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Real Estate and Facilities

Facilities Officers Conference 2015

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WHAT:   2015 Facilities Officers Conference (FOC)

WHEN:   November 4-6, 2015

WHERE:   UGA Center for Continuing Education – Athens, GA

The FOC is moving to Athens! Join the Office of Real Estate and Facilities for its 19th annual conference. The conference continues to provide educational and networking opportunities for our USG real estate and facilities officers, and safety and security professionals, to share experiences and best practices with each other. To enhance the learning and sharing experience, conference sessions will focus on the day-to-day operations, the many facets of project planning, maintaining safe learning and living environments, and emerging trends in higher education facilities, etc.

New to our private industry partners: The 2015 FOC will open its doors to our private industry partners to participate in all conference activities. We will be offering a few vendor-centric sessions designed to inform about USG consultant selection practices, forward project planning, and lessons learned. If there are other related sessions that may be beneficial to you, please tell us! Email your suggestions to

Agenda - Draft_-_Agenda_2015_FOC.pdf

Highlights of this event include:

  • Brooks Baker, retired AVP at UAB and past APPA President
  • Chancellor Huckaby Presentation
  • Campus Tours
  • Spouse Guest Programs
  • Continued Business Partner Participation

Registration for the conference is forthcoming…..

Lodging: UGA Hotel and Conference Center, Athens, Georgia

Lodging for the conference will be available at the venue site with overflow housing at several other locations around Athens. Room reservations can be made now prior to registration. Use block code 85441, or just indicate you are part of the FOC.

If there are any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shannon McGhee-2015 FOC Chair

Ken Crowe-2015 FOC Co-Chair

Send questions concerning the 2015 FOC to