Call for Presentations

The Triad Chapter International Facility Management Association invites you to share your industry knowledge and business expertise with professionals who support the people, place, processes and technologies of the work environment.

Presenters submit a session proposal for consideration by our program committee. If selected, you will present your session at one of IFMA’s Triad Chapter monthly meetings held on the 2nd Thursday of each month located at:

416-G Gallimore Dairy Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
11:30AM – 1:00PM

About IFMA

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 24,000 members in 94 countries. The association’s members, represented in

133 chapters and many sector based councils worldwide, manage more than 27 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.

About Triad IFMA Chapter

Triad IFMA is a member‐centered association that exists to guide and develop facility management professionals.

In support of its professional and associate members, IFMA promotes the Facility Management profession by providing leadership, recognition and standards of excellence.

The Benefits of Presenting

As a presenter, you have the opportunity to gain recognition as a topic expert among FM leaders and workplace decision makers. Attendees will take your information, tips and techniques back to their organizations for highlevel discussions or immediate implementation. As a presenter, you may:

  • Enhance your credibility and stature among an influential audience of industry professionals.
  • Refresh your personal knowledge as you prepare your thoughts, handouts and visuals for presentation.
  • Challenge yourself and your colleagues through interaction.
  • Apply your speaking experience toward re‐certification of several industry designations.

Call for Presentations: Policies and Procedures

Honoraria, Travel Expenses & Meal Registration

As a not‐for‐profit association, IFMA does not typically pay an honorarium for session presentations, however does provide a complimentary lunch for presenter and relevant guests. Speakers are responsible for their own travel, accommodations and related expenses unless approved by the Program Committee and Board.

The Evaluation Process

Comprised of distinguished industry and academic subject matter experts, the chapter’s program committee will evaluate each application based on the following criteria:

  • Quality: The proposal is free of spelling errors, paragraphs are well constructed, and the information is effectively written and does not read as a sales pitch.
  • Focus: The topic of the presentation and the learning objectives are clearly stated, the presentation focuses on a specific topic correlating to one of the educational tracks and relates to a specific aspect of the workplace.
  • Application to the Profession: Provides the workplace professional with useful information that can be applied upon their return to work.
  • Presentation Experience: The presenter’s experience is sufficient to deliver the session and hold the audience’s attention.
  • Professional Qualifications: The presenter’s background and professional knowledge indicate that he/she is well qualified to deliver a session on the abstract’s subject matter.
  • How is your presentation valuable? Is it relevant? Does it contain practical information that attendees can apply on the job? Determine your value proposition and suggest it in your title, state it in your objectives and support it through your narrative.
  • Why is your proposal superior? Differentiate your proposal through clear objectives, strong writing, correct grammar, and a professional look and feel. The impact of an outstanding proposal cannot be overestimated. Avoid jargon, acronyms and slang.
  • Why are you wellqualified to present? Your list of qualifications should address your communication skills and style, your industry and training experience, your credibility and your track record (past evaluations). Support your expertise through third parties rather than co‐presenters.

Thank You! Questions?

Thank you in advance for reviewing the Call for Presentations policies and procedures! Please contact Triad

Chapter Secretary Jason Lee for a Speaker Application to submit your presentation for consideration.