Welcome to the University of Missouri - Columbia
On behalf of the University of Missouri–Columbia (MU), I would like to welcome all of you to the 17th annual National Collegiate FM Technology Conference (NCFMTC). The University of Missouri is a land-grant institution that both emphasizes education to Missourians and serves as the State’s major public research university. The University of Missouri–Columbia is honored to host NCFMTC 2006.
This year’s conference theme is “Taking FM Technology to New Heights.” NCFMTC 2006 will provide an excellent opportunity for vice chancellors, vice presidents, directors, facility information managers, technical staff, and others involved in the work of facilities management, as they come together to share techniques, approaches, and computerized facilities management plans.
This year’s conference also will provide you with many opportunities to network with your peers to share information and experiences. Our goal is for each conference attendee to gain and take from the conference new knowledge of how to apply today’s technology and its applications in innovative ways. We also want each attendee to have the opportunity to discover how to get the most out of new technologies related to design and development tools, techniques, and methods for managing facilities in higher education and government installations.
As for this year’s venue, whether you visit Columbia for business or pleasure, it has what you need. Nestled along Interstate 70 in the heart of Missouri, Columbia offers the amenities you want. Called a “gem of a Town” by Southern Living magazine, Columbia is fast growing and prized for its highly educated workforce, strong economy, great restaurants and shopping, wonderful recreational opportunities, lower cost of living, and award-winning schools.
Columbia is high-tech and on the move! Several biotech and telecommunications companies call Columbia home. When it comes to technology, Columbia infrastructure invites both professionals and businesses to the mid-Missouri area. Columbia also has great shopping, galleries and museums, city parks, history and architecture, sports facilities, dining, breweries, and a winery overlooking the Missouri River.
I look forward to seeing each of you in Columbia, Missouri for the 17th annual National Collegiate FM Technology Conference, August 1-4, 2006.