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Time away from the ordinary to experience the extraordinary.

World Workplace programming is driven by our needs and interests. Need some “me” time? Want to talk shop with other FMs? Crave a fresh perspective on managing facilities? Keen on supporting the next generation of FMs? Complement professional development with personal enrichment at these special conference events.

Click the links below to find out more information about the features offered at World Workplace:

Attendee Service Center

As a registered attendee, you have online access to your registration confirmation and invoice; session hand-outs and slides; session evaluations; and an attendee roster. You may also log your CEUs, create a customized conference schedule and make appointments with exhibitors. Learn more »

IFMA Foundation On-site Events

The IFMA Foundation and its supporters view academics and research as critical strategies in enhancing the FM profession. Through your participation in Foundation activities at World Workplace, you make a significant contribution to programs that promote higher FM education, provide scholarships to FM students and support research critical to the FM profession. See all IFMA Foundation On-site Events »

Tuesday, Oct. 6

2015 Doug Underwood/Utilities Council of IFMA Golf Tournament

Oct. 6, 7:00 am - 2:30 pm

Tournament golfers and event sponsors make it possible for IFMA’s Utilities Council to fund FM student scholarships and cover World Workplace expenses for the scholarship recipients. Enjoy friendly competition and bonding on the greens as you support the future of FM. Learn more »

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Bandimere Speedway: Workplace as Fuel for Innovation
Workplace Evolutionaries (WE)

Oct. 6, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community for an innovative and high-octane learning event. Team up with inspiring global thinkers and doers during this full day workshop at the historic “Thunder Mountain” to explore the parallels between drag racing, team collaboration and innovation. Learn more »

Deeper Dive Session: High Heels and Hard Hats

Oct. 6, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A panel of ​FM experts from around the world will address topics facing women in FM from a global perspective.  Learn more »

Facility Tours

Oct. 6, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

See FM innovation in action. Front- and back-of-house tours are guided by facility staff who will provide insight into project initiatives, sustainable/energy-efficient features, building upgrades, strategic space planning, advanced technologies and daily operations. Learn more »

IFMA Foundation Celebration

Oct. 6, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Foundation supports FM higher education, students studying FM and related fields, and research critical to the profession. Support the good works of the Foundation with good food, good friends and great time at their largest fundraiser of the year. Learn more »

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Wednesday, Oct. 7

Wellness Class

Oct. 7, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

We’re doing it in our workplaces, so let’s do it here! A certified fitness instructor will lead an energizing wellness class Wednesday morning. All attendees and exhibitors are welcome, but you must register through the Attendee Service Center to participate. For questions please contact

First-time Attendee Orientation

Oct. 7, 8:00 am - 9:00 am

New to World Workplace? Unsure what to do or where to go? Need help breaking the ice with other attendees? Join us for an informative and interactive breakfast orientation on Wednesday morning — we’ll get you started on the right path.

Opening & Closing Keynote Speakers

Oct. 7, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oct. 9, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Over the past 30 years, World Workplace attendees have been enlightened and entertained by prominent figures in business, politics, sustainability and innovation, including best-selling authors, entrepreneurs, senators, television personalities and pop stars. Find out who’s lighting up this year’s keynote stage »

The Expo

Oct. 7, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oct. 8, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Relieve project hiccups and facility headaches with the best workplace-related products and services on the market. Get to know the products; get to know the vendors. Hundreds of exhibitors are ready with information and demonstrations. Learn more »

Students & Young Professionals Reception

Oct. 7, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

As the next generation of FM and IFMA leaders, you should get to know each other and begin collaborating to innovate for your future. Enjoy lite bites and drinks as you connect with fellow students and young professionals from all over the world.

Credentials Reception

Oct. 7, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

You worked hard to earn a professional credential — you deserve special recognition for your accomplishment. Those achieving their CFM, FMP or SFP this year will receive an invitation to this exclusive appreciation and networking event.

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Johnson Controls

Welcome Reception

Oct. 7, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Whoop it up with old buddies and new pals at Denver’s Grizzly Rose, one of the world’s last great honky-tonks and one of America’s Top 10 Coolest Nightclubs (Men’s Health Magazine). Tap into your inner Urban Cowboy and get ready for a line-dancin’, two-steppin’, bull-ridin’, beer-swillin’ good time. ​Western wear attire is highly encouraged!

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Thursday, Oct. 8


Oct. 8, 7:30 am - 11:30 am; 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct. 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

You have the skills employers are searching for — they just need to find you. Meet directly with employers seeking qualified FMs and related workplace professionals at IFMA’s Career Fair. Have your resume ready; you could land a new job during your stay in Denver.
Unfortunately, the IFMA Career Fair has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Friday, Oct. 9

Awards of Excellence Luncheon & Banquet

Oct. 9, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Honoring chapters, councils and individuals for their achievements as authors, leaders, distinguished members, sustainability innovators and beneficial resources for the community, each award presentation features music, speakers, fine dining, revelry and creative collaboration among audience members.

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