On October 29-30, 2013 Elevator U attended the annual MAPPA/MiAPPA conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The attendee’s were from public and private universities, and community colleges that came together for an opportunity to learn and network together. Attendee’s from seven states make up the MAPPA region – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The event included a business partner’s exhibit hall for firms that support the facilities profession. Elevator U exhibited at this year’s conference to network with facilities professionals, to educate them on elevator safety for college students through its “Rise Up, Safe Rider” program, and we were looking for an introduction to the person that is responsible for their facilities elevators. We ultimately planned on getting that person the information to explain the benefits that Elevator U offers to educational facilities. The attendees were able to network with other professionals from around the country and share in their expertise. The educational facilities workplace has been transformed in recent years by a variety of forces. Intense competition, advancing technology, changing values, and a global economy have created new challenges for the management of educational facilities. This organizations fresh approach of developing leadership towards organizing and managing this new environment, shows us all the new direction of educational facilities in the future.
Special thanks goes out to Elevator World Magazine for covering our 2013 Conference at Iowa State. A .pdf copy can be downloaded in the link below.
Thanks again Elevator World!
Click the Following Link: ELEVATOR_U_1.pdf
For those of you who attended you are now Members of Elevator U and in the upcoming weeks will be sent information regarding the benefits of membership. We also will be sending out a survey about the conference so we can make next years event even better.
Attendee lists, the survey link and passwords will be sent out in the upcoming weeks. Those of you in need of educational credits/certificates we will be concentrating on those next. It was great to see everyone at the conference. Have a great summer and see you next year.
Elevator U – BOD
UPDATE 5-31-2013 – The Gateway Hotel and Conference Center is fully booked for the conference. Please make your reservations at one of the overflow hotels noted below.
Conference Will Be Held At The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center at Iowa State
2100 Green Hills Drive | Ames, Iowa 50014 | 515-292-8600 | Fax 515-268-2224
Overflow hotels if the Gateway has no vacancies
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center
Best Western University Park Inn &Suites (across the street)
Getting to Ames, Iowa
Best Airport to Fly To:
Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, IA (DSM)—www.dsmairport.com
The Des Moines Airport is approximately at 30 minute drive south of Ames
There is a shuttle that travels between Des Moines and Ames regularly throughout the day. It’s called Executive Express. If you are interested in using the shuttle please contact them directly. To make a reservation click the following link. https://executiveexpress.hudsonltd.net/res (round trip is approximately $55-63 depending on the surcharge). You can also call in to the company directly to make reservations at 888-522-9899.
The Elevator U Conference Committee is excited to announce the opening of the 2013 online registration site. To register please click the following link. We look forward to seeing you June 18,19 and 20 in Ames, Iowa!
Click the following link for the agenda; EU-Handout-2013-Web.pdf
Exhibitor Shipping and Other Information Updated: 5/13/13
Thank you for planning to attend The Elevator U Conference at the Iowa State Center. Your support and exhibits are valuable assets to the conference. We have been asked to coordinate the receiving and handling of display materials. We hope to make the process of sending your exhibit to and from the show easy and efficient as possible.
The Iowa State Center Scheman Building’s event schedule requires that we request exhibitors to ship display materials to arrive no earlier than 2 working days prior to the conference.
If you are bringing your display and products, you can park on the north side of the Scheman Building and unload there. We have carts inside on the ground floor that you can use to bring your items to your booth.
You may start setting up on Tuesday, June 18th 10am – 4pm. Tear Down will be Wednesday, June 19th 9pm – 12am.
If you will be shipping display equipment to the conference site, please use the following address to prevent lost displays and for security:
NAME OF EXHIBITING COMPANY
HOLD FOR: The Elevator U Conference
C/O Pat Dennis
IOWA STATE CENTER
SCHEMAN BUILDING, Suite 102
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
AMES, IA 50011
Please use the attached shipping log form if you are sending any display equipment prior to the event.
The receptionist at the ground floor desk will be responsible for receiving and shipping all equipment. All equipment being shipped from the Scheman Building must have all paperwork attached to the equipment, and the carrier notified of the pickup.
All questions regarding displays or shipping should be directed to Iowa State Center, at 515-294-3347.