This year the TUFF Summit is offering 4 tracks that include general sessions and smaller breakouts concurrent tracks.


The Summit will host 6 General Sessions in the main Auditorium where the entire conference gathers to kick off the event, wrap it up, and experience high-value presentations in between. Keynote speakers will share their visions; the President’s Panel provides insights you won’t hear at any other conference; and the PechaKucha will have you cheering on 20 x 20 presentations.

 leaders and innovators


Leaders & Visionaries track:

High-level thought-leadership trend spotting. This track will examine components of the triple-bottom line principal. How can I differentiate my university as a “next generation” leader? Topics to be covered include: Finance, Health and Attitude. Explore areas of opportunity.

structuring the deals


Ground-breaking case studies. Buildings play an important role in fostering campus innovation, building community and creating commerce. Although university spaces are where industry and research collide to develop and share ideas, poorly executed projects can have the opposite effect. In these breakout sessions speakers will tell their stories, case studies and lessons learned.

innovating Projects Meeting Room


Technical expertise and evolving best practices. This concurrent session features experts who will share their experiences about the elements that go into making up a successful deal. From soup-to-nuts you’ll leave with tips about financing, green energy savings, public private partnerships, how to create a winning team and so much more.

Meeting the People

Jeff Dufresne is available to answer any questions about speaking opportunities.

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Jeff Dufresne, Summit Director

Michelle Morgan, Sponsorship Director

The University Financing Foundation (TUFF)
333 Busbee Drive
Suite 150
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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