FCSI The Americas 2020 Conference – Austin, Texas

Are you ready for Camp FCSI in 2020?

The FCSI The Americas Conference Planning Committee invites you to join us for FCSI The Americas Division biennial 2020 Conference in Austin, Texas. Camp FCSI opens Thursday, April 30 and closes Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. The Committee has put together an over the top educational schedule for our campers! Plan to take part in learning some survival skills, networking with other campers, team building, and roasting marshmallows over the fire! We hope to see you soon!


Conference Details

  • Schedule
  • Conference Sponsors


Daily Activities

Thursday, April 30

11:00am – 5:00pm Registration Open
Innovation Showcase
5:30 – 6:30pm 1st Time Attendee Reception (Invite Only)
7:00 – 10:00pm Opening Camp Fire


Friday, May 1

7:30am – 5:30pm Registration Open
8:30 – 9:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 3:00pm Innovation Showcase
9:30 – 10:30am Opening Keynote Mike Lee
10:30 – 10:45am Snack Break
10:45 – 11:45am Activity: TBD
Activity: Recruiting & Retaining Employees Brad Wilson
Activity: Design for a Small Footprint Ted Doyals, FCSI
11:45am – 1:45pm Lunch / FCSI Council of Fellows
12:00 – 4:00pm Revit Room
1:45 – 2:45pm Activity: Who’s the Client?

Karen Malody, FCSI, Teri Kidwell,

Russ Benson, & David Kutsunai

Activity: Video Marketing Erik Haviland

Activity: Understanding LEED v4 & WELL

Requirements for Commercial Kitchens

Kip Serfozo, FCSI

Suzanne Painter-Supplee

3:00 – 4:00pm Emergency Preparedness Ken Schwartz, FCSI
4:00 – 5:30pm Cheers to Your Chapter!
6:30 – 7:00pm Council of Fellows Meet & Greet
7:00 – 10:00pm Evening Event: Networking Under the Stars


Saturday, May 2

7:30am – 2:30pm Registration Open
8:00 – 9:00am Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00am General Session TBD
10:00am – 4:00pm Revit Room
10:00 – 10:15am Snack Break
10:15 – 11:15am Activity: Help Wanted – Managing Labor Issues Juan Martinez, PhD, PE, FCSI
Activity: Exploring New Channels of Distribution

Tara Bliss

Tarah Schroeder

Activity: Deep Dive: Strategic Planning Workshop (part 1) Kathleen Held, CPSM
11:15 – 11:30am Snack Break
11:30am – 12:30pm Activity:Putting Your Own Oxygen Mask First Peter Shankman
Activity: Deep Dive: Strategic Planning Workshop (part 2) Kathleen Held, CPSM
Activity: Automation, Robots, and the Eye in the Sky Joe Schumaker, FCSI
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch / Product of the Year
2:00 – 3:00pm Activity: Building Relationships: The Cornerstone of Success Kristin Sedej, FCSI
Activity: Alternative Revenues Roundtables

James Camacho, FCSI

Ken Schwartz, FCSI

Activity: Consulting and a Glass of Beer John Reed, CEC, CCA, AAC, Certified Circerone
3:00 – 3:15pm Snack Break
 3:15 – 4:30pm Closing Keynote: The Economy of the Next 50 Years Peter Shankman
7:00 – 10:00pm Closing Camp Fire



Conference Sponsorship Opportunity


Thank you to our Camp Sponsors! 


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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors




Want to Sponsor the 2020 Conference? Fill out this Sponsorship form and return it to Wade Koehler.

Please note: Corporate Members may not host any events during the FCSI The Americas Conference. If you would like to host an events in conjunction with the Conference, please contact FCSI The Americas Headquarters.