Present at VAPPA 2024

Proposals for the Virginia APPA 2024 Annual Conference are being accepted through March 1st, 2024.

Filling the Toolbox: Leveraging Partners In Facilities Management

Educational Facilities colleagues and Business Partners alike are encouraged to submit conference presentation proposals pertaining to current issues and challenges faced by educational facilities management, especially around the Filling the Toolbox: Leveraging Partners In Facilities Management theme.


Single presenters, group presentations, and panel formats will all be considered. The intended duration will be (roughly) 45 minutes of content/activity and 10-15 minutes Q&A for a total of 60 minutes. We are especially interested in presentations that might count toward professional Continuing Education credits for engineers, architects, CPAs, project managers, energy managers, facilities professionals, licensed tradespersons, among others.

All presentations should fit into one of the following tracks:

  • General Administration (to include Finance and Accounting) and Policy.

  • Utilities (including energy and controls) and Sustainability

  • Maintenance and Operations

  • Capital Improvements and Construction (e.g., design and project management)

  • Grounds and Custodial

  • Safety and Security

  • IT

Presentations at the conference will be as follows:

  • Thursday, March 28th: Two breakout sessions in six rooms (i.e., 12 sessions)
  • Friday, March 29th: One breakout session in six rooms (i.e., 6 sessions)


The Application walks you through the submission process. To submit a proposal for the 2023 Conference, carefully complete, sign, and send no later than the end of business on March 1, 2024. See the instructions in the application.


Thank you!

Adam Moyer, VP for Conferences


Some suggestions to spur your thinking!

  1. Strategic Partnership Frameworks in Facilities Management: Exploring effective models for building and sustaining partnerships to enhance facilities management capabilities.
  2. Technology Integration for Collaborative Facilities Management: Leveraging innovative tools and digital solutions to streamline collaboration and communication among facilities management partners.
  3. Supplier Diversity and Inclusion in Facilities Management: Discussing the importance of diverse partnerships and how inclusion can contribute to a more robust facilities management toolbox.
  4. Data-Driven Decision Making in Facility Partnerships: Exploring the role of data analytics and insights in optimizing facilities management processes through strategic partnerships.
  5. Best Practices in Outsourcing and Vendor Management: Examining successful strategies for outsourcing aspects of facilities management and effectively managing vendor relationships.
  6. Sustainability Through Collaborative Facilities Management Practices: Discussing how partnerships can contribute to sustainable and environmentally friendly facilities management practices.
  7. Innovations in Maintenance and Operations through Partnerships: Showcasing case studies and examples of how collaborative efforts can drive innovations in facility maintenance and operations.
  8. Risk Mitigation and Compliance in Facilities Partnerships: Addressing the challenges and solutions related to risk management and compliance when working with external partners in facilities management.
  9. Training and Skill Development for Collaborative Facilities Teams: Exploring methods to enhance the skills and knowledge of teams involved in facilities management partnerships.
  10. Case Studies in Successful Facility Management Collaborations: Presenting real-world examples of organizations that have effectively filled their toolbox through strategic partnerships in facilities management.
  11. Smart Facilities – Revolutionizing Operations through Strategic AI Partnerships in Facilities Management: Explore real-world case studies, best practices, and the collaborative approach needed to unlock the full potential of AI in facilities management.
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