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After weighing multiple options and reviewing feedback from surveyed past attendees, IFMA is proceeding with this year’s World Workplace as a live event, with a change in dates and location. For the safety and peace of mind of all attendees, World Workplace will be self-contained in one facility, with no overlap from other conferences.

Previously scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, World Workplace will now take place Dec. 9-11, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel & Convention Center, located between Dallas and Fort Worth (less than a 10-minute drive from DFW International Airport) in historic Grapevine, Texas, USA.

IFMA’s Health and Safety Protocol Task Force has been working to ensure that World Workplace is a model of excellence in providing a safe environment for gathering. The Gaylord Texan has 200+ cleaning protocols throughout every physical space in the hotel. The resort’s multi-pronged approach to the health and safety of guests and staff will be combined with IFMA’s on-site event protocols, including:

  • Mandatory temperature scans
  • Required masks
  • Social distancing practices
  • On-site medical assistance

Early-bird registration, which saves attendees US$100, will be extended to Sept. 18, 2020. IFMA’s cancellation policy has been updated to state that attendees who need to cancel their registration for any reason can receive a 100% refund before Oct. 12, 2020. After this date, you have the option to either transfer registration to World Workplace 2021 or to a colleague.

Our community values time together to network and learn, and IFMA is committed to safely and responsibly facilitating conversations and essential training to help FMs navigate the challenges presented by the pandemic and other factors impacting the industry. For programming details, health and safety protocols, speaker and venue information, and online registration, please visit the event website at


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