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APPA 2018: Annual Conference and Exhibition

APPA 2018 is the platform for discussion, information share, networking, and much more! Join educational colleagues for this distinctive international event where we discover best practices used around the world from more than 100 presenters, to include the professions most recognized and talented educational facilities leaders representing facilities officers, directors and managers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the world! August 3-5, 2018 in Washington, DC, we will convene, identify and discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities, and determine the common path forward.

General Information

At APPA 2018, you will have the opportunity to purchase the latest APPA publications as well as other books that enhance your knowledge and professional development. Check back as we prepare to release new APPA titles to add to your personal facilities library!

As a reminder special discounts are available for conference attendees, with an extra 10% to all first-time attendees.

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 $1,795. To access the 2018 application and review additional guidelines, click here.

NOTE: Your registration fees will be automatically deducted and the balance awarded to you/your institution to offset travel expenses.

APPA 2018 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.

APPA will refund the full cost of your registration if you cancel by May 1, 2018. Your request for cancellation must be made in writing to us at education@appa.org. Should you cancel your registration from May 2nd to May 31st, APPA will refund your registration fees minus 45% of the amount previously paid. Any request for cancellation received after May 31st will result in a complete forfeiture of fees previously paid.

NOTE: APPA is not responsible for any travel or lodging charges incurred.

APPA will is pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Bread for the City as the APPA 2018 annual meeting service project. Final details on how you can get involved will be released by March 1st. For more information about the great work Bread for the City is involved with in the Washington, DC area, visit them today.


Conference Sessions

 

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Registration Fees - Registration Is Now Available!

APPA 2018 Regsitration Fees Are As Follows:    
  Early Bird (June 1, 2018) Advance (June 1, 2018)

APPA Member Full Registration Fee *

$995 $1,095

Non Member Fee Full Registration Fee *

$1,895 $1,995
Senior Facilities Officer Summit Registration Fee ** $1,295 $1,395
Speaker Registration Fee * $595 $595
APPA Business Partner (NOT EXHIBITING)* $2985 $3285
Non Member Business Partner (NOT EXHIBITING)* $4985 $5285
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee *** $225 $225
Emeritus Registration Fee * $175 $175
One Day Registration Fee $625 $725
One Day Hall of Resources Only Registration Fee - Institutional Types ONLY $175 $250



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Registration Package Fee Includes (*):
APPA 2018 Educational Sessions
Hall of Resources
(3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks 
Welcome Party 
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

Registration Package Fee Includes (**):
Senior Facilities Officer Summit Session
APPA 2018 Educational Sessions
Hall of Resources
(4) Breakfasts, (3) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks 
Welcome Party 
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

Registration Package Fee Includes (***):
Hall of Resources
(3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches
Welcome Party 
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet


Cancellation Policy

APPA will refund the full cost of your registration if you cancel by May 1, 2016. Your request for cancellation must be made in writing to us at education@appa.org. Should you cancel your registration from May 2nd to May 31st, APPA will refund your registration fees minus 45% of the amount previously paid. Any request for cancellation received after May 31st will result in a complete forfeiture of fees previously paid. NOTE: APPA is not responsible for any travel or lodging charges incurred.

 

Hotel & Travel

All APPA 2018 conference will be completely self contained at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel. 

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Reservations Phone: 855.821.4281 (NOTE: Reference APPA as your meeting event.)

APPA has secured a special conference rate of $239 per night. Your special conference rate includes complimentary WIFI access in your guest room for those who are Marriott Reward Members.

 

AIR TRAVEL
Your travel into the Washington, DC area can be achieved by arriving at Ronald Regan National Airport (DCA) as your final flight destination. For more information, please visit the Ronald Regan National Airport homepage for airline carriers that operate out of the airport.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Ronald Regan National Airport is located less than 10 miles from Marriott Marquis Washington, DC Hotel. For ground transportation service options, plus other local transportation options, please click here to review availability.

 

Schedule at a Glance

TIME

DATE


LOCATION

 
Tuesday, July 31
 
12:30PM - 4:30PM
APPA Executive Committee Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

4:30PM - 6:00PM
Regional Representative Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

6:45PM - 9:00PM
APPA Executive Committee Dinner (PRIVATE EVENT - INVITATION ONLY)
Private Event - Invitation Only
Wednesday, August 1
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Board of Directors Breakfast

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

8:00AM - 9:00AM
By-Laws Committee Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

9:00AM - 9:45AM
Nominations Committee Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

9:45AM - 5:00PM
2017-18 APPA Board of Directors Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Board of Director's Luncheon 
 
6:45PM - 9:00PM
APPA Board of Directors Reception & Dinner (PRIVATE EVENT - INVITATION ONLY)
Private Event - Invitation Only
Thursday, August 2
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Committee Breakfast & Presidential Plenary

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

7:00AM - 8:00AM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit Registration

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

7:15AM - 8:00AM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit Breakfast

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

8:00AM - 12NOON
APPA Committee Meetings

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

12NOON - 1:00PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit Lunch

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

2:00PM - 5:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Party for APPA 2018 Conference 

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Friday, August 3
7:00AM - 4:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

7:00AM - 8:15AM
APPA Welcome Breakfast

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

8:30AM - 9:45AM
Opening Plenary Session

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

9:45AM - 1:45PM
Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

12:00pm - 1:00pm
HBCU Committee Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

1:45PM - 2:45PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

2:45PM - 3:00PM
Networking Break

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Educational Breakout Sessions
 

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Networking Break

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Business Partner Advisory Committee Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Regional Business Meetings

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

5:45PM - 7:00PM
APPA Awards Reception

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Dinner on your own - free time!
Saturday, August 4
7:00AM - 2:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

7:00AM - 8:15AM
APPA's Award's Breakfast and Governance Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

8:15AM - 9:30AM
Educational General Session

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

9:30AM - 1:30PM
Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

11:30AM - 12:30PM
Regional Officers Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

1:30PM - 2:30PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

2:30PM - 2:45PM
Networking Break
 

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

2:45PM - 3:45PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

3:45pm - 4:00PM
Networking Break
 

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

4:00PM - 5:00PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

5:45PM - 6:30PM
APPA Banquet Reception

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

6:30PM - 9:00PM
APPA Banquet and Awards

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Sunday, August 5
6:00AM - 7:30AM
APPA Fun Run
To Be Announced
7:00AM - 10:30AM
Member Registration

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

7:30AM - 8:30AM
Community College Engagement Breakfast

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

8:00AM - 9:15AM
APPA Breakfast

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

9:30AM - 10:30AM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

10:30AM - 10:45AM
Networking Break

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC\

10:45AM - 12NOON
General Closing Session Programming

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

12NOON
APPA 2018 Concludes

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

12:30PM - 4:30PM
APPA 2018-19 Board of Directors Meeting

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC


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

For more information about APPA 2018, please contact us at APPA20XX@appa.org.

Exhibitor/Sponsorship

APPA 2018 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!


Ambassador Program - Your Chance to Give Back 

Back for APPA 2018 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!

Sponsorship Information
Interested in sponsoring? Our sponsorship offerings are bundled within our booth pacakage pricing. However if you are looking to sponsor to support APPA 2018 without the purchase of a booth package, please contact Suzanne Healy, Director of Professional Development at suzanne@appa.org for personal assistance in creating a special package.

Exhibit Space Packaging

General sales for those firms who were did not exhibit in 2016 or 2017, will be available Februray 26th.

Exhibitor Schedule - For Set Up, Show, Tear Down

TIME DATE LOCATION
Thursday, August 2nd
9:00AM - 5:00PM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
Friday, August 3rd
7:00AM - 9:30 AM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
9:45 AM Ribbon Cutting for Hall of Resources Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
9:45AM - 1:45PM Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Saturday, August 4th
9:30AM - 1:30PM Hall of Resources Open & Lunch Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
1:300PM - 7:00PM Exhibit Hall Tear Down & Move Out Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
*Final Show hours subject to slight alterations.   


APPA 2018's decorator servicing firm is Brede, Inc. Additional event information will release March 14, 2018 for services purchases, etc.

 

Senior Facilities Officer Summit

APPA will release preliminary schedule at a glance information by March 2nd.


Program Content Coming Soon!

Spouse/Guest/Partner Activities


In lieu of a specific Spouse/Guest/Partner Program, APPA is planning a concierge team that will provide trip planning. In advance as you plan to join us we also encourage you to see just what Washington, DC has to offer - VISIT TODAY!