IFMA 2017 Tri-Chapter Symposium

May 09, 2017
7:45 AM to 4:45 PM
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MSOE - Todd Wehr Conference Center
1025 North Broadway Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Don't miss this year's Tri-Chapter Symposium on Tuesday, May 9th at MSOE campus in Downtown Milwaukee.  

CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE to view our Testimonial Video to hear why you don't want to miss the conference!

Our theme for this year's conference is: "Bridging the Multigenerational Gap".  We have an exciting line-up of dynamic speakers and educational presentations:

Keynote Speakers:

Meagan Johnson

Opening Keynote: 8:45am - Meagan Johnson, National Speaker & Multigenerational Expert: "Zap the Gap" - How to work with multiple generations.  Meagan will discuss who the generations are -- their wants, needs and expectations; How to capture Baby Boomers "Loyal make a difference" attitude before it evaporates; Important Gen X career building techniques so they don't leave you for another employer; New Millennials want their efforts to have meaning and what to do about it; Top 10 recruiting tricks to capture Gen Y's attention; A social media policy at work that works; How to take advantage of generation gaps -- not simply manage or endure them; What needs to happen to weave generational respect into your organizational culture.


Sarah Moellenkamp

Luncheon Keynote: 12Noon - Sarah Moellenkamp, HOK Chicago: "Next Generation Workplace."  If you are planning workspace for the future, you need to look at providing for a multi-generational workforce, enabled by technology and working in a more agile manner than ever before.  The NEXT generational wave is about to hit the workplace and today's space planning decisions should anticipate them.


Ian Abston

Closing Keynote:  3:45pm - Ian Abston, Millenian LLC: "Understanding the Whippersnapper in the Workforce."  This lazy and entitled generation is about to be the largest in the workforce and I can't get them off the text machine long enough to have a conversation about what it was like "back in my day".  Here's a fun look at the comparison between generations and a few quick strategies to understand the needs of those up and coming whippersnappers.  And's not all bad!


Breakout Sessions:


10:00am - 11:00 am:

Ziad photo

Ziad Salemah, ZS LLC: "From Blue Prints to BIM! What Facility Managers are Facing to Bridge the Gap"


Scott Wollenzien

FM Roundtable - Scott Wollenzien, CPM, FMP, CFM, Northwestern Mutual and SEW IFMA President: "Succession Planning: How to Capture Knowledge; and Measuring Performance: Documenting Key Performance Indicators"


1:15pm - 2:15 pm:

Sarah Moellenkamp, HOK Chicago: "Unlocking your Corporate DNA" - How to Design Your Workplace


Carolyn McGary current  

Carolyn McGary, IFMA Denver Past-President: "The Superhero Initiative"

2:30pm - 3:30pm:

Charlie Jurgens  

Charlie Jurgens, AkitaBox: "Words of the Wise: Maintaining the Future Alongside Millenials"


Frank Russo, Johnson Controls, Inc: "Attracting and Retaining A New Generation of Facility Managers"


Tours of Grohmann Museum will also be offered as part of the Breakout Session choices.


Social Events:

Following the day long conference, you are invited to attend the Tuesday evening "Rooftop Reception" at the Grohmann Museum.  

Grohmann Rooftop Garden

Tuesday evening, May 9th, 5:00pm-7:00pm:  Join us for GREAT NETWORKING in a LOVELY SETTING at the post-conference reception at the Grohmann Museum Rooftop Garden, located on the MSOE campus. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served! 

WELCOME EVENT on Monday evening, May 8th, 5:30pm-8:30pm: Everyone is welcome to drop in at our "informal" gathering held at Bar Louie, 1144 N. Water Street, in Downtown Milwaukee.


Thank you to our SPONSORS!


Diamond Sponsor: C&W Services

C&W Services



Platinum Sponsor: Corporate Design Interiors

CDI logo


Silver Sponsors:

CleanPower-A Marsden Services Company


Johnson Controls, Inc.




Hotel Accommodations:

We reserved a block of rooms until April 8th at discounted rates at the hotels listed below.  Both hotels are in close proximity (3-4 blocks) to the MSOE campus.  You may not be able to receive the discounted rate provided earlier, but please inform them you are with the IFMA Tri-Chapter group.

Intercontinental, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee; call 414-935-5943 for room reservations;

Hotel Metro, 411 E. Mason Street, Milwaukee; call 414-272-1937 for room reservations; this is an "all suite" hotel;



See you on May 9th at our 2017 Tri-Chapter Symposium!

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Tri-Chapter: MSOE Site Map and Parking Locations



$150.00 IFMA Southeast Wisconsin Chapter Members
$125.00 Earlybird rate before April 8

$150.00 IFMA Madison Chapter Members
$125.00 Earlybird rate before April 8

$150.00 IFMA Northeast Wisconsin Chapter Members
$125.00 Earlybird rate before April 8

$150.00 All Guests / Non-members
$125.00 Earlybird rate before April 8

$750.00 2017 Tri-Chapter Gold Sponsorship: one (1) free admission ticket included

$1,000.00 2017 Tri-Chapter Platinum Sponsorship (limit 4 sponsors): one (1) free admission ticket included


2017 IFMA Tri-Chapter Schedule