Midwest Facility Masters Conference

Attendee Schedule


Sunday, November 3, 2019
7-10 PM
Early Registration (Outside Double Cut)
8-10 PM
Welcome Reception in the Kalahari's Double Cut Restaurant
Monday, November 4, 2019
7 AM - 5:30 PM
Registration (New Convention Area)
7-8:50 AM
7:50-8:50 AM
Conference Keynote: Complaint Free Schools - Will Bowen
9:00-9:50 AM

Concurrent Sessions
  • How to Recruit & Retain Employees
  • Constructing for Energy Efficiency & Improved Building Envelope Design
  • Energy Purchasing 101: How to Minimize Risk & Maximize Savings for Your District
  • Tennis Courts and Athletic Tracks: Problems and Solutions
  • Using FCA's and Data to Improve Business & Operations
  • Energy Savings & Comfort: You Can Have Both!
  • Lessons Learned the Hard Way Regarding Building Maintenance
  • 20 Areas of Safety Concern & Responsibilities (Facilities Certification Core Module 3)
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
10:00-10:50 AM
Concurrent Sessions
  • Quit Wasting Money on Utilities: Telling Your Energy Story and Gaining Buy-In
  • Public Speaking Do's and Don'ts
  • Student Performance & Light: Update on La Crosse WI Case Study
  • Storm Shelter Requirements
  • Outdoor Learning: Play Space That Meets ADA & Operations Requirements
  • How to Prevent Common HVAC Problems in K-12 Additions and Renovations
  • Networking, Next Job, Mentor, Friend, Professional Development for the Rest of Your Life
  • Employee Health & Safety (Facilities Certification Core Module 3)
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
10:50 AM - 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open
10:50AM - 12:10 PM
Dedicated Exhibit Time
12:10-1:10 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors
1:10-2:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
  • Boiler Room to Board Room: Showing Your Work Matters
  • Leading in Smaller Districts
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Healthy Indoor Air with Lower Energy Costs - Using Bipolar Ionization
  • Community Usage of Facilities: What to Consider When Setting Your Community Strategy
  • How Much is Too Much? Understanding When To Do It Yourself & When To Call For Help
  • Capital Improvements: On Time While Maintaining Your Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (Facilities Certification Core Module 3)
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
  • Visit the Exhibit Hall
2:20-3:10 PM
Concurrent Sessions
  • The State of Education Operations: How "Healthy" is Your School?
  • Empowering Employees to Be Leaders & Build Trust
  • School System HVAC Maintenance Basics
  • Utilizing Your Health and Safety Partner
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Accessibility - Exterior
  • Crucial Conversations: From the Boiler Room to the Board Room
  • Asbestos (Facilities Certification Core Module 3)
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
  • Visit the Exhibit Hall
3:30-4:20 PM Concurrent Sessions
  • Buildings & Grounds Round Table
  • Handling Vendor Requests
  • How Do I Select the Right LED Lighting Solution?
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • Save Your Back
  • Accessibility - Toilets
  • HVAC Considerations: New & Replacement Construction
  • Life Safety & Building Codes (Facilities Certification Core Module 3)
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
  • Visit the Exhibit Hall
4:20-5:30 PM
Networking Social in the Exhibit Hall
8-11 PM
Midwest Facility Masters Tailgate & Networking Event
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
7 AM - 12 PM
7:15-9:15 AM Full Breakfast
7:45-9:15 AM
Keynote: Joe Ledvina
9:25-10:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions
  • The New PM: Predictive Maintenance's Role in Education Operations
  • Understanding & Managing Your Emotional Triggers in the Workplace
  • Using Data from Your Existing Building Systems to Gain Actionable Insights for Improving IAQ, Occupant Comfort and Energy Performance
  • Hostile Intruder Response: What Are the Best Ways to Address the Threat from an Armed Intruder?
  • Sustainable Turf Care
  • Expelled: Kicking Pests Out While Protecting Students
  • My                  is Leaking? Now What?
  • Integrated Pest Management (Facilities Certification Core Module 3)
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
10:25-11:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions
  • Hierarchy and How Many Hats Do You Wear?
  • The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance
  • Emergency Response - Off-Site Reunification
  • Natural Gas Fundamentals and Navigating the Purchasing Options
  • What's New At The Dude
  • Case Study: Stop Classroom Illnesses & Improve Equipment Function
  • Best Practices for Building Envelopes.... Roofs and Walls OH MY!
  • Maximizing the Efficiency of Your Condensing Boiler
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions
  • How Many Languages Do You Speak?
  • Top 10 Tips to Help You Hit the Ground Running on Your Building Project
  • So You Want to Be a Facilities Manager (Facilities Certification Intro Session)
  • Athletic Equipment Safety & Maintenance
  • Proactive and Reactive - Being One and Not the Other is Not Optional
  • Pavement Design & Maintenance: How to Stretch Your Budget
  • Investing in Flooring and Maintenance
  • Dude Solutions Learning Lab
12:15 PM
Grab N' Go Lunch