MFAA 2023 Fall Conference Oct. 17-19

Ken Wertz, MFAA Exec Leave a Comment

  • MFAA 2023 Fall Conference
    October 17, 2023 - October 19, 2023
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

It’s Fall and time for MFAA’s Annual Fall Conference and EXPO. We are brining things back to basics and are being the only host again, while still of course encouraging and inviting our business and procurement and state agency friends along for this great event.

We will be again at the Worcester DCU with a some significant changes. Last year was an attempt to try a new location and a new format. Some things worked great, others not as much… Taking all feedback and comments folks were extremely happy with the central location and the conference committee are making adjustments to the event and schedule to provide a better experience for everyone.

Everything will be all on the same floor… EVERYTHING!!! Last year was an attempt to try a new location and a new format. Some things worked great, others not as much… taking all feedback and comments we were extremely happy with the central location

Schedule at a glance:

Tuesday 9am to 2:00 pm at EL Harvey (single Stream Facility)

    • Leadership – Christina Renaud (K12 Pros)
    • Working with Entitled – Or are We? – Paul Anastasi & Ken Wertz
    • Facility tour and education on single stream recycling process

Tuesday evening at DCU Center – can’t make Wednesday during the day…. that’s ok come Tuesday after work!

      • EXPO Floor (90+ Vendor Booths) opens 5pm to 8pm for attendees and vendor sponsors to connect/share/learn
        •   beverages / appetizers / small dinner plates will be served on the EXPO Floor

Wednesday 9am kickoff at DCU with morning keynote

    • EXPO floor opens with lunch served on the floor
    • Breakout sessions at a glance (1pm – 4pm):
      • MSBA’s new Executive Director Mary Pichetti
      • Google – Ops Hero lab: staffed tech lab available for drop in support for either learning Google Platform tools or  use of Operations Hero Platform
      • Leadership tracks: succession planning
      • Energy/renewables/code updates and electrification
      • Facilities topics: playground design,  roof PV, heat pump technology, rethinking cleaning
      • dedicated Showcase Spotlight sessions learning specifically about individual firms (Mitsubishi, and FMX)

Wednesday Banquet Dinner (DCU Center Jr. Ballroom) w/ entertainment

Thursday (1/2 Day) 9:30 am start to 1pm

    • Leadership, Inside Look at our Customers, Guided Panel for General session discussion on state of our state with members.



Hilton Garden Inn Worcester

35 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester, MA

Room Block code: MFAA  (expires 9/25)

$159 per night



Courtyard Worcester  (by Marriott)

72 Grove St., Worcester, MA

Room Block code: MFAA

$199 per night


Details Price Qty
Attendee Registration - Full Eventshow details + $225.00 (USD)  
Attendee Registration - One Day Passshow details + $100.00 (USD)  
Wednesday Tag Along Passshow details + $35.00 (USD)  
MFAA Retired Member / Registered Attendee Spouseshow details + $0.00 (USD)  

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Venue Website:

50 Foster Street, Worcester, Massachusetts, 01608, United States


In addition to the Arena, the DCU Center also consists of an attached state-of-the-art Convention Center. The complex has 100,310 square feet of exhibit space, 23,636 square feet in 11 meeting rooms, and a 12,144 square foot ballroom, (the largest in Central Massachusetts).


We are happy to let you all know that the DCU’s HVAC is state of the art and meets the recommended MERV 13 standard for air filters and increased air exchange as the site was used as a temporary field hospital/medical facility during the pandemic. This is a great piece of mind for our vendors and attendees!

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