AFC Spring Conference 2012 @ Duke University

 AFC Spring Conference 2012 @ Duke University last month: a resounding success!!!

By Mitchell Vann, Duke University School of Nursing

“This was the best conference I’ve been to in years…and I go to a lot of conferences.” …conference attendee.

 “It provided a depth and breadth of topics, presenters and access that was truly amazing…Duke did a fantastic job!” …conference attendee.

 “I’m going back with so many new ideas, my head is slammed full… I learned so much.” …conference attendee.

 Beginning with a welcome address by our chapter President, Craig Youst, the AFC Spring conference was 3 days of presentations, speakers, panels and tours.


49 AFC and non-AFC members registered for the conference at Duke and all left with renewed energy, new ideas, new contacts, and a great appreciation for all we do as Facility Managers.


The AFC this year accomplished something not before done in AFC history – the bringing together of local chapter and council for a panel presentation, building tour and social. 39 chapter members registered for these events and heard about and saw the Duke Medicine Pavilion as well as learning about other construction projects at Duke Medicine. The weather was sunny and bright for the after-hours social at Tobacco Road Sports Café in Durham, where chapter and council met, mingled and made new contacts.


Thanks to the Greater Triangle Chapter of IFMA for their help and support for the AFC Spring Conference 2012 @ Duke University, April 25-27th.