The Experience.

2019 Discussion Leaders Include:

High Point University

High Point University

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University

University of Miami

University of Miami

Advent

Advent

University of Iowa

University of Iowa

VCU

VCU

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

THOUGHT PROVOKING & ACTIONABLE CONTENT

The topics and themes explored at the Higher Ed Facilities Forum are determined through in-depth research with our national network of university leaders. In the months leading up to the forum, this program will be reassessed to ensure that the focus reflects the priorities of all registered participants.

ALIGNING FACILITIES STRATEGY WITH UNIVERSITY GOALS

SPACE MANAGEMENT: EFFICIENCY & COST REDUCTION

IMAGINING THE FUTURE CLASSROOM

INNOVATIONS IN DEEP ENERGY EFFICIENCY

IOT SOLUTIONS FOR SMART BUILDINGS

CAMPUS SECURITY: PROACTIVE & PREVENTATIVE SAFETY MEASURES

CULTIVATING FACILITIES LEADERSHIP: THE NEXT GENERATION

CREATIVE APPROACHES TO DEFERRED MAINTENANCE

21ST CENTURY CAMPUS HOUSING

FACILITATING SUCCESSFUL P3 PROJECT DELIVERY

LESSONS IN NATURAL DISASTER RESPONSE

…AND MUCH MORE!

Much More Than Presentations

ONE-ON-ONE STRATEGY MEETINGS

The unproductive days of aimlessly strolling an expo floor are over! In advance of the event, participants of the Higher Ed Facilities Forum are able to login to our private portal and schedule facetime with the service providers and supplier companies that interest them most.

INTIMATE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

In addition to thought-provoking presentations, our forum also provides structured opportunities for casual discussions amongst peers. With a delegation of administrators from the nation’s leading higher education institutions, we realize the potential for these organic conversations.

LASTING NETWORKING

Outside of the educational offerings, we know that a prime reason people attend conferences is to network. Which is why we carefully consider the social activities that take place at our retreat. HEFF provides numerous opportunities to establish meaningful relationships!

Networking Activities

Catamaran Sailing

Leave your work and worries at the shore for an afternoon and come sail with us aboard The Caribbean Spirit! At 78 feet long, it’s the largest, fastest and most comfortable passenger catamaran in North America. Soak up the sun and connect with others in the most relaxed setting possible, while crew members serve cold drinks and hoist the sails for a trip to tranquility.

Dinner Cruise

A magical evening… cruising on the Intracoastal waterway with industry friends! This networking dinner cruise will take place on The Grand Floridian, one of the largest and most elegant yachts in South Florida. A memorable evening taking in the views while solidifying connections made earlier in the day.

Networking Activities

Catamaran Sailing

Leave your work and worries at the shore for an afternoon and come sail with us aboard The Caribbean Spirit! At 78 feet long, it’s the largest, fastest and most comfortable passenger catamaran in North America. Soak up the sun and connect with others in the most relaxed setting possible, while crew members serve cold drinks and hoist the sails for a trip to tranquility.

Dinner Cruise

A magical evening… cruising on the Intracoastal waterway with industry friends! This networking dinner cruise will take place on The Grand Floridian, one of the largest and most elegant yachts in South Florida. A memorable evening taking in the views while solidifying connections made earlier in the day.

"I had the opportunity to talk to new colleagues and to those that I knew from my previous attendance at the forum. There are differences in the funding models between the UK and US, but there are also a significant number of challenges that bind us together. Hopefully, we can continue to learn from each other."

Paul Goffin
Director of Estates
Oxford University

Tentative Agenda

Below is the working schedule for HEFF ’19. A complete agenda will be available closer to the event.

"It was my first HEFF conference and I thought it was great! The size felt intimate enough to meet others and learn about their story and successes or challenges."

Dave Taeyaerts
Associate Vice Chancellor, Learning Environments & Campus Architect
University of Illinois at Chicago

April 7-9, 2019 | Hollywood, FL

Join Us in Florida!

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.