Campus Facilities Summit 2020

October 27, 2020

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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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Scheduled times are all EDT


Virtual World Opens – Review Navigation Tools


Welcome & Opening Remarks




Building Resilience & Adaptability in Higher Ed FM

Nicole Weygandt, PhD, Head of Strategic Development, Spacewell




Finding Opportunities During Campus Shutdown

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


Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase


Breakout Roundtables




Digital Transformation and Technology Trends in FM: Enhancing Condition Assessment and Decision Support, from BIM to AR, and Beyond

Steve Warshaw, CEO, Intellis


Breakout Roundtables


Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase




Space Utilization on Campus

Valerie Barret, Space Manager, Northern Arizona University

Karl Calvo, AVP Facilities Group, University of Rhode Island

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


Breakout Roundtables


Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase




Post COVID Cleaning – The New Norm for Universities

Anthony Hipple, CEO, Olympus Building Services

Travis Lambert, Vice President, Operations, Olympus Building Services


Breakout Roundtables


Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

Hutton Hotel
1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN

1 user/pass
Facility Directors/Managers Complimentary*
Solution Providers $349

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are employees of colleges/universities within the following areas qualify for a complimentary pass: Facilities Management, Maintenance, Buildings Support, Construction, Campus Planning/Services, Operations, Event Management. Practitioners and executives representing solution provider organizations must register as a sponsor attendee.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Campus Facilities Summit is currently seeking solution providers to present case studies and share cutting edge solutions. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership opportunities by contacting

Opening Keynote

Presented by

Ellis Wyms, Super Bowl Champion & Former Defensive Lineman for the NFL

  • 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.

How much does it cost to attend?
Virtual Campus Facilities Summit is complimentary for spec writers and architects.


How do I register for the Summit?
Contact to participate in the Summit.


Where is it located?
This is an online conference, which means that it can be accessed anywhere in the world through a desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet.
Audio and presentation viewing is accessed through an internet connection. Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox or Safari.


How do I join the online Summit?
The online Summit login links will be emailed to you prior to the event.


How do I access my meetings?
Each meeting will have separate web enabled access that will be emailed to you in advance of the summit.
Access links will also be available in the virtual one-on-one meeting rooms.


How do I obtain credits for presentations?
Attendance is tracked for all live presentations. Opal Group will submit attendance records to AIA. On-Demand presentations are subjected to self-reporting. Certificates will also be available upon request.


Can I access the slides post-event?
All presentations will be available after the conference via the on-demand recording link.

    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