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Critical FM Discussions in Focus at APPA’s 2024 Spring Conference

February 4, 2024

Who hasn’t watched the news about recent events on collegiate and K–12 campuses? Everything from political unrest, data piracy, and workforce attrition to active shooter incidents have grabbed attention nationally and worldwide. 

These challenges and many others impacting the work of facilities management professionals will be addressed in APPA’s 2024 Spring Conference, April 15–17 in Nashville.

Early-bird registration pricing ($795 for APPA members, $1,295 for non-members) ends February 29.

“We knew it was time to get back together in person so our members can interact—so they can generate new ideas and energy around the issues facing the campuses of today and tomorrow,” said David McCabe, APPA’s director of professional development and virtual learning. “We’re excited to see everyone in Nashville.” 

At the 2024 Spring Conference, you’ll network with forward-thinking peers, thought leaders from other professional associations, and colleagues from around the world to learn how they’re addressing the biggest issues impacting educational institutions as well as the opportunities ahead. 

Whether you’re concerned about crisis management, inclusivity, sustainability, or new strategies for recruiting, retaining, and training staff, the two immersive days in Nashville will provide you with tactics and strategies to improve the work environment for everyone on your staff and at your institution. 

The conference will include two plenary sessions on critical topics such as emergency preparedness along with covering four main areas of concern during shorter educational sessions. These include:  

  • Best practices to enhance the role of facilities management in addressing institutional challenges including climate change, inclusive communities, and collaborative frameworks; 
  • Trends and challenges involving workforce development and retention; 
  • Changing technologies, regulatory requirements, and sociopolitical events that might impact or interrupt operational delivery and service; and 
  • Organizational strategies to leverage data and systems for efficient and effective decision-making and process implementations.                                                                      

While focused on education, the 2024 Spring Conference will also facilitate peer networking, with a sponsored cocktail reception, breakfast and lunch on April 16, and breakfast on April 17. To learn more and register, visit the 2024 APPA Spring Conference page or email David McCabe, APPA’s director of professional development and virtual learning. Early-bird pricing ends February 29.

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