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APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016: Annual Conference and Exhibition

Over 500 facilities officers, directors and managers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the world will convene in July 2016 in Nashville, TN, where they will identify and discuss the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities, and determine the common path forward.

APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 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

At APPA 2016, 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.

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 2016 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/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 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, 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.



We are advocates. We are young, ambitious, humanitarians, artists, and students. We are unique individuals who are ready to see change in this world and are eager to pursue it. As a non-profit, the Together We Rise team is completely compiled of passionate interns and volunteers who want to make a difference in the lives of foster children across the U.S. By building awareness and fundraising we hope to better the lives of children and give them a sense of normalcy in their sometimes turbulent world. Each day thoughts of children enter the foster care system through the U.S. with nothing more than a trash bag of belongings. Partnering with Together We Rise for a SWEET CASE event can change all that! Joins us at APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 for our SWEET CASE day where we will decorate and stuff sweet cases for the children who are currently part of the Nashville Foster Care system. During the registration process you may either sign up to be part of the decorating/stuffing crew, make a $30 donation or both! For more information about Together We Rise, visit them today.


Conference Sessions

Is your organization ready for what is to come?  We hear this time and time again from our leadership, stakeholders as well as our internal team.  APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 will be capitalizing on this historical & unique collaborative opportunity to bring to you general session programming over the course of 3-days that will ensure you and your organization team are ready for what is to come!

CRITICAL TOPICS
Mentoring for the Next Generation of Leaders | Transformation of Our Campus Through Technology | State of Facilities in Higher Education | Benchmarking For Success | Campus Space & Community Partnership | Changing Our View

Invited experts within our community will bring their best practices.  We will also hear from industry practitioners sharing different perspectives as we prepare for success and embrace the change that is coming!

OUR BREAKOUT SESSIONS - As Unique and Unprecedented as this historical event!
Meet educational facilities professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and from around the world. APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 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.

NOW AVAILABLE!
Download the APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA Guidebook App and have the whole program at your finger tips! Get our guide here: guidebook.com/g/triappa/.
If you are an Android and iOS user follow the instructions below:
- Tap the "Download" button to download the free Guidebook app
- Open Guidebook and you can find our "APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 - Partnering for Historical Success" guide

This platform will allow you to download to your phone or follow the meeting on your IPad or tablet!

If a PDF version is your preference, click here to download.

 


Leonard Jachimowicz, Vice President Operations, Engineering and Guest Experience, Global Operations, Marriott International, Inc.
Lenny’s career with Marriott began in 1972 at the 750-room Philadelphia City Line Marriott Hotel. He started as a maintenance helper and through the years worked his way to Director of Engineering. In 1984, Lenny accepted the position of Regional Director for New England and oversaw 13 Full Service hotels.  Shortly after accepting the Regional position Lenny added New York to his responsibilities, bringing the number of Full Service hotels under his direction to 27. He stayed in the regional position for 6 years, and in 1989 accepted the Division Director of Engineering position for the Courtyard Brand.

By the end of 1996, Lenny was promoted to Vice President of Engineering for Marriott’ Select Service and Extended Stay Brands. Four years later he was promoted again to Vice President of Engineering for North America. In 2009 he was selected to lead the Engineering and Facilities Management Group for Marriott as Global Vice President. As business continued to grow in 2014, he was asked to take on more responsibility and assumed a leadership role for Room Operations and Guest Experience along with Guestroom Technology.

Today Lenny and his team provide business planning, strategy, governance, and operations support to 4,500 hotels across 19 Brands in 76 countries. After 44 years Lenny continues to thrive on the ever-changing hospitality business and gets enjoyment from developing future leaders. He has sat for two terms on the Board of Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) International, is a 2005 graduate of Marriott’s Executive Development Program, and has been invited by several organizations to speak globally about his career success, which he describes as “moving from the boiler room to the board room”.

 


Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Dr. Stuart Robertshaw, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and an Attorney, will share his personal journey which began in September, 1987 when he started a review of the research on the benefits of humor. On June 28, 1990, he announced the formation of the National Association for the Humor Impaired. The Association has received national attention from the press in over 144 newspapers, 180 radio stations and has been featured in magazines such as Family Circle and Mature Outlook. Dr. Robertshaw, whom the press refers to as "Dr. Humor," currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Dr. Robertshaw will share with you what he has learned about the psychological and physiological benefits of humor and laughter as they relate to taking care of our ourselves, our friends and our loved ones.

Dr. Stuart Robertshaw received his Bachelors degree in Education from MacMurray College in 1965, his Masters degree in Psychology from Illinois State University in 1968, his Doctorate in Special Education from the University of Kansas in 1971 and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1978. From 1971 until 1998, he was a professor of Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In June of 1998, he retired from the University to assume full time responsibilities as President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired.

BONUS: Dr. Robertshaw will also bring copies of his book, "Dear Dr. Humor," and make it available for purchase immediately following the presentation at the APPA Bookstore.

 


Registration Fees

APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Regsitration Fees Are As Follows:    
  Early Bird (April 29, 2016) Advance (After April 29, 2016)

APPA Member Full Registration Fee *

$995 $1,095
SRAPPA/TNAPPA Member Full Registration Fee*
NOTE: SPECIAL 2016 RATE IS ONLY APPLICABLE TO
INSTITUTIONAL SRAPPA/TNAPPA MEMBERS

$600 $600

Non Member Fee Full Registration Fee *

$1,895 $1,995
Senior Facilities Officer Summit Registration Fee ** $1,295 $1,395
Emerging Professional Summit Registration Fee ** $695 $795
Speaker Registration Fee * $595 $595
Ambassador Scholarship Registration Fee * $995 $995
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
Student Registration Fee * $325 $325
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee - No Banquet $150 $150
Spouse/Guest/Partner Registration Fee - Banquet Only $95 $95
One Day Registration Fee $625 $725
One Day Hall of Resources Only Registration Fee - Institutional Types ONLY $175 $250

Full Registration fee includes (*):
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Educational Sessions
Hall of Resources
(3) Breakfasts, (2) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks 
Welcome Party 
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

Senior Facilities Officer Summit Registration fee includes (**):
Senior Facilities Officer Summit
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Educational Sessions
Hall of Resources
(4) Breakfasts, (3) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks 
Welcome Party 
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet

Emerging Professional Summit Registration fee includes (**):
Emerging Professional Summit Session
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Educational Sessions
Hall of Resources
(4) Breakfasts, (3) Lunches, Refreshment Breaks 
Welcome Party 
Awards Reception
Awards Banquet 

Spouse/Guest/Partner 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 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/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 conference sessions and the APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Hall of Resources Exhibition will be held at the Music City Center. Our headquarter hotel where morning meals will be held is:

Renaissance Nashville Hotel - SOLD OUT

611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone:(615) 255-8400

APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA has secured a special conference rate of $232 single/double occupancy for APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016. Your special conference rate includes complimentary WIFI access in your guest room. Please note that APPA's special room rate is available in a first-come, first-served basis. 

 

Overflow Hotel Options (APPA does NOT have a contracted group rate at any of these locations)

 

The Capitol Hotel Downtown Nashville
711 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 242-4311

Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel
623 Union Street
Nashville, TN 37219
Phone: (615) 259-2000

Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 Fourth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 620-1000

 

AIR TRAVEL
Your travel into the Nashville area can be achieved by arriving at Nashville International Airport (BNA) as your final flight destination. For more information, please visit the Nashville International Airport homepage for airline carriers that operate our of the airport.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Nashville International Airport is located 10 miles from Renaissance Nashville Hotel. For ground transportation service options, plus other local transportation options, please click here to review availability.

Schedule at a Glance

TIME

DATE


LOCATION

 
Saturday, July 9
 
12:30PM - 4:30PM
APPA Executive Committee Meeting
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Regional Representative Meeting
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
6:45PM - 9:00PM
APPA Executive Committee Dinner (PRIVATE EVENT - INVITATION ONLY)
Sponsored by: ANTRON
Private Event - Invitation Only
Sunday, July 10
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Board of Directors Breakfast

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

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

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

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

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

9:45AM - 5:00PM
2015-16 APPA Board of Directors Meeting

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

12:00PM - 1:30PM
Board of Director's Luncheon
Sponsored by: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
 
6:45PM - 9:00PM
APPA Board of Directors Reception & Dinner (PRIVATE EVENT - INVITATION ONLY)
Sponsored by: Johnson Controls, Inc.
Private Event - Invitation Only
Monday, July 11
7:00AM - 8:00AM
Committee Breakfast & Presidential Plenary
Sponsored by: Staples Business Advantage

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

7:00AM - 8:00AM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit & Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration

Nashville Music City Center

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

Nashville Music City Center

7:15AM - 8:00AM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Breakfast

Nashville Music City Center

8:00AM - 12NOON
APPA Committee Meetings

Nashville Music City Center

8:00 AM - 5:45PM
Senior Facilities Officer (SFO) Summit
Sponsored by: Club Car

Nashville Music City Center

8:00 AM - 5:00PM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit

Nashville Music City Center

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

Nashville Music City Center

12NOON - 1:00PM
Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Lunch

Nashville Music City Center

12:30PM - 5:00PM
SRAPPA Board Meeting
Nashville Music City Center
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Nashville Music City Center

1:00PM - 4:00PM
Together We Rise - SERVICE PROJECT
Nashville Music City Center
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Community College Engagement Networking Reception
Nashville Music City Center
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Party for APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Conference 
Sponsored by: Schneider Electric

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Tuesday, July 12
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Conference (Officially Begins)
7:00AM - 4:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Nashville Music City Center

7:00AM - 8:15AM
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA Welcome Breakfast
Sponsored by: Spirotherm

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

8:30AM - 9:45AM
Opening Plenary Session
Sponsored by: SIEMENS Building Technologies

Nashville Music City Center

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

Nashville Music City Center

9:45AM - 11:15AM
TNAPPA Chapter Business Meeting
Nashville Music City Center
12:00pm - 1:00pm
HBCU Committee Meeting
Nashvlle Music City Center
1:45PM - 2:45PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Nashville Music City Center

2:30PM - 4:00PM
Together We Rise - SERVICE PROJECT
Nashville Music City Center
2:45PM - 3:00PM
Networking Break

Nashville Music City Center

3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Facilities Buzz Sessions
 
Nashville Music City Center
5:45PM - 7:00PM
APPA Awards Reception

Nashville Music City Center

Dinner on your own - free time!
Wednesday, July 13
7:00AM - 2:00PM
Member & Exhibit Registration

Nashville Music City Center

7:00AM - 8:15AM
APPA's Award's Breakfast and Governance Meeting
Sponsored by: TPS Group

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

8:15AM - 9:45AM
General Session Programming

Nashville Music City Center

9:45AM - 1:00PM
Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Nashville Music City Center

11:30AM - 12:30PM
Regional Officers Meeting
Nashville Music City Center
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Nashville Music City Center

2:00PM - 2:15PM
Networking Break
 
Nashville Music City Center
2:15PM - 3:15PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Nashville Music City Center

3:15PM - 4:15PM
Educational Breakout Sessions

Nashville Music City Center

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

Nashville Music City Center

5:45PM - 6:30PM
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA Banquet Reception

Nashville Music City Center

6:30PM - 9:00PM
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA Banquet and Awards

Nashville Music City Center

9:00PM - 11:30PM
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA After Party
Nashville Music City Center
Thursday, July 14
6:00AM - 7:30AM
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA Fun Run
TBD
7:00AM - 10:30AM
Member Registration

Nashville Music City Center

7:30AM - 8:30AM
Community College Engagement Breakfast
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
7:30AM - 9:00AM
SRAPPA Breakfast & Governance Meeting
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
8:00AM - 9:15AM
APPA Breakfast

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

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

Nashville Music City Center

10:30AM - 10:45AM
Networking Break

Nashville Music City Center

10:45AM - 12NOON
General Closing Session Programming

Nashville Music City Center

12NOON
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Concludes

Nashville Music City Center

12:30PM - 4:30PM
APPA 2016-17 Board of Directors Meeting

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

1:30PM - 4:30PM
Credentialing Group Exam - Click Here For More Information
Tennessee State University

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

For more information about APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016, please contact us at APPA20XX@appa.org.

Exhibitor/Sponsorship

APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 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/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 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/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 without the purchase of a booth package, please contact Suzanne Healy, Director of Professional Development at suzanne@appa.org or 703-542-3833, for personal assistance in creating a special package.

 

 

Exhibit Space Packaging
Choose your preferred level of involvement from the options below:

10' x 10' Bronze Booth 
Member: $4,000                                                                         Non-Member: $5,500
Package Contents —Booth Only & 3 Fully Registered Booth Personnel 

10' x 10' Silver Booth  
Member: $4,500                                                                         Non-Member: $6,250
Package—Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support & 3 Fully Registered Booth Personnel

10' x 10' Gold Booth  
Member: $9,500                                                                         Non-Member: $11,250
Package— Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support, 3 Fully Registered Booth Personnel & Sponsorship Recognition of ONE the following items:

APPA's Board of Directors Breakfast
APPA’s Board of Directors Luncheon 
Sponsored by: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
APPA’s Committee Breakfast 
Sponsored by: Staples Business Advantage
APPA’s Executive Committee Reception & Dinner 
Sponsored by: Antron, Inc.
Banquet Wine
Closing Breakfast
Daily AV Supporter Governance Breakfast
International/VIP Reception 
 

 

10' x 20' Platinum Booth 
Member: $16,000                                                                            Non-Member: $17,750
Package— Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support, 6 Fully Registered Booth Personnel & Sponsorship Recognition of ONE the following items:

APPA Awards Breakfast 
APPA’s After Party
APPA’s Resource Center
Sponsored by: JLG, Inc.
 
Conference Badge Holders
Sponsored by: Olympus Building Services
Conference Wi-Fi 
Cyber Café Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit
Exhibit Hall Lunches Invited Guest Speakers
Portfolios w/ Pens 
Sponsored by: AssetWorks, Inc.
Opening Breakfast 
Sponsored by: Spirotherm, Inc.
Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit
Sponsored by: Club Car
 

 

10' x 20' Diamond Booth 
Member: $20,000                                                                            Non-Member: $21,500
Package— Booth, Ambassador Scholarship Support, 6 Fully Registered Booth Personnel & Sponsorship Recognition of ONE the following items:

APPA’s Awards Reception APPA’s Banquet Reception
APPA’s Banquet & Awards

APPA’s Board of Directors Reception & Dinner
Sponsored by: Johnson Controls, Inc.

Guidebook App Fun Run & Walk
Sponsored by: TMA, Inc.

Welcome Party 
Sponsored by: Schneider Electric

 

Visionary Sponsor -Special thanks to the SIEMENS team for their continued annual suuport of our Keynote Session.

 

Reservations are now available!
Click here to book your booth today!

Before you make your selection, a few key items to keep in mind this year for APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016: 

APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA's Hall of Resources is a unique & unprecendent historical gathering;
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA's Booth packaging provides you 3 fully paid personnel per 10x10 space;
APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA is here to assist you get the most out of your exhibiting experience!

NOTE: Our floor plan is color coded to let you know where on the floor each of the above booth packages can be located. For questions during the reservation process please contact APPA's Educational Department. 


Exhibitor Schedule - For Set Up, Show, Tear Down

TIME DATE LOCATION
Monday, July 11th
1:00PM - 5:00PM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Nashville Music City Center
Tuesday, July 12th
7:00AM - 9:30 AM Exhibit Move In & Set Up Nashville Music City Center
9:45 AM Ribbon Cutting for Hall of Resources Nashville Music City Center
9:45AM - 1:45PM Hall of Resources Opens & Lunch

Nashville Music City Center

Wednesday, July 13th
9:45:00AM - 1:00PM Hall of Resources Open & Lunch Nashville Music City Center
1:00PM - 7:00PM Exhibit Hall Tear Down & Move Out Nashville Music City Center
*Final Show hours subject to slight alterations. 

 

APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016's decorator servicing firm is Brede, Inc. Our Exhibitor Services Kit is now available at http://www.bredeallied.com. To access the APPA services enter show code appa16. You will additionally receive specific email of introduction to the Brede Services. Here are a few important deadlines:

June 13, 2016
Non Official Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Deadline
Custom Carpet/Booth Rental Order Deadline

June 28, 2016
Discount Deadline
Last Day for Advance Shipments without Surcharge

Note: Additional deadline information can be found on exhibitor forms.

Senior Facilities Officer Summit

TIME

DATE


LOCATION

Monday, July 11
7:00AM - 8:00AM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Registration Nashville Music City Center
7:30AM - 8:00AM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Breakfast Nashville Music City Center
8:00AM - 8:30AM

Program Block 1:
Remaking the Facilities Organization

Nashville Music City Center
8:30AM - 9:00AM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
9:00AM - 9:45 AM

Group Discussion

Nashville Music City Center
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Group Findings Report Out Nashville Music City Center
10:15AM - 10:30AM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
10:30AM - 10:45AM Program Block 2:
New Approaches to Service Delivery
Nashville Music City Center
10:45AM - 11:30AM Group Discussion Nashville Music City Center
11:30AM - 12NOON Group Findings Report Out Nashville Music City Center
12:00NOON - 1:00PM Senior Facilities Officers (SFO) Summit Lunch Nashville Music City Center
1:00PM - 1:15PM APPA Thought Leaders Executive Update - Remaking the Facilities Organization Nashville Music City Center
1:15PM - 2:45PM Program Block 3
Speed Mentoring
Nashville Music City Center
2:45PM - 3:00PM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
3:00PM - 3:15PM

Program Block 4: 
Adding Value Through Big Data & Analytics

Nashville Music City Center
3:15PM - 4:00PM Group Discussion Nashville Music City Center
4:00PM - 4:30PM Group Findings Report Out Nashville Music City Center
4:30PM - 4:45PM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
4:45PM - 5:30 PM Program Block 5: 
Nothing is For Certain But Change
Nashville Music City Center
5:30PM - 5:45PM Wrap Up Nashville Music City Center
6:00PM - 8:00PM Welcome Party for APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Conference 

Nashville Music City Center

Programming Block 1: Remaking the Facilities Organization
Join us for our breakfast presentation as we discuss the realities of today’s facilities organization as the world is rapidly changing around us.  How will we meet the challenges/opportunities brought on by the changes in workforce demographics, innovative pedagogy, and even more rapidly changing technology?  Is the current hierarchal organizational model still relevant today?  Will our emerging professionals embrace the same old way of doing business?  This joint Senior Facility Officer (SFO) and Emerging Professional (EP) session will dive into the issues of the organization of the future.  After the presentation, join in group discussions with the EPs to further explore the topic and to share your thoughts with all summit participants.
SPEAKER:Mike O’Connor, Appalachian State University
Click here to download presentation content.

Programming Block 2: New Approaches to Service Delivery
Order by 4:00 PM and Amazon guarantees delivery by close of business tomorrow or earlier.  Open and app on your phone to reserve a table at your favorite restaurant, or book a flight.  Our customer service expectations have far exceeded our current abilities to meet them.  We need to focus our organizations on being customer centric, employing self-service technologies and communications strategies, and utilizing technology and new business process to meet and even anticipate our customer’s service expectations.  After a short introduction presentation, join in group discussions with your fellow SFOs to further explore the topic and share your group’s discoveries with all SFO participants.
SPEAKER: J. Thomas Becker, Philadelphia University
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Programming Block 3: APPA Thought Leaders Executive Update:  “Remaking the Facilities Organization
SPEAKER: Jack Colby, North Carolina State University

Programming Block 4:
Speed Mentoring
You have heard of speed dating, so join in as we make a twist to this phenomenon and spend time with our EPs sharing lessons learned and gaining a better understanding of today’s rising facilities professionals.  This fast paced knowledge transfer activity will not only be informative, but also a lot of fun.   Come prepared to share your love of our profession and learn something unexpected.
FACILITATORS: Mike O’Connor, Appalachian State University, and Lindsay Wager, Consultant

Programming Block 5: Adding Value Through Big Data and Analytics
Building automation's proven ability to reduce energy use and cost comes at a new cost.  The cost of a flood of data being reported back by the hundreds of thousands of devices deployed across your campus.  The Internet of Things (IOT) is here to stay. So how do we harness even more value from the trove of information flooding our Building Automation Systems?  Come join in a discussion with your fellow SFOs on the issues driving space issues on your campus.   And be prepared to share your best practices while learning a trick or two from your colleagues.
SPEAKER: Don Guckert, University of Iowa
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Program Block 6: Nothing is Certain But Change
Always a controversial topic, but worthy of continued discussion.  Come join in a self-directed discussion with your colleagues on the best practices in change management.  Are you a Change Champion?  Come share or learn about what works or doesn’t in our rapidly changing profession.
SPEAKER: Self-Directed Group Discussion

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.

Donald J. Guckert, P.E., APPA Fellow

Don Guckert serves as the associate vice president for facilities for the University of Iowa where he is responsible for master planning, space management, design and construction, utilities, energy management, custodial operations, landscape operations, maintenance, and the office of sustainability. With more than thirty years of experience in higher education facilities management, Don is an APPA Fellow and serves as the dean of Planning, Design & Construction for APPA's Institute for Facilities Management. He has presented at annual meetings for APPA, NACUBO, ACUHO-I, CAPPA, MAPPA, RMA and PCAPPA and authored articles for several publications. Don has received APPA’s President’s Award, APPA’s and CAPPA’s Meritorious Service Award, and twice APPA’s Rex Dillow Award. He is a licensed professional engineer and holds a master’s degree in engineering management and bachelor’s degrees in engineering and liberal arts & sciences

Mike O'Connor, Physical Plant Director, Appalachian State University
Mike O'Connor is the Physical Plant Director for Appalachian State University located in Boone, North Carolina. He joined the Appalachian Family in 2006 after serving for 24 years with the United States Navy Civil Engineer Corps. As the Senior Facilities Officer at the university, he oversees facilities planning, design and construction, maintenance, operations, utilities, landscaping, housekeeping, motor pool and the New River Power and Light Electric Company. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Penn State, his Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland and he attended the Duke Fuqua School of Business Advanced Management Program. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of California and North Carolina.

Emerging Professionals Summit

TIME

DATE


LOCATION

Monday, July 11
7:00AM - 8:00AM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Registration Nashville Music City Center
7:30AM - 8:00AM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Breakfast Nashville Music City Center
8:00AM - 8:30AM

Program Block 1:
Remaking the Facilities Organziation

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8:30AM - 9:00AM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
9:00AM - 9:45 AM

Group Discussion

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9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Group Findings Report Out Nashville Music City Center
10:15AM - 10:30AM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
10:30AM - 10:45AM Program Block 2:
More Than Just Numbers
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10:45AM - 11:30AM Group Discussion Nashville Music City Center
11:30AM - 12NOON Group Findings Report Out Nashville Music City Center
12:00NOON - 1:00PM Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit Lunch Nashville Music City Center
1:00PM - 1:15PM APPA Thought Leaders Executive Update - Remaking the Facilities Organziation Nashville Music City Center
1:15PM - 2:45PM Program Block 3
Speed Mentoring
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2:45PM - 3:00PM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
3:00PM - 3:15PM

Program Block 4: 
Peer To Peer Mentoring

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3:15PM - 4:00PM Group Discussion Nashville Music City Center
4:00PM - 4:30PM Group Findings Report Out Nashville Music City Center
4:30PM - 4:45PM Networking Break Nashville Music City Center
4:45PM - 5:30 PM Program Block 5: 
Nothing is For Certain But Change
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5:30PM - 5:45PM Wrap Up Nashville Music City Center
6:00PM - 8:00PM Welcome Party for APPA/SRAPPA/TNAPPA 2016 Conference 

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Programming Block 1: - Remaking the Facilities Organization
Join us for our breakfast presentation as we discuss the realities of today’s facilities organization as the world is rapidly changing around us. How will we meet the challenges/opportunities brought on by the changes in workforce demographics, innovative pedagogy, and even more rapidly changing technology? Is the current hierarchal organizational model still relevant today? Will our emerging professionals embrace the same old way of doing business? This joint Senior Facility Officer (SFO) and Emerging Professional (EP) session will dive into the issues of the organization of the future. After the presentation, join in group discussions with the EPs to further explore the topic and to share your thoughts with all summit participants.
SPEAKER: Pending Update From Program Chair

Programming Block 2: Data - More Than Just Numbers
How can we put the APPA FPI data to work? Data coupled with mission has the potential to be an incredible motivational tool. Learn to paint a big picture that you can utilize to better manage your department. Learn to motivate staff and develop innovative ideas for the future. Empower yourself with data.
SPEAKER: Pending Update From Program Chair

Programming Block 3: APPA Thought Leaders Executive Update: “Remaking the Facilities Organization”
SPEAKER: Jack Colby, North Carolina State University

Programming Block 4: Speed Mentoring
You have heard of speed dating, so join in as we make a twist to this phenomenon and spend time with our EPs sharing lessons learned and gaining a better understanding of today’s rising facilities professionals. This fast paced knowledge transfer activity will not only be informative, but also a lot of fun. Come prepared to share your love of our profession and learn something unexpected.
FACILITATORS: Mike O’Connor, Appalachian State University, and Lindsay Wager, Consultant

Programming Block 5: Peer to Peer Mentoring
How can we build relationships with emerging facilities manager across the country? Let’s start with the people in the room and see if we can create a viral networking movement that will change the pace of change in the industry.
SPEAKER: Pending Update From Program Chair

Program Block 6: Nothing is Certain But Change
Always a controversial topic, but worthy of continued discussion. Come join in a self-directed discussion with your colleagues on the best practices in change management. Are you a Change Champion? Come share or learn about what works or doesn’t in our rapidly changing profession.
SPEAKER: Self-Directed Group Discussion

 

Spouse/Guest/Partner Activities

APPA is pleased to partner with Maple Ridge Events to offer the following activities:
July 12, 2016
11:00am – 3:00pm
(Guests will depart at 10:45am from the Renaissance Hotel)
Belle Meade Plantation Tour (w/Wine Tasting)
Cost: $73 per person

NOTE: Lunch is not part of this package.  Belle Meade Plantation has an onsite restaurant that guests be allotted time to take a break for lunch during the scheduled outing.

July 13, 2016
11:00am – 3:00pm
(Guests will depart at 10:45am from the Renaissance Hotel)
Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry
Cost: $76 per person

NOTE: Lunch is not part of this package.  Guests will arrive at the Opry Mills Mall where you can shop and dine before you begin your tour.
  

If you are already a registered guest and wish to sign up in advance for a spot on any of the events above, please contact Suzanne Healy, Director of Professional Development at suzanne@appa.org so reserve your seat.

Looking for something else to do?
Here is a listing of additional activities of possible interest during your stay in Nashville:
Ryman Auditorium - http://ryman.com/
Johnny Cash Museum - http://www.johnnycashmuseum.com/
Nashville Hop on Hop Off Trolley Tour - http://www.nashvillesightseeing.com/offer/7450/Music-City-Trolley-Hop

For additional ideas, visit the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau at http://www.visitmusiccity.com/.

NOTE: These are not activities that APPA has contracted for nor will transportation be provided.  For additional information on these activities contact the provided information source as noted above.