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

APPA 2018 Call for Programs will launch August 10th. Please check back frequently for updates on how to submit for consideration.

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
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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!