Summer 2021

Our signature in-person event. HEFF seamlessly weaves content, strategic sourcing, and community together to create an intimate and immersive experience.


1. Essential Content

The amount of disruption impacting higher education means things move at break-neck speed. The issues you’re facing today require bold, creative solutions. We showcase the sharpest minds in the industry as well as bring inspiration from outside industries.


Speaker lineup and program will be announced Spring 2021.

Topics We’ve Recently Explored:


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


And Much More!

2. Strategic Sourcing

The unproductive days of aimlessly strolling an expo floor are over! In advance of the event, participants of HEFF are able to login to our private network and schedule face time with the service providers and supplier companies that interest them most.



3. Community

Effective event networking isn’t about how many business cards you can collect or dish out. It’s about walking away with a handful of people you genuinely want to reach out to afterward…people you wouldn’t normally have met before. Our mix of local excursions and unique get-togethers fuel the kind of connections that lead to lifelong friendships.

What our live events look like

Currently on hiatus…but will be back better and stronger in 2021!

‘’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

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Our Other Experiences

MasterMind series

Carefully Curated Virtual Roundtables for Candid Sharing of Ideas & Best Practices.


A Virtual Event for Higher Ed Facilities Leaders: Adapting to the New Normal 

Navigate the disruption underway. Together.


HEFF is a collaborative community for senior real estate and facilities leaders from the nation’s top colleges and universities.