Conference Agenda

The NSPMA Facility Masters Conference schedule is packed with best practices courses that feature something for everyone on your school operations team. Additionally, education industry experts will deliver informative general and keynote sessions, and you’ll find the schedule includes numerous opportunities to network and exchange ideas with your peers from across the region.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Time Event Room
8:30am - 3:00pm Golf Outing (Separate Registration Required) Proceeds Benefit the NSPMA Scholarship Trust Berksdale (Bella Vista) Golf Course
2:00pm - 4:00pm Spouse/Guest gift exchange
3:00pm - 5:00pm Early Registration


Early Vendor Setup
South Rotunda

Grand Ballroom 6, 7, and 8
3:15pm - 4:30pm Pre-Conference Outline "Meet your Board" get the full conference details and discover opportunities for becoming more involved in the NSPMA. Great opportunity to become part of the NSPMA Leadership. Ambassador D-E
5:30pm NSPMA Board Meeting Hammons Board Room
5:30pm - 7:30pm Networking reception with vendors (Open to All and FREE to Hotel Guests) The networking reception provides a venue and casual atmosphere to meet and speak with your peers from around the country and with the vendors that support them. You can share experiences and ideas from your School District. Lobby Bar
7:30pm Hospitality Room Open Ambassador D-E
ENJOY ROGERS (ON YOUR OWN)


Monday, May 1, 2017

Time Event Room
6:30am - 7:45am Free breakfast for hotel guests Hotel Restaurant (Lobby Area)
8:00am   Registration for attendees and vendors South Rotunda
8:00am - 9:00am Welcome - Mike Mertens, President NSPMA
Invocation - Mr. Maurice Henry, Past President NSPMA
Presentation of Colors - Fort Smith Northside JROTC Color Guard
Pledge of Allegiance - Led by all Veterans Present
NATIONAL ANTHEM - Gary Grieser
Special Recognition and Introduction of Special Guests - Mike Mertens
Introduction of States - Kim Keener, President Elect NSPMA
Call for Candidates - Jim Vicar, Past President-Executive Conference Planner
KEYNOTE SPEAKER Gary Grieser
Ambassador A-B-C
9:30am - 4:00pm Spouse/Guest Program Hotel Lobby
9:00am - 9:45am “New Department of Energy Regulations” - Chris Saxon-Lennox Ambassador A-B-C
10:00am - 11:00pm Executive Directors and State Association Presidents Meeting Hammons Board Room
10:00am - 10:45pm Track #1: Partner Presentations
Track #2: SchoolDude “Streamlining Approvals & Automating Communication with Maintenance Essentials”
Track #3: School Dude MO101 “Introduction to Plant Operations”

SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B
Salon C-D-E



Salon F-G-H


Ambassador C
11:00am - 11:45am Track #1: Rinnai, Presenter: Chad Miller “Achieving Greater Efficiency and Reliability Through Tankless Water Heaters”
Track #2: SchoolDude “My School Building Best Practices”
Track #3: SchoolDude MO101 “Introduction to Plant Operations” Continued
School Dude Lab
Salon A-B



Salon C-D-E

Salon F-G-H


Ambassador C
11:45am - 1:00pm LUNCH AND LEARN (Must Have a Ticket) Lewellyn Technology
Jay Smith “Building a Complete ARC Flash Safety Program NFPA 70”
Grand Ballroom 9-10
1:00pm - 2:30pm Vendor Trade Show Door Prizes (Must be present to win) Grand Ballroom 6-7-8
2:30pm - 2:55pm Business Session - Nominations (Officers/Board Members)
3:00pm - 3:45pm Track #1: Partner Speaking Opportunity Available
Track #2: SchoolDude “Finding Cost Savings in Your Data with Maintenance Essentials”
Track #3 School Dude RM101 “Introduction to Risk Management”
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B

Salon C-D-E


Salon F-G-H

Ambassador C
4:00pm - 4:45pm Track #1: Partner Speaking Opportunity Available
Track #2: SchoolDude “Optimizing Maintenance Essentials through KPI Analysis”
Track #3: SchoolDude RM101 “Introduction to Risk Management” Continued
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B

Salon C-D-E


Salon F-G-H


Ambassador C
4:30pm - 5:15pm Past-Presidents Meeting - John Bailey Presiding
5:30pm - 7:30pm Networking reception with vendors Meet and greet NSPMA Partners (open to all - Free for hotel guests) Lobby Bar
7:30pm Hospitality Room Open Ambassador D-E
ENJOY ROGERS BEACH (ON YOUR OWN)


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Time Event Room
6:30am - 8:00am Free breakfast for hotel guests Hotel Restaurant (lobby area)
7:30am - 9:00am   Registration for attendees and vendors South Rotunda
8:00am - 9:15am GENERAL SESSION
Elections - Jim Vicar
Committee Reports
Past-Presidents Report - John Bailey
Guest Speaker Mr. Walt Coleman, NFL Referee
Ambassador A-B-C
9:30am - 4:00pm Spouse/Guest Program
9:15am - 10:00am Track #1: Partner Speaking Opportunity Available
Track #2: SchoolDude “Streamlining Approvals & Automating Communication with Maintenance Essentials”
Track #3: SchoolDude BBS204 “Basics of Building Systems Designing, Replacing and Maintaining Building Roofs”
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B

Salon C-D-E



Salon F-G-H



Ambassador C
10:15am - 11:00am Track #1: Elkay, Presenter: Brian Garrety “Safe Hydration in Schools”
Track #2: SchoolDude “Using Account Reviews & Data to Justify Staff, Budget and Projects” (NOT STATE SPECIFIC)
Track #3: School Dude BBS204 “Basics of Building Systems Continued-Roof Warranties”
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B

Salon C-D-E



Salon F-G-H


Ambassador C
11:15am - 12:00am Track #1: Partner Speaking Opportunity Available
Track #2: SchoolDude “Troubleshooting in Maintenance Essentials”
Track #3: Partner Speaking Opportunity Available
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B

Salon C-D-E


Salon F-G-H

Ambassador C
12:15am - 1:30pm LUNCH AND LEARN (attendees only-must have a ticket) - Playground Guardian/Cunningham Recreation, and Posen and Company Grand Ballroom 9-10
1:00pm - 2:30pm Vendor Trade Show Grand Ballroom 6-7-8
1:30am - 3:00am Track #1: Partner Speaking Opportunity Available
Track #2: SchoolDude “Finding Cost Savings in Your Data with Maintenance
Track #3: Partner Speaking Opportunity Available
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B

Salon C-D-E


Salon F-G-H

Ambassador C
3:00pm - 3:45pm Track #1: Environmental, Presenter: Casey Brooks “Lead in Drinking Water”
Track #2: SchoolDude “Using Account Reviews & Data to Justify Staff, Budget and Projects” (ARKANSAS SPECIFIC)
Track #3: Speaking Opportunity Available
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B


Salon C-D-E



Salon F-G-H

Ambassador C
4:00pm - 4:45pm Track #1: Speaking Opportunity Available
Track #2: School Dude “Optimizing Maintenance Essentials through KPI
Track #3: Speaking Opportunity Available
SchoolDude Lab
Salon A-B

Salon C-D-E

Salon F-G-H

Ambassador C
7:00pm Silent Auction Begins
NSPMA Banquet
Blessing - Maurice Henry
Meal Served
Scholarship Winners - Kim Keener
Awards - Mike Mertens
“The Year in Review” - Mike Mertens, President
“Vision for Progress” - Kim Keener, President Elect
Silent Auction Concludes - Jim Vicar
State Door Prizes - State Representatives
Installation of Incoming President - Mike Mertens
Closing Prayer - Jim Vicar
Ballroom 9-10
8:30pm Hospitality Room Open to All - Poker Tournament Ambassador D-E

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Time Event Room
6:30am - 8:00am Free breakfast for hotel guests Hotel Restaurant (lobby area)
8:30am - 10:00am   One on one with Board Members This one on one session will provide an opportunity for anyone to discuss issues, concerns, suggestions and ideas for moving the NSPMA forward. Of course attendees are encouraged to approach any Board Member or Officer at any time with whatever they deem important. Anyone with the desire to serve on the Board or to run for elected office should contact an Officer as soon as possible. Hammons Board Room
10:00am - 11:00am Board Meeting and Conference Wrap up Hammons Board Room

Courses

This year will feature a wide varity of informative and keynote sessions.

Course list will be available soon.

Speakers

Speakers include industry authorities and experts from across the nation, as well as school peers who are leaders in facility excellence and best practices.

Speaker information will be available soon.