MAPPA 2018 Annual Conference

MAPPA: Making A Difference
October 13-17, 2018
Hosted by Cleveland State University
The Cleveland Renaissance Marriott Downtown, Cleveland, Ohio

We invite you to the 2018 MAPPA Annual Conference hosted by Cleveland State University. We are excited to bring all of our colleagues from public and private universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, hospitals, and museums together this year for a great opportunity to learn, network, share, and discover together. We hope you will take this time to invest in yourself and join us to network with colleagues from the seven states that make up the MAPPA region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

We invite you to bring a new friend or colleague along as we have prepared a great program to meet the needs of all who attend. As a reminder, MAPPA will also be hosting the following professional development opportunities:

MAPPA Conference (October 14-8). This conference will provide an opportunity for outstanding educational sessions, along with opportunities to interact with other facilities professionals in an easy, relaxed setting. The average MAPPA conference attendance is between 175-200. 

Supervisor's Toolkit (October 14 through noon on October 18). This training has been specifically designed to meet the needs of facilities management professionals, and provides a structured, open-ended, and pragmatic approach to developing supervisors. It is not so much a teaching program as a development process, designed to help supervisors grow both personally and professionally. Registration is $550.

Business Partner Exhibit Hall (October 15-16). As part of the conference, opportunities exist to circulate and meet our supporting Business Partners, gather relevant facilities information, and make new business contacts for your facility. Early bird registration is $1,800 until June 30th, 2018. 


Night Out at The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (October 16th) - Please be sure to join us and sign up for the Tuesday Night out.  There is a $10 fee and it will be an outstanding opportunity to network along with viewing the history of Rock N Roll as we have the Museum to ourselves that night!!!!


Conference At a Glance

Sunday, October 14
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast, Exhibit Hall
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Supervisor's Toolkit, 
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MAPPA Board and Host Committee Lunch
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM MAPPA Board Meeting,
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM MAPPA Board and Host Committee Dinner
Monday, October 15
6:45 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast, Exhibit Hall
6:30 AM - 3:15 PM Golf Outing, Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Cleveland Metroparks
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Supervisor's Toolkit,
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration, Grand Ballroom Entrance
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break, Grand Ballroom
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch, Exhibit Hall
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Break, Grand Ballroom
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Business Partner Exhibit Hall Opening, Grand Ballroom
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MAPPA Welcome Engagement (First Timers, Business Partner and Mappa Attendee's) Renaissance Hotel Bar & Restaurant 
6:00 pm - 11:00 pmFree Night Out in Cleveland!!!!!
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast, Keynote Welcome by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and CSU President Harlan Sands, Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Vendor Exhibit, Grand Ballroom
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Supervisor's Toolkit,
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CSU Students Speak! Sustainability as a Tool for Student Engagement by Jennifer McMillin, Case Room
9:30 AM - 12:00 PMTransformational Changes in Higher Education and Facilities Management by Don Guckert. Severance Room
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Streamlining After-Hours Service Response at UW-Madison by Anjali Sridharan, Halle Room
9:30 AM -  10:30 AM
 Securing Campus: Effective Strategies for Integrating Access and Security by Jan Bringman, Van Aken Room
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Tackling Learning Spaces Together by Art Chonk, Blossom Room
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMFM Software Projects Done Right by Jam Riventa, Garfield Room
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break, Grand Ballroom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Enhancing Resiliency and Cost-Effectiveness of Campus Microgrids with Thermal Energy Storage (TES) by John S. Anderpont, Halle Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Can Do Culture Making the Right Choice Insourcing Services for Facility Operations by Tom Fallwell, Van Aken Room 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM LiDAR Scanning to As-Built BIM Records Conversion of 3 Million Square Feet of Historic and Modern Facilities at University of Chicago  by Ziad Salameh and Charles Maher, Case Room 
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Planning for the Unplanned by Ann Rosenthal, Blossom Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMTechnology, School Safety and Security by Joel Tegtmeier RCDD, Garfield Room
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch, Exhibit Hall 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM A Mosaic Of Maps: Using Geographic Information Systems by Amy Bandman, Case Room
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Easter Sunday Lockdown 2016 by Dan Ivan, Severance Room
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMLaboratory Advancement for the 21st Century by John Varley PE, Van Aken Room
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM From Award Winning to Budget Crisis, Managing 2660 Acres In Southwestern, IL by Steve Brandenburg and Panel, Blossom 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM What is Workloading...and Why Should You Care? by Sean Fox-Elster, Garfield Room
1:30 PM - 2:30 PMRebuilding Engagement by Lauren Lentz, Halle Room
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 Afternoon Break, Grand Ballroom
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
A Safer Fume Hood - A 10-Year Status Report by David Withee, Garfield Room
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM North Residential District Transformation: a case study about Ohio State’s Largest Residential Community Project by Molly Calhoun, Blossom 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM New FPI Tools by Ted Weidner, Van Aken Room 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMValue Added On-Boarding by Nicole Corll, Halle Room
3:00 PM - 4:00 PMStaying Ahead of Collapse: Tunnel and Vault Assessments to Monitor Structures and Budgets by Matt Mettemeyer PE, Case Room
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Data With A Purpose by Anand Sankey, Severance Room
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Night out at The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, Sponsored by Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
Wednesday, October 17 
7:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Julian Earles, Mappa President addresses organization
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Vendor Exhibit, Grand Ballroom
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMBIM to FM by DeVon C. Miller, Halle Room
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMGo Green: How Sustainability Initiatives Benefit Operations and Increase Engagement at CSU by Jennifer McMillin, Garfield Room
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMWhy Continous Improvement Fails by Jam Riventa, Blossom Room
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CSPN Presentation. Case Room 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMMiami University’s Campus Conversions Reduce Energy Cost and Carbon Footprint by Jeff Urlaub PE, Van Aken Room
9:30 AM - 10:30 AMThought Leaders Presentation, Severance Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMNFPA 70E 2018 Updates by Joe Liberti, Severance Room 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PMISSA, Case Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Student-Led Lean Sigma and Process Improvement by Daren Lehman, Dr. Scott Sink and Cheryl Dickerson, Van Aken Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Cost of Air at Illinois State University By Matt Pefley, Garfield Room
11:00 Am - 12:00 PM Uncovering the Hidden Culprits – Utilizing Thermal Imagery to Quickly Identify Building Trouble Spots by Lisa Helmstetter, Halle Room
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Restructuring Grounds by Joe Harrell, Blossom Room
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch, Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ISSA Presentation, Case Room
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Supervisor's Toolkit,
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Break, Grand Ballroom
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Campus Tour, Cleveland State University, Sponsored by Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MAPPA Awards Dinner, Gold Room
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Entertainment - The Beat Brothers!!!
Thursday, October 18
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast,
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Supervisor's Toolkit,
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Large/Small School Session
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Conference Adjourns. Box Lunch To Go. Save travels and see you in Minnesota in 2019!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Business Partners!  

Their support allows this conference to continue to operate at the highest level.  Visit the complete listing of 2018 Business Partners webpage to see who will be joining us this year.

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  • When

  • Sunday, October 14, 2018 - Thursday, October 18, 2018
    7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Where

  • Cleveland Renaissance Hotel Downtown
    24 Public Square
    Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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