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RMA 2014 is the premier event for educational facilities professionals… the ultimate networking and learning experience for facilities officers, directors, and management personnel at every level, and from around the world.
RMA 2014 will explore the latest trends, challenges and solutions facing facilities organizations within colleges and universities; K-12 private academies and public school systems; libraries, museums, and other institutions of learning.
The theme of RMA 2014 is “Blaze Your Trail.” The keynote and plenary speakers have been selected with this theme in mind and the professional development program will be centered around these ideals as well. This conference promises to be very exciting and engaging!
Santa Fe is overflowing with an extraordinary blend of history and culture, which remains from Anglo, Hispanic and Indian influences. Pueblo Indians inhabited the area continuously for 1,000 years until 1607, when the Spanish began ruling New Mexico and brought Catholicism to the territory. Mexico gained control of Santa Fe in 1824, prior to the United States officially gaining control in 1848. Between 1821 and 1880 the Santa Fe trail was used as a major commercial route for trading, mining exploration and fur trapping between Santa Fe and St. Louis. Today, Santa Fe, NM is ranked as the country’s third largest art market, with over 250 art galleries, a world-class opera, a destination spa, and a multitude of culinary and shopping opportunities. The oldest church in the US, San Miguel Chapel, is in Santa Fe and many sacred Pueblo Indian sites are within the city. The Santa Fe plaza area still exhibits the traditional Pueblo Revival style architecture along its cobbled streets lined with eclectic shops, specializing in locally crafted silver and turquoise jewelry, art and pottery.
The Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino is nine miles north of Santa Fe, on US 285, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and located on the Pojoaque Pueblo. The Pojoaque Pueblo was settled around 500 A.D. and is one of the six Tewa-speaking Rio Grande pueblos and is a member of the Eight Northern Pueblos. Elevation is around 7,000 feet so the temperatures will be warm during the day and cool at night. Please view the hotel website for more information.