Past Events

Date/Time Event
Climate Change Fundamentals Report Launches at World Workplace October 16th, 2019

09/17/2019 - 09/18/2019
12:00 AM
Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum 201​9

Advocacy Day & Public Policy Forum 201​9

Dates: Sept. ​17-18, 201​9

Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City and Capitol Hill


Now more than ever decisions made by our elected officials in Washington DC are having an impact on the FM Profession and the Built Environment. This FREE two-day annual event provides a unique opportunity to meet with your elected officials and make your voice heard. Get updates on FM related legislation, training on how to engage with elected officials and meet directly with your congressional representatives to share your passion and subject matter expertise on facility management issues.  Held in Washington, D.C., this FREE annual event open to U.S. residents.


  1. Get a behind the scenes tour of DC landmarks. 
  2. Learn how Congress creates and implements the laws that affect your business and profession.
  3. Discuss legislation currently being considered by Congress that will directly impact FM.
  4. Participate in the legislative process – be part of the solution
  5. Meet with Members of Congress, key legislative staff and IFMA’s Government Affairs Team to connect FM realities with public policy priorities. 
  6. Learn how to create and state and local government affairs programs for your chapter.
  7. Meet other chapter leaders and IFMA’s executive committee.  

Click Here for additional event information on the IFMA website.

Click Here for registration and hotel information.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
WEBINAR: Disengaged or Stressed? Solving the Wrong Problem for 40 Years

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 – 1PM CDT

Gallup’s research reports year after year that only 30% of employees are engaged, 50% are along for the ride and 20% are killing your business. These are some of the most cited statistics we use as workplace professionals. What if the problem isn’t disengagement? What if we have been solving the wrong problem in the first place? That would have massive ripple effects throughout our companies and profession. 

The new research suggests we don’t have a disengagement problem. It is deeper and more serious. But addressing it may actually turn around an issue that has remained stuck for decades and restore employee vitality. 

Rex Miller will share new research MindShift has been working on for over five years. It is the product of a collective journey with more than 100 corporate leaders and experts, and it is a very personal journey. 

Companies face a clear health cost crisis. Nobody can sustain both the rise in chronic health issues or the cost it drives. If we look behind it, stress is the real villain and root cause. What if the culprit behind disengagement is also stress, fatigue, depression and even trauma disguised as disengagement? It may be the door that opens we keep looking for. It may start a new conversation with new ideas and solutions that can re-humanize work and restore people’s vitality and hope. 

Rex Miller is an international award-winning author, speaker, and leading industry futurist. He started his career in facility management for Southwestern Bell, now AT&T, in 1979. He has worked as an owner, manufacturer, distributor and sub-contractor. His background has given Rex unique insight into the current and future challenges owners and providers face.  

He works at the intersection of numerous complex challenges including the common nightmare of delivering capital projects, workplace disengagement, toxic shadow cultures, workplace health and well-being. Rex is known for solving “wicked problems” by linking diverse thought leaders together in a two-year process called MindShift. He has won the CoreNet Global’s Innovator Award, Industry Excellence Award. 

His first industry book, The Commercial Real Estate Revolution: Nine Transforming Keys to Lowering Costs, Cutting Waste and Driving Change in a Broken Industry became a catalyst for industry change and established Rex as one of the early experts for Integrated Projects. 

His most recent book, The Healthy Workplace Nudge provides breakthrough insights into why wellness programs have failed for seventy years to improve health and lower cost and alternatives that work. Rex received the World Workplace 2018 Award of Excellence in the Book Category for this publication.  Rex along with Mim Senft will be delivering the Plenary Session keynote address at World Workplace 2019 Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:30 AM in Phoenix, AZ.

Please register to view the recording

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Webinar: Combined Heat and Power for the Manufacturing Industry

Manufacturing facilities are increasingly concerned with power resilience for continuity of operations during outages that can occur with storm events or other causes. The drive to improve efficiency and reduce cost is ever-present. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) offers both power resilience for confident emergency preparedness and energy efficiency essential for reducing energy costs. The Department of Energy’s Upper West CHP Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP), will be leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications of CHP at manufacturing plants.

Tuesday, July 23rd, 10 am – 11 am CDT

Register here!


  • Learn about different CHP technologies
  • Learn about federally funded Technical Assistance
  • Free CHP screening of your facility
  • Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
  • Hear case studies of operating CHP manufacturing facilities
  • Current and future rebates, incentives and tax advantages available for customers that install CHP

Who should attend?

  • Facility Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Service/maintenance staff
  • Contractors
  • Engineers
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Integrating BIM and FM: Status, Case Study and Opportunities

BIM has already had a significant impact on the A/E/C industries. The use of BIM related to the operational aspect of buildings, however, is still in its infancy. This webinar consists of three components: the first discusses major issues associated with BIM and FM; the second is a case study presentation of a successful design-construction-FM collaboration; and the third a Q+A session between presenters and attendees.

Issues with BIM and FM:

  • Traditional approach to BIM information turnover to FM by the contractor
  • Recent enhancements of traditional approach using COBie to transfer data from BIM to FM systems
  • What does FM really need for improved building performance, and why traditional BIM models and COBie generally do not meet FM needs
  • How can this information be identified and generated during the design and construction process
  • How can this information be integrated with systems used by FM to manage building performance and use
  • How can this information be kept current and accurate over the life of a building

Case Study of a Successful Design-Construction-FM Collaboration:

  • Description of UCSF Medical Center and the role of design and construction collaboration
  • How BIM-FM was integrated on the UCSF Medical Center; What was done, how was it specified in contract, what tools and people were used
  • Examples of how improved BIM-FM integration and use of visualization software to support better building performance and sustainability
  • BIM/FM usage for existing buildings?

Presenters: Paul Teicholz and Bruce Mace. Learn more here!

Please register before viewing the recorded webinar.

12:00 PM
Webinar: Combined Heat and Power for Academic Facilities

Webinar: Combined Heat and Power for Academic Facilities

Join the Department of Energy’s Upper-West and Southcentral CHP TAPs, AASHE and IFMA on Tuesday, April 16, 12-1PM Central for a webinar on trends, opportunities, and challenges of Combined Heat and Power systems in academic facilities. This interactive webinar will cover the drivers and strategies that have helped academic facilities successfully adopt CHP as well as discuss lessons learned and best practices. Subject matter experts will share information about technologies, procurement and operations, management and maintenance as well as opportunities for improved resilience related to CHP. Register >>>


• Carlos Gamarra, P.E., CEM –  Assistant Director,  Department of Energy Southcentral CHP TAP 

• Roger Copeland, P.E., – Principal,  Jacobs Engineering

• Jimmy Gresham, LEED GA – Director of Facilities, Wesleyan University



  Learn about different CHP technologies
  Hear case studies of operating CHP at academic facilities from facility management staff
  Become informed about federally funded Technical Assistance including:
      Free CHP screening of your facility
      Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
  Understand current and future rebates, incentives and tax advantages available with CHP


• Academic Facility Admins
• Academic Facility Managers
• Energy Managers
• Service/Maintenance staff
• Contractors
• Engineers

Link to recorded webinar

PDF presentation


DOE’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States. Learn more.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) at Health Care Facilities

The Department of Energy’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships is leading a webinar on the opportunities and applications for Combined Heat and Power (Cogeneration or CHP) at health care facilities.

Please join us on February 26, 2019 at 11 am CST for an interactive conversation about CHP benefits, federally funded engineering services, case studies and opportunities for your hospital.

Register >>>



  • Learn about different CHP technologies
  • Learn about federally funded Technical Assistance including:
    • Free CHP screening of your facility
    • Free 3rd party reviews of vendor proposals
  • Hear case studies of operating CHP at hospitals from facility staff
  • Understand current and future rebates, incentives, and tax advantages available with CHP


  • Hospital Administrators
  • Hospital Facility Managers
  • Energy Managers
  • Service/Maintenance Staff
  • Contractors
  • Engineers

Register Today! 


DOE’s CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (CHP TAPs) promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste heat to power, and district energy technologies/concepts throughout the United States.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Minimizing the Risk of Cyber Attacks: An IWMS Panel Discussion

The wireless interaction between building devices on the Internet has never been easier to achieve. Such interaction of networked components yields essential FM data, but it also provides cyber criminals with the ability to attack an organization’s enterprise network. Such cyberattacks are occurring with increased frequency – it is no longer a question of if your facility’s control systems will undergo a cyberattack, but when. This webinar will consist of a panel of two major IWMS vendors discussing how they address a number of cyber security issues related to market segmentation, technology, integration, resilience, vendor responsibilities and focus, and future trends. Following an introduction by the panel moderator on the current state of cybercrime/security best practices, the panelists will discuss their company’s status, approach to the issues above, followed by questions from the attendees


Eric Teicholz, IFMA Fellow, President, Graphic Systems, Inc.

John McGee, IFMA Fellow, President, Archibus

Erik Jaspers, Product Strategy & Innovation Officer, Planon

Register Here!


Link to past presentation here.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Shift Happens Webinar
Shift Happens Webinar

Please join us for an interactive webinar led the Community Leaders of ESUS, IT, REAL & WE Who will share the TOP THREE SHIFTS impacting their community of practice.

Register Here!


Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Sustainability Speaker: Dean Stanberry

  • Renewable Energy & Smart Buildings
  • Converting Data to Information and information to insight
  • Wellness/Well-being

Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Technology Speaker: Ted Ritter 

  • IoT impacts
  • AI and Analytics (How to deal with it)
  • Cyber Security

Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Real Estate Speaker: Joseph Poskie

  • Optimization of Building Performance
  • Urbanization
  • Space as a Service

Exploring 3 Top Shifts: Workplace Speaker: Kate North 

  •  Holistic Human Experience:
    • Why? – talent, productivity, engagement.
    • What is human X? – WB, IoT
    • How – integrated learn from Co-Work, X Manager

Link to recorded session here.

Link to PowerPoint presentation here.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Webinar Date Change: Physical Space and its Relationship to Wellness

PLEASE NOTE: There has been a date change for this webinar from November 28th to December 11th.

There are numerous factors related to environment, workplace, social and managerial interactions that impact wellness and well-being.  This webinar will home in on the aspects related to physical space.  While all of the above interactions are important, if done poorly, physical space is the hardest and most costly to correct.  

Register Here!

Link to recorded session here. Due to a login difficulty, the webinar starts at the 5:10 mark in the recording.


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