School Facilities Management Virtual Conference
Why Attend?

The School Facilities Management Virtual Conference, October 6-7, 2020 is a professional development conference for the school facilities community to share and learn information on the latest issues in today's school environment. It simulates our annual in-person event and enables attendees to navigate the virtual space with ease in a visually rich environment that is mobile-friendly and is highly interactive.

The professional development conference and expo’s audience will include Directors of Facilities, Assistant Directors of Facilities, Head Custodians, Health & Safety Coordinators and Business Officials responsible for school facilities management, and anyone interested in serving as a school facilities manager.

Over two days of virtual education and engagement, the School Facilities Management Virtual Conference will provide a highly interactive, visually rich, learning environment from your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Education topics include:

  • The COVID Disruption and the New Normal in Facilities Management
  • DOH-Compliant Post-Covid Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures
  • Threat and Risk Assessment in Today's School Environment
  • Post-COVID Guidelines/Procedures from SED, DOH and DOL
  • Manage a Team Remotely: Set Yourself Up for Success in this New “Normal”
  • Developing Your SED-Compliant Facilities Emergency Plan
  • Best Practice Roundtable: Post-Covid Reopening Procedures
  • Human Resources Issues Today

Our supporters will have the opportunity to engage with participants in our virtual exhibit hall as well as attend virtual sessions. The virtual exhibit hall provides several unique opportunities to showcase materials.

Key Features

We look forward to seeing you online October 6-7 and encourage you to take full advantage of all the conference features, including:

  • "Morning Mojo" connection with colleagues in real-time with chat tools
  • Keynote Presentation by Merlyna Valentine, a passionate and accomplished educator dedicated to developing dynamic leadership skills, enhancing employee effectiveness, and inspiring others
  • Live presentations with Q&A focused on COVID-19 reopening plans, DOH-compliant sanitizing and disinfecting protocols, managing teams remotely, threat and risk assessment, SED-compliant facilities emergency plans and a best practices roundtable
  • Updates from the State Departments of Education, Health and Labor
  • A highly interactive Virtual Expo with customized booths from the top suppliers serving the school facilities industry
  • "Wine & Win" with gift cards, door prizes, t-shirts and a grand prize drawing
  • Awards ceremony recognizing newly Accredited Members, newly inducted Honorary Members, and recipients of the Key Supporter and President's Awards

Conference Participation Policy

Conference participants must be DOF or Affiliate members in good standing of SFA to participate in the conference and expo, which is COMPLIMENTARY in 2020.