Preliminary agenda as of 10.4.23.

Wednesday, Nov 15

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  1. 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm

    Summit Check-In & Registration Open

    Harbor Ballroom Foyer
  2. 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

    Exhibitor Move-In

    Harbor Ballroom Foyer
  3. 6:30 pm — 9:00 pm

    AIAI Networking Reception (Open to AIAI Members & Public Sector Attendees)

    Marina Courtyard

    Please join fellow AIAI members and public sector guests for light fare, cocktails and dessert.

Thursday, Nov 16

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  1. 7:00 am — 5:30 pm

    Summit Check-In & Registration

    Harbor Ballroom Foyer
  2. 7:30 am — 9:00 am

    AIAI P3 101 Breakfast Workshop (Open to Public Sector Only l Advanced Registration Required)

    Harbor Ballroom GH

    Join industry leaders for breakfast and an interactive conversation specifically tailored to the needs of colleges and universities evaluating P3s. This pre-summit session is designed for owners beginning to explore P3s, to help you understand where P3s can be applicable; and how they can save money and time when dealing with upgrades, repairs, and maintenance. Learn when P3s do or do not make sense, and what major considerations need to be made once choosing this route, in particular the crucial first steps.

  3. 8:00 am — 9:00 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  4. 9:00 am — 9:15 am

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Harbor Ballroom ABC
  5. 9:15 am — 10:00 am

    Opening Plenary: State of the Market

    Harbor Ballroom ABC

    With rising interest rates, shifting student and university needs, varied growth throughout campuses in the US, and many other opportunities and challenges - the higher education market continues to adapt to what universities and its students need to thrive. Leaders from Ayers Saint Gross, Brailsford & Dunlavey, Lynn University and The Weitz Company are working on campus P3s across the country - both together and with a variety of other partners - and it is clear that the approach is not one-size-fits-all. Universities have specific needs and wants and the approach a developer, architect, advisor, partner or general contractor takes to work with each partner is unique. Join this conversation on the state of the industry!

  6. 10:00 am — 10:45 am

    Morning Plenary: Financing New Technologies to Enhance Higher Education

    Harbor Ballroom ABC

    P3's have traditionally focused on the delivery of new physical assets or the optimization of existing assets owned by the private sector where innovative technologies and automation served as efficient monetization tools. In an age where data and low latency are driving economic development, can the P3 model be expanded where the deployment, operation, and modernization of new technologies and automation within education activities forms the basis of the agreement? New technologies for education can provide digital equity, rich learning and instructor opportunities, promote safety, and help boost productivity with technology solutions built right for higher education. From flexible online learning options to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to power augmented reality (AR) experiences to voice and collaboration technologies, our higher education solutions can help provide a better campus experience. Can partnerships bring the private sector expertise of supertechs, Information technology innovators, and smart system manufacturers to the public sector to enhance education? Can those technologies be maintained and updated for cyber protections and improved efficiency through long term agreements? The panel will be comprised of top technologists in the education field to discuss involvement in P3s.    

  7. 10:45 am — 11:15 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  8. 11:15 am — 12:00 pm

    In The Beginning: A Practical P3 Exploratory Framework for K-12 Leadership

    In this session, our expert panel will engage in an interactive learning activity through which K-12 leaders can understand, evaluate, and develop action steps for exploring P3 delivery options. K-12 public sector leaders will leave this session equipped to investigate the following: Minimum P3 criteria for K-12 projects Private funding vs municipal bonds State/local P3 applicable legislation District’s desirable assets Reasonable expectations and project timelines Processes associated with P3 projects Next best action steps when returning to their district

  9. 11:15 am — 12:00 pm

    Playing to Your Strengths: How HBCUs are Successfully Modernizing Their Campuses

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are at a pivotal point in American society. On the one hand, there is heightened interest among students and families of color to enhance the educational experience in an environment that combines academic rigor with cultural, historical, and social alignment with the needs and values of the students. On the other hand, many HBCUs struggle to provide the high-quality physical environment that students, teachers, and faculty deserve. This session will explore how P3, combined with other creative real estate strategies can be used to leverage HBCU’s primary assets: their brand, their legacy, and their real estate.

  10. 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
  11. 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

    Delivering P3’s in the Most Challenging Construction Market in Generations

    At their core, P3’s revolve around risk transfer. The current construction market is proving to be as heightened a risk as any other in these partnerships. Panelists will discuss strategies for navigating both the structuring of transactions and the construction delivery. 

  12. 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

    K-12 Case study – School Board, Community and Private Partner Working Together During Transition to Operations

    Prince George’s County is the first jurisdiction in the US to deliver a K-12 P3. Join this panel of experts as they share their experience and lessons learned as they transition from construction to operations.  

  13. 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

    Why Do a P3? Building the Business Case and Selling It to Your Community

    Harbor Ballroom I

    There are certain business considerations that a government must review before starting the P3 process. In this panel we will discuss the elements that should be considered as the public builds out the business case for a P3. In addition, panelists will share ways to effectively communicate the business case to the community at large.

  14. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    Integrating Utility and Social Infrastructure P3's at Eastern Michigan University

    Eastern Michigan University embarked on a multiple, transformative P3 projects. The recent project, a $115mm infrastructure P3 with Gilbane Development and CenTrio Energy, is paving the way for resilience and sustainable progress across utility and social infrastructure. With CenTrio's infrastructure expertise and $210M+ improvements in student housing, these partnerships integrate improvements to utility infrastructure and community-centric development. Through optimizing utility infrastructure, addressing deferred maintenance, and collaborating on the academic mission of the University, EMU, Gilbane, and CenTrio are setting a new standard for higher education partnerships where students benefit from cost savings, increased campus sustainability, and partners committed to student success.

  15. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    Water Reuse to Meet Higher Education Sustainability Goals

    Higher Education sustainability goals often focuses on carbon reduction at the expense of water reuse. Water is a finite and a fundamental building block for any sustainable environment. This session will discuss opportunities for water reuse on campuses and how these initiatives can help Higher Education institutions meet their net-zero commitments.

  16. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    How Do I Deliver a Project with the P3 Model? Best Practices for a Successful Procurement Process

    Harbor Ballroom I

    A P3 procurement model is a combination of design, construction, financing, operations, and maintenance. This panel will examine the key issues that public agencies must consider when conducting a project procurement - structuring the agreement, conducting a fair and competitive procurement process, and negotiating a final agreement that is transparent and protects the public interest.

  17. 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  18. 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    Asset Monetization Strategies for Colleges and Universities

    Colleges and Universities typically have large real estate holdings that include a variety of underutilized assets. As campuses seek ways to creatively fund capital improvements and operating expenses, they must consider the potential of leveraging underutilized real estate assets to generate new income streams. Through Public-Private Partnerships, campuses can attract private capital for the delivery for commercial development and social infrastructure projects that benefit both the campus and surrounding community. To demonstrate the viability of asset monetization projects as P3s, the panel will review recent examples of successful projects that may include hotels, innovation districts, and mixed use development projects that have been privately financed and developed on campus-owned land. We will examine the process of assessing the feasibility of such projects, highlight potential risks, and explore typical commercial structures.

  19. 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    How Do I Design a P3? Best Practices in Deal Structuring and Contract Management

    Harbor Ballroom I

    The basis of all good public-private partnerships is in the structuring of the deal and the management/oversight of the contract and efficient financing. During this session, both public and private sector experts will discuss the basic and best practices for P3 deal structuring. They will also share their views on the best practices for contract management for the long-term success of a P3.

  20. 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

    Parking as a Catalyst: Unlocking Capital to Fund your Balance Sheet, Academic Mission, Deferred Maintenance or New Construction

    Access to many millions of dollars are being unlocked by Universities from their parking systems through a long-term lease and concession agreement. This panel will uncover what a P3 looks like utilizing an all tax-exempt debt structure without the complications of an equity investor, lessons learned spanning procurement through implementation, benefits beyond the initial capital infusion, and how the parking system serves the students and faculty.

  21. 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

    School Bus Fleet Electrification: Driving Climate Action and Decarbonization

    Join PGCPS and a panel of experts to explore how electrification of their 1200+ bus fleet is critical toward achieving the school district’s Climate Action Plan. Discover the multidimensional challenges of fleet conversion, technology investment, and infrastructure upgrades. Learn how to navigate capital constraints, utility challenges, funding opportunities, and alternative financing models. Gain insights into fleet electrification serving as a catalyst to broader decarbonization and electrification. Learn how distributed energy solutions, such as microgrids, are an essential part of the school district’s sustainable and resilient future. Don't miss the opportunity to drive climate action through school bus fleet electrification.

  22. 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

    What’s a Key Ingredient for Success? Picking the Right Advisors and Partners

    Harbor Ballroom I

    Building a successful procurement and delivering a project demands the right partners. When running a P3 procurement, the public sector project manager could potentially spend more time with your advisors than you will with your own family, so you need to pick your advisor carefully. In this session we explore the core skillsets and areas of expertise you'll want to engage as you move your project forward.

  23. 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

    Opening Night Networking Reception

    Expo Hall

Friday, Nov 17

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  1. 7:00 am — 2:00 pm

    Summit Check-In & Registration

    Harbor Ballroom Foyer
  2. 8:00 am — 9:00 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  3. 9:00 am — 10:00 am

    Morning Plenary

    Harbor Ballroom ABC
  4. 10:00 am — 11:00 am

    Use of Innovation & Technology to Enhance the Culture of Safety and Security in Higher Education

    Balancing the openness of a campus and protecting its students, faculty, staff and visitors are a paramount consideration of every educational institution. This session will explore the new innovations and technologies being deployed today at campuses that are looking to meet this challenge. The session will also explore how effective implementation and change management of these solutions can facilitate a sustainable long-term operations model, including, in public private partnerships. Some of the topics that the session will explore include: - Use of frictionless access and credentialing and how it enables long term sustainability of credential management and increase in secured locations - How mass notification and mass communication technologies have matured to provide enhanced awareness to students, faculty, staff and visitors - What role can data operationalization play in achieving cross functional collaboration and increase overhead and change management efficiencies

  5. 10:00 am — 11:00 am

    Critical Factors for Moving a P3 Forward

    Harbor Ballroom I

    Join our panel of experts with vast experience in structuring and bringing P3 projects to successful completion as they discuss lessons learned from the trenches. Speakers will focus on key questions and considerations throughout the development of a project, where some of the challenges may lie and how to overcome them.

  6. 11:00 am — 11:30 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  7. 11:30 am — 12:30 pm

    Collaborative Contracting vs. Traditional Hard Bid P3's

    Collaborative contracting models such as the pre-development agreement (PDA) and progressive design-build/P3 models have been gaining in popularity as a way for public owners to engage and collaborate with private sector partners earlier in the project development process and exercise greater control over a project’s design and budget. This panel will compare and contrast collaborative contracting approaches against the traditional hard bid P3 model and discuss key considerations for higher education institutions to make in determining which delivery model is best suited for the specific needs of their project.

  8. 12:30 pm — 2:00 pm

    Lunch and Closing Session

  9. 2:00 pm

    Summit Ends | Exhibitor Breakdown