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The 2022-2023 Facility Management Conference Roundup By Industry

September 7, 2022

In-person facility management tradeshows are back! Facilities management conferences and expos are a way stay on top of the latest developments, trends, and products in the building management industry. They’re a must for gaining knowledge from industry thought leaders to propel your organization into the future.

Here is the most comprehensive round-up of the top facility management conferences to attend in 2022 and 2023. No matter your industry or budget, you’re sure to find something valuable here.

Facility Management Conference Industry Categories

All conferences are organized by industry. Click any of the following links to skip straight to the section you’re looking for.

Facility Management Conferences in 2022 & 2023

Facilities Management Trade Shows & Expos for Everyone

The Facilities Maintenance Expo is a regional trade show featuring products and services used in the operations and maintenance of buildings, plants, and other facilities. Show visitors typically include plant engineers, maintenance supervisors, building owner/managers, contractors, subcontractors, plant managers, and facility managers.

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  • National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Remix
    • Category: All industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date:
      November 2-3, 2022
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      Respected leaders in facilities management spearhead a vigorous conference agenda on topics including preventive and deferred maintenance, capital planning, indoor air quality, net zero, and so much more.
  • Plant and Facilities Maintenance Association Expo
    • Category: All industries
      Type: In-person
      Date: Mar 15-16, 2023
      Location: Milwaukee, WI
      The largest industrial trade show in Wisconsin with thousands of attendees. Meet face to face with industry experts who will offer new technology and solutions for making your plants and facilities operate at peak capacity and optimum efficiency.
  • Central Valley Facilities Expo
    • Category: All industries
      Type: In-person
      Date: March 15-16, 2023
      Location: Modesto, CA
      Central Valley Facilities Expo provides valuable learning and networking opportunities in a unique format serving the central California region. Bringing together the facilities engineering, MRO, and green building communities, it attracts a diverse audience of facilities managers, maintenance managers, and energy managers from a wide variety of industries, including food processing, government, healthcare, manufacturing, education, wineries, utilities and others.
  • National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo
    • Category: All industries
      Type: In-person
      Date: March 21-22, 2023
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      NFMT brings education, networking, and product discovery to facilities professionals nationwide. It offers broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office, healthcare, retail, hospitality, and industrial.

Meet the AkitaBox team at the 2023 NFMT Conference and Expo!
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  • IFMA 2023 Facility Fusion Conference and Expo
    • Category: All industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date:
      April 11-13, 2023
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Described as the “FM leadership event of the year,” the IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo offers programming that fuses global, local, industry-specific, and individual facility management focus areas into a concentrated networking experience.

The AkitaBox team was at Facility Fusion in 2022 – come visit us in 2023!
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  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference
    • Category: Multiple industries
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 24-27, 2023
      Location: Kansas City, MO
      The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference offers educational sessions, awards, and networking opportunities for members of building operations, maintenance, real estate, and rental industries (among others). Learn more about emerging trends and get an inside look at where the CRE industry is heading tomorrow and beyond.

Architecture, Engineering, Construction Conferences

Architecture, engineering and construction conferences

  • BuildingsNY
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: Sept 14-15, 2022
      Location: New York City, NYFor 35 years, BuildingsNY has been a leading event for building owners, property managers, facility engineers, managing agents, energy engineers, and superintendents. The annual event brings together more than 5,550 industry professionals and provides the tools and suppliers you need to increase your building’s profitability and operational success.
  • Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) Conference
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: Sept 21-23, 2022
      Location: Glendale, AZ
      This international conference attracts thousands of people in the commercial building industry. It’s filled with educational sessions and an expo that empower commissioning providers, building owners, and others to optimize the built environment.
  • Chicago Build Expo
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: Oct 13-14, 2022
      Location: Chicago, IL
      The largest construction, design, and real estate show in the Midwest. It’s attended by thousands of  contractors, architects, civil engineers, developers, government, realtors, construction professionals and more. Chicago Build 2022 features 2 unmissable days of content (300+ speakers and workshops), an expo, networking, and a Festival of Construction.
  • Groundbreak
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: Nov 7-9, 2022
      Location: New Orleans, LA
      Groundbreak is the leading construction technology conference, bringing together the most passionate and innovative thought leaders from around the world. For three days you’ll have the opportunity to discuss new ideas, get inspired by industry leaders, and walk away with actionable insights.

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  • The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Expo
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: February 6-8, 2023
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      The AHR Expo is the world’s largest HVACR event, attracting a comprehensive gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. Grow your professional network and get your hands on the latest HVACR products and technology.
  • New York Build Expo
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: March 8-9, 2023
      Location: New York, NY
      This award-winning show covers major construction opportunities in residential, commercial, and infrastructure across New York and the Tri-state region. It features 300+ top industry speakers across 11 session tracks, 250+ exhibitors, exclusive free-to-attend networking events, exciting entertainment, celebrity guests, and much more!
  • AGC The Construction Association Convention
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: March 13-16, 2023
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      Associated General Contractors (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 27,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. The 2023 AGC Annual Convention will be held in conjunction with the CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the largest construction trade show in North America. This event helps construction professionals elevate their industry expertise, experience the newest equipment and products through demonstrations and industry-leading education, make new professional connections, and grow their own marketability within the industry.
  • Florida Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: April 19, 2023
      Location: Tampa, FL
      This conference serves plant & facility engineering, plant management, building engineering, and facility maintenance professionals. Find quality education on the products, technologies, and services today’s maintenance and repair operations professionals need.
  • Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC)
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: May 2-4, 2023
      Location: San Antonio, TX
      A must-attend reunion for members of the military engineering community and A/E/C industry. Enjoy education and training sessions, keynote speakers, myriad networking activities, a robust exhibit hall, and countless opportunities to connect and meet with decision-makers throughout industry and government.
  • AIA Conference on Architecture
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 7-10, 2023
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Every year, the Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city for three immersive days of what’s “new and now” in architecture and design. See the newest high-tech materials and solutions to hit the market, provided by 650+ of the industry’s best building product manufacturers. There’s also live programming, courses, happy hours, and work spaces to enjoy
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Annual Convention
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 11-14, 2023
      Location: Washington, D.C.
      The ACEC Annual Conventions and Legislative Summits occurs every spring with more than 1,600 attendees participating in educational sessions, congressional appointments, and networking events. It attracts C-level leaders as well as senior engineering professionals in the civil, MEP, geotechnical, land development, and surveying practice disciplines
  • Digital Built Week Americas
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 13-15, 2023
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Digital Built Week (DBW) Americas is an annual event, designed to cater to the needs of those who design, build, operate, and maintain our built environment. As a community of professionals, it is dedicated to improving the way the industry works together.
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Conference
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person/virtual
      Date: June 24-28, 2023
      Location: Tampa, FL
      The ASHRAE Annual Conference covers a variety of topics, including fundamentals and applications, HVAC&R systems and equipment, active research, professional development, grid-interactive efficient built environment, multifamily and residential buildings, resilient buildings and communities, zero energy buildings, and more.
  • The Buildings Conference (BuiltWorlds)
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: 2023 dates TBA
      Location: Chicago, IL
      BuiltWorlds is a global network enabling buildings and infrastructure professionals to learn about important trends and technology, share insights, and make strategic connections to adapt and succeed in a changing world. The Buildings Conference is the place where the industry’s leading professionals come together to discuss how to effectively leverage emerging technology and innovation in the planning process, selection of buildings materials and systems, and the operation and maintenance of buildings.
  • Construction Technology Conference (BuiltWorlds)
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: 2023 dates TBA
      Location: Chicago, IL
      BuiltWorlds is a global network enabling buildings and infrastructure professionals to learn about important trends and technology, share insights, and make strategic connections to adapt and succeed in a changing world. The Construction Technology Conference looks holistically at how technology is influencing the way we build – from pre-construction through construction functions, and from the office as well as the field.
  • Advancing Construction Technology Conference
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: 2023 dates TBA
      Location: TBA
      The Advancing Construction Technology Conference connects hundreds of technology, operations, and innovation leaders from contractors nationwide to share the A-Z of the most impactful implementations revolutionizing connectivity, safety, and profitability at every stage of construction.

Healthcare Facilities Conferences

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  • Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) Conference
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: Sept 20-23, 2022
      Location: La Crosse, WI
      Experience three days of intense healthcare engineering educational programs. The annual conference provides a variety of sessions on code updates and additional current topics for all healthcare facility managers and engineers.
  • Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: September 27-29, 2022
      Location: Long Beach, CA
      The mission of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo is to create a multi-disciplinary environment that inspires you to evoke change and the advancement of a better delivery of healthcare through the physical space. Competitors, clients, and colleagues come together as friends to collaborate, share research, hear fresh perspectives, and participate in the ever-changing conversation of your industry.
  • Lab Asset & Facility Management in Pharma 2022
    • Category:  Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 1-3, 2022
      Location: Boston, MA
      A conference for lab operations and facility management leaders. Leverage next generation technologies, overcome supply chain challenges, and find inspiration to make a real impact in your organization, no matter your headcount or resources. Themes at the 2022 conference include asset management and maintenance in large pharma, facility design in expanding organizations, and end-to-end operations in early-stage biotech.
  • Healthcare Facilities Design Summit
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: Dec 4-6, 2022
      Location: Phoenix, AZ
      The Healthcare the Facilities Design Summit is addresses pertinent issues in the design and construction process of hospital and health systems. Industry leaders  come together to discuss the challenges and solutions involved in the design and construction stages while utilizing new delivery methods to create more efficient facilities.

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  • 2023 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit)
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: March 13-15, 2023
      Location: Phoenix, AZ
      Join thousands of senior leaders from hospitals, design firms, and construction companies at the PDC Summit to share perspectives on optimizing healing environments. Network with an integrated audience of C-level, design, construction, and operations professionals to discuss the future of the healthcare built environment.

The AkitaBox Team was at PDC Summit in March 2022. Catch us there in 2023!

  • CleanMed Conference
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: May 23-25, 2023
      Location: Pittsburgh, PA
      The premier national conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability. Connect with experts at the forefront of implementing climate-smart healthcare innovations, environmentally preferable purchasing, sustainable food strategies, greening the operating room, and renewable energy.
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Annual Conference
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date: Aug 6-9, 2023
      Location: San Antonio, TX
      Join ASHE in celebrating the 60th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition in 2023! Connect with fellow health care colleagues while preparing yourself for future trends and challenges in health care. Join more than 3,700 health care facility and engineering professionals to network, find new solutions, and learn alongside one another.
  • Assisted & Senior Living Facilities Summit
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type:In-person
      Date: 2023 dates
      Location: TBA
      The Assisted & Senior Living Facilities Summit brings together executive leaders in charge of assisted living, senior living and long-term care facilities. The program is an opportunity for executive directors and vice presidents of facilities, capital planning, design, and construction to discuss emerging innovations and challenges in the field.

Education Facilities Conferences

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  • Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Conference and Expo 2022
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: September 14-17, 2022
      Location:
      Portland, OR
      ASBO’s Annual ExpoASBO’s Conference & Expo brings together nearly 1,000 school business leaders worldwide for engaging professional development and educational sessions covering timely issues that impact school finance, countless networking opportunities, and the latest products and services in school business.
  • Animal Research Facilities
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: September 26-27, 2022
      Location: Boston, MA
      This annual animal facilities conference details new planning, design, construction, and operational strategies for high-capacity, highly efficient, flexible animal research space.
  • University Facilities for the Sciences & Advanced Technologies
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: Oct 10-11, 2022
      Location: San Antonio, TX
      Get the latest space planning, facility design, and building construction solutions for higher education science, engineering, and advanced technology facilities.
  • National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) Great Plains and West Regional Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      Oct 11-14, 2022
      Location:
      Custer, SD
      This conference is dedicated to the planning, development, operation, and maintenance of state facilities (including departments of administration, transportation, real estate, parks, corrections, human services, and colleges and universities). Topics include maintenance/management software, real estate, building commissioning, capital budgeting, department of transportation-related topics, strategic planning, and more.
  • Campus Facilities Summit
    • Category: Education
      Type:
      In-person
      Date:
      October 23-25, 2022
      Location:
      Los Angeles, CA
      The Campus Facilities Summit convenes the heads of facilities, capital planning, construction and engineering from the top colleges and universities across the country. It’s an intimate, invitation-only executive conference providing a relaxed environment to connect with leaders that oversee all aspects of design and construction. 
  • Midwest Facility Masters Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      October 31 – November 1, 2022
      Location:
      Wisconsin Dells, WI
      The Midwest Facility Masters Conference is a tremendous opportunity for facility managers, buildings and grounds supervisors, school business managers, and district administrators to gain a new perspective on technology, procedures, processes, and impacts of the facility and staffing decisions in the their districts. This event draws attendees from Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
  • K12 Facilities Forum 2022
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 13-15, 2022
      Location:
      Palm Springs, FL
      The K12FF is a live, invitation-only event for senior facilities leaders. The event includes peer roundtables, networking, and sessions devoted to such topics as workforce recruitment and retention, improving the safety and security of education spaces, and much more.
  • Higher Ed Facilities Forum 2022
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 13-15, 2022
      Location:
      Palm Springs, FL
      The Higher Ed FF conference is a live, invitation-only event for senior facilities leaders. The event includes peer roundtables, networking, and sessions devoted to such topics as tackling a deferred maintenance backlog, impacts of inflation, right-sizing real estate portfolios, and more.

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  • Research Facilities
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: 2023 date TBA
      Location: TBA
      This conference features the new designs, metrics, and planning models for labs, offices, and support facilities for high-tech laboratory and research work environments.
  • KAPPA Spring Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      April 4-5, 2023
      Location:
      Bedford Springs, PA
      The Keystone Chapter of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (KAPPA) is the premier association for all higher educational facilities professionals in Pennsylvania. Their spring conference brings together
      a vast network of educational facilities professionals for face-to-face networking as well as educational and professional development sessions.

 

  • Texas Association of Physical Plant Administrators (TAPPA) Annual Conference
      • Category: Education
        Type: In-person
        Date:
        April 23-25, 2023
        Location:
        Denton, TX
        TAPPA represents more than 175 Texas education organizations including universities, junior and community colleges, and 4-year colleges. It has more than 400 members who are actively involved in facility administration and operation. Their annual conference attracts hundreds of education facilities professionals for educational sessions, networking, and an expo hall.
  • University Facilities Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      2023 dates TBA

      Location: TBA
      Set your institution’s vision and decision-making in motion. This conference explores capital projects and space planning for student life, learning spaces, improved utilization, flexibility, collaboration, and shared use of physical and financial resources. You’ll gain building- and construction- related inspiration for all types of academic spaces and buildings. 
  • Campus Facility Management Technology Association (CFTA) Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      2023 date TBA
      Location:
      TBA
      CFTA brings together campus FM technology professionals and solution leaders for four days of educational sessions and presentations, round-table discussions, campus tours, and networking opportunities.  Learn best practices, connect with your peers, hear from inspiring practitioners, shape the future of your work, and feel energized to build, design, and manage your campus systems.

Sustainability Facilities Conferences

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  • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Conference – Building Energy NYC
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: Sept 15, 2022
      Location: New York, NY
      NESEA’s BuildingEnergy NYC conference is designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building/energy policy. Conference sessions and showcase demos offer best practices and lessons learned, case studies and proven data, technical how-to, emerging technologies, and innovative policies and programs. Attendees represent dozens of industries including architecture, engineering, building, design, consulting, policy, finance, auditing, installation, construction, and education.

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  • GreenBuild 2022 Conference and Expo
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 1-3, 2022
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Greenbuild International Conference + Expo is re-imagining what it means to build green, going beyond buildings to create greener communities, better workplaces, equitable programs, new sustainable solutions, and more!
  • Boston Sustainable Energy Association Conference – Building Energy

    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      March 27-29, 2023
      Location: Boston, MA
      NESEA’s BuildingEnergy Boston conference is designed by and for practitioners in the fields of high-performance building and design, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and building/energy policy. Conference sessions and showcase demos offer best practices and lessons learned, case studies and proven data, technical how-to, emerging technologies, and innovative policies and programs. Attendees represent dozens of industries including architecture, engineering, building, design, consulting, policy, finance, auditing, installation, construction, and education.
  • CxEnergy Conference and Exposition
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      May 2-5, 2023
      Location:
      Dallas, TX
      CxEnergy brings together commissioning and energy management for the benefit of building and facility owners. Enjoy 30+ technical sessions led by top industry experts, expo booths to visit, pre-conference certification seminars, and plenty of networking and relationship-building opportunities.

Safety and Security Facilities Conferences

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  • SafetyFOCUS Conference
    • Category: Safety/Security & Higher Ed
      Type: In-person and online
      Date: October 24-28, 2022
      Location: Columbia, MD
      SafetyFOCUS is your chance to take a deep dive into the material that matters most to you. Courses are immersive, engaging, and tailored to what you’re doing in your workplace. Learn skills you can apply immediately on the job, get resources to guide you, and build a professional support network that lasts a lifetime. You can also choose whether to attend SafetyFOCUS in-person and online, giving you access to world-class safety education wherever you are.
  • EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2022
    • Category: Safety/Security & Higher Ed
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 25-28, 2022
      Location: Denver, CO
      Geared toward higher education, the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference gives participants a chance to network and discuss information security, privacy trends, and issues with peers and corporate partners. The conference offers leadership training, workshops, and “reboot areas” to allow participants a quiet place to reset and recharge their minds.
  • Safety 2022 Professional Development Conference & Exposition
    • Category: Safety/Security
      Type: In-person/Virtual
      Date:
      June 5-7, 2023
      Location:
      San Antonio, TX
      Workplace safety and health will continue to evolve. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety Conference connects you with industry expertise, a network of like-minded peers, and the latest innovations. 
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo
    • Category: Safety/Security
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 19-21, 2023
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      From the proliferation of cutting edge technologies to the increased frequency of active shooter/hostile events, the NFPA Conference and Expo is your opportunity to learn about the latest challenges and come together to find new and improved solutions to overcome them. The program features dozens of speakers, hundreds of exhibitors, and the chance to share your expertise and connect with a global network of colleagues collaborating to make the world a safer place.Facility Safety and Security Plan Guide link to download
  • Campus Safety Conference

    • Category: Safety/Security
      Type: 
      In-person
      Multiple Dates and Locations:

        • CSC East
          Date: 2023 date TBA
          Location: TBA
        • CSC West
          Date: 2023 date TBA
          Location: TBA
        • CSC Texas
          Date: 2023 date TBA
          Location: TBA
          These conferences bring together security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business, and IT professionals responsible for protecting K-12 and higher education campuses and districts. Learn strategies and tactics to reduce risk and improve response that can be immediately implemented at your campus.

Religious Facilities Conferences

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  • Church Facilities Conference & Expo
    • Category: Religious
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 24-26, 2022
      Location: Dallas, TX
      Church Facilities Conference and Expo (CFX) is the leading education, training and solutions marketplace dedicated to houses of worship. Discover how to pioneer new ideas to grow your teams and utilize your buildings in impactful ways.
  • National Association of Church Facility Managers Conference
    • Category: Religious
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 19-22, 2023

      Location: Sevierville, TN
      The NACFM’s annual conference is a perfect blend of encouragement, networking, education, and family-friendly activities. Receive technical education, updates on current industry/product trends, leadership training, spiritual reinforcement, and peer support. 

Don’t Wait Too Long!

Remember to check event websites for the most up-to-date information and registration deadlines. Some conferences offer free admission options and early-bird discounts. The earlier you sign up for an event, the more likely you’ll save money.

Note: COVID-19 outbreaks may postpone some listed conferences or move them online instead of in-person.

Lastly, be on the lookout when you attend one of these conferences – you might get a chance to say hi to the AkitaBox Team! We’d love to meet you!

Do you have a conference you want to spread the word about? Contact the AkitaBox Team.

Kendra Wenzel

Digital Marketing Manager for AkitaBox.

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