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Energize Your Future in Facility Management

We're thrilled to welcome you all to Facility Fusion 2024 from May 5-7 to Boston, MA at The Westin at Boston Seaport District. Get ready for an energizing conference experience with your FM community!  Here's everything you need to know to prepare for your visit. In this "Know Before You Go" guide, we'll cover:

  • What to prepare and pack
  • What to do when you arrive
  • Conference and expo activities


What to prepare and pack 

Get an idea of what you'd like to do, set your learning goals and make a list of who you'd like to meet. 

Plan your event agenda

  • Use the mobile app (see details below) to view sessions and activities under 'Session List'. If you'd like to add a session to your planner, click on the session and the 'Bookmark' icon. View your custom schedule on the bottom menu under MY PLANNER.
  • Add all other conference activities to your custom schedule by finding and bookmarking them under 'Schedule at a Glance'.
  • See who’s exhibiting to plan your time with exhibitors.

Maximize your time
with My Show Planner

Make the most out of your expo experience by planning your schedule in advance! Create a free My Show Planner account to:

  • Bookmark exhibitors you'd like to meet
  • Access collateral on their solutions
  • Take advantage of show specials
  • Contact exhibitors directly and book meetings with them at Facility Fusion
  • Access My Show Planner here

What to pack

  • Business casual attire: May temperatures in Boston average between 50-67°F (10-19°C). Temperatures inside the air-conditioned hotel may be cool, so plan to have a sweater or jacket on hand.
  • Cinco de Mayo attire: Get festive for the Cinco de Mayo Welcome Reception and wear fiesta themed attire or a colorful outfit! 
  • Workout attire: Participating in the Fusion Fun Run wellness activity? Remember to wear comfortable workout attire and suitable shoes for outdoor running or walking in Boston.
  • Good shoes: A pair of comfortable shoes is recommended. If you’re attending any facility tours, portions of the tour may be outdoors and comfortable closed-toe walking shoes are required.

share that you're attending

Build your network

Start connecting with others beforehand and see who else is attending Facility Fusion. Share the I'm Attending graphic on your social media, use #FacilityFusion and tag @IFMA.

Also, check out the Facility Fusion Marketing Guide + Toolkit for additional logos, banners, social media banners and more! These templates make it easy to promote your participation whether you're an attendee, speaker, exhibitor or sponsor.

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What to do when you arrive

Plan out your transportation and head to check-in. 

Plan your transportation

Checking in

  • Registration is located on the Concourse Level at The Westin at Boston Seaport District. (turn right once entering the lobby and follow signage to the escalators or elevator)
  • Registration Hours:
    • May 5 I 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • May 6 I 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • May 7 I 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Self-check-in: Preregistered attendees may proceed directly to a self-service kiosk in the registration area. Scan the barcode from your registration confirmation email or directly from your smart phone to print your conference badge. 
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Stay in the know

Download Facility Fusion the official mobile app 

Use this mobile app during Facility Fusion to:
  • Receive important event notifications
  • View maps, schedule, education sessions and speaker list
  • Access the exhibitor list and expo hall map
  • Network with conference attendees
You must be logged in to the Facility Fusion app to bookmark sessions and network with attendees. To login:
  • Go to 'MyPlanner'
  • Use your credentials found on registration confirmation email. Note: It is the same credentials as your Attendee Service Center credentials.

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Check out these conference and expo activities

Make the most of your experience while you're there

Must-attend sessions

  • Opening Power Lunch - The Human Brain and Its Future featuring Heather Berlin: [May 5, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.]
  • Power Talk - The Genius Journey: From Ordinary to Extraordinary featuring Rex Miller: [May 6, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.] 

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  • Closing Power Talk - Future Ready: The Leadership Imperative for Facilities Managers featuring Eric McNulty, MA: [May 7, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.]

Learn more about this year's Power Speakers >

Expo schedule, activities & prizes

  • Expo Schedule:
    Monday, May 6 I 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Brunch & Business

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    • 1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Expo Cash Drops*
    • 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Expo Scavenger Hunt Prize Drawing*
    *Full Event registration is required to participate
  • Professional headshots: Get your complimentary professional headshots to update your social media profiles. Available on these days:
    • Sunday, May 5 I 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. I Grand Ballroom Foyer (next to Registration Area)
    • Monday, May 6 I 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I Galleria Hall, Expo Booth #610

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  • Expo Scavenger Hunt: Win fabulous prizes while exploring the expo floor! Visit all of the Expo Scavenger Hunt sponsor booths to collect a stamp on your game card. Once all stamps have been collected, turn in your game card at IFMA Central. The Expo Scavenger Hunt prize drawing will be Monday, May 6 at 4:45 p.m. in the IFMA Central Booth #614. *Must be a Full Event attendee and present during the drawing to win. How to Play >
  • Expo Cash Drops: Win free cash at The Expo! Earn buttons by participating in 3 specific conference activities. Wear all 3 buttons on your badge lanyard throughout the conference for a chance to be randomly selected to win cash prizes! *Must be a Full Event attendee to participate. How to Play >
  • Explore IFMA Central (#614) and IFMA Foundation booths (#606): Learn about the exceptional resources available through the world’s largest association for facility management.

    Learn More about The Expo >

Networking opportunities

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  • IFMA Cares Community Service Project [May 5, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.] - Make a difference by volunteering at this year's Facility Fusion to aid REACH. Help assemble care kits through IFMA Care's Community Service Project, organized by the IFMA Boston Chapter.
  • Opening Power Networking Lunch: [May 5, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.] - Make new connections during lunch with other conference attendees.
  • Cinco de Mayo Welcome Reception: [May 5, 5:00-6:30 p.m.] - Start your Facility Fusion experience with a bang at our Cinco de Mayo-themed Welcome Reception, exclusively available with a Full Event or Sunday One-day ticket. Don't forget to wear your fiesta-themed attire!

    Sponsored by
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  • NEW! Fusion Fun Run Wellness Activity: [May 6, 7:00 a.m.] - Participate in the inaugural Fusion Fun Run, a 3-mile run/walk led by IFMA staff and volunteers, open to all fitness levels and included with your conference ticket; RSVP required.
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  • Brunch and Business @ Expo: [May 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.] - Make new connections during brunch on the expo floor with other conference attendees. 

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  • Networking Lunch [May 7, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.] - Enjoy lunch while continuing your conversations with your connections.
  • Networking Breaks/Coffee Connects: [throughout conference] - Get to know other conference attendees and connect with other facility management professionals during networking breaks. These breaks provide an excellent opportunity to build relationships with fellow industry leaders.
  • Farewell Toast: [May 7, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.] - Wrap up the conference with a celebratory farewell toast, commemorating the connections, knowledge, and memories shared throughout our time together.

Important Details for Facility Tour Registrants  

  • For registered facility tour participants: Please meet at the Registration Area at 8:30 a.m on May 8. Bus will depart promptly at 9:00 a.m. Must be preregistered for Facility Tours. All participants will need to show photo ID upon arrival (license or passport) and must sign in prior to departure and take provided transportation.

Enhance your conference experience with this add-on feature

  • AI in FM Boot Camp: Hands-on Workshop: [May 8, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m] Join us for an immersive and interactive 4-hour workshop at IFMA’s Facility Fusion, tailored specifically for facility managers eager to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence. This workshop is an ideal platform for those new to AI, ChatGPT, and similar technologies, offering a unique opportunity to integrate these tools seamlessly into your daily facility operations. Learn More

    Additional fee required. To add this workshop, update your registration in the Attendee Service Center

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Share your experience

We love to see testimonials from our attendees and you may even be featured in our upcoming social media posts.

Make sure to use #FacilityFusion and @IFMA on social media to share your pictures and stories!


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