International Facility Management Association
IFMA Seattle
5727 Baker Way NW, Suite 200
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
tel: 877-460-5880
fax: 253-265-3043

MAY 23, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location:Lynwood Convention Center

Treat yourself to a day of networking and education with your peers! The IFMA Greater Seattle Education Symposium is our chapter's flagship education event featuring a full day of continuing education sessions on important trends and practices in facility management. This year's event features "The Sustainable FM Career" to help facility managers address the variety of challenges they face day to day and long term.

Earn continuing education hours for credential maintenance of the CFM, FMP, BOC and other professional designations.

Keynote Speaker: IFMA Fellow, Dr. Dean Kashiwagi

Breakout Session Topics:

    View Agenda Here
Early Bird Member $99
After April 30th Member $125
Non-IFMA $180
Student $50

Meet the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Dean T. Kashiwagi is a world renowned researcher in procurement, risk management, and project management. Dr. Kashiwagi has been in the industry for 25+ years researching, and developing a technology has been tested 1800+ times totaling $6.6 Billion ($4.4 Billion in construction projects and $2.2 Billion in non-construction projects) with a 98% success rate since 1994 in 7 different countries and 32 states.
He is a past recipient of the IFMA's Distinguished Educator award (2009) and became a IFMA fellow in 2012. He is credited with establishing Best Value programs at six universities around the world. This includes receiving a Fulbright Scholar award to share state-of-the-art best value research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa. A powerful force in research and education, Dr. Dean has championed programs to advance many professions and continues to prepare the next generation of leaders. Prior to working at Kashiwagi Solution Model Inc., he was a professor at Arizona State University and served 14 years in the US Air Force as a project engineer.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Dean Kashiwagi.  

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2018 Education Symposium Mini-Tradeshow


"Another successful IFMA Seattle Chapter Education Symposium was held on June 21st."

"As chapter President, I want to thank our sponsors, trade show vendors, and attendees for making the event such a valuable experience to Facility Management professionals in the Puget Sound area. Please explore this page to view presentations from the Symposium, pictures from the event, and stay tuned for next year's date."
- Michael Pamintuan, FMP, IFMA Seattle Chapter President

Visit our 2017 Wrap Up Page for Photos & Presentations

Keynote Speaker
Ken Jennings
"How to be an Expert on Everything"

Ken Jennings
Ken Jennings is a Seattle native who grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show, and went on an unprecedented 74-game winning streak worth $2.52 million.  Jennings is the author of eleven books, including the New York Times bestsellers Brainiac, Maphead, and Because I Said So!, and most recently the Junior Genius Guides for children. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.
> TED talk: "Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all"

2017 Symposium Sponsors


Visit our Education Symposium Wrap Up pages to view the presentations from past symposiums in pdf format.

Past Education Symposiums
Revisit our past symposiums through our recap and presentations from the day.

2017 21st Annual Education Symposium
June 21, 2017 | Wrap-Up

2016 20th Annual Education Symposium
March 10, 2016 | Wrap-Up

2015 19th Annual Education Symposium
March 19, 2015 | Wrap-Up

2014 18th Annual Education Symposium
March 27, 2014 | Wrap-Up

2013 17th Annual Education Symposium
April 11, 2013 | Wrap-Up

2012 16th Annual Education Symposium
March 8, 2012 | Wrap-Up

2011 15th Annual Education Symposium
March 10, 2011 | Wrap-Up

2010 14th Annual Education Symposium
March 11, 2010 | Wrap-Up

2009 13th Annual Education Symposium
March 12, 2009 | Wrap-Up

2008 12th Annual Education Symposium
March 6, 2008 | Wrap-Up

2007 11th Annual Education Symposium
March 1, 2007 | Wrap-Up