“Fall-ing Leaves…Brings Bright Ideas”
Educational Tracks
Concurrent workshop sessions will be offered in the following topic areas:

  • Track 1: Grounds Maintenance
  • Track 2: Energy
  • Track 3: Professional Development
  • Track 4: Custodial/Building Maintenance

Click here to download the educational grid.

Key Reasons to Attend
  • EDUCATION. Attend stimulating workshops on a wide range of topics by industry experts; acquire valuable, job-specific knowledge.
  • TRADESHOW. Visit business partners during dedicated tradeshow time, to gather information on products and services that will benefit your institution.
  • NETWORK. Share ideas, build relationships, and make important face-to-face connections with other facility professionals.
  • VALUE. A comprehensive professional development opportunity including meals and resource materials.
Bates College
2 Andrews Rd.
Lewiston, ME 04240

The 109-acre campus is set in a quiet residential neighborhood. Located off I-95, Exit 80 in Lewiston, Bates is 35 miles from Portland, ME and 140 miles from Boston, MA.

Campus Facilities: The Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building a.k.a. “Gray Cage” will be the hub for the conference — the registration desk, meals and exhibits will all be located here.

Parking: Parking on campus is available in “Student” parking lots ONLY or you may park on street where permitted. Look for signage directing you to applicable lots.  Click here for directions and a map.


The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch has no more rooms available at the special group rate of $119 – the room block is sold out!

If you are attending the conference and require overnight accommodations, the Ramada Conference Center Lewiston/Auburn is also located close to Bates campus and has reasonable room rates. Call the Ramada directly at 207-784-2331 to make a reservation.

Schedule at-a-Glance
Thursday, October 20, 2011
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration/Information Desk
9:00 am – 11:00 am Early Bird Campus Tour: Hedge Hall & Roger Williams Hall – two newly gutted and renovated buildings which were formerly student dorms, and will now serve as academic buildings.
10:00 am Exhibit Area Opens
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Welcome Meeting for “First-Time” Attendees
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Opening Luncheon
Sponsored by PC Construction Company

Welcome Remarks & Keynote
Doug Ginevan, Assistant V.P. for Financial Planning & Analysis, Bates College

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions—Session 1
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Sponsored by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions—Session 2
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Time
6:30 pm
(First bus departs from Hilton Garden Inn)
Shuttle Transportation will be provided and will begin making loops from the Hilton Garden Inn to return to campus for the networking reception & banquet
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Networking Reception with Exhibitors
Co-Sponsored by Competitive Energy Services
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Banquet & NNECERAPPA Business Meeting
9:00 pm Entertainment by rock band “Swagger”
Swagger is a dance-rock band, playing top hits from the 60’s to the present. Gerry Thibault, guitarist, has been a Bates College employeefor over 20 years, working in the Plumbing/Heating Department.
Sponsored by Engelberth
Friday, October 21, 2011
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet with Exhibitors
Co-Sponsored by Sebago Technics and Canal 5
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Desk Open
8:30 am – 9:45 am Concurrent Sessions—Session 3
9:45 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Sponsored by Gale Associates
10:30 am Exhibitor Area Closes
10:30 am – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions—Session 4
12:00 pm Closing Buffet Luncheon & Raffle Prizes
1:00 pm Conference Adjourns
Full Conference Registration – for educational facility professionals only $99
Business Partner Registration – for any attendee not affiliated with an educational facility $249
One Day Thursday (does not include dinner) – for educational facility professionals only $45
One Day Thursday (does not include dinner) – for any attendee not affiliated with an educational facility $105
One Day Friday – for educational facility professionals only $45
One Day Friday – for any attendee not affiliated with an educational facility $105
Guest Banquet Ticket (Thursday) $45

How do I register?

Thank you to the following companies for their generous sponsorship support!

Contact Information
Registration Coordinator
Delaney Meeting & Event Management
Email: info@delaneymeetingevent.com
Phone: (802) 865-5202