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The 2022 Facility Management Conference Round-Up By Industry

December 15, 2021

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. No matter your industry or budget, you’re sure to find something valuable here.

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This year’s facility management conference round-up is organized by industry. Click any of the following links to skip straight to the section you’re looking for.

Facility Management Conferences to Attend in 2022

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  • Plant and Facilities Maintenance Association Expo
    • Type: In-person
      Date: Mar 15-16, 2023
      Location: Milwaukee, WI
      The Plant and Facilities Maintenance Association Expo offers networking opportunities with exhibitors and attendees, as well as the chance to connect with potential new customers and gain valuable face-to-face time with existing customers. Take advantage of product exhibits and educational seminars offered.
  • National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date: March 21-22, 2023
      Location: Baltimore, MD
      The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference and Expo (NFMT) returns to Baltimore in 2023. Mark your  calendar and make plans to join thousands of your colleagues, hundreds of suppliers and more than 100 industry experts at NFMT 2022.

Meet the AkitaBox team at the 2023 NFMT Conference and Expo!

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  • Central Valley Facilities Expo
    • Category: All Industries
      Type:
      In-person
      Date: TBA 2023
      Location: Modesto, CA
      Central Valley Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from a wide variety of industries including food processing, government, healthcare, manufacturing, education, wineries, utilities and many others. Meet face-to-face with representatives who are eager to share with you cost-effective, cutting-edge and reliable products and solutions.

  • 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 2023 Conference and Expo offers programming that fuses global, local, industry-specific and individual facility management focus areas into a concentrated networking experience.

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  • BOMA International Conference
    • Category: Multiple Industries
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      June 25-28, 2022
      Location: Nashville, TN
      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.

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  • The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Expo
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: January 31 – February 2, 2022
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      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.
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Conference
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type:
       In-person & virtual
      Date
      January 31 – February 2, 2022
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      The 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference will cover a variety of tracks 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. For 2022, this conference is in conjunction with AHR Expo.
  • Florida Buildings Engineering & Facility Maintenance Show
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type:
       In-person
      Date: April 6, 2022
      Location: Tampa, FL
      FB-FM 2022 is uniquely positioned to serve the needs of all plant & facility engineering, plant management, and all buildings engineering & facility maintenance professionals from the West Florida & Central Florida regions.
  • Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC)
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type:
      In-person

Date: May 10-12, 2022
Location: Aurora, CO
The 2022 JETC Conference & Expo is specially designed for the A/E/C industry and joint engineer community. You’ll participate in three days of education, training and networking opportunities.

  • AIA Conference on Architecture
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 23 -25, 2022
      Location: Chicago, IL
      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. You’ll demo 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.
  • BuildingsNY
    • Category: Architect/Engineer/Contractor
      Type: 
      In-person
      Date: TBA 2022
      Location
      : New York City, NY

      For 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 will provide you with the tools and suppliers you need to increase your building’s profitability and operational success.

Healthcare Facilities Conferences 2022

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  • Lab Asset & Facility Management in Pharma 2022
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      TBA
      Location: TBA (2021 event was in Boston)
      Aimed at lab operations and facility management leaders. Key themes in the 2021 edition included digitizing asset management, flexible facility management and design, strategic sourcing and procurement, intelligent lab IT and informatics, and revolutionary EHS and sustainability.
  • 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.

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  • 2022 International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit)
      • Category: Healthcare
        Type: In-person
        Date: March 20-22, 2022
        Location: New Orleans, LA
        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.
  • American Society for Healthcare Engineering Annual Conference
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type:
       In-person
      Date: 
      July 17-22, 2022
      Location: Boston, MA
      The ASHE Annual Conference creates the ideal environment to 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.
  • CleanMed Conference
    • Category: Healthcare
      Type:
      In-person
      Date:
      May 10-12, 2022
      Location:
      Kansas City, MO
      CleanMed. is a premier national conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability. It is a platform for healthcare leaders to convene, collaborate and conduct societal transformation for individual, community and planetary health. 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.

Education Facilities Conferences 2022

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  • National School Plant Management Association (NSPMA) Expo
    • Category: Education
      Type: 
      In-person
      Date:
       January 30 – February 2, 2022
      Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
      This four-day conference and expo is an opportunity for K-12 facility leaders from across the country to network and learn from one another. Attendees can take advantage of break-out sessions, which will cover the latest developments in facility management, emerging issues and legislation and professional development tips.

  • Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: 
      In-person
      Date: 
      February 15-16, 2022
      Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
      This educational conference features a variety of classes targeted specifically to school facilities, operations, maintenance and business professionals. The conference also features a resource area where service affiliates can showcase their products and services. Historically, this conference has been held adjacent to the Wisconsin School Safety Coordinators Association’s (WSSCA) Conference for the convenience of those who attend both.

 

  • University Facilities for the Sciences & Advanced Technologies 2022 – Spring
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: April 4-5, 2022
      Location:  Boston, MA
      At this conference you’ll get the details on the newly emerging science, engineering, and advanced technology capital project and planning initiatives that are changing the face of higher education campuses.
  • University Facilities 2022 Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: 
      April 25-26, 2022

      Location: St. Petersburg, FL
      Set your institution’s vision and decision-making in motion! This conference will explore 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. 
  • Animal Research Facilities
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: September 26-27, 2022
      Location:  Boston, MA
      This annual animal facilities conference details the new planning, design, construction, and operational strategies for high-capacity, highly efficient, flexible animal research space.
  • 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 (Association of School Business Officials) Annual Expo is a great opportunity to meet facility professionals from around the country, learn about the industry and develop new skills to take to your school facility.

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  • Midwest Facility Masters Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date:
      October 31 – November 1, 2022
      Location:
      Wisconsin Dells, WI
      This one and one-half day educational conference features a wide variety of classes targeted specifically for school facility and business professionals as well as an exhibit hall where vendors can showcase their products and services. 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: Miami, FL
      The K12FF is a community that unites the industry through in-person gatherings, digital roundtables, webcasts, and custom content. Their live event is by invitation.

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  • Research Facilities
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: May 5-6, 2022
      Location:  Austin, TX
      This conference features the new designs, metrics, and planning models for labs, offices, and support facilities for high-tech laboratory and research work environments.
  • National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: May 29-June 3, 2022
      Location: Denver, CO
      This national conference explores 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 Facility Management Technology Association (CFTA) Conference
    • Category: Education
      Type: In-person
      Date: August 2-5, 2022
      Location: Providence, RI
      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 2022

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  • Boston Sustainable Energy Association Conference – Building Energy
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: February 28 – March 1, 2022
      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.
  • Northeast Sustainable Energy Association Conference – Building Energy NYC
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: TBA
      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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  • CxEnergy Conference and Exposition
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: April 19-20, 2022
      Location: Orlando, FL
      CxEnergy fills a vital niche by bringing together commissioning and energy management for the benefit of building and facility owners. Attendees will enjoy a 32-session technical program led by top industry experts, over 40 booths to visit, pre-conference certification seminars and plentiful networking and relationship-building opportunities.
  • GreenBuild 2022 Conference and Expo
    • Category: Sustainability
      Type: In-person
      Date: November 2-4, 2022
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      The world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild provides the opportunity to visit with suppliers and manufacturers of the latest green building equipment, products, services and technology available in today’s market.

 

Safety and Security Facilities Conferences 2022

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  • 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.
  • Campus Safety Conference 2022

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

      • Date: TBA

      • Location: TBA

      These are conferences that bring together security, public safety, emergency management, administration, facilities, business, and IT professionals responsible for protecting K-12 and Higher Education campuses and districts. Their mission is to create a community for all stakeholders to receive time-critical education and training while building peer-to-peer relationships that facilitate year-round engagement, validation and problem solving to improve safety and security during these ever-changing and challenging times.

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo
    • Category: Safety/Security
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 6-9, 2022
      Location: Boston, MA
      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.

    • Safety 2022 Professional Development Conference & Exposition
      • Category: Safety/Security
        Type: In-person/Virtual
        Date:
        June 26-29, 2022
        Location: Chicago, IL
        ASSP is the preferred source for education among safety professionals, providing valuable training, networking, knowledge, skills and continuing education. ASSP has a long-standing reputation of delivering top-quality occupational safety and health education and training members can immediately put into practice. 
  • 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. 

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Religious Facilities Conferences

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Religious Facilities Conferences, 2022

  • Church Facilities Conference & Expo
    • Category: Religious
      Type: In-person
      Date: October 25-26, 2022
      Location: Dallas, TX
      At CFX, discover how to pioneer new ideas to grow your teams and utilize your buildings in impactful ways. You’ll learn how to create new and secure spaces and programs that serve your congregation and community to meet the changing times, including new strategies, methods and technologies to grow your church, maximizing the investment in your church building, technology and staff, and more.
  • NACFM Conference
    • Category: Religious
      Type: In-person
      Date: June 13-16, 2022

      Location: Denver, CO
      The National Association of Church Facility Managers offers a yearly conference as well as certifications and other development activities. 

Don’t Wait Too Long!

Remember to check out an event’s website for up-to-date information and registration deadlines. You may also want to explore free admission options and early-bird discounts if an event offers these options. The earlier you sign up for an event, the more likely you’ll save money.

NOTE:  COVID-19 outbreaks may postpone some listed conferences. 

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? Leave a comment below.

Kendra Wenzel

Digital Marketing Specialist for AkitaBox.

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