Full Schedule

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Monday, Sept. 28, 2020

Time Function Location
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Badge Pickup McCormick Center

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration at McCormick Center McCormick Center
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 Celebration Hangar One 15220 N 78th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Transportation provided from/to PCC North Wing entrance from 6:00 to 10 p.m.
Buses depart the PCC promptly at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 6:00 pm Registration at McCormick Center McCormick Center
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
10:00 am – 11:30 am Official Welcome and Opening Keynote Address 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
Council 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.
Expo Floor
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. An unforgettable evening with old-school games and retro food in a funky retail and entertainment space.
TBD

 

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration at McCormick Center McCormick
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Speaker Ready Lounge Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, Room 224A, 2nd Level
8:00 am – 9:30 am Plenary Session Phoenix Convention Center North Wing, ​Street Level, North Ballroom
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 Council Pavilion

Phoenix Convention Center, Expo Halls 4-6

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

1:00 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 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

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

Time Function Location
7:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration at McCormick Center McCormick Center
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
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
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
THE After Party
A perfect end to your World Workplace experience, THE After Party features dancing, networking, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Snappy casual attire is preferred.
Renaissance Hotel, Skyline Terrace