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OAPPA 2024 - University of Windsor

Our Theme: “Sustainability Is The Future - Strengthening Ontario’s Economy”

Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) are initiatives that are driving a complete reframe of how we define value and is a new way of thinking. Success is no longer simply about financials, disclosures, climate change or diversity. It’s about aligning and embedding all these principles, and more, into your organizational and operational strategies to know you’re proactive and prepared for the future.

Welcome to the 2024 OAPPA Conference and the University of Windsor!

Our mission is to assist higher education facilities, officers, and staff to develop, maintain and promote high standards and professional ideals for the management of campus facilities.

Reconnect, build your network and take in the beauty of the Windsor Essex Region.

The conference takes place on the University of Windsor campus from May 29th through May 31th, 2024, and includes an exciting array of educational and networking programs that draw upon our theme, “Sustainability Is The Future - Strengthening Ontario’s Economy” while enjoying the most southern part of Canada - Windsor.

Located in the most southern part of Ontario, Windsor is a commercial and manufacturing centre serving a rich farming area that produces fruits, vegetables, corn (maize), soybeans, grain, tobacco, and potatoes. Manufacturers in the region include motor vehicles and parts, foods and beverages, medicinal and pharmaceutical preparations, salt, industrial machinery, and other iron and steel products. Windsor is also Canada’s leading port of entry from the United States; with two tunnels, car ferries, the Ambassador Bridge and under construction the Gordie Howe International Bridge that connect with Detroit, Michigan. The city is the site of the University of Windsor, founded in 1963, when Assumption College (1857) federated into a university.

  • Tuesday Morning, May 28th, 2024 – Registration and Exhibitors setup
  • Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 – Presentations / Exhibitor Booth
  • Thursday, May 30th, 2024 - Presentations / Exhibitor Booth
  • Friday Morning, May 31st, 2024 - OAPPA AGM (limited to OAPPA members only)

View the Program for the OAPPA 2024 Conference at UWindsor.

Dear Fellow OAPPA Members, you are cordially invited to the 2024 OAPPA Annual Conference at the University of Windsor. To register, please complete the OAPPA Members Registration Form.

OAPPA creates educational programs and sessions that improve my knowledge of the practice of architecture and helps me to directly understand the real-world issues our higher education clients are facing.

Through sponsorship, your organization will be given an Exhibit / Vendor Booth and provide you with an opportunity to educate OAPPA attendees about your company’s products and services or talk about your latest campus project. As a sponsor, your company’s representatives will also have access to all the educational sessions of this exceptional conference, as well as multiple opportunities to network, interact and gain valuable face time with decision makers.

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000 (Special Event) - Limit of 4

  • Includes attendance fee for two (2) persons, an exhibitor booth, all presentation sessions, and meals (breakfast/lunch).
  • Two (2) complimentary evening event tickets on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 and on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

Gold Sponsor - $5,000 (Lunch/Break Sponsor)

  • Includes attendance fee for one (1) person, an exhibitor booth, all presentation sessions and meals (breakfast/lunch).
  • Evening Events are $150 per person per event. Please refer to the Registration Form.

Silver Sponsor - $2,500 (Booth and Attendance Fee)

  • Includes attendance fee for one (1) person, and an exhibitor booth.
  • Evening Events are $150 per person per event. Please refer to the Registration Form.

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000 (Transportation / Conference Sponsor)

  • Attend the evening events and hospitality suite.
  • One (1) complimentary evening event ticket on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 and on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

All sponsors will have their Company Logo displayed during the conference and included in conference related materials (program, signage, letterhead, etc). There will also be opportunity to include a corporate premium gift and information in a Attendees Gift Package. Lastly, sponsors will receive formal acknowledgement and thanks at all functions. The University will provide 10’ x 10’ exhibit area with table and chairs in the Law Building.

On behalf of the University of Windsor, we like to invite you to participate in the conference and consider sponsorship, occurring at our campus from May 29th – May 31st 2024.

To register, please complete the Sponsorship Registration Form.

Out of town guests can stay:

  • On Campus in Residences (Alumni Hall)
    • Single Occupancy: $125 + taxes / night
    • Double Occupancy: $159 + taxes / night
  • At the Hampton Inn (1840 Huron Church Road)
    • Price: $159 + taxes / night
    • Phone: (519) 972-0770

Sponsors/Delegates must book the Hampton Inn directly. The University will reserve the Alumni Hall bookings.

Wednesday May 29th, 2024 – Detroit River Cruise with Dinner

  • Experience the sites of Windsor and Detroit Michigan on the Detroit River. The evening includes a 3-hour cruise with dinner on Wednesday evening.

Thursday May 30th, 2024 – Cooper Hawk Vineyard with Dinner & Wine Pairing

  • Experience some of the fantastic wines of Essex County at the Cooper Hawk Vinyard. Start your night off with a tour and tasting of wine followed by a wine pairing dinner in the Estates on Thursday evening.

Pricing: Evening Events are $150 per person per event. Please refer to the Registration Form.

Please review the Conference Attendees Information webpage for further information regarding the OAPPA Conference.


2024 OAPPA Contact Info

Ms. Giovanna Abraham, Operations Coordinator  
Office of Associate Vice-President, Operations
University of Windsor, Facility Services
Phone: (519) 253 3000, ext. 2158


Danny Castellan, P. Eng. Manager, Facility Planning, Renovation & Construction
University of Windsor, Facility Services
Phone: (519) 253 3000, ext. 2164
Mobile: (519) 819 5585