MAPPA 2019 Annual Conference

October 16-19, 2019

Hosted by MAPPA

The Radisson Blu Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota


MAPPA:  Make A Difference

Make A Difference in your Organization

Make a Difference in your Community

Make a Difference in your Self Development

We invite you to the 2019 MAPPA Annual Conference hosted by the Midwest Association Physical Plant Administrators. 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 16-19). 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 attendees. 

Leadership Track 1: Individual Effectiveness Skills (October 16 - 18).  Level I helps your institution achieve sustained superior results by focusing on making individual leaders more effective. The most successful teams and organizations are led and driven by the character, strengths, and talents of their individual members. Developing that strength of character and releasing individual potential is an inside-out process. Level I helps participants explore their values and highest priorities, increase productivity by staying focused on those priorities, improve leadership skills and trust-based relationships, and achieve a healthy work/life balance. Participants will discover that the pursuit of effectiveness will have enduring positive impacts on both their personal and professional lives. This level includes a 360-degree benchmark providing participants with feedback from managers, peers, and direct reports and clear indicators of their top strengths as well as areas to target for improvement. Registration is $1025.00.

 Supervisor's Toolkit (October 16th through 4:00 PM on October 18th). 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. This will be from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm daily. Registration is $550.00.

Business Partner Exhibit Hall (October 16 & 17). 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 $2,200.00 until August 31st, 2019. 


Conference At a Glance

Wednesday, October 16
Registration Day 1 10:00am-5:00pm 2nd Floor Hotel Lobby/ Top of the Escalator
Breakfast (MAPPA Board, Host , AOC, STK) Day 1 7:00am - 8:00am Nokomis AB
AOC Level 1 Day 1 8:00am - 4:00pm Nokomis C
Supervisor ToolKit Day 1 8:00am-4:00pm Nokomis B
Lunch (MAPPA Board, Host , STK, AOC, BP) Day 1 11:30pm - 12:30pm Minnetonka Ballroom A
Business Partners - Booth Set-up Day 1 Noon-4:00pm Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
MAPPA Board Meeting Day 1 9:00am-2:00pm Cedar Room
MAPPA Professional Development Meeting Day 1 2:00pm- 3:00pm Calhoun Boardroom
Business Partners and MAPPA Board Welcome Day 1 4:30pm-5:00pm Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
First Timers Event- Welcome to the MAPPA Community 5:00pm-6:00pm Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
Welcome Event-MAPPA President Welcome Day 1 6:00pm- 8:00pm Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
Network Opportunities - Dinner on your own Day 1 8:00pm-10:00pm Mall of America

Thursday, October 17
Registration/Conference Information Day 2 6:00am- 3:00pm 2nd Floor Hotel Lobby/Top of Escalator
Early Rise Coffee and Tea with Business Partner Day 2 6:00am -7:00am Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
Breafast Buffet Day 2 7:00am-8:00am Minnetonka Ballroom
MAPPA President Welcome Day 2 7:45am-8:00am Minnetonka Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Dave Davlin Day 2 8:00am-9:00am Minnetonka Ballroom
New Innovations/ Business Hall Opens Day 2 9:00am-11:00am Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
AOC Level 1 Day 2 10:00am-2:00pm Nokomis C
Supervisor Toolkit Day 2 10:00am-2:00pm Nokomis B
Internships: Shaping the future of Educational Facilities Day 2 11:10am-11:55am Nokomis A
Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Day 2 11:10am-11:55am Harriet A
Innovation- It's Not an Option Day 2 11:10am-11:55am Harriet B
Team Cleaning and Workloading for High Performance Day 2 11:10am-11:55am Cedar Room
Exhibit Hall Open 12:00pm-1:30pm Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
Lunch Buffet featuring FM Discussions with Colleagues 12:00pm-12:45pm Minnetonka A and B
Raffle 12:50pm-1:00pm
Lean Project: Improving Campus Surplus & Distribtuion Day 2 1:15pm- 2:00pm Harriet A
What is a Leader Day 2 1:15pm- 2:00pm Harriet B
FM Social Media: Connecting with the U Community Day 2 1:15pm- 2:00pm Cedar Room
LGBTQA+Allyship and Facilities: A Partnership model Day 2 1:15pm- 2:00pm Nokomis A
Exhbit Hall BreakDown 1:30am-4:00pm Lakes Ballroom, Ballroom Foyer, Lakes CD Foyer
Bus Transportation to TOPGOLF/ Social Event 2:30pm-3:30pm 1st Floor Lobby of Radisson Blu
TOPGOLF- Social Event 4:00pm- 7:00pm TOPGOLF- Off Site
Bus Transportation back to Hotel 7:00pm-7:30pm TOPGOLF- Main Entrance
Networking Opportunities 7:30pm- 10:00pm Fireside Grill- 2nd floor hotel & various opportunties at MOA

Friday, October 18
Registration and Information Desk Day 3 7:00am - 5:00pm 2nd Floor Hotel Lobby
Breakfast Buffet Day 3 7:00am-8:00am Lakes Ballroom A and B
MAPPA Business Meeting Day 3 7:30am-8:00am Lakes Ballroom A and B
AOC Level 1 Day 3 8:10am-4:30pm Nokomis C
Supervisor Toolkit Day 3 8:10am-4:30pm Nokomis B
Right-sizing Technology in an Active Learning Classroom Day 3 8:10am-8:55am Minnetonka A
UV light Protection Day 3 8:10am-8:55am Minnetonka B
Developing Your Future Facilities Leaders Day 3 8:10am-8:55am Cedar
Next Generation of Campus Utilities Master Plans Day 3 8:10am-8:55am Harriet A
Corrective Maintenance: Philosophy and Approach Day 3 9:00am- 9:45am Harriet A
5G Technology and the Changes it will bring!Day 3 9:00am-9:45amNokomis A
MNAPPA - Newest Chapter Meeting Day 3 9:00am- 9:45am Lakes D
Adopting Technology for Modern Facilities Day 3 9:00am- 9:45am Harriet B
The Impact of Campus Branding and 1st Impressions 9:00am- 9:45am Lakes C
Refreshment Break/ Scavenger Hunt Day 3 9:45am- 10:00am Sky Bridge
Large School Discussion Day 3 10:00am-11:00 Lakes Ballroom C
Small School Discussion Day 3 10:00am-11:00 Lakes Ballroom D
APPA Welcome "Culivate the Community" Day 3 11:10am-11:20am Lakes Ballroom A and B
MAPPA Presdiential Address Day 3 11:20am-12:00pm Lakes Ballroom A and B
Served Lunch Day 3 12:00pm-12:30pm Lakes Ballroom A and B
Mall of America History Day 3 12:30pm-12:45pm Lakes Ballroom A and B
Behind the Scenes Tour of Mall of America Day 3 12:45pm-2:30pm Skybridge- Mall
The Deferred Maintenance ToolboxDay 32:45pm-3:30pm Nokomis A
Emergency Condensate Line ReplacementDay 3 2:45pm-3:30pmHarriet A
Work loading: Implementing a ProgramDay 32:45pm-3:30pmHarriet B
Chemical Control Complexities Day 3 2:45pm-3:30pm Lakes C
Cleaning, the First Trade Day 3 3:45pm-4:30pm Harriet B
Somehow I Manage Day 3 3:45pm-4:30pm Harriet A
Bridging the Gap between Construction closeout Day 3 3:45pm-4:30pm Nokomis A
OHSA Roof Safety Standard RequirementsDay 3 3:45pm-4:30pmLakes C
Join the Band and Come for the Celebration! Day 3 5:00pm-7:00pm Lakes Ballroom
Grab a ticket at the door Prize Giveaways! Day 3 6:00pm Lakes Ballroom

The 2019 MAPPA Annual Conference being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors and Business Partners!  

Their support allows this conference to continue to operate at the highest level.  Visit the complete listing of 2019 Business Partners webpage to see who will be joining us this year.

Diamond Sponsor  


Platinum Sponsor



Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors


  • When

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - Friday, October 18, 2019
    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Where

  • Radisson Blu Mall of America
    2100 Killebrew Drive
    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55425
    (952) 881-5258

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