September 2023

Sep 26 - Sep 27 Detroit, MI, US DLC Controls Summit 2023: Unlocking the Potential of Networked Lighting Controls DesignLights Consortium (DLC)

DLC Controls Summit '23DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC) two-day Controls Summit, “Unlocking the Potential of Networked Lighting Controls” is an opportunity for utility executives, energy efficiency specialists, lighting controls manufacturers and installers, decarbonization advocates and other industry professionals to collaborate on ways to break down market barriers and speed wider adoption of networked lighting controls (NLC). Although research shows that NLCs can increase energy savings of commercial lighting projects by an average 49 percent beyond LED savings alone, various challenges have kept market penetration of NLCs at less than one percent. Hurdles to greater adoption of lighting controls include lack of education and sales training, inadequate incentives, and low device interoperability. Considering connected lighting’s potential for enabling greater savings, demand controls, and a grid-enabled future, the DLC Controls Summit will gather professionals who design, promote, install, and incentivize lighting controls for networking, education and collaboration on ways to get NLCs into more commercial buildings of all sizes. Early Bird rate through September 5. Space is limited.


DLC Controls Summit 2023: Unlocking the Potential of Networked Lighting Controls

Sep 26 San Francisco, CA, USA Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit: Northern California Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute (CRDMI); Association of Medical Facilities Professionals (AMFP)

Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit

The renowned Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summits have hosted over 5,000 attendees in 25 major healthcare markets over the past five years. “Healthcare Hits the Reset Button” will cover the planning, real estate, design, construction and operation of Hospitals | Clinics | ASCs | MOBs | Retail | Telehealth | Hospital @ Home | Mobile Care | Non-Clinical | Academic & Research Facilities at healthcare locations in cities nationwide.

Professionals who own, operate, design, build and finance medical buildings will explore how healthcare design, construction, operations and regulations have changed during the past two years. Examine the trends and technologies reshaping existing and future healthcare facilities. Gain valuable insights you can put to work the next day. A Summit summary/recap and presentation materials will be provided to all attendees.

Presented by CRDMI and its educational partner AMFP, the summits address key influencers and decision makers, including senior healthcare leaders, architects, designers, engineers, developers, contractors, facilities managers (FMs), security directors, real estate brokers, property managers, attorneys, investors and lenders. See detailed sessions and speakers, CEU certifications (5 CEU hours: AIA HSW | AHA | CHFM | CHC | CHESP | Engineers PDH), and programming information for the Northern California Summit online.

For Recaps & Takeaways from Past Summits, visit SquareFootage.net.

The McMorrow Reports Healthcare is a Media Partner for the Summits.

Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summit: Northern California

Sep 26 - Sep 28 Chicago, IL, US NextUp Summit 2023 (women in business) NextUp

NextUp Summit bannerBig Dreams. Bold Action.​ Your time has come. Your ideas matter. Now is the time to put your dreams into action.  Arm yourself with the inspiration, skills, and contacts you need to own your future.

  • Discover success secrets from some of today’s most inspiring minds
  • Learn how to fast-track your career to quickly level-up your leadership
  • Connect with a powerful community of peers to recession-proof your future

NextUp Summit is the group’s largest event of the year — a celebration of everything NextUp, their community, and their mission to Advance All Women in Business! With over 1,300 attendees annually, world-class speakers, powerful programming, meaningful opportunities to connect, and frank discussions about what we can all do to meet our own career goals, there’s nothing like Summit.

Join NextUp this year in their home city of Chicago for an incredibly unique experience, where you’ll take in everything the Windy City has to offer while connecting with like-minded members of NextUp’s network. Summit is the event of the year for NextUp members, and you won’t want to miss it!


NextUp Summit 2023 (women in business)

Sep 27 - Sep 29 Denver, CO, US IFMA World Workplace 2023 Conference and Expo International Facility Management Association (IFMA)


IFMA World Workplace is a comprehensive facilities management (FM) event for all facility professionals working in the built environment. Whether you’re a facilities manager, property manager, work in human resources, construction, or are a vendor or service provider to the FM industry, World Workplace offers thought leadership and education on facilities and how to manage them, as well as networking and lead-generating opportunities. Educational sessions address cutting-edge issues and trends along with proven techniques and best practices, in several tracks and at all knowledge levels, with CEUs and CFM maintenance points available, as well as training for IFMA’s three credentials: CFM, FMP, and SFP. The comprehensive expo provides the latest products and solutions from hundreds of companies for every facet of every built environment, with product demonstrations for practical application of FM tools. Awards of Excellence are presented, and back-of-house facility tours provide insight.

FMLink and The McMorrow Reports are Participating Partners for World Workplace 2023.

IFMA World Workplace 2023 Conference and Expo

Sep 28 Minneapolis, MN, US Healthcare Design Workshop: Behavioral and Mental Health: Design to Meet the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow Center for Health Design

Workshop Behavioral and Mental Health Design to Meet the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow 2023

Consider the needs of behavioral health patients in every healthcare space you design . . . The mental health crisis around the world continues to grow at alarming rates that affects individuals of all ages, ethnicities and socio-economic positions. These challenges reach far beyond the behavioral health unit into a myriad of care settings. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that these settings respond to complexities of care, provide flexibility to fluid care needs, and offer equity to patients. To meet the increased demand for care, support improved care and enhance staff safety, today’s design, facility and care professionals have to advance their understanding of the environment’s impact on behavioral healthcare and learn how to incorporate the best and latest design solutions throughout all healthcare settings.

This live, in-person workshop leverages discussions from across the industry, provides the latest in design thinking for behavioral and mental health care settings and offers state-of-the-art best practices through thought leader presentations, case studies and panel discussions for design innovations that improve the lives of patients and staff. This unique experience is ideal for individuals who are intending to design new mental and behavioral health facilities and those wishing to evaluate the quality of their existing facilities. Attendees will have opportunities to pose questions to workshop faculty and interact with fellow attendees in fun and innovative ways. 6.5 AIA/EDAC continuing education units available.

Healthcare Design Workshop: Behavioral and Mental Health: Design to Meet the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow


October 2023

Oct 17 - Oct 20 Louisville, KY, US Equip Exposition 2023; Hardscape North America (HNA) [outdoor power equipment, landscaping] Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

Equip Exposition 2023

Equip Exposition is the annual event dedicated to growing landscapers’, hardscapers’, manufacturers’ and dealers’ businesses. Formerly known as GIE+Expo, Equip Expo has evolved into a unique, week-long experience for a range of interconnected businesses including outdoor power equipment, landscaping, hardscaping, tree care, design, lighting, irrigation and more. Find the latest and greatest products across 1,000 exhibits and pit them against each other in the “Proving Ground.” The Outdoor Demo Yard makes Equip Exposition one of the most unique trade shows in the U.S. and was expanded last year to 30 acres. As one of the largest annual trade shows in the country, Equip Expo draws thousands of attendees and 1,000+ exhibits that cover 675,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space. This year thousands of landscapers are expected to attend Equip Exposition, the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition, where they will learn, meet with peers, and test out the latest equipment – including mowers, UTVs, compact tractors, chainsaws, leaf blowers and the other equipment that helps landscape contractors get jobs done as efficiently and as profitably as possible.

Co-located with Hardscape North America, a premier tradeshow and education event for hardscape contractors, dealers and landscape professionals.

Equip Exposition 2023; Hardscape North America (HNA) [outdoor power equipment, landscaping]

Oct 18 Virtual Workplace Trends 2023 Conference [Hybrid] Workplace Trends

Workplace Trends bannerWorkplace Trends is billed as the must-attend conference for workplace professionals who want to design and manage modern, attractive, productive and healthy workplaces. Join the friendly audience of around 150+ (and many more online) workplace occupiers, managers, consultants, HR, FM, and suppliers this October 18 at what organizers call “the happiest, most friendly, independent and thought-provoking workplace conference.” Themes include Enticing People Back to the Office, Designing for Neurodiversity (or Universal Design), Sustainable Workplaces, Managing Change, and Space Planning, with fantastic case studies.

Workplace Trends 2023 Conference [Hybrid]

Oct 25 - Oct 27 Washington, DC, US ASHRAE Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment 2023 ASHRAE; AIA; IFMA; APPA; BOMA

Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment 2023Organized by leading building industry organizations, this conference’s goal is to bring persons who work in all aspects of building design, construction, operation, ownership and management into the same room to address how the building industry as a whole can decrease carbon emissions, both embodied and operational, in order to reduce the impact of buildings on the climate crisis. Since building design, construction and operation contribute close to 40% of total global emissions of carbon, the groups say it is imperative that we all work together to develop a path forward to address buildings’ impact. The conference program will address current and future governmental policies and regulations that engineers, architects, owners and operators need to be aware of to address environmentally responsible building requirements. The three-day event includes 23 seminars, 17 panels and three keynote sessions, including a roundtable of industry executives. Keynote speakers are climate change, cleantech and sustainability expert Chris Turner and Sue Hall, chief executive officer of Climate Neutral Business Network.


ASHRAE Decarbonization Conference for the Built Environment 2023

Oct 28 - Oct 30 Denver, CO, US CoreNet Global Summit 2023 North America — Denver [corporate real estate] CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global Summit NA - Denver 2023Themed “Zoom Out: The Power of Perspective” for 2023, the CoreNet Global Summit convenes corporate real estate (CRE) professionals from across North America to advance skills, connect with peers, be recognized for achievements and learn about the latest innovations that are reshaping the way we live and work.

From the CoreNet Global Summit NA site: “We have been conditioned throughout our lives to produce THE answer – a single, definitive answer to a question or problem. However, complex challenges rarely come with a singular, simple solution. While uncertainty can be seen as a threat or risk, embracing the discomfort is the new norm and we must lean into it as an expected part of the leadership process. A leader’s ability to navigate change, disruption, and uncertainty is paramount in a world that has become increasingly turbulent and volatile.

Today’s issues have many interdependent elements that change in unpredictable ways and lead to unforeseen outcomes. While it can be tempting to break a challenge into various components to ‘solve,’ this assumes that one has greater control over the problem at hand. It can also narrow your view and obscure your perspective. ‘Zooming out’ can help leaders shine a light on assumptions that may not be visible from the trenches. An elevated vantage point can enable a view of larger patterns and inter-dependencies leading to adaptation, re-calibration, and new solutions. ‘Zooming out’ can equip corporate real estate professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to emerge as thoughtful leaders who may not have a single answer but know how to ask the right questions.”

CoreNet Global Summit 2023 North America — Denver [corporate real estate]


November 2023

Nov 4 - Nov 7 New Orleans, LA, US Healthcare Design Conference + Expo (HCD 2023) (also FM & PM) Healthcare Design magazine; Emerald Expositions

Healthcare Design Conference + Expo (HCD 2023) (also FM & PM)HCD 2023 focuses on how the design and operations of responsibly built hospital and clinic environments directly impact the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. It convenes thousands of professionals from across the nation who are involved in the design, construction and management of healthcare facilities to learn and help shape the future of healthcare design. Attendees have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits, network with peers, discuss best practices, view innovative design products, and influence the direction of the industry as it advances into the future.

The multi-track agenda offers 130+ educational sessions with the latest research, trends, and strategies, including a Facilities and Project Management track and Technology and Innovation track, along with pre-conference workshops, with CEUs available. The event also features inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, networking opportunities, facility tours, and an exciting exhibit hall where attendees are able to view the newest innovations in healthcare design products from hundreds of exhibitors.

Healthcare Design Conference + Expo (HCD 2023) (also FM & PM)

Nov 13 - Nov 16 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay CC, NV, US ISSA Show North America 2023 (cleaning) ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

ISSA Show NA 2023

Created to deliver impactful solutions to the global cleaning and sanitation community, ISSA Show North America 2023 will focus on the latest solutions and trends in the areas of cleaning, maintenance, and facilities management. Titled “Rethink What Clean Means,” ISSA Show 2023 is your essential platform to find the latest products and innovations, access education to advance your career, and engage with peers and industry leaders on critical topics facing today’s cleaning professional. ISSA Show 2023 is designed to help you improve your career, better manage your organization, and learn about the latest cleaning technology. Staying up to date on the latest trends and solutions for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention and pursuing accreditation, training, and certification helps further evolve the industry and change the way the world views cleaning. The show features education sessions, workshops, panels, training and certification courses along with an extensive Expo Hall.


All times are in the Pacific Time Zone and information is subject to change. All events and education sessions will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, unless otherwise specified.

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ISSA Show North America 2023 (cleaning)


December 2023

Dec 5 - Dec 7 National Harbor, MD, US BILT AEC-ST Federal 2023 (digital built environment) Digital Built Environment Institute (DBEI); AEC Science & Technology (AEC-ST)

BILT AEC-ST Federal 2023 - DBEI

A Digital Built Environment Institute event co-sponsored by AEC Science & Technology, BILT AEC-ST Federal is in the heart of America’s AEC Infrastructure Revitalization. With the addition of the BILT conference from the Digital Built Environment Institute (DBEI) to AEC Science & Technology’s (AEC-ST) line-up, the event will offer a cutting-edge slate of emerging technology for the important design, building, infrastructure, construction and facilities management (FM) marketplaces. BILT AEC-ST Federal will feature an extensive conference program focused on:

  • BIM, Interoperability & Integrated Project Delivery
  • Building Performance, Energy & Health/Safety/Welfare
  • Emerging Technologies, Drones, Mobile Solutions & 3D
  • Facility, Asset & Life-cycle Management
  • Green/Sustainable Design & Construction
  • Project, Financial & Construction Management
  • Smart Cities & Connected Communities
  • Specs, Codes, Standards, & Document Management
  • Sustainable Sites, Mapping & Infrastructure

BILT AEC-ST Federal 2023 (digital built environment)


January 2024

Jan 22 - Jan 24 Chicago, IL, US AHR Chicago 2024 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE); Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)

AHR Expo 2024 bannerThe AHR Expo brings together manufacturers & suppliers of all sizes & specialties to share ideas and showcase the future of HVACR technology. It’s the industry’s best place for OEMs, engineers, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and other professionals to experience everything new in HVACR and build the vital relationships that grow businesses and careers. The AHR Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

Monday, Jan 22, 2024: 10am-6pm
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2024: 10am-6pm
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2024: 10am-4pm


AHR Chicago 2024


June 2024

Jun 22 - Jun 26 Indianapolis, IN, US ASHRAE Annual Conference 2024 (HVAC-R systems) ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

ASHRAE 2024 bannerASHRAE 2024 is ASHRAE’s major annual conference focused on increasing the efficiency of buildings and building systems, with resources to design, build, control, commission and operate high-efficiency facilities. “Legislative initiatives, electrification, artificial intelligence, and other technological and social forces are impacting ASHRAE members across all aspects the built environment,” said Brian Fronk, technical conference chair. “The program tracks for the 2024 ASHRAE Annual Conference in Indianapolis seek to explore the challenges and opportunities in responding to these changes, while continuing to focus on core HVAC&R fundamentals, equipment, and research and development.” The program meets continuing education requirements, and most sessions are approved for LEED AP credits and AIA learning units.

ASHRAE Annual Conference 2024 (HVAC-R systems)


September 2024