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Virtual Facilities Summit – 2021 Call for Programs

Share Your Knowledge at APPA 2021 Virtual Summit
Deadline Submission: May 21, 2021

APPA invites you to submit for consideration, programs presenting solutions for improvement, sharing of continuous improvement strategies, or innovative approaches relevant to facilities professionals throughout the educational community. Each of us is experiencing triumphs on campuses, striving for excellence, and embracing change at an exponential pace.

We are especially interested in proposals around new and emerging issues in educational facilities. Additionally, we are interested in proposals that will address issues pertaining to:

Aging Facilities Infrastructure
Budget Issues/Reduced Resources
Creating & Cultivating the Facilities Management Community
Data-Based Research & Assessment in Practice
Developing Key Performance Indicators & Aligning to Those Indicators
Embracing New Technological Innovations
Financial Recovering for Higher Education
Healthy Buildings Impact on Campus Operations
Managing in Organizational & Operational Change
Pivoting Post COVID & Beyond
Recruitment & Retention of Talent
Space & Design
Succession Planning & Succession Management
Well Being of Our Teams

As a reminder virtual programming will occur July 20-22, 2021 with six to eight educational sessions that will run concurrently in two to three-time slots per day.

As you prepare your proposal here are a few required aspects for your submission:

* Submission of program title should be 50 characters or less. The title should draw the participant’s eye, while accurately capturing the essence of the presentation;
* Submission of program abstract should be 500 characters or less. This description should effectively and concisely inform participants about the content they should expect to find in the presentation. This is your marketing blurb and will largely determine whether participants choose to participate in your session;
* Submission of 4 learning outcomes. These are statements that indicate what the participant will know or be able to do, as a result of participating in the session. These objectives are used extensively in the review process to select programs that meet the needs of our participants;
*Submission of complete contact information for each potential presenter, to include full name, title, institution or company, phone, and e-mail address;
*Submissions from business partners must include a partner with an educational entity.

For questions about our Virtual Facilities Event, contact our Professional Development staff.