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Calling all students passionate about shaping the future of facilities management! ConnexFM welcomes you to join us at the ConnexFM 2024 National Conference, where you'll embark on a journey of learning, networking, and career opportunities.


The ConnexFM 2024 National Conference is the premier event for facilities management professionals, and it is open to students at no cost! All you need to do is register online and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

But why should you attend?

As a student attendee, you'll enjoy a plethora of benefits and opportunities for exposure to training, education, networking, and so much more. Take a look at the opportunities that await you at the ConnexFM 2024 National Conference...

Participate in the ConnexFM 2024 Student Competition

Showcase your skills and creativity in our exclusive student competition, where you'll be challenged to solve a real-world problem in facilities management. You will be able to present your solution and get real feedback from industry experts.


Competition winners will receive recognition at the ConnexFM 2024 Awards Luncheon and will be featured on a special ConnexFM Daily Grind livestream with ConnexFM’s CEO, Bill Yanek.

Access to Educational Sessions

Dive deep into the world of facilities management through hands-on training, demonstrations, and leadership workshops designed to equip you with practical skills for your future career. Some of the available education sessions include:

  • Be Great! with Kirk Beaudoin, Sr. Facilities Director with adidas

  • Demonstration Labs with experts on HVAC, Plumbing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Signs of Success: Nurturing Longevity through Preventive Maintenance with Dani Smith and Bobbie Jo Sarles with identiti

  • And so many more! (check out the full schedule online)


Plus a special facility tour experience is included with all student registrations. This immersive learning opportunity is specifically crafted to provide a comprehensive hands-on experience in conducting store site visits at the Opry Mills Mall.

Explore More with Guided Access at the Tradeshow Floor

Take advantage of the opportunity to access the ConnexFM 20204 National Conference tradeshow floor with over 600 companies exhibiting. Plus you'll receive a customized guided access with experienced ConnexFM members guiding you through the floor to meet with ConnexFM companies and potential employers. 

Exclusive Networking Events

Meet and network with industry professionals and fellow students at our networking events:

  • General Session featuring the Emmy-Award-winning TV host, producer, and author, Mike Rowe as the event’s special guest

  • Join the best of ConnexFM for the prestigious Awards Luncheon

  • Get introduced to other attendees during our vibrant Welcome Reception

  • Bring your dancing shoes for the electrifying Closing Event with special guests Neil McCoy and Rubick's Groove.

Forge Valuable Connections

Connect with professionals from various sectors of the facilities management industry. Whether you're interested in skilled trades, facility management, or construction management, our conference provides the perfect platform to expand your network and explore potential career opportunities.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to kickstart your career in facilities management.

Register now to secure your spot at the ConnexFM 2024 National Conference!

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April 7-10, 2024

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Student Registration Cost: FREE!

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