Where Collaboration Inspires Innovation.

The Higher Ed Facilities Forum is an invite-only gathering for facilities leaders at the nation’s top colleges and universities.

June 14-16, 2020 | Pasadena, CA


Meaningful Content

The Higher Ed Facilities Forum combines a balance of thought-provoking presentations and peer-to-peer discussion groups on the most relevant issues and challenges for facilities leaders at the nation’s leading colleges and universities.


The days of strolling a trade show floor are over! We curate a diverse group of leading suppliers so you can schedule one-on-one meetings with only the ones that match your campus facilities needs.


We understand that the ability to network is a chief reason people attend conferences. Thus, we carefully select the social activities that take place at our retreat. A DTLA Food Tour and a Hollywood hike are just a few of the highlights we have planned.

Experience it Yourself

Check out highlights from the 2019 Higher Ed Facilities Forum!

2020 Discussion Leaders Include:



University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Brightcore Energy

Brightcore Energy

University of Iowa

University of Iowa

The Changing Facilities Landscape:

A Year In Review

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Pasadena – Los Angeles, CA
The 2020 Higher Ed Facilities Forum will be hosted at The Langham Huntington in charming Pasadena, just minutes from Downtown Los Angeles. Elegantly furnished rooms, each designed to reflect the grace and beauty of classic Southern California. All with expansive views of the surrounding landscape and nearby mountains.

From the blog

  • The Risk of Putting off Investment into Facilities Leadership

    I was on a plane the other day listening to the familiar words of the flight attendant, reminding us all that “in the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you.” And a few sentences later, “If you are traveling with a child or…

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    Transitioning from Design and Construction to Facilities Operations

    When it comes to transitioning capital projects from design and construction to facilities operations, a number of challenges can contribute to a shaky handoff.  The key to a smooth transition? According to Patrick Burke, AVP of Capital Project Management at the Columbia University Medical Center, it’s essential to integrate the…

    HERO Ebook

    Free eBook: The Changing Facilities Landscape - 2019 Year in Review

    The 2019 Higher Ed Facilities Forum brought together over 100 heads of facilities from the nation's top universities with the industry’s leading suppliers in Hollywood, FL for three days of knowledge exchange and quality networking. HEFF ‘19 strayed from the stale format of traditional conferences, instead featuring a mix of…

"This is the only national conference that I attend. You pick great locations, but that is not why I come. The content and delivery would get me to go to any site."

Assistant Vice President of Operations 

June 14–16, 2020 | Pasadena, CA

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HEFF is an invite-only gathering. Invited participants are senior facilities management, capital project and physical plant administrators from the nation’s leading colleges and universities.