VFA User Forum 2014 – Agenda

Tuesday, September 23rd
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception – Participants arriving on Tuesday evening before the conference are invited to attend a welcome reception at the Fairmont Empress with a view of Victoria Harbour.
Wednesday, September 24th
8:00 am – 8:45 am Registration and Breakfast Buffet
8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
8:50 am VFA Update
9:00 am Capital Planning and Management Software Preview
10:00 am Morning Break
10:30 am How Berkeley Lab Transformed the Role of Facilities Capital Planning
11:15 am Becoming a “Chief Facilities Officer”
12:00 pm Networking Luncheon
1:30 pm Demo Session and One-on-One Meetings
3:00 pm Afternoon Break
3:15 pm Demo Session and One-on-One Meetings
4:15 pm Sessions End for the Day
4:30 pm Departure for Evening Event
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Reception and Dinner, Butchart Gardens
Thursday, September 25th
8:00 am Breakfast Buffet and Demo Room Open
9:00 am Summary of Day 1
9:15 am Topical Roundtables
10:15 am Morning Break and Demo Room Open
10:30 am Functional Adequacy: Taking Decision-Making Beyond Condition Data
11:15 am How Governments Use Facilities to Achieve Organizational Goals and Community Objectives
12:00 pm Conference Conclusion
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Post-Conference Software Training Session (optional) - Following the conference, one half-day software training session is available to VFA User Forum participants at a discounted rate. Learn more about Post-Conference Training.

Announced Speakers:

  • Marco Benitez, Director of Analysis, Assessment, and Risk Management, Florida International University
  • Mary Sam, Capital Program Manager, and Marion Birkenhead, Capital Planning Manager, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Ken Fletcher, Deputy Director, Facilities Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Gordon McIvor, Executive Director and Convenor, National Executive Forum on Public Property


Detailed agenda coming soon.