IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo is Packed with Educational Opportunities for FM Professionals

IFMAThe International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is offering more than 100 educational sessions for facility management professionals attending the World Workplace Conference and Expo. These powerful opportunities for professional development will be available in Denver, Colorado, USA, Oct. 7-9, 2015. Registration is currently open at

What: IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo
When: Oct. 7-9, 2015
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado, USA

As IFMA celebrates its 35th year with the conference theme “Collaborate to Innovate,” participants will discover unparalleled educational value that will directly benefit their careers and the facilities they manage. As always, the World Workplace course matrix has something to offer FM professionals at any point in their careers, from the 100 Level intended for new and emerging FMs to the 300 Level for seasoned practitioners with five or more years of experience.

Sessions are organized into 14 categories that reflect facility management competencies that are supported with FM solutions and research:

  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Finance and Business
  • Real Estate and Property Management
  • Human Factors
  • Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Quality
  • Communication
  • Technology
  • Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity
  • Workplace
  • Academic and Research
  • FM Solutions

With sessions offered by some of the foremost innovators in the FM field and the chance to collaborate in person, attendees will be able to customize their educational experiences to meet their unique professional needs and interests.

In addition to the category listings, sessions have once again been organized into four Learning Labs:

  • Leadership: Focuses on C-suite conversations, needs and expectations
  • Leading and Bleeding Edge: Highlights visionary FM concepts and practices
  • Management Skills: Focuses on soft skills for those who want to perfect their management style
  • Performance: Highlights best practices from world-class organizations and individuals

More detail about the conference professional development opportunities, including speakers and detailed session descriptions, can be found here:

Several other opportunities for professional development are being offered in proximity to the educational curriculum of the World Workplace Conference and Expo itself, allowing FM professionals to get even more out of their time in Colorado.

IFMA’s 2015 Fall Symposium – Oct. 3-9

This multi-day instructor-led knowledge- and skill-building curriculum is designed for anyone interested in continuing FM education and/or achieving one of three globally recognized credentials: CFM®, FMP® and SFP®. The Fall Symposium is held Oct. 3-9, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. Specific schedules and pricing are available here:

Deeper Dive Session – High Heels and Hard Hats: Women in FM – Oct. 6

This year’s Deeper Dive Session features a panel of experts from around the world who will focus on topics facing women in FM. From panel discussions to peer-driven advice and salary negotiating techniques, this interactive seminar runs from 1-5 p.m. MDT and is open to the public — including men — for US$69 (IFMA members) or US$129 (nonmembers).

More information is available here:

Bandimere Speedway: Fueling Workplace Innovation – Oct. 6

Join IFMA’s trend-setting Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community of Practice for a day-long high-octane learning workshop at the historic Bandimere Speedway to explore the parallels between drag racing, team collaboration and innovation. The all-day event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. MDT and is open to the public for US$129 (IFMA members) or US$159 (nonmembers).

More information is available here:

For more than 30 years, IFMA’s World Workplace has been leading groundbreaking discussions on the management of facilities, FM teams and workplace projects. Held annually, World Workplace addresses topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment. It is widely considered to be the marquee facility management conference in the world. For more information, visit the event’s website at

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 105 countries. The association’s members, represented in 134 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA’s social media outlets online, visit the association’s LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or