Sun, Apr 2, 2017 - Tue, Apr 4, 2017
Rancho Las Palmas Resort - Palm Springs, CA

What happens when over 100 senior facilities leaders from the top colleges and universities all over the US, Canada and the UK gather to embrace collaboration and innovation?

The result is a re-energized approach to “the significant number of challenges that bind us all together,” said Oxford’s Director of Estates, Paul Goffin–plus the support of new friends and partners, and the wealth of knowledge their diverse experiences provide.

Bart Becker, VP of Facilities at the University of Calgary, commented: “HEFF ‘17 was a fantastic event, with relevant topics, strong suppliers, and great social time with peers. Well-organized and the shorter TED-talk style presentation s were very good– succinct and informative.”

Don Sundgren, AVP & Chief Facilities Officer at UVA, also thoroughly enjoyed the “substance and networking. I really like the broad subject matter—learning environments, architecture, futurists—rather than than more narrowly focused FM topics typical of others.”

The cutting-edge content on the latest innovations in facilities planning, design, construction and operations was as equally enriching for suppliers as it was for attendees. “HEFF continues to do a great job at providing a good balance between business and pleasure. The speakers and topics are valuable and pertinent to me as a supplier,” said Alerton Product Owner Kevin Callahan.
The intimate size of the forum combined with the relaxed environment of Palm Springs left attendees refreshed and reinvigorated. Administrators returned to their districts with more than just innovation on the brain, but a new community of like-minded partners full of fresh energy and evocative ideas.

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From Our Participants
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Director of Estates Oxford
University of Oxford
"I had an excellent time​ t​alk​ing​ to new colleagues and to those that I knew from my previous attendance at ​HEFF. There are differences in the funding models between the UK and US, but there are also a significant number of challenges that bind us together. Hopefully, we can...
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AVP & Chief Facilities Officer
University of Virginia
"Thoroughly enjoyed the event---substance and networking.​ ​I really like the broad subject matter---learning environments, architecture, futurists---rather than than more narrowly focused FM topics typical of others."
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VP of Facilities
University of Calgary
"A fantastic event, with relevant topics, strong suppliers, and great social time with peers. Very well organized and the shorter "​TED-talk" style presentation​s​ w​ere very good-- succinct and informative."
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AVP of Facilities​
U​T San Antonio
"I found the event to be an excellent use of my time, and I learned a lot from colleagues from all over the United States, the UK and Canada!"
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AVP Facilities Services & Operations
Washington State University
"I found the business strategy meetings very productive. This was my first forum, so I was not sure what to expect, but I left each session either more educated on a new technology/product or with a new contact to address a specific issue back home."
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Assoc​. ​Vice Chancellor, Learning Environments ​& Campus Architect
University of Illinois ​at ​Chicago
"It was my first HEFF and I thought it was great! The size ​was i​​​ntimate enough to meet others and learn about their ​successes ​and/ ​or challenges. "
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