2020 Call for Conference Presentation Proposals

By on January 14, 2020


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MAPPA/MiAPPA Joint 2020 Education Conference Call for Proposals

Conference Date: October 26 – 28

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2020

Educational facilities colleagues and business partners are invited to submit conference presentation proposals for the MAPPA 2020 Education Conference on topics pertaining to current issues and challenges faced by education facilities professionals.

The 2020 conference will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan from October 26-28 and will be attended by a cross-functional representation of facilities colleagues from schools and colleges from across the Midwest.

You are encouraged to submit session proposals for conference breakout sessions that will be 45 minutes of presentation/content, followed by 10 – 15 minutes of Q&A (total 1 hour). Session proposals on a range of topics are encouraged with a particular interest in the following areas:

  • Innovative Strategies for Addressing Deferred Maintenance
  • Attracting, Retaining, and Developing Facilities Professionals
  • Developing a Culture of Safety in Facilities
  • Operational Innovations
  • Using Technology to Increase Efficiency
  • Succession Planning
  • Setting & Utilizing Facilities Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Sustainability Programs
  • Successful Communication Strategies for Internal & External Audiences
  • Recruitment & Retention of Front Line Workforce & the Trades
  • Developing the Next Generation of Facilities Leaders

The above application provides detailed instructions on the submission process. To submit a proposal, carefully complete, sign, and send your application no later than March 31, 2020.

Selection decisions will be emailed to every applicant no later than May 11, 2020.

***Presenters that are accepted must submit their full program presentations one month prior to the conference, September 25, 2020. ***