IAAPPA: Leadership in Education Facilities

The Iowa Chapter of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (IAAPPA) is an affiliate of APPA: Leadership in Education Facilities. We are also affiliated with Midwest APPA (MAPPA). All of these organizations are comprised of higher education facilities professionals, business members and emeritus institutional members.

IAAPPA typically hosts two semi-annual conferences focused on innovations and best practices for the facilities and institutions that we serve. These conferences rotate to various college campuses in Iowa. The conferences also serve as an opportunity for business members to network with the key facilities professionals that make decisions on how to improve the operations of their respective campuses.

Institutional Membership in IAAPPA is open to universities, colleges, K-­12 schools, libraries, museums and other educational institutions that have facilities professionals. The Midwest Group (MAPPA) is comprised of the following seven states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Other membership types that are available are Affiliate, Emeritus, Retired, Student and Business Partner.  Please note that all membership types, except for Business Partner, must also be members of APPA. To join APPA or find more information about any of the APPA groups, visit the APPA website:

IAAPPA Members: If you are interested in becoming a member of the IAAPPA Board, please contact the IAAPPA Board at for more information.


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MAPPA 2019 – Call for Programs NOW OPEN!
Deadline: March 31, 2019 

Proposals for the MAPPA 2019 Education Conference are being accepted through March 31, 2019.

Educational Facilities colleagues and Business Partners alike are encouraged to submit conference presentation proposals pertaining to current issues and challenges faced by educational facilities management. 

Attending the October 13-17 2019 conference at Mall of America in Minnesota, will be facilities officers from across Midwest regions—joined by a cross-functional representation of colleagues from their schools and institutions. Technical, operational, financial, safety and management/leadership subjects are of primary interest.

Single presenters, group presentations and panel formats will all be considered. Selected presenters will prepare 45 minutes of content/activity and provide 10-15 minutes Q&A for a total of 60 minutes.

We are especially interested in workshop concepts such as:

Private and Public Partnerships, Developing the Future Facilities Leader, Preparing for Career Advancement in Facilities, Use of Technology in Facilities, Increasing Efficiency with the Use of Mobile Technology, Safety in Roof Access and Fall Protection and Restraint, Deferred Maintenance, Construction Delivery Methods, Planning and Scheduling within Building Maintenance, Recruitment and Retention of Skilled Trade Workforce, Restructuring Contracted Services, Identifying your Core Business and Outsourcing, GIS and Campus Mapping, Panel experts on HR Lessons Learned (4-15 minute topics), Campus Branding and Enhancing First Impressions, Asset Management, Building Assessments, Maintaining LEED Buildings, Engaging Students in the Facilities Operation

The attached Application walks you through the submission process. To submit a proposal for the 2019 Conference, carefully complete, sign and send no later than March 31, 2019. See instructions in the application.

Selection decisions will be emailed to every applicant by May 6 2019.

**** Proposals that are accepted must have  full program presentations submitted one month prior to conference, September 15, 2019****