Edu-Tech Facilities 2024

AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Austin, TX
October 20, 2024 - October 22, 2024

150 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.

The Summit Experience

See what other conferences we have in store for you.

Current as of January 18, 2023

1:00 pm


2:00 pm

Tour – Palm Springs Unified School District

5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm

Opening Session

Presented by

Mike Swize, PhD, Superintendent, Palm Springs Unified School District

7:30 pm

Dinner Reception

7:15 am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up

8:00 am

Opening Session

Presented by

Joe Way, PhD, CTS, Director, Learning Environments, Information Technology Services, University of Southern California

9:05 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

9:40 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:20 am

Design Standardization – A Valuable Tool for Owners and End Users

Presented by

Holly Jordan, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, North American Director of Specifications, Perkins&Will

10:50 am

Progressive Design Build

Presented by

Morris Aldridge, Executive Director of Planning & Construction, Tacoma Public Schools

Rachael Pease, Vendor Diversity & Development Director, BNBuilders

11:35 am


12:15 pm


12:50 pm


1:50 pm

Presented by IncidentIQ

2:25 pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

3:05 pm

Roundtables & Refreshments

3:45 pm

Facilities Future Fit

Presented by

Clarence Carson, President, CCRS Group

4:15 pm

Leaving Your Legacy: A 50 Year Capital Replacement Plan

Terry Davis, Chief Operations Officer, Littleton Public Schools

Diane Leiker, Chief Communication Officer, Littleton Public Schools

Jonathan Levesque, Chief Financial Officer, Littleton Public Schools

5:05 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm

Networking Dinner

8:00 am


8:30 am

Creating the Mousetrap: Knocking Down Barriers to Commercial Construction

Presented by

Mac Beaton, Director, Workforce & Career, Henrico County Public Schools

Beverly Cocke, Workforce & Career Development Specialist, Henrico County Public Schools

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

9:05 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

9:45 am

Roundtables & Refreshments

10:25 am

Data to Drive Operational Performance and Decision Making

Presented by

Joe Coburn, Chief of Operations, Fort Worth Independent School District

Alishia Jolivette, Executive Officer - Facilities, Maintenance, & Operations, Houston Independent School District

Andreas Peeples, Executive Officer - Construction Services, Houston Independent School District

11:15 am

Closing Lunch

AT&T Hotel & Conference Center
1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center is on The University of Texas at Austin’s campus and minutes from the center of Downtown Austin. AT&T Hotel & Conference Center is located in a culturally rich and innovative neighborhood, near many restaurants and museums. We are proud to offer luxury accommodations in a sustainable setting. Everything from the concrete in our walls to the soap in our dispensers was reviewed and evaluated based on its environmental impact.

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.

  • 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 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