Annual Meeting

By on January 18, 2016

2017 MAPPA Annual Meeting & Conference

September 17-21
St. Louis, Missouri

Conference Presentation Proposals are now being accepted for the shared CAPPA/MAPPA Education Conference next fall in St. Louis, MO. — September 17-21, 2017.  The deadline to submit is March 20, 2017.  Facilities colleagues and Business Partners alike are encouraged to submit compelling topics related to current issues and challenges faced by educational facilities management.  Participating in these concurrent sessions will be facilities officers from across the Central & Midwest regions and other colleagues who broadly represent the cross-functional makeup of our discipline.

Technical, operational, financial, safety and management/leadership subjects are of primary interest. Single presenters, group presentations and panel formats will all be considered. Selected presenters will prepare 45 minutes of content/activity and provide 10-15 minutes Q&A for a total of 60 minutes.


Please read through the attached Program Proposal Application. Our review committee is open to all subjects and, to be helpful, has generated some thought-starters for 2017 subject matter:  Creating a Service Culture… Design Standards … Naturalized Landscaping … ADA … Collaboration across units … Gender Accommodation … Outsourcing Controls … Storm water management … Marketing Facilities Services … Employee Engagement … Preserving institutional knowledge …Maintenance Analytics for Operations & Utilities… ISSA-Certified training… Fleet management… Professional Member development … Reliability-Centered Maintenance … Emotional Intelligence…How to budget & educate for staffing needs … Workforce Realignment … Space management … Innovative IT… Active shooter… Lockdown …  Energy management efficiencies … Utilities billing …  Student Life-centered topics such as recycle/re-use, security/safety,  residence hall cameras.  

Proposals are due by March 20, 2017.  Instructions and contact information are provided within the application.


Thank you.

Sarah Ely

Professional Development Chair, MAPPA

University of Michigan