2020 Spring Conference CANCELED this year
Out of an abundance of caution and with the best interests of all those involved, the IAAPPA Board of Directors has decided the Spring Conference scheduled for April 14 and 15, 2020, at Kirkwood will be canceled. We are basing this decision on the ever evolving COVID-19 public health threat, the limitations imposed on large group meetings, and not wanting to contribute to the spread of the pandemic.
As Facilities Management professionals, we feel it is important to honor current restrictions many of our respective institutions have implemented. Knowing that a number of our invitees and business partners are affected by domestic travel bans, it is prudent to make the decision now to cancel.
We are disheartened that we are unable to hold this event in April 2020 for our State of Iowa Facilities Management peers, but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
Register for this Conference
If you have an APPA account: Go to https://www.appa.org/login
After you log in: Go to My Events: Look for “IAAPPA Spring Conference” and click on the link. Follow the instructions on screen.
If you are a member institution and need to create an APPA account: If you do not have an account with APPA, you will need to create one. Go to Login/MyAPPA at the top of our website and follow the create account link. In the find employer section, click on the magnifying glass, type the name of your institution and search. Do not abbreviate the name of your institution and no need to complete the address portion. For any questions concerning the registration process, please contact APPA at firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
For all other attendees: Go to https://online.appa.org/appassa/censsacustmast.insert_page which is the APPA self-serve portal page to create a user account.
Instructions: Since you are not currently an APPA member, you will need to create an APPA log-in (link above) profile. Fill out each of required fields as you go. In the find employer section, click on the magnifying glass, type the name of your institution and search. Do not abbreviate the name of your institution and no need to complete the address portion. Your email address will need to be your work address, as the system will look for the proper address sequence (ie.edu) For any questions concerning the registration process, please contact APPA at email@example.com for further assistance. Each person from your organization will need to fill out the APPA log-in profile. Fees will automatically be added.
(Cost is FREE for members of APPA/MAPPA)
(Cost for non-members is $200)
NOTE: If your college/university wants to be a member of the APPA/MAPPA/IAAPPA after your registration or the conference, your registration dollars will go towards your college/university membership. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:15 AM – 4:00 PM
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Registration
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Tour Facility
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Celina Peerman “Squirrel! Focus & Finding Time”
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Networking with Food & Drinks
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Small/Big School Discussion
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Registration
7:15 a.m. – 7:35 a.m. – Welcome Message – IAAPPA President, Lou Galante and New Board Officer Introductions
7:35 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. – APPA Update: APPA Past President Don Guckert, Associate VP of Facilities Management from the University of Iowa
7:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Gale Mote “It’s a Matter of Trust”
9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Networking Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. – Lunch & Kirkwood Speaker
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
1:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. – Networking Break
2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
3:40 p.m. – Closing
Accommodations (Block Room Rates):
Kirkwood Hotel Center – $119 (without tax)
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Reservations can be made directly with The Hotel at The Kirkwood Center by calling 877-751-5111. Ask for the IAAPPA room block rate, and make your reservation by March 24, 2020, when the room block is released. Reservations made after that date may not allowed at the block rate, and are subject to availability.
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