Preview SAME’s 2021 Virtual Facilities Management Workshop: July 26-30

As the built environment emerges from COVID-19, it faces new and unique challenges for ensuring health and safety going forward. At the same time, the impacts of cybersecurity concerns on public infrastructure and natural disasters on federal facilities are only going to increase. The future of facilities management starts now at the 2021 Virtual Facilities Management Workshop, being held July 26-30.

From education sessions to keynote speakers, to virtual exhibits, networking events and more, join your colleagues for VFMW this summer!

Virtual FMW Highlights

• Exclusive keynote speakers and networking activities.
• More than 20 education and training sessions, live or on-demand.
• Cross-cutting speakers and presentations from across military, government, industry, and academia.
• Explore both high-level and tactical issues and solutions within facility and asset management.
• Discover the tools, techniques protocols, best practices, and analysis you need to make important decisions right now.

Relive all the excitement from last year with our FM Workshop 2020 Daily Event Recaps:

Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3

Exclusive Keynote Speakers

The 2021 Virtual Facilities Management Workshop kicks off with a fireside chat featuring keynote speaker Marene Allison and Lucian Niemeyer, former Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations, Energy & Environment). Allison, who serves as Chief Information Officer with Johnson & Johnson, will detail insights on the crucial role of information security to facilities. A trailblazer in many ways, she also will share perspectives on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

Ms. Allison has responsibility for protecting Johnson & Johnson information technology systems and business data worldwide. This includes ensuring that the company’s information security posture supports business growth objectives, protects public trust in the Johnson & Johnson brand, and meets legal/regulatory requirements. She is a member of the company’s Compliance committee and presents to the Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors on cybersecurity risk. With more than 260 companies in 60 countries worldwide, Johnson & Johnson is a global leader in consumer health, pharmaceutical products, and medical devices.

Registration, Exhibiting & More

Registration is open for FM Workshop. Regular rates end on July 14, so do not delay!

Get even more out of your experience! Exhibit and connect with the federal Facilities Management and Public Works Communities, as well as members and organizations nationally across the government, defense, industry, and academia. SAME is working hard to build a live virtual environment that gives attendees and exhibitors an immersive, virtual experience. Make the decision today to become an exhibitor at VFMW!

Benefits of Exhibiting at VFMW
  • Public chat for your booth to which all attendees have access
  • Video chat capabilities with attendees
  • Multiple branding opportunities in your virtual booth
  • Opportunity to provide company information via multiple downloadable formats including PDFs, videos, and press releases that attendees can save in their eBags
  • Lower overall participation cost which gives the opportunity to have more representatives from your company join in the conversation
  • Access to the published attendee list with permission to send one marketing message to attendees who have opted-in (marketing to attendees by non-exhibitors/sponsors is strictly prohibited).

A Personal Invitation from FAM COI Chair Lisa Cooley

SAME’s Communities of Interest provide opportunities for members to become involved nationally with other professionals focused on a particular technical field or demographic within the A/E/C industry. The Facility Asset Management COI, one of the largest Communities of Interest with over 600 members, seeks to improve the efficient, effective, and sustainable stewardship of federal facilities through research and advocacy of industry best practices, fostering educational and professional development opportunities, and addressing current and future facility management issues. Read an interview with Facility Asset Management COI Chair Lisa Cooley on the SAME blog here.

Read more about the COI here. Membership is open to all members of SAME.