EDspaces 2018 Call for Presentations

Are You A Thought Leader?

Share your expertise with an audience of diverse facility professionals including decision-makers from schools, colleges, and universities; dealers, architects; and interior designers.

Present among innovative thought leaders in the community at a conference shaping the future of education facilities. The EDspaces Planning Committee seeks high-quality education content and presenters focused on the needs of educational facility professionals. There is no submission fee, and speakers chosen to present can register to attend the full conference at a special discounted rate. Gain visibility in the industry and contribute to the advancement of your profession as an EDspaces presenter. Proposals are being accepted until March 21st.


Industry experts are invited to submit proposals for engaging presentations in the following program areas:

Community Engagement:

Building community through education is a key theme of EDspaces. Sessions in this area should focus on partnerships for designing space not only for learning, but administrative, community, and business use - including integrating the need for career and technical education or early childhood education into cooperative learning spaces and developing public/private partnerships.


Sessions in this category should address how facilities make the best use of the space they have and with the greatest positive impact on learning. Topics include historical reuse, innovative design of outdated facilities, creative partnerships and new construction delivery models.


Sessions should guide designers and school administrators on integrating sustainable design and planning for healthy learning environments. Sessions should address the physical, mental, and social wellbeing, safety and welfare of students. (Note: See HSW requirements.)

School Planning/Operations/Management:

Sessions should include topics such as: master planning, working with a design team, writing educational specifications, addressing design guidelines, identifying cost and funding options, communicating the importance of supporting education finance, evaluating life-cycle costs, producing procurement documents, evaluating project delivery options, monitoring progress, and evaluating completed projects.

Pedagogy/Student Outcomes:

Sessions should explore the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting-edge design impact and influence student outcomes, including the relationship between facilities and learning and how changes in pedagogy converge with design.

Technology Integration:

Sessions should focus the impacts of technology on the physical environment including how technology is affecting both design and pedagogy and how to integrate technology into the learning spaces.

Questions about the EDspaces Education program?

If you have a topic that addresses the challenges of integrating space and pedagogical needs, we invite you to submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Contact Adrienne Dayton or call (800) 395-5550, ext. 1031

About EDspaces 2018

EDspaces’ mission is to improve learning environments for students from pre-k to the college level. Speakers and presenters deliver sessions addressing challenges educational facilities face from the perspectives of its attendees: buyers and decision-makers from school districts, colleges and universities, dealers, as well as architects and interior designers.

The education committee selects sessions that present a balance between practical information and forward-thinking concepts, with an emphasis on experience gained from actual projects.