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    8 Awesome Workplace Conferences You Need To Attend in 2020

    by Tiffany Bloodworth Rivers on January 23, 2020
    The Next Generation of IWMS: iXMS

    To add the most value to their organizations, today's workplace leaders need to stay up on the latest trends and technologies. 

    One of the best ways to do that is to step outside your office for a few days and immerse yourself in new opportunities to learn and connect with your peers. Fortunately, there’s an exciting lineup of workplace conferences on deck for 2020! Here are eight great ones to consider as you make your travel plans for the year.

    2020 Workplace Conferences

    Enterprise Connect
    ORLANDO | MARCH 30-April 2


    Enterprise communications and collaboration decision-makers and business leaders face daunting new challenges. 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

    In addition to keynote talks featuring innovative technology leaders, the event will have an innovation showcase with a focus on security and privacy, as well as a TADHack mini hackathon for developers. 



    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. The event features dozens of speakers and more than 100 educational sessions. 

    iOFFICE Summit 2020 Workplace Conference
    LAS VEGAS | APRIL 14-16


    At iOFFICE, our mission is to build a more connected future with technology that brings people together. We want to learn from each other so we can all create better workplaces and more engaged workforces.

    That’s why we're so excited to bring our customers and partners together for Summit 2020, Bring the Future To Life.

    You’ll hear from inspiring keynote speakers, including world champion adventure racer, firefighter and CNN hero Robyn Benincasa  and Rodolphe d’Arjuzon, co-founder, managing director and global head of research for Verdantix. During our hands-on breakout sessions, you'll gain a deeper understanding of our software and discover new ways to maximize your investment in it. You’ll even have the opportunity to help shape the future of iOFFICE by participating in a collective workshop. 


    IFMA Facility Fusion Conference and Expo
    ATLANTA | APRIL 14-16


    Of course we'd love to see you in Las Vegas the second week of April—but if you're not an iOFFICE customer yet, IFMA's Facility Fusion conference in San Francisco is your next-best destination. 

    You'll hear from facility management trailblazers like workplace strategy and design leader Valerie Thompson, VP in Place Performance at HKS, real estate technology leader Zak Schwarzman of Meta Prop and other inspiring speakers like Jessica Rector, an expert on helping companies extinguish burnout. 

    You'll walk away inspired to build a positive, proactive culture, move beyond cost-cutting into sustainable efficiency and look forward to the future instead of fearing it. 

    IBcon Intelligent Buildings Conference


    If you want to have engaging conversations about intelligent buildings, IBcon is the place to be. Sponsored by RealComm, the event brings together visionary experts from around the globe to discuss the latest technologies and present the world's most advanced, next generation smart building case studies. In addition to innovative speakers, there's a smart buildings best practices showcase and interactive technology tours. 

    SAME/IFMA Facilities Management Workshop
    SAN ANTONIO | JULY 29-31


    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 business management, facility management and operations, technology and 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. You can also take a workshop that prepares you to become a Certified Facility Management (CFM). 

    IFMA’s World Workplace Facility Conference & Expo


    This three-day event should be on the conference list for every facility management leader. This year’s theme, Level Up Your FM Career, features facility tours, deep dive sessions and plenty of networking opportunities. 

    Speakers will be announced later, but registration is already open. IFMA members receive discount pricing, so if you don't already have a membership, it's a great time to join! 

    CoreNet Global Summit


    What are your workplace's relationship goals? No, we're not talking about office romances, but the relationships between FM, HR and IT. You'll explore this at the CoreNet Global Summit.

    This year's theme, #relationshipgoals, is all about how relationships are fundamental to creating digital and physical integration at work, connecting people, place, and technology. 

    You'll have a chance to hear from more than 200 speakers, choose from over 100 different workshops and even participate in off-site excursions. Stay tuned for more to come soon!

    Workplace Innovator Podcast

     We hope to see you at at least one of these conferences in 2020. You can also get valuable insights from industry leaders year-round by subscribing to our Workplace Innovator podcast.

    Let's make a resolution this year to stay connected and keep learning together!