IFMA Foundation On-site Events

The IFMA Foundation and its supporters view academics and research as critical strategies in enhancing the FM profession. Through your participation in Foundation activities at World Workplace, you make a significant contribution to programs that promote higher FM education, provide scholarships to FM students and support research critical to the FM profession.

Help us make FM a career of choice

The IFMA Foundation relies entirely on private funding to carry out its mission. Add Tuesday’s events to your registration — proceeds fund the good works of the Foundation, including student scholarships, the Accredited Degree Program, the Global Workforce Initiative and more.

Foundation Silent Auction

Tuesday, Oct. 2 – Friday, Oct. 5
Charlotte Convention Center

Make sure you get your bids in by Noon on Friday – you don't want to miss it. New items added daily. Check out the variety of jewelry, vacation packages, sports and entertainment memorabilia and more.

Free prizes will be given to bidders at the end of each day.​

Foundation Silent Auction

Scholarship Presentations and Denim & Diamond Gala

Tuesday, Oct. 2 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Scholarship Awards & Presentations
7:30 p.m. – ​10 p.m. | Denim & Diamonds Gala

Westin Grand Ballroom A/B on 2nd floor

Full event plus registration or $125 for separate tickets. The academic awards ceremony which includes the FM scholarship presentations begins promptly at 7 p.m. and you don’t want to miss it. Enjoy a wine toss, great food, networking, silent auction and meet the fabulous FM students receiving scholarships. All proceeds benefit making FM a career of choice. Register here to attend!


Ignite FM! The FM Student Challenge

Thursday, Oct. 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Solutions Arena 3, Expo Floor

The students were given a day to solve a complex FM challenge. Support our future FMs by watching the student scholarship winners present their teams’ solution with the goal of winning a $2,000 prize.

FM Academic & Research Track Presentations

Friday, October 5 | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Room 104

In an effort to support FM and related built environment academic and research institutions, individuals and researchers, the Foundation presents the FM Academic and Research Track presentation of papers.

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