2024 Fall School Facilities & Safety Congress

Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate, Flordia
October 6th
- 8th

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About The Program

The 2024 Fall School Facilities & Safety Congress invites leaders within the operations, facilities, and safety departments to a unique and tailored experience. Geared leaders at the director level and above, this exclusive gathering promises to be a cornerstone event for those responsible for the comprehensive well-being of educational environments.

What to Expect:

Immerse yourself in sessions curated by thought leaders in school facilities and safety. Gain strategic insights and practical solutions to address pressing challenges and prepare for the future of educational spaces.

Connect with peers and industry experts in an environment conducive to collaboration. Forge meaningful connections, share best practices, and engage in discussions that go beyond the surface, fostering a network of leaders committed to the safety and excellence of educational facilities.

Explore a diverse array of topics designed to provide actionable solutions for the unique challenges faced by leaders in operations, facilities, and safety departments. From recruitment strategies to security measures, each session is crafted to equip you with practical tools.

Participate in engaging workshops offering practical guidance for implementation. From crisis communication to sustainable schools, these workshops aim to provide tangible takeaways for enhancing the safety and functionality of educational spaces.

Topics Of Discussion

This session explores innovative approaches to attract and retain premier operations personnel in the competitive job market. Attendees will learn how to cultivate appealing work settings and implement successful recruitment and retention strategies to prevent staff from transitioning to larger, higher-paying organizations.

Address the urgent need for mental health interventions in schools to prevent at-risk students from entering the criminal justice system. Leaders will discuss comprehensive strategies for early identification, intervention, and continuous support to transform potential punitive situations into educational opportunities.

This session will cover effective methods for prioritizing repairs, budgeting, and leveraging technology to enhance facility management. Attendees will learn practical approaches to transform overwhelming maintenance tasks into manageable actions, ensuring safety, functionality, and financial stability.

Explore the potential of artificial intelligence in enhancing facilities planning and security. This session will cover the latest AI technologies that can optimize building management, surveillance, and emergency response systems.

Learn about the design and implementation of learning environments that are both safe and inclusive for ALL students. Presenters will share insights and best practices on accommodating diverse learning needs and fostering an atmosphere of inclusivity and equity.

Discover cost-effective strategies for maintaining school facilities and ensuring security on a tight budget. This talk provides practical tips and resourceful solutions that can be implemented without compromising quality or safety.

This topic focuses on preparing for, responding to, and communicating during active shooter incidents. Attendees will learn proactive defense techniques, emergency response protocols, and crisis communication strategies to enhance safety and readiness in schools.

Overall Experience
RTM Staff Rating
Value of time OOO

88% of delegates said this is the best event they’ve attended all year

Past Honorary Keynote Speaker

A dynamic roster of keynote speakers drives innovation at our congress events. Discover thought leaders and game-changers whose invaluable insights foster growth and excellence in each of our delegates.

Paul Damico
Chief Officer, Safety and Security,
Manatee School District

Past & Present Honorary Speakers

Seth Adams
Associate Superintendent in the Office of Facilities Management,
Montgomery County Public Schools
Marques Clayton
Chief Operations Officer,
M S D Warren Township
Scott Hudson
Director, Emergency Management,
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Perla Lane
Director of Facilities Planning and Construction,
Aldine Independent School District
Liz Margolis
Executive Director, School Safety & District Operations,
Ann Arbor Public Schools
David Proffitt
Executive Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Construction,
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Lakinsha Swinton
Director of Employee Services,
Beaufort County School District
Nancy Vela
Director for Energy Management and Construction,
Gadsden Independent School District
Dr. Jeff Wilson
Director of Operations,
Arcadia Unified School District

The Schedule

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Event Registration

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Opening Keynote

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

3:35 pm - 5:45 pm

Strategy Session/Business Meetings/Roundtable Discussions/Workshops

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception & Dinner

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Morning Keynote/Panel Session

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Morning Refreshments & Networking

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Workshop/Roundtable Discussions

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Networking Luncheon

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Roundtables/Business Meetings/Workshops

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Closing Day Keynote

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Free Time

6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Networking Reception & Dinner

8:00 am - 8:15 am

Morning Refreshments & Networking

8:20 am - 9:05 am

Workshops/Roundtable Discussions

9:10 am - 9:55 am


10:05 am - 11:05 am

Strategy Sessions/Business Meetings

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Closing Keynote

Our Commitments to You

Maximized Networking Opportunities

Cultivate meaningful relationships with peers and thought leaders via networking opportunities and functions, strategically designed and planned by our team ahead of the event.

A personal, customized itinerary

Participants customize their schedule by selecting from various sessions, tracks and private meetings that align specifically with their business needs and goals.

Exclusive qualified attendance

In order to facilitate the most optimal networking and meeting opportunities, participation is invitation only and strictly limited to Senior Level Administrators & Executives.

return on time and objective

Your time and the objectives you have set are our top priority. We strive to facilitate the right meetings and introductions to ensure your time with us is being justified with real value.

Delegate Testimonials

Krislynn Dengler
Superintendent, Glens Falls City School District (NY)

I only through the first day and I can already say that this event will have provided a catalyst for change with speed I wouldn’t have had without this experience. - 2024 Feb National Superintendents Forum

Stephen W. McCanless
Superintendent, Cleveland Independent School District (TX)

RTM has exceeded my expectations. In all my 20 years of attending various conferences and workshops, I learned more at RTM on day 1 alone, and there are 2 more days of this conference! RTM has hit it out of the ballpark!! - 2024 Feb National Superintendents Forum

Michelle DeWitt
Superintendent, Lyford Consolidated Independent School District (TX)

This has been an outstanding conference. The setup has made every meeting and session very intentional supporting the specific needs at my district. - 2024 Feb National Superintendents Forum

Matthew Furfaro
Director of Operations & Maintenance, Ferguson-Florissant School District

What a great place to spend time to elevate your return on investment. The networking and solution driven atmosphere is too notch.

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