Conference Agenda

Main Conference Schedule

Please note that all World Workplace activities will be held at Music City Center (201
Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, TN 37203) unless otherwise stated.

Day 4: Tuesday, September 27

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The FM profession is dynamic, constantly evolving as innovations are introduced to the industry. Explore FM is bringing together IFMA’s industry partners, councils and communities to share insights and growth opportunities you can apply to your facility management career.

The House of Delegates provides a forum for IFMA representatives to interact with the association’s global board of directors and staff regarding strategic initiatives. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for involved leaders to hear from staff, officers and fellow delegates.

IFMA Foundation Charity Event: Walk the Line

Join us and enjoy drinks and savory appetizers while celebrating the important work of the IFMA Foundation under the stars of Nashville in the majestic Country Music Hall of Fame. Stand up close to history and get a glimpse behind the scenes at the music and artists that sustained you this past year, and before, and beyond. Visiting the hall of fame, you’ll find the moments that made country history. Witness the group competition and learn how to line dance. Purchase items from our silent auction. Your participation will make FM a career of choice.


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Day 1: Wednesday, September 28

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IFMA’s councils and communities meet the industry-specific networking and information needs of their members. Truly global in nature, councils connect colleagues worldwide for knowledge and best-practice sharing. Council and community meeting times and locations will be posted soon.


Component Time  Room

Airports Facilities Council

7:30 am - 12 noon

Bass Room



Component Time  Room

Academic Facilities Council meeting

8 am - 9:30am

208 B

Corporate Facilities Council meeting

8:30 am - 10 am

202 A

Business Community meeting

8 am - 9:30 am

207 CD

Military Community meeting

8 am - 10 am

205 C

Public Sector Council meeting

8 am - 10 am


Operations & Maintenance, Health & Safety Community meeting

8 am - 9 am

208 A

WE Mosh Pit

8 am - 10 am

207 AB



New to World Workplace? Unsure what to do or where to go? This engaging networking opportunity is a great ice-breaker. Meet other professionals, develop new friendships and get the inside scoop on what to do and see from day one.

Grab a meal and connect with other FM professionals during lunch in the expo hall.

Immediately following Phill Nosworthy's keynote session, make your way to the Expo Grand Opening and explore the Expo Hall where you'll find 300+ exhibitors featuring innovative technologies, products and services to help meet your strategic objectives.

Continue your learning in the expo hall with sessions and product demonstrations from leading FM service providers. Get answers to big questions directly from companies in the business of solving your greatest facility issues. Session times and topics will be posted soon.

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Connect with other aspiring students and young professionals in the FM community.

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In perfect harmony – Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar and Luke’s 32 Bridge in the heart of Broadway host a Hoppin’ Honky Tonk party with live music, food and drink. This official must-attend welcome reception will offer four levels, over six bars and a rooftop patio for networking and mingling with fellow attendees. Get into groove with Nashville vibes and wear your best pair of boots and Nashville-style outfit for a chance to win prizes!

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Day 2: Thursday, September 29

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Watch a State of the Credentials presentation and offer your feedback and questions about IFMA credentials. Open to all guests.

Music City Center, Level 2, Room 203

Grab some breakfast and coffee while building your professional network in the expo hall.

From educational sessions and product demonstration to one-on-one discussions with the leaders in FM solutions, the expo is where you’ll find the best products and services for your facility needs. Learn how to use the latest FM tools and tech. Get answers to big questions for your facilities.

Visit each of the 5 Cash Drop sponsor booths to collect a button. IFMA reps will be roaming the expo on Thursday and will periodically and randomly select people visibly wearing all 5 buttons to drop some cash on!

Continue your learning in the expo hall with sessions and product demonstrations from leading FM service providers. Get answers to big questions directly from companies in the business of solving your greatest facility issue

Refuel and take a lunch break while connecting with World Workplace attendees and other FM professionals in the industry.

Win some amazing prizes! Make your way to IFMA Central to hear the winners announced for the Expo Scavenger Hunt.

Join IFMA Greater Toronto & South Central Ontario Chapter at the largest Canadian Social. RSVP at

AJ's Good Time Bar
421 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Invitation Required

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Day 3: Friday, September 30

This celebratory event honors achievements of IFMA chapters, councils and individuals. Lunch will be served, then the award show begins, followed by the closing keynote speaker. Doors will open to attendees at 12:45 p.m.; we encourage you to arrive early to find a seat (general admission).

  • Chief of Public Buildings

    “World Workplace is a must for facility management professionals at all levels and for those aspiring to work in the field. The education sessions are outstanding, well organized and relevant to the FM industry.”

  • Facilities Supervisor

    Come learn from the best in the Facility Management industry! Have fun and network with other Facility Management professionals.

  • Director of Facilities

    World Workplace has been an integral part of my professional development. It's a venue to make new friends from around the globe.

  • Indoor Air Quality Consultant

    There's no substitute for getting together in-person and talking shop with FMs over dinner and a drink. You never know where the next solution will come from, or who you will meet!

  • Global Facility Manager

    A venue for solutions to the new and emerging challenges through collaboration and partnering with other FM professionals and suppliers. This has been a key to my success…for the past 25 years.

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