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Monday, Oct. 14, 2019

Time Function Location
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Badge Pickup Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Lower Level, Hall 5 Lobby

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration at Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Lower Level, Hall 5 Lobby
7:00 am – 2:30 pm Doug Underwood/Utilities Council 2019 Golf Tournament Arizona Biltmore Golf Club, 2400 E Missouri Ave.
7:30 am – 12 pm Council and Community Meetings Phoenix Convention Center, Various Rooms
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Facility Tours Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Lower Level, Hall 5 Lobby (near registration)
1:00 pm – 4:15 pm Tuesday Deeper Dive Sessions Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Street Level
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Annual Meeting of House of Delegates
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.
Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Room North 124 AB, Street Level
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm IFMA Foundation Casino Royale Featuring Battle of the Bonds Ballroom, Level 3, Phoenix Convention Center West

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration at Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Lower Level, Hall 5 Lobby
7:30 am – 10:00 am Council and Community Meetings
IFMA’s 16 councils 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 meeting times and locations will be posted soon.
Phoenix Convention Center, Various Rooms
8:00 am – 9:00 am First-time Attendee Orientation (ticket required)
New to World Workplace? Unsure what to do or where to go? This interactive breakfast 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.
Phoenix Convention Center, West Wing, Room 301, 3rd Level
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Speaker Ready Lounge Phoenix Convention Center North  Wing, Room 224A, 2nd Level
9:30 am – 10:00 am Morning Coffee Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Street Level, North Ballroom Foyer
10:00 am – 11:30 am Official Welcome and Opening Keynote Address – Robyn Benincasa Phoenix Convention Center, Street Level, North Ballroom
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch in Expo Hall

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6

11:30 am – 5:00 pm Expo Grand Opening

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6

11:30 am – 5:00 pm Component Pavilion
IFMA councils and communities help connect members who practice facility management in similar industry sectors (airports, health care, museums, public sector, etc.) or who share an interest in an FM core competency (IT, real estate, etc.), regardless of location. Learn more about this highly targeted source of facility management education, information and interaction.
Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6 Booth #1835
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm Education Arenas
Continue your learning in the expo hall with sessions and product demonstrations from leading FM service providers. Get answers to big questions direct from companies in the business of solving your greatest facility issues. Session times and topics will be posted soon.
Expo Floor
4:45 pm Daily Expo Prize Card Drawing IFMA Central, Expo Floor
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Welcome Reception
The most-talked-about FM party of the year, the Welcome Reception will be held at the Duce, a repurposed Prohibition-style warehouse that’s been converted into a boxing ring, yoga studio, restaurant and jazz club. An unforgettable evening with old-school games and retro food in a funky retail and entertainment space.
The Duce

Transportation provided from/to PCC North Wing entrance from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
(name badge and pre-purchased ticket required; tickets will not be sold at the venue)

 

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration at Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Lower Level, Hall 5 Lobby
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Lounge Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Room 224A, 2nd Level
7:30 am – 8:00 am Morning Coffee Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, ​Street Level, North Ballroom Foyer
8:00 am – 9:30 am Plenary Session – Rex Miller and Mim Senft Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, ​Street Level, North Ballroom
9:30 am – 10:00 am Credentials Public Meeting

Phoenix Convention Center, Room 123

9:30 am – 10:30 am Expo Hall Continental Breakfast

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6

9:30 am – 1:30 pm Expo Open

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6

9:30 am – 1:30 pm Component Pavilion

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6 Booth #1835

10:15 am – 12:30 pm Education Arenas

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6

11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch in Expo Hall

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6

1:15 pm Daily Expo Prize Card Drawing IFMA Central, Expo Floor
1:​45 pm – ​2:45 pm Concurrent Educational Sessions 1.01 – 1.14 Phoenix Convention Center ​North Wing, Street Level
1:​45 pm – ​5:15 pm Workplace Evolutionaries (no CEU credit available) Phoenix Convention Center ​North Wing, Room 221AB, 2nd Level
1:45 pm – 5:15 pm Academic/Research Track Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Street Level
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Concurrent Educational Sessions 2.01 – 2.14 Phoenix Convention Center ​North Wing, Street Level
4:​15 pm – 5:15 pm Concurrent Educational Sessions 3.01 – 3.14 Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Street Level
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Student and Young Professional Reception
Connect with fellow students and young professionals from around the world.
​The Arrogant Butcher
2 E Jefferson St, #150, Phoenix, AZ

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration at Phoenix Convention Center Phoenix Convention Center, North Wing, Lower Level, Hall 5 Lobby
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Speaker’s Ready Lounge Phoenix Convention Center, ​North Wing, Room 224A, 2nd Level
8:00 am – 9:00 am Concurrent Educational Sessions 4.01 – 4.14 Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Street Level
8:​00 am – ​12:45 pm Workplace Evolutionaries (no CEU credit available) Phoenix Convention Center ​North Wing, Room 221AB, 2nd Level
9:15 am – 10:15 am Concurrent Educational Sessions 5.01 – 5.14 Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Street Level
10:15 am – 10:30 am Morning Break Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Street Level, Education Sessions Foyer
10:30 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Educational Sessions 6.01 – 6.14 Phoenix  Convention Center ​North Wing, Street Level
11:45 am – 12:45 pm Concurrent Educational Sessions 7.01 – 7.14 Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Street Level
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm IFMA’s Awards of Excellence Luncheon
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).
Phoenix Convention Center, ​Street Level, North Ballroom
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Closing Keynote Phoenix Convention Center, ​Street Level, North Ballroom
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm THE After Party
A perfect end to your World Workplace experience, THE After Party features dancing, networking, heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Snappy casual attire is preferred.
Renaissance Hotel, Skyline Terrace

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