Edu-Tech Facilities 2019

Sheraton Grand Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
February 24, 2019 - February 26, 2019

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Edu-Tech Facilities focuses on delivering real world insights, experiences and ideas that are proven to work. Thought-provoking presentations, panels and roundtables help propel your district’s agenda, inspire action and drive results that support facility & operational enhancements. We know there is no “one size fits all” answer when it comes to school districts, but rather having organic and genuine conversations around the approaches and strategies to challenges yields positive results.

Edu-Tech Facilities is an invitation-only Summit designed for Chiefs and Directors of Facilities and Operations from K-12 school districts. It provides a forum to collaborate, strategize and discover innovative solutions for the challenges faced by your districts. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas. Explore what true collaboration really is about.

Current as of February 22, 2019

2:00pm

Registration

3:00pm

Explore Phoenix – On Your Own

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

The Voices of Today’s Classrooms

 

Moderator

Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink

Panelists

Administration, Teachers and Students from Boulder Creek High School Phoenix Coding Academy

7:30pm

Dinner Reception

7:15am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

8:00am

Strategies to Developing a Master Plan

 

Flip Herndon, Interim Superintendent, Tukwila School District

Reggie MacNeil, Executive Director for Capital Planning, Charleston County School District

8:50am

Roundtables

10:25am

Leadership is a Verb

Bob Cervi, Executive Director of Facilities, Austin Independent School District

11:15am

Roundtables

12:45pm

Luncheon

1:45pm

Using Visual Metrics and Data to Drive Operational Performance and Decision Making

 

Michael Raisor, Chief Operations Officer, Jefferson County Public Schools

2:25pm

Everything You Do Matters – Lessons Learned from a Fleeting Act of School Violence

Dr. Curtis R. Case, Director of Digital Learning, Millard Public Schools

3:05pm

Roundtables

3:55pm

Maximizing High School Opportunities for Career Training and Industry Certifications

 

Mac Beaton, Director, Career & Technical Education, Henrico County Public Schools

Susan Moore, Director, Construction & Maintenance, Henrico County Public Schools

4:45pm

Roundtables

6:30pm

Dinner

7:30am

Breakfast

8:00am

The Future of Facility Planning – Academy for Early Learners

Jeff Brodgen, Associate Superintendent of Facilities, Mansfield Independent School District

Kimberly Cantu, Deputy Superintendent, Mansfield Independent School District

8:50am

Roundtables

10:25am

Cooperative Management of Athletic Facilities

 

Steve Alves, Director of Maintenance & Facilities, Del Valle Independent School District

Tawni Angel, Athletic Director, Del Valle Independent School District

11:15am

Ethical Leadership in School Administration

 

John Shea, CEO, Division of School Facilities, New York City Department of Education

12:00pm

Closing Lunch

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Sheraton Grand Phoenix
Sheraton Grand Phoenix, 340 North 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ 85004


Edu-Tech Facilities is an invitation-only Summit for the heads of facilities, construction and operations from the largest school districts in the country. Registrations are complimentary via scholarships for school district administrators and include 2 nights of accommodations, meals, networking functions and access to all conference sessions. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship with a limit of two companies per category.

We welcome school district administrators and solution providers to be involved. To learn more about participating as, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Funding
  • Energy Management
  • Operational Excellence
  • Visitor Management
  • Reducing Maintenance Costs
  • Lighting Controls
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Designing & Negotiating Procurement Contracts
  • Facilities’ Repairs, Estimating & Budgeting
  • Technology Integration & Long Range Planning
  • 21st Century Learning Environments
  • Security Enhancements
  • Coordination of Educational Needs & Delivery of Facilities
  • Funding for Capital Improvements without Bonds
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Facility Building Envelope Improvements
  • Using Data to Create a Smart District
  • Privacy & Compliance of School Bathrooms
  • Enabling Virtualization Across the Design Process
  • Roundtable Collaboration Meetings
    Edu-Tech Facilities is designed to change the way school districts discover solutions. We provide the ability to learn about cutting-edge solutions with proven results used by other districts across the country. The relaxed atmosphere provides the opportunity to have open and candid conversations with senior executives to discuss industry trends and challenges. Prior to the meeting, attendees will make selections of the roundtable topics they choose to participate in based on their districts’ priorities and needs. The senior executives within the solution organizations moderate scheduled roundtables creating the opportunity for districts to share their challenges with those at the table and walk away with actionable information.

  • Exceptional Networking Opportunities
    We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues that are engaging and informative. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Opportunities are endless in Phoenix with a wide variety of nearby activities to continue your networking and build strong personal relationships with current and future partners. We’ll provide a list of our recommendations for pre and post conference activities a few weeks prior to the Summit.

Attendee Breakdown

      It was a great conference. The roundtable breakout sessions were very informative. Chief Operations Officer

      Johnston County Schools (NC)

      Event was very intimate, which allowed for more substantive discussions and developing better relationships than at a big conference. CEO, Division of School Facilities

      New York City Department of Education (NY)

      My over all experience was great. Enjoyed, the small group settings and one-on-one topics. Director of Purchasing & Facilities

      Pomona Unified School District (CA)

      First time attending Edu-Tech Facilities. Great concept of alternative scheduled sessions with roundtable discussions which enable intimate interactions. Director

      Broward County Public Schools

      The experience was very good - sharing with peers and discovering trends and insights from across the country. Chief Operations Officer

      Putnam City Schools

      I was impressed by the wealth of information gained from this event. The networking and subject matter was incredible. Executive Director - Operations

      Clayton County Public Schools