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General | Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I arrive for the conference? Conference kicks off with exhibitor move-in (by appointment only, please contact Freeman to set this up prior to arrival) and our ConnexFM Foundation Event. The majority of attendees arrive on Monday when we will kick off our conference education, continue with exhibitor move-in, the first session of Quick Connect, the First Timers’ event and Welcome Reception.

What is the weather going to be like during the event? The average temperature in April in Texas falls in the mid to high 60s, but Texas weather is notoriously erratic so we encourage you to check the weather forecast prior to packing for your trip.

What is the attire for the event? Business casual is appropriate attire

Who is the Keynote Speaker? Terry Bradshaw will be the keynote speaker for ConnexFM2023—for more information on Terry, visit the Speakers page under 2023 Education.

How long is the trade show? Trade show hours are Tuesday, April 4 from 3 pm – 6 pm and Wednesday, April 5 from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Will the Closing Event have entertainment? Yes! Our Closing Event at Glass Cactus (the nightclub that is part of Gaylord Texan) we will have name entertainment that is to be announced.

Are there any offsite events? The Closing Event on Wednesday evening will be held at Glass Cactus—this is part of the Gaylord Texan property and we will have trolleys running from the hotel to the club. Foundation Events Connex Foundation 2023 Annual Fundraising Event – The Star: Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility Sunday, April 2, 2023 3:00PM - 6:00PM Registration: Open to All The Connex Foundation invites you to join our annual fundraising event that supports our annual scholarship awards and IMPACT Charity Project! Connex Foundation: IMPACT Charity Project 2023 – Journey to Dream: Kyle’s Place Monday, April 3, 2023 7:30AM - 2:00PM Registration: Open to All Every year the Connex Foundation uses the talent and resources of multi-site facilities management professionals to support a non-profit organization in the maintenance and repair of their facility.

I want to get more involved with Councils/Committees at the conference—how can I do that? National Conference this year will feature a Committee & Council Reception on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm. Representatives from each committee and council will be in attendance to meet with conference attendees to discuss their initiatives and how to get involved.

Are the social events and meal functions included with my registration? These functions are included for Full Conference Exhibitor Delegates, Multi-Site FMs, and Non-Exhibiting Suppliers. Booth Staff registrants may purchase tickets for these events through their registration.

Will there be a conference mobile app? Yes—stay tuned for more information.

How do I get the pre-conference attendee list? Pre-conference attendee lists will be sent out after the close of earlybird registration (end of February) and with the Know Before You Go email the week prior to conference. These are sent to all registered attendees at no charge. A post-conference verified attendee list will be sent approximately 2 weeks after the event to account for any onsite additions/changes. PLEASE NOTE: each year scam companies attempt to sell our attendee list or will advertise hotel bookings—these are fraudulent and not affiliated with ConnexFM. The only company other than ConnexFM that will contact you about registration or housing is MCI/Wyndham Jade. If you receive communications from companies claiming to have our attendee list, please forward them to so that we may address it.

What should I expect as a first-time attendee? ConnexFM National Conference is a great opportunity to network with industry peers and make new connections. Come ready to meet with others in the industry and be sure to attend the First Timers’ event on Monday, April 3 to meet with fellow first time attendees and conference “veterans”. For more information on the First Timers’ event, contact

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