Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

March 20-22, 2019
The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD

Conference Slides

Click on session titles below to read session details and download slideshows. Thank you to all of our presenters!

Concurrent Sessions

Beyond Boundaries: How Living-Learning Fuses Creativity, Innovation, and the Arts

Presented by Joe Atkins, Greg Havens, Zebulon V. Coble, David A. Keith, Dade Van Der Werf

Branding and Design Strategies That Build STEM Career Awareness

Presented by Paul Harney, Katie Janson, Cassandra Robinson

Community Engagement Centers: Broadening Perspectives and Increasing Off-Campus Connectivity

Presented by Sean Beasley, Lina Dostilio, Daren Ellerbee

Creating an Ecosystem of Innovation in Non-traditional Academic Space

Presented by George Poulin, Joseph Reagan, Terri L. Schmitt

The Design and Planning Relevance Revolution

Presented by Carl Elefante

The Greater College Park Initiative: Partnerships in Planning and Development to Enhance the Broader Community

Presented by Carlo Colella

A Growing Business School’s Vertical Campus in a Leased Downtown Location

Presented by Paul R. Lund, Glen Steinbach, Scott Walters

Iconic Design Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship Create Collaborative Incubator Spaces

Presented by Matthias Hollwich, David Rubin

Innovative Data Tools That Support Capital and Facilities Planning

Presented by Julianna Carney, David DeBoer

Inspiration, Realization, and Cross-disciplinary Success: Centers for Experiential Learning and Innovation

Presented by Mary-Chris Escobar, Dave Pfaff, Charles D. Piper

Not Your Typical Classroom: Modalities in Medical Education

Presented by Allison Edmonds, Deborah Hardy, Amy Tongay

Planning and Designing Effective Shared Facilities

Presented by Shelley Einbinder, David M. Zaiser

Red Badge: UMD Campus Heritage & Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Tour

Renovating a Library So It Exceeds Sustainability Policies

Presented by Amanda Garvey, Matthew Gifford, Emmy Longnecker

Student-Guided Facilities Planning at UVA: True Partnerships Between Students, Administrators, and Consultants

Presented by Richard Minturn, Marsh Pattie, Caroline West, d’Andre Willis

Student Engagement Leads to Thriving Residence Hall

Presented by Jordan Hawes, Karen Kreger, Michael Lindner, Eric Zahn

Welcome! This year we are teaming up with the University of Maryland, College Park to give you and your peers another great experience. 

Around three hundred and fifty leaders from institutions, government, and firms are expected to fill the halls at The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

While there is no overall conference theme, a program of concurrent sessions that provides relevant content facing current institutional planning will be delivered through highly effective methodologies that include expert lectures, panel and/or roundtable discussions. Tracks include:

  • Future of higher education
  • University planning
  • Data and metrics
  • Learning modalities

The conference will also include landscape and building tours on the UMD campus, and optional off-campus tours, nearby in the surrounding community. The details are still being finalized and will be posted as soon as possible.

Come be part of the learning and sharing. You’ll walk away with new connections and new tools to face the challenges at your institution.