The Experience.

2020 Discussion Leaders Include:



University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Brightcore Energy

Brightcore Energy

University of Iowa

University of Iowa


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 with the Academic Mission

Innovations in P3 // Beyond Student Housing

Pandemic Planning & Response 

Bridging the Facilities Talent Gap

AI, IoT and the Future of Smart Buildings 

The Transition to All-Electric Buildings

Maximizing Your Spaces

Integrating New Pedagogies into Active Learning Classroom Design 

Fail-Safe Campus Safety and Security Measures 

Leveraging Big Data for Deferred Maintenance

Facilities Role in the International Micro-Campus Movement


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 Group 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.

Unforgettable 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


DTLA Food Tour

Join industry friends for a guided Downtown LA food tour which includes six unique stops showcasing the best of the growing, diverse DTLA food scene. Expert foodies have done extensive and delicious research to offer you the ultimate best-of food tour of DTLA. Participants will feel as if you’re exploring the city with a close friend who’s showing you all their favorite local hideaways.

WorkSpaces Icebreaker
Workspaces destination


Hollywood Sign Hike & Picnic

Enjoy a guided group hike to the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Observatory, then cap it off with a gourmet picnic lunch in the park. Take in breathtaking 360° views from high atop the hills of this sprawling urban paradise with an unforgettable panorama of the majestic downtown skyscrapers, the glitter of Hollywood and more before finishing off with an insider’s tour of the world-famous Griffith Observatory.


Caltech Campus Tour

Close out HEFF 2020 with a tour of Caltech, the world-renowned science and engineering institute with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California. Often ranked as one of the world’s top-ten universities, the architecturally rich campus combines historic architecture styles with modern styles.

WorkSpaces Icebreaker

Tentative Agenda

Below is the working schedule for HEFF 2020. 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."

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

June 14–16, 2020 | Pasadena, CA

Join Us in Los Angeles!

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.