Countdown to 2018 PCAPPA Conference in Spokane, WA
Spokane, WA will be the location for PCAPPA 2018! September 29th-October 3rd, 2018.
Our conference will be held right here on the banks of the Spokane River! Our rooms, exhibit hall, sessions and awards banquet will be held in the beautiful Davenport Grand Hotel!
The hotel is just across the street from Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Per Wikipedia, this is the site where Spokane hosted the first environmentally themed World’s Fair in 1974. At the time, this Expo was the smallest city to host a World’s Fair. A large part of our logo is the background of Riverfront Park and its iconic Radio Flyer wagon! This wagon is 12 foot high, 27 foot long and can hold up to 300 of your closest friends! To me, the wagon is a symbol of our childhood where we invited all into our life and now we invite all into our facilities profession. Because, “We’re all in this together” we assist each other. We learn, celebrate, motivate, elevate, demonstrate and sometimes commiserate with our peers because, “We’re all in this together”.
Speaking of being together, we have many universities and colleges in or near Spokane. In alphabetic order, Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Spokane Tribal College, Washington State University and Whitworth University.
We will have four tracks; People, Sustainability, Systems and Planning. Back by Popular Demand, Mr. Jesus Villahermosa who will provide one of our Key Notes as well as two days of sessions. Jesus’ sessions will be distributed between all the tracks.
We will be working very hard to incorporate our business partners into our programing and sessions. Therefore, Business Partners, be ready to meet our great members because you will be teaming up with them early in the conference in evening gatherings and team competitions!