EDspaces 2020 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. EDspaces "walks the talk" with education sessions held in unique classrooms designed by your peers. These spaces give presenters that opportunity to model authentic teaching and learning and demonstrate real-world application of cutting-edge products.

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 10, 2020.


Community Engagement:

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, developing public/private partnerships, and rallying support for school bond passage.

Design/Project Management:

Address how facilities make the best use of the space they have and with the greatest positive impact on learning campus wide. Topics include working with a design team, historical reuse, innovative design of outdated facilities, addressing design guidelines, and managing the architectural project through execution.


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.)

Facility Operations/Best Practices:

Topics in this track help school officials do their job better such as: master planning, working with a design team, writing educational specifications, producing procurement documents, evaluating project delivery options, monitoring progress, and evaluating completed projects.


Address how to meet the needs of school districts where they are, how to overcome inequities in school funding, insight into writing grants, gain support for funding, interpret school bond issues, identifying cost and funding options, evaluating life-cycle costs, and make school improvements even in areas where funding is limited.

Pedagogy/Student Outcomes:

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.

Post Occupancy/Research:

Topics include measuring the performance of new and renovated educational spaces post occupancy. Share best practices that result from research, POEs, and data on whether the design goals were met and whether the project satisfies the needs of the students, teachers and administration.

Technology & Infrastructure:

Focus on 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 in both K-12 and higher ed.

Questions about the EDspaces Education program?

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

About EDspaces 2020

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.