Campus Facilities Summit 2019

Hutton Hotel, Nashville, TN
October 27, 2019 - October 29, 2019

44 days left

Universities are continuously competing for the best and brightest minds to be part of their academic community. The best colleges are tasked with creating innovative spaces to complement their premier academics to attract the top echelon of students and faculty researchers.

The Campus Facilities Summit convenes the heads of facilities, capital planning, construction and engineering from the top colleges and universities across the country. It is created as an intimate, invitation-only executive conference providing a relaxed environment to connect with these leaders that oversee all aspects of design and construction.

The Campus Facilities Summit has transformed the way executives participate in conferences by creating memorable, collaborative and effective experiences. Through smaller, targeted sessions, we focus on continuous improvement for Chief Facilities Officers, AVP of Facilities, Directors of Construction and other top executives in facilities, design and construction.

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Request your invitation today! Contact summits@opalgroup.net.

Current as of September 13, 2019

12:00pm

Registration

2:00pm

Discover Nashville

5:30pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

Opening Keynote

Dr. Robert Fisher, President, Belmont University

7:30pm

Dinner Reception

7:15am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-up

8:00am

Driving Savings through Data Analytics While Boosting Productivity

Shane Conklin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities & Campus Services, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dan Okoli, Vice President Capital Planning & Campus Operations, Northern Arizona University

8:55am

One-on-One Meetings

10:30am

Doing More with Less – Finding Efficiencies During Tight Budget Years

John Heckmann, Associate Vice President Facilities Management and Campus Services, Northern Illinois University

11:20am

One-on-One Meetings

12:50pm

Luncheon

1:50pm

Dispelling the Facilities Arms Race Myth

Presentation by

John Roberson, CEO, Advent

2:45pm

One-on-One Meetings

3:50pm

Streamlining Renovation Projects to Remain On Time & Budget

Jeffrey Benjamin, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Services, University of Houston

4:45pm

One-on-One Meetings

6:30pm

Dinner Reception

7:45am

Breakfast

8:15am

Deferred Maintenance Plan – Getting to $0

Thomas Morrison, Vice President of Capital Planning & Facilities, Indiana University

9:10am

One-on-One Meetings

10:45am

Data Driven Efficiencies

Kathy Jones, Associate Vice President, Facilities Engineering & Planning Rice University

Terie McClintock, Director, Business Analytics, Rice University

11:25am

Strategic Facilities Visioning

David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability and Chief Facilities Officer, University of Colorado

12:15pm

Closing Luncheon

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Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN


The Campus Facilities Summit is an invitation-only meeting for senior executive facility leaders responsible for the planning, design, construction and operations of their school facilities. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations at the conference resort, meals, networking functions and participation in the full conference program. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship. Categories are limited to three companies.

To learn more about participating, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
    Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.

    The 2017 summit was very beneficial to me. It reminded me that we need to continue to value our facilities and staff who are responsible for these critical assets. The experience will make me look at some things differently. Executive Senior Associate AD

    University of Texas at Austin

    The overall experience was amazing. It far surpassed my expectations. Normally, it is hard to engage in genuine conversations with representatives that are open and truly interested in your product/company. The way the summit allowed true vendor/client integration is second to none. Whether it was keynote speaker sessions, socials, dinners, roundtables, we had exposure from the time we set foot in the hotel. In my 7+ years in my industry, I have never experienced a conference/show/summit like this one. Sales Executive

    Shield Lockers

    Great venue and very well organized. Thought folks were well cared for and things flowed well. I like the one-on-one with vendors. Associate AD

    Air Force Academy

    As a first time attendee, I knew I would enjoy the speakers and but really found the one on one meeting with vendors to as productive. The flow from program to vendor meeting was easy and allowed a break from each as the time at each was just right. Senior Associate AD

    Mississippi State University

    Great event this year. Quality meetings – pace was excellent, no one felt pressured. There were many open dialogues. CAFS is one of the best events I attend. North American Manager

    BOSE Professional