Driving the Facility Director Community Forward:

The Kansas Association of Directors of Plant Facilities (KADPF) is a not-for-profit organization designed to provide professional development opportunities for school facility managers. The annual technical conference and trade show features a training curriculum relevant to facility management of K-12 and post-secondary institutions, and a phenomenal interactive trade show featuring the newest products on the market as well as those tried-and-true products used by facility managers for many years. Please plan to attend the 2023 KADPF Technical Conference & Trade Show scheduled for October 1 – 3, 2023 at the Hotel Topeka at City Center in Topeka Kansas. Conference attendees from K-12 and post-secondary schools include plant facility managers for schools in the state of Kansas (Including those who are responsible for buildings and grounds, environmental safety, custodial trades, and student transportation), businesses, vendors, or individuals that service and support the functions of school facilities in the state of Kansas.

KADPF Annual Conference
October 1-3, 2023
Hotel Topeka at City Center
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612
Hotel Topeka at City Center

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2023 Annual Conference Registration Form  

Educational Facility RegistrationVendor Registration

Vendor registration for the 2023 Conference will be available soon ONLINE. There will be 58 Booths available for the Tradeshow. Once they are sold out, they are sold out, don’t wait to sign up. 

Future Place to Submit a Presentation Proposal for 2024

2023 Conference Presentations are full - Future link for 2024 Conference Presentation Submissions

Conference and presentation schedules: 

2023 Conference Schedule Available July 1, 2023


Sunday 10/1TimePresenterSubject or TitleLocation
Clay Shoot1:30 - 6:00Trisha Brooke-Fruendt and Rich JonesKADPF Clay ShootRavenwood Lodge
Social7:00 - 10:00SponsorSocial and Sunday Night FootballEmerald Ballroom l & ll
Monday 10/2TimePresenterSubject or TitleLocation
Registration7:00 - 8:00Vendor and Member RegistrationSunflower Ballroom Foyer
Kick Off8:00 - 8:05KADPF Board President (Chris Crockett)Welcome MessageShawnee Room
Presentation 18:05 - 8:50State Fire MarshallUpdates to Annual InspectionsShawnee Room
Presentation 29:00 - 9:30Charlie and Lisa MartinThe Benefits of Cooperative PurchasingShawnee Room
Presentation 3A9:35 - 10:20Kyle GorrellWhy are Learning Environments Changing?River
Presentation 3B9:35 - 10:20Archie SmithOn-Call Construction ServicesBison
Presentation 3C9:35 - 10:20Luke LindesmithDeferred Maintenance? How energy savings could help get you back to square one.Homestead
Presentation 4A10:25 - 11:10Stacy Menhusen and Kevin LindenSafety and Security IntegrationsRiver
Presentation 4B10:25 - 11:10DLR Group & McCown Gordon ConstructionBehind the Build: Design and Construction Solutions for a Tricky Site - Turner Middle School Renovation and New ConstructionBison
Presentation 4C10:25 - 11:10Max LazzoRoof Access Preventative Maintenance ProgramHomestead
Presentation 5A11:15 - 12:00Dr. Suzanne QuinnIntentional Playground design for effective maintenance and managementRiver
Presentation 5B11:15 - 12:00Trent SorensenSolids Interceptors and Neutralization Tank OverviewBison
Presentation 5C11:15 - 12:00Matthew CarterConcrete Repair with Industry Best PracticesHomestead
Lunch12:00 - 1:00Guest Speaker at 12:30Lunch with Vendors and Guest Speaker Dr. Randy WatsonShawnee Room
Trade Show1:00-5:00VendorsRaffle winners announced on whiteboard-pick up prizes at Raffle TableSunflower Ballroom
Corn Hole Tournament / Social Hour3:00 - 5:00Tony BarronCorn Hole TournamentSunflower Ballroom
Conference Banquet Social5:15 - 6:00SponsorsBanquet SocialEmerald Ballroom
Conference Banquet Dinner6:00 - 6:45SponsorsDinnerEmerald Ballroom
Conference Banquet Speaker6:45 - 7:30Josh Peach BeAuSmBanquet SpeakerEmerald Ballroom
Social7:30 - 10:30SponsorsMNF and Social GatheringEmerald Ballroom
Tuesday 10/3TimePresenterSubject or TitleLocation
Presentation 6A8:30 - 9:15Maria Kutina and Elizabeth JohnsonLong Range Facilities PlanningRiver
Presentation 6B8:30 - 9:15Jason PolardRoof Membranes, Warranties, and MaintenanceBison
Presentation 6C8:30 - 9:15Jesse RombergerCutting Edge Technologies to Elevate Floor Care MaintenanceHomestead
Presentation 7A9:20 - 10:05Joe BartonPavement Maintenance of AsphaltRiver
Presentation 7B9:20 - 10:05John SmallwoodDoor Hardware OptionsBison
Presentation 7C9:20 - 10:05Phillip BurnettDDC's - The Hub In the Energy Management WheelHomestead
Presentation 8A10:10 - 10:55Amy Jackson and Teena ShouseFacility Management Certification OpportunityRiver
Presentation 8B10:10 - 10:55Brett RobbenChemistry of FlooringBison
Presentation 8C10:10 - 10:55Sean MillerEnergy Benchmarking and Ventilation for SchoolsHomestead
Presentation 9B11:00 - 11:45Ashley Peterson and Dan RiggsTennis Court Renovation and Repair SolutionsRiver
Presentation 9B11:00 - 11:45Vaughn BakerActive Threat Response for Schools - When Lockdown Fails!Bison
Presentation 9C11:00 - 11:45Keven WardOptimizing Financial Incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)Homestead
Lunch11:50-1:00SponsorsKADPF Member/Vendor LunchShawnee Room
Business Meeting12:15-1:00KADPF Board of DirectorsFinal Prize is Drawn (ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND)Shawnee Room


Joshua Peach

Joshua Peach founded Be Au Sm in 2018, with one mission – to help inspire others to be their very best at work and in life. After launching his career as a public speaker in 2009, he’s delivered over 600 presentations centered around the innate value of outstanding customer service, leadership, and teamwork, inspiring thousands to elevate their professional and personal mindset. Known for his relatable authenticity, Josh has set himself apart as a thought-leader and sought-after speaker for industry events across North America.

He also brings more than 25 years of experience in operations management, naturally springboarding his knowledge as a multi-subject-matter expert, spanning a diverse set of industries and topics. Clients include; Albuquerque Public Schools, ALPHA Facility Solutions, Purview, and National School Plant Managers Association.

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KADPF is currently seeking sponsors for the keynote speaker for the 2023 Annual Conference.

1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612