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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 release this fall our charity of choice for the 2018 event!


Conference Sessions - APPA 2018 Call For Programs Open - DEADLINE OCTOBER 31st

APPA 2018 CALL FOR PAPERS:
SUBMISSION FINAL DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31, 2017

APPA invites you to submit a program presenting solutions for improvement, sharing of best practices, or innovative approaches relevant to facilities professionals throughout the educational community. The APPA 2018 annual conference offers an opportunity for you to be part of the outstanding professional development program, to participate in discussions and share effective strategies to the many challenges facing facilities professionals.

The selected proposals will provide a program that offers innovative, comprehensive, and diverse treatment of issues facing facilities professionals throughout the educational community—colleges, universities, community colleges, and K-12. Topical areas to be addressed, are:

The Role of Facilities In Fostering Student Success
Your Student’s Champion – Our Facilities Organizations
A+: Defining Student Success
Your Space, My Space, Our Space – Partnering With Academic Colleagues
Classes Will Commence On The Quad – Flipping the Classroom

Facilities Modernization & Collaboration
One Voice – One Team: Achieving True Collaboration
Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Pathway to Facilities Modernization
You Need What? Making the Case for Facilities Modernization
It’s All One Big Sandbox – Best Practice In Flexible Space Usage

Be Aware – Be Alert
Be Safe – Security for the Whole Campus Community
Crisis Leadership – Strong Leaders Where Do They Come From?
Staying Ahead of the Curve - What’s Next in Regulatory Codes?

Preventative Maintenance for People
Invest Now – Or Pay Later …. Professional Development Your Best Investment
Check Mate – Matching the Right People for the Right Job
What Are You Worth? – Recognizing Your Value
Do I Really Have To Use This? -  Changing Workforce Expectations & Technology

The slate descriptions above are provided as a guideline to those wishing to submit.  APPA’s goal each year is to provide topical material that is cutting edge and key to the success of all facilities professionals throughout our membership.  If you have a topic that you feel is key for consideration, but may not align exactly with the proposed guidelines for this year’s conference, we encourage you to submit for review.        

Proposals are being accepted for 60-minute concurrent sessions. Programming will occur August 3-5 in Washington, DC. Eight to ten educational sessions will run concurrently in two to three time slots per day.

Here are the required aspects for your submission as you prepare your proposal:
• Submission of program title that is 3-5 word in length along with your abstract that is in a format of a 5-7 sentence description;
• Submission of 4 learning outcomes;
• Submission of complete contact information for each potential presenter to include full name, title, institution or company, phone and e-mail address;
• Submissions from business partners must include a partnering with an educational entity.
• Submissions can be made by e-mail to callforprograms@appa.org.
• Submissions will be automatically rejected if the above items are not included.


Submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2017. Our 2018 Program Review Committee will begin their work through December 1, 2017. Notifications regarding outcomes of submissions will be released by December 8, 2017.

If you have questions, contact Suzanne Healy, director of professional development, at suzanne@appa.org.


APPA will be happy to launch later this year our program content.

APPA will be happy to launch later this year our program content.

 


Registration Fees

Fees/Costs for the APPA 2018 event will be release later this year.

 


Cancellation Policy

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.

Hotel & Travel

APPA will release hotel information early this fall.

 

AIR TRAVEL
APPA will release hotel information early this fall.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION
APPA will release hotel information early this fall.

Schedule at a Glance

APPA will release preliminary schedule at a glance information early this fall.
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

Pre Sales for 2018 will launch shortly - check back!


Exhibitor Schedule - For Set Up, Show, Tear Down

APPA will release preliminary schedule at a glance information early this fall.

APPA 2018's decorator servicing firm is Brede, Inc. Additional event information will release after February 1, 2018.

 

Senior Facilities Officer Summit

APPA will release preliminary schedule at a glance information early this fall.


APPA will be happy to launch later this year our program content.

Emerging Professionals Summit

APPA will release preliminary schedule at a glance information early this fall.
APPA will be happy to launch later this year our program content.

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!