Building and Sustaining Student-Centric Environments

Join District Leaders to learn how departments can collaborate closely to align their goals and ensure that learners benefit from improved outcomes. Our speaking faculty and attendees will share decades of experience in school design, construction, retrofit projects, building operations, technology integration and innovation in C&I.


This “Think Tank” forum is an invitation-only, exclusive opportunity for district leaders. As districts strive to achieve effective departmental collaboration, it is imperative that we look to the innovators, evangelists and thought leaders who can share industry best practices and models of excellence.

The School Planning & Facilities Congress' unique blend of Strategy Sessions, Keynote Panels, Collaborative Roundtables, and Private Business Meetings are excellent ways to share honest feedback, address critical challenges and take away pragmatic solutions that can be implemented upon return to your district.

We understand that every conversation, strategic discussion and implementation should culminate in an attainable vision for student achievement. We strive to work with and listen to our district leaders and partners to make that vision a reality.

K-12 school administrators need to ensure that they are optimizing their facilities to maximize the student learning experience.  As projects are implemented to accommodate growth, district leaders must make advances in areas such as embedded technology, automation, school safety, classroom design, and energy management. Flexible and blended learning environments enable new instructional models. Re-thinking the classroom is a priority to prepare students for tomorrow’s workplace RTM is committed to partnering with school districts that are leading the way in these important initiatives, and the RTM School Planning & Facilities Congress is a unique platform that allows administrators to collaborate and share best practices.

The RTM K-12 National Advisory Board gathers annually to collaborate and provide our team with direction and feedback to ensure that our work within the K-12 community is timely, accurate and impactful. The Board is comprised of industry thought leaders and consultants that are true innovators driving change in the K-12 sector. If you are interested in getting involved, please email for more information – we would love to hear from you!

Click here to view the 2019 Board Members.

RTM is proud to be partnering with the Kids in Need Foundation in order to provide hundreds of children with backpacks filled with school supplies and to directly support classrooms in economically challenged communities across the country.

About Kids In Need Foundation – The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed $1 billion in school supplies, directly benefiting more than 6 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers in 2018.  For more information, visit, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed 


Sir Ken Robinson speaking on "Education, Innovation and Creativity" at the 2013 RTM Education Congress in San Diego, CA.

Steve Wozniak, interviewed by Jaime Casap, at the 2016 RTM Education & CIO Congress in Los Angeles, CA.