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Fall Event

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Office Resources, Inc.
4020 Armory Oaks Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Parking is available on-site

The Leadership of the Tennessee Chapter is inviting you to a Fall Social Event. Please come to meet other professionals and consider becoming a Sponsor!

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration & Drinks
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM President Welcome to Attendees and Thank You to Our Sponsors
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Food Served

Free Event but you must register!
Sponsorships: $250

Event Sponsors

Georgia-Pacific Office Resources, Inc. Steelcase

Chapter Social

June 10, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

1317 Arrowhead Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
Parking on street available

The Tennessee Chapter is inviting you to join in a social get together to reconnect and share our school reopening experiences. THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT YOU MUST REGISTER!

Free Event
Chapter Sponsor: $500

Event Sponsors

Georgia Pacific MB Kahn Waterscapes Backyard Resorts

Chapter Social

May 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill
3015 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

The Tennessee Chapter is inviting you to join in a social get together to reconnect and share our school reopening experiences. THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT YOU MUST REGISTER!

Free Event
Chapter Sponsor: $500

Evolution of Education Schools Tour

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Battle Creek Middle & Elementary
3451 Mahlon Moore Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174

Evolution of Education

CEU / AIA | Panel Discussion | Tour of Schools | Breakfast & Lunch Provided
Keeping up with the growth rate, managing aging facilities & creating 21st Century school environments can be challenging. Some school districts have found that balance; creating versatile learning spaces that encourage collaboration and serve their rapidly growing student population. Opened in the Fall of 2019, Battle Creek Elementary & Battle Creek Middle Schools provide the students and staff of Maury County state of the art educational facilities.

5 AIA CEUs available to attendee. 3 of the CEUs are HSW!!!

Ben Metz Ben Metz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Design Manager, ESa
The presentation by Earl Swenson Architects will share the project goals, the importance of client communication, considerations for future growth and the importance of incorporating spaces for differentiated learning into a 21st century learning environment. The case study of 2 facilities describes design strategies for supporting wellness and collaborative environments in schools.

Patricia Cadigan Patricia Cadigan, Masters, Educational Leadership & Administration, Learning Environments Leader, Artcobell
The where, what and how to educate students is under review around the world. This course explores how creating different learning environments (personalized, active, collaborative and flexible) can support student achievement and engagement and how these environments are influenced by design research and innovative furnishings.

Subject to change

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast
Time with Vendor Sponsors
9:15 – 10:00 am Artcobell Presentation (CEU)
“Trends in Education”
  1. Design Matters
  2. Teaching & Learning
  3. Strategies of Implementation
10:15 – 10:45 am Break
Visit with Vendor Sponsors
11:00 – 11:45 am Tour of Middle School
CEU credit for attending both tours
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lunch with Vendor Sponsors
12:30 – 1:30 pm Tour of Elementary School
CEU credit for attending both tours
1:45 – 2:30 pm ESA Presentation (CEU)
“Collaboration, Wellness, and Supporting Project Based Learning in K-12 Facilities”
  1. Learn strategies for promoting collaboration among classrooms and grade levels.
  2. Learn ways to incorporate Wellness design features into schools.
  3. Learn ways to facilitate and support multidisciplinary and Project Based Learning in the built environment.
  4. Explore options for supporting different learning styles.
2:30 – 3:15 pm Panel Discussion
Tentative Subjects:
  • How Technology has impacted the educational process.
  • Changes in Café Environments.
  • Evolution of Media Centers as Community spaces.
  • Maker Spaces – a vehicle of Learning and Leadership.
3:15 – 3:30 pm Vendor Door Prizes; Completion of CEU Credit Paperwork

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Ernie Morris Eversafe Security Solutions


Bell & Associates Construction Shaw Contract

Registration & Sponsorships

Educators Free registration for the first 10 registrants, then $30
Private Sector Members $25
Private Sector Non-Members $50

Become a new member and you will receive a free registration. Contact Edi Francesconi @ [email protected] or 623.285.8080

Diamond Lunch Sponsorship – 2 Available | $600
Sponsorship includes:
  • Table space
  • 2 Educator Guests
  • FULL page listing in the Event Program
  • Literature will be placed in swag bags
  • Recognition during event as a Lunch Sponsor
Platinum Breakfast Sponsorship – 2 Available | $450
Sponsorship includes:
  • Table space
  • 2 Educator Guests
  • ½ page listing in the Event Program
  • Literature will be placed in swag bags
  • Recognition during event as a Breakfast Sponsor
Gold Sponsorship – Unlimited | $300
Sponsorship includes:
  • Table space
  • 2 Educator Guests
  • Recognition in the Event Program
Silver Sponsorship – Unlimited | $250
Sponsorship includes:
  • Table space
  • Recognition in the Event Program

Vendors must register by Friday, November 1 to be included in the Event Program.

Tennessee Event

Thursday, June 13, 2019
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Christ Presbyterian Church & Academy
2323 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215

Offering 3 AIA / CEU Credits

School Safety & Security Symposium
Active shooter scenarios have become a tragic part of our modern world. Multiple shootings have taken place in K-12 schools and on college campuses across the nation and around the world, and they continue to raise the issue of safety and security at educational institutions.

While schools continue to be targeted, forward thinking school administrators are looking at safeguards that can be taken to protect our children. Development of design standards for new schools, as well as hardware, software and safety protocols for new and existing schools will keep our buildings a safe-haven for students and staff.

This School Safety & Security Symposium will take a deeper dive into the issues related to school safety and security as well as the short/ long term solutions that are impacting the education sector. We’ll explore improvements to School Facilities, facilities assessment, site planning, CPTED principles, architectural school design, Policy & Procedures, Preparedness & Response and more.

What's Your Plan?
Brink Fidler Brink Fidler is the founder and President of Defend Systems, a life safety and security consulting firm that specializes in physical security and active shooter mitigation. He is a frequently booked public speaker on the topic of active shooter events and organizational response. Fidler served nearly two decades in law enforcement in Nashville, TN, where he retired as the Director of the Drug Task Force. He has directed and supervised hundreds of court ordered wiretaps, thousands of hours of physical and electronic surveillance, hundreds of search warrants throughout the United States, and has planned and conducted over one thousand high risk tactical operations. This extensive background, coupled with his continuous and in depth study of active shooter events, gives him a very unique and insightful approach to this frequent and worsening problem as well as best practices for mitigating damage during such an event. As a widely recognized expert on the topics of physical security and active shooter events, he will not only enlighten and significantly educate the audience, he will empower everyone with the ability to respond decisively during any critical incident.

This course takes an in-depth look at the history of mass casualty attacks, actions that increase survivability, how simple design concepts aid in survivability, and how these can be incorporated in educational and workspace designs.

HSW Justification
Examine design solutions that help in preventing safety crises and help in protecting the occupants in case of a violent attack.

Learning Objectives
  1. Course participants will achieve a better understanding of how historical mass casualty events should be shaping the way we train and equip personnel in any workspace or education institution.
  2. Course participants will learn the importance of security layers in the design of a facility that slow down intruders as well as criminals of opportunity and the extremely important concept that seconds matter during a critical incident.
  3. Course participants will learn the importance of their role in the design of educational institutions and workspaces and how those designs can be both architecturally pleasing, as well as practical to the safety and security of the building occupants.
  4. Course participants will be able to understand and incorporate certain design principles that aid in the overall safety and security of all building occupants in both educational settings and workplace settings.

Tentative Schedule
9:30 am Registration / Donuts and Coffee
10:00 am Presentation
12:00 pm Lunch / Visit with Vendor Partners
1:00 pm Panel Discussion
2:00 pm Tour & Safety Demonstration
3:30 pm Close

Register before June 1st for discounted rate of $40.00 – $50.00 after June 1st

Scholarships Available!

The first 10 Educators REGISTER for FREE!

Call for Sponsors & Vendor Partners

$600 includes Logo-Signage, Recognition as a Lunch Sponsor, acknowledgement in the event flyer, an Event Table, 2 chairs, 2 badges and an introduction during lunch.

$300 includes Sponsorship of Registration for 2 Education Partners, acknowledgement in the event flyer, an Event Table, 2 chairs, 2 badges.

$250 includes acknowledgement in the event flyer, an Event Table, 2 chairs, 2 badges.

Thank You to Our Sponsor & Vendor Partners:

Platinum Lunch Sponsor
Ernie Morris Enterprises Eversafe Security Solutions

Gold Education Sponsors
Alley Cassetty Dormakaba FSA Lighting MB Kahn Shaw Contract
TLM Associates

Silver Vendor Partners
AT&T EAGL Technology Haven SFM
The Crichton Group Won-Door Corporation

Tennessee Event

Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
440 McMurray Drive, Nashville, TN 37211

Connecting the School Facility Community


Come join us for a tour of the beautiful, new Tusculum Elementary School, Tennessee’s First LEED GOLD public school.

CEUs available for session and school tour

8:30 am Registration and Coffee / Juice & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Opening Session – Welcome – Introduction of A4LE
9:15 am Session One: Renovate or New Construction
10:20 am Break
10:30 am Open Discussion on A4LE and its role in supporting the Education Community
11:00 am Lunch
12:00 – 2:00 pm School Tour
2:00 pm Meeting Adjourned

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ALEP / Certificate Programs


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LearningSCAPES 2021


January 6-8, 2022
Washington Hilton, Washington DC