Call for Presentations
IFMA’s World Workplace 2017
Call Closing Date: March 24, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CDT
Presentations will not be accepted after this time.
The International Facility Management Association invites you to share your industry knowledge and business expertise with professionals who support the people, place, processes and technologies of the work environment.
Presenters have until March 24, 2017, to submit a session proposal for consideration by our program committee. If selected, you will present your session at IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo, Oct 18-20, 2017, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.
IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 24,000 members in 94 countries. IFMA members manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services annually. Learn how IFMA empowers FMs worldwide »
About World Workplace
IFMA’s flagship event is the most longstanding and well-respected conference and exposition for facility management and related workplace professions. Held annually, World Workplace is an interactive conference focused on finding innovative, resourceful solutions to common facility challenges; gaining achievable strategies that will get the attention of customers, supervisors and colleagues; and sharing best practices for managing facilities, teams and projects.
About World Workplace Attendees
World Workplace welcomes public and private sector facility management practitioners, educators, topic experts, authors, students, product and service providers, members of IFMA and partnering organizations, as well as professionals in real estate, engineering, architecture, design, security, IT and HR. Last year, more than 4,000 attendees from 40 countries and every U.S. state, representing 2,000 companies and 20 workplace-related industries attended World Workplace. Everyone arrives in search of something — a solution, a best practice, a new skill, a mentor, a client, a fresh perspective, an action plan or a break from routine.
The Benefits of Presenting
The World Workplace educational program is regarded as the finest in the FM industry. Selection as a session presenter is an honor. You have the opportunity to gain recognition as a topic expert among FM leaders and workplace decision makers. Attendees will take your information, tips and techniques back to their organizations for high-level discussions or immediate implementation. As a World Workplace presenter, you can:
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS POLICIES & PROCEDURES
Honoraria, Travel Expenses & Complimentary Registration
As a not-for-profit association, IFMA does not pay an honorarium for concurrent session presentations. Speakers are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and related expenses.
Speakers will receive a one-day complimentary conference registration. If you wish to attend additional days, you will be responsible for the discounted speaker registration rate of US$155/day. Each session is limited to three (3) complimentary day passes. If your session features four (4) or more speakers, you must pay the US$155/day per additional speaker.
All submitters will be notified of their final selection status via email within 8 to 10 weeks of the call date’s closing. If your abstract is accepted, you will receive a limited speaker event registration and will be expected to:
To maintain the integrity of our educational program, presenters are advised not to use their session(s) as a platform for promotion of their products and services for monetary gain.
Speakers are asked to meet IFMA’s required deliverable deadlines and ensure your ability to deliver your presentation. We understand that unexpected conflicts can occur, and appreciate your advance notice in the event that circumstances prevent you from attending.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS & EVALUATION PROCESS
Important Tips for Completing the CFP
When completing your application online, please keep in mind the following:
Six Steps for Completing the CFP Form
2. Search for your name
3. Author/speaker information
4. Abstract information
5. Review information (add additional speaker(s) if necessary)
6. Save and be sure to hit “submit”
Once you have submitted your online application, you will see a confirmation page indicating that your application has been received. If you do not receive this, please re-submit your application. An automatic email will be sent to the submitter as confirmation of receipt.
The Evaluation Process
Comprised of distinguished industry and academic subject matter experts, the program committee will evaluate each application based on the following criteria:
The program committee also considers the following information when reviewing each abstract:
LEARNING CATEGORIES, LABS & LEVELS
Sessions will be organized into 14 categories that reflect facility management competencies defined by IFMA's most recent global job task analysis coupled with FM solutions and academic research:
Sessions will be classified by Learning Level, reflecting attendee experience, focus and ability to grasp the information presented:
Thank You! Questions?
Thank you in advance for reviewing the Call for Presentations policies and procedures prior to submitting your presentation for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact IFMA’s Event Program Manager, Monica Grinage-Prince, CMP, CMM at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-281-974-5649 (direct line).
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