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2020 AFE Founders Day Conference & Reception

Thursday, September 17


  1 PM - 8 PM EDT

Who Should Attend:

Association Executives
Chief Engineers
Engineering Program Instructors
Facility Managers
FM Program Instructors
Government Agency Administrators
Operations Executives
Professional Development Managers
Real Estate Portfolio Managers


Join us on the AFE SmartTEAM LMS for an educational and networking opportunity you will not want to miss! 


For more than a century, the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) has led the way in providing educational resources and professional tools to active and emerging building maintenance, facilities management and construction professionals around the globe.  The AFE Founders Day Reception, our premier annual networking event, not only celebrates that legacy but also provides an opportunity for our Members and guests to broaden their personal and professional networks plus explore new business opportunities. 


Since 2019, the Founders Day Reception has become an opportunity to recognize an individual whose work in the FM space embodies the same spirit that inspired Harry S. Dennison and E. B. Freeman to plant the seeds that spurred the formation of the Plant Engineers Club in 1915, which eventually grew to become the American Institute of Plant Engineers (AIPE) and finally matured into AFE.  So, it was fitting the AFE Founders Award should be renamed for the late, great Fred W. King, humanitarian and long-time AFE leader on both the local and national level.  Fred King not only modeled the principles underlying the intent of this special recognition through his many personal and professional accomplishments, but Fred also paved the way for scores of emerging FM professionals throughout the State of Minnesota and beyond to experience growth in their careers and make lasting contributions of their own to the industry.  Therefore, The The Fred W. King Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes an AFE Member who has made an indelible mark on both the built environment and community-at-large. 


In addition to fellowshipping among your colleagues and peers, we will also host a special silent auction to benefit the AFE Foundation.  The AFE Foundation seeks to advance research and education in engineering and other scientific fields related to the A / E / C industry by funding research, granting scholarships and sponsoring educational events.  Please follow this link to find out more about the AFE Foundation and how you can contribute. 


Guest of Honor:

The Fred W. King Award for Lifetime Achievement

2020 Honoree

The 2020 recipient of the King Award will be announced on September 17th.  Please submit your nomination:
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AFE Foundation Silent Auction:

All proceeds from the Founders Day 2020 Silent Auction will benefit the AFE Foundation! 

Established in 1976, the AFE Foundation seeks to advance the state of the art in the technology that drives the built environment and prepare the next generation of facilities management professionals to meet the challenges of an evolving professional landscape.  The AFE Foundation conducts and funds research, sponsors learning opportunities and provides scholarships to engineering students seeking careers in the A / E / C industry. 

The AFE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that reports financial information to the IRS via EIN 31-0897949.  Visit the AFE Foundation page or contact the AFE Home Office to make a tax-deductible contribution.

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Additional Info:
Fay S Gold
Sponsorship Opportunities
571-814-8322 (p)
Elizabeth Michael
Associate Director, Member Services
571-395-8770 (p)
AFE National Events
Registration is required before Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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