Edu-Tech Facilities 2022

Austin Marriott Downtown, Austin, TX
February 27, 2022 - March 1, 2022

86 days left

The Edu-Tech Facilities Summit focuses on delivering real-world insights, first-hand experiences and practical ideas that have been tried by other districts. Every district has an agenda that gets tweaked and adjusted each school year; and we are providing thought-provoking presentations, panels and roundtables to 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 that provides a forum to collaborate, strategize and discover innovative solutions for the challenges faced by your districts. We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experience focused on continuous improvement for Chiefs & Directors of Facilities & Operations. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas and get help from your colleagues from other districts. Explore what true collaboration really is about.

Current as of July 14, 2021

3:00pm

Registration

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30pm

Opening Session

Fireside Chat

Presented by

Berj Akian, CEO, ClassLink

Dr. JoAnn Fey, Superintendent, Midlothian Independent School District

7:30pm

Dinner Reception

7:15am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

8:00am

Enhancing 20th Century Design with 21st Century Security

Presented by

Brent Cooke, Technical Services Manager, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Colon Moore, Director of Construction & Planning, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

8:50am

Roundtables

10:20am

Cost Effective Ways of Designing a Safer Campus

Presented by

Eli Harris, President, RZero

11:50am

Roundtables

12:30pm

Luncheon

1:30pm

Navigating Digital Transformation in FM’s Post-Covid World: Enhancing Condition Assessment and Decision Support, from BIM to AR, and Beyond

Presented by

Steve Warshaw, CEO, Intellis

2:20pm

Preparing Space Planning for Future

Presented by

Michael Fowler, Assistant Superintendent, Support Services, Higley Unified School District

3:15pm

Roundtables

4:00pm

Pandemic and Passing a Bond

Presented by

Brady Woolsey, Executive Director of Operations, Wichita Falls Independent School District

4:45pm

Roundtables

6:30pm

Dinner

7:30am

Breakfast

8:00am

Welcome to Paradise: An All-Inclusive Tour of Facility Management

Presented by

Grace Vote, Senior Account Manager Facilitron

Trent Allen, Chief Marketing Officer Facilitron

8:50am

Roundtables

10:20am

Equitable Spaces for Learning

Presented by

Flip Herndon, Superintendent, Tukwila School District

11:10am

The Happy Secret to Building Buy-In

Presented by

Becca Silver, CEO, The Whole Educator

12:00pm

Closing Lunch

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Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701


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, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • Preparing Educational Facilities for Learning
  • How Our Approach to Covid has Reshaped Classrooms
  • High Performance Building Criteria
  • Progressive Design Build
  • Securing a Bond Program
  • Design Pitfalls and the Impact on Student Performance & Teacher Wellness
  • Effective Collaboration Tactics for Complex Projects
  • And more to be announced!
  • 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

      The format of blending speaker presentations, roundtables and dinner sessions offers ample opportunity for effective networking and learning within the span of the attendees experience level. Executive Director, Facilities and Building Services

      Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

      Overall experience was great. The planning and logistics were seamless thanks to the Opal staff. There were several targeted sessions for professional development that were very intentional. This is why I come. Chief Operations Officer

      Waukegan School District

      Loved the conference! Opal Group did a wonderful job of intertwining school leaders from both large and small school systems to share best practices on how to best support instruction. Director of Facilities/Purchasing

      Independence School District

      Innovation is a pillar of our school districts mission statement. Edu-Tech continues to provide these types of opportunities. Chief Operations Officer

      Putnam City Schools

      The organization, relevance and pace of this conference is conducive to my learning style. The presentations were awesome and the roundtables provide a much better opportunity to network with vendors. Assistant Superintendent

      Douglas County Schools