IFMA’s Facility Fusion U.S. 2018 Conference and Expo will be held March 20 to 22 in Chicago at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Facility Fusion will feature a BIM preconference, facility tours, power speakers and IFMA Component Leader Activities. One-day registration for members is $250 and includes the conference and expo; welcome reception; education sessions networking events and keynote with lunch. Full-event registration for members is $550 and includes the conference and expo; welcome reception; all education sessions, all networking events and breaks, all keynotes and lunches and conference proceedings. The full-event VIP registration for members is $700 and includes everything above plus CEUs, Facility Tour and access to onsite VIP lounge. Click here to register.
Non-member pricing is $350 for a day, $750 for full and $900 for VIP. The expo only is free. Click for more discounts.
The Power Speakers include:
- Tuesday, March 20th, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, ALEXSYS THOMPSON, Author, Executive Coach, Conflict Resolutionist, Entrepreneur, “What got you here, won’t get you there: 13 Keys to Unlock Your Leadership Greatness.”
- Wednesday, March 21st, 12 pm – 1 pm, MEAGAN JOHNSON, Bright, Funny, Delightfully Obnoxious Generational Humorist!, “Zap the Gap, Generations @ Work! From Boomers To Linksters, Working With Multiple Generations.”
The IFMA BIM Conference 2018 will be held March 19 from 8 am to 5 pm. Its IFMA’s fourth annual conference specifically designed to address BIM for owners, facility managers, and service providers. Register for the BIM pre-conference and the Full Event Facility Fusion conference and receive the discounted rate.
Panelists and a moderator will lead each session, keeping topics on point and engaging the audience in the dialogue. Ask the experts questions, discover solutions, network with peers and come away with a plan for your facilities or projects.
The theme of our event focuses on providing Practical & Effective BIM for Facilities Management and beyond FM, providing key insights into the reality of BIM and related technologies (such as Blockchain, LiDAR, and GIS), workflows, legal and case studies reflecting the current state of BIM. Whether you’re trying to figure out what building information modeling (BIM) for FM means or providing your experiences and expertise, the value of BIM in Facility Management is the topic for this important session. Come to learn from industry experts while having ample opportunity to discuss with facility managers, product vendors and consultants what BIM for FM is. This meeting will include the opportunity to learn about key BIM resources to help you evaluate the best strategies and processes for your organization. Attend to better understand BIM in FM and to add your feedback to the development of BIM in FM.
Click for the BIM conference schedule.
The conference will also feature Facility Tours to Columbia College Media Production Center, Historic Tours, Historic Sky Scrapers and The Rookery.
This year Facility Fusion Chicago will offer two Pre-Conference Component Leader Sessions starting with a new leader orientation at 11am on Monday, March 19th. There is no additional charge to attend if you are registered for Facility Fusion. This an excellent way to invest in current and future leaders, so please consider sending as many leaders as possible.
Monday, March 19
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | New Leader Orientation
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Component Leader Training
1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. | Welcome and Ice Breaker
1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Accounting
- General finance Best Practices
- Checks and balances
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. | Succession Planning
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Micro Volunteering
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Member Engagement
- Recruitment and Retention
- Retention Timeline
- Resources and Tools
- Value of membership
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Wrap-up
5:30 p.m. | Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 20th
10:15 a.m. | IFMA Component Leader Best Practice Sharing Session
IFMA volunteer leaders will share information in areas critical to component success, including membership, communications, programs, resource sharing and collaboration. Share operational best practices with peers. Discuss how to make and enhance connections with other components for collaborative efforts and resource sharing.