

Stillwater ... Birthplace of Minnesota
Friday, August 2, 2013
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee: $57 (Includes Transportation, Tour Guide, and Riding Tour of Stillwater, Time to Explore Stillwater on Own, Lunch at the Inn.)
Located on the St. Croix River, Stillwater lays claim to be Minnesota's oldest town and the birthplace of the Minnesota Territory in 1849. Stillwater is steeped in history, architectural gems and beautiful natural surroundings. The residents are close enough to the Twin Cities to be practical, yet far enough away to feel like country living.
Click here for a full description of this offering.

Twin Cities Highlights Tour & Mall of America
Saturday, August 3, 2013
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fee: $33 (Includes Transportation, Tour Guide, and Tour.)

NOTE: After the city tour you will be dropped off at the Mall of America for some shopping and ability to dine on your own. Your guide will alert you to the meet point after to return to the hotel.
Today we will experience a sampling of what makes the Twin Cities fantastic. During the three-hour tour, our guide will provide commentary on the downtowns of Minneapolis, Saint Paul and surrounding areas. Minneapolis is filled with exciting attractions, events, restaurants, clubs, Shopping, culture, sports, recreation and entertainment that is unsurpassed in the Midwest. The excitement will start when we first glimpse the Minneapolis skyline, an ever-changing scene of contemporary skyscrapers in a dazzling variety of colors, shapes and sizes that heralds the city's dynamic growth and vibrant, thriving lifestyle. While in Minneapolis we will explore the famous Nicollet Mall, Skyway network, theater district, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, Guthrie Theatre, Milwaukee Train Depot, Orchestra Hall, the television home of Mary Tyler Moore, and St. Anthony Falls, the birthplace of Minneapolis.
Click here for a full description of this offering.

St. Paul Notorious Past
Saturday, August 3, 2013
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fee - $40 (Includes Transportation, Tour Guide, Tour, Gangster Hi-Jacking, Landmark Center
tour & Caves Tour)

NOTE: Lunch will not be offered.
Baby Face Nelson ...Machine Gun Kelly ...Kid Caan ...Ma Barker.i.those are the names Americans--especially Minnesotans, S1. Paulites in particular--were familiar with during prohibition. Alvin "Creepy" Karpis once said, "if you were looking for a guy you had not seen in a few months, you usually thought of two places: Prison or St. Paul."
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Please be advised that a minimum of 35 registrants
must be achieved for any given tour offering no later
than July 12, 2013 or the tour will be cancelled.