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    9 Awesome Workplace Conferences You Need To Attend in 2019

    Kaitlan Whitteberry

    As a workplace leader, you’re always looking out for the latest facilities management trends, technologies and insights you can take back to your organization.

    Fortunately, there’s an exciting lineup of workplace conferences on deck for 2019!

    This year’s conferences feature workplace all-stars from innovative companies like Slack, Uber, Cadillac, Verizon and Merck, as well as workshops and tours of amazing workplaces.

    They’re also a great opportunity to talk with other facility managers and leaders who share your passion for transforming the workplace and staying ahead of the curve. Here are nine seven conferences worth adding to your agenda this year. worth attending.

    2019 Workplace Conferences

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    Future Offices
    NEW YORK | JANUARY 23-25

    Future Offices wants you to have the tools to future-proof your workplace and has an impressive lineup of speakers from top tech companies and Fortune 500 firms, including Square, Verizon, Exelon and Merck.

    You’ll have a front row seat to discussions about space utilization, digital workplace technologies, workplace connectivity, sustainability and more. You will also have the opportunity to tour the offices of Uber, Cadillac, Shutterstock, Bloomberg and Vice.

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    SAME/IFMA Facilities Management Workshop
    SAN ANTONIO | FEBRUARY 6-8

    The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has partnered with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) to offer an unforgettable educational workshop.

    Over the course of three days, there will be intensive sessions exploring topics such as asset management, energy efficiency, best practices in facility management, strategic sourcing and life cycle sustainability. You’ll get to rub shoulders with professionals in both the private and public sectors as they discuss need-to-know trends in facility management, architecture, engineering and construction.

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    Enterprise Connect
    ORLANDO | MARCH 18-20

    Enterprise communications and collaboration decision-makers and business leaders face daunting new challenges in 2019. From understanding emerging cloud technologies, changing team collaboration and speech advancements that promise to disrupt the environment, to their end users and customers demanding access to these new tools and media. 

    Whether you need to upgrade or replace a legacy system, or you’re looking to more fully deploy and integrate next-generation communications, everything at Enterprise Connect focuses on one overriding goal: to help you maximize your investments in communications and collaboration systems, services, apps and networks

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    NFMT
    BALTIMORE | MARCH 26-28

    The National Facilities Management and Technology Conference & Exposition was launched in 2001 by the publishers of Building Operating Management and Facility Maintenance Decisions magazines. The first event promised free education, networking and product discovery opportunities to facilities professionals nationwide.

    NFMT continues the tradition by offering broad-based education for facilities professionals from every type of organization: government, education, commercial office healthcare, retail, hospitality and industrial. 

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    IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo
    ATLANTA | APRIL 8-10

    There are many challenges to properly managing certain types of facilities, personnel and projects. At Facility Fusion, you’ll get the information and tools you need to address those challenges while developing your leadership skills and career.

    Expect to hear a lot about leadership from people outside the traditional facilities management circuit, including Emmy Award winning TV producer Bill Stainton, who draws on 20 years of experience in corporate management as a source of humor. His motto? Every day is showtime!

    You’ll also hear from the senior VP of identity solutions at Mastercard, one of the first women to fly the Apache attack helicopter and the “cyber czar” to former President of the United States, Barack Obama.

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    iOFFICE’s Big Easy Workplace Summit
    NEW ORLEANS | MAY 15-16

    This workplace conference is exclusively for iOFFICE customers and special guests (so if you’re thinking about trying our workplace management software, there’s no better time!)

    Come and join us in the Big Easy with some of the biggest influencers in workplace management. We’re working on an impressive lineup of guest speakers we’ll be announcing soon. There will also be valuable hands-on training sessions, breakout sessions and entertainment, all in the festive atmosphere that is New Orleans. Whether you’re a veteran facility manager, a corporate real estate leader or a new workplace leader looking to prove your worth, our user conference is an excellent learning opportunity.

    If you're an iOFFICE customer, head here for more information!

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    IFMA’s World Workplace Your Facility Conference & Expo
    PHOENIX | OCTOBER 16-18

    This three-day event, hosted by the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA at the Phoenix Convention Center, should be on the conference list for every facility management leader. This year’s theme is “Take Your Facility and Your Career to New Heights,” and with a full roster for the conference and numerous booths at the expo, there will be no shortage of educational and networking resources to help you do so.

    Speakers will be announced later, but registration is already open.

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    CoreNet Global Summit
    ORANGE COUNTY, CA | OCTOBER 20-22

    What role does corporate real estate play in leading, creating and fostering experiences that enable business success? This is just one of many questions you’ll explore at the 2019 CoreNet Global Summit. With more than 2,500 attendees, 200 speakers and 100 sessions, the Summit is the essential event for corporate real estate professionals around the globe. Speakers for the 2019 conference haven’t been announced yet, but you can take advantage of super early bird pricing if you register by Dec. 17!

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    CoRE Tech Conference
    TBD | NOVEMBER 2019

    The CoRE Tech workplace conference is the go-to source for trends, innovative ideas and best practices in corporate real estate. This past year’s conference in Silicon Valley explored how technology is transforming organizations and how corporate real estate leaders can stay ahead of the curve. Topics included managing data architecture, network communications and incorporating employee wellness and productivity into smart, connected buildings. Check back soon for more details!

    iOFFICE's cloud-based facility management software can help you to transform the work-style in your workplace. To stay up on the latest workplace trends, check out our Workplace Innovator podcast!

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    Kaitlan Whitteberry

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Kaitlan Whitteberry

    Kaitlan Whitteberry is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Missouri's journalism program, and currently focuses on iOFFICE press releases, software updates and related news.

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