GLOBALCON @ Hynes Convention Center Auditorium and Hall C
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day

GLOBALCON 2018, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to expand their knowledge of fast-moving developments in the energy field, explore promising new technologies, compare energy supply options, and learn about innovative and cost-conscious project implementation strategies.

Decision makers from business, industry and government must now seek integrated energy solutions — solutions which assure both a secure and affordable energy supply to meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs, and effective management of energy and overall operational costs. The GLOBALCON Expo will emphasize four critical areas of leading edge technology and related services:

✓ Energy Management, HVAC and Smart Building Systems

✓ Renewables, Alternative Energy and Onsite Generation

✓ Lighting Efficiency and Integrated Energy Solutions

✓ Plant and Facilities Management

Annual CAAG Conference March 22-24, 2018 at St. Simons Island @ King and Prince Resort
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

The 2018 CAAG Annual Conference will be held at the King and Prince Resort, St. Simons Island, Georgia, which is directly on the beach!

We are sure everyone will love this newly renovated facility! There is nothing like going to the beach when it is not hot
as blue blazes. You will have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful setting, learn from industry leaders, and network
with other successful industry professionals.

Just call the King and Prince to make your reservation at 800-342-0212. When making your reservation keep in mind
that the Meet and Greet Reception is on Thursday, March 22, and the programs begin on Friday at 11 a.m. with the
exhibits, and end on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Conference sponsors include: Trane, Lennox Industries, Goodman, Jackson EMC, Georgia Power Co., and others. Be sure to thank all the sponsors. Without their generosity, there would not be a conference or a CAAG!

A number of great programs that you are sure to enjoy and learn from have been arranged. The planned programs include eight hours of Continuing Education Credits!

Programs include:

  • Industry Update: Bud Mingledorff, Mingledorff’s;
  • New Code Amendments Taking Effect: Mike Barcik, Southface and Elaine Powers, Powers Heating & Air;
  • Cyber Security: Mike Fitzgerald, IT TechStop, Inc.;
  • Governor’s Task Force on High Demand Career Initiative: Brittany Bullock, Georgia Dept of Economic Development;
  • Computer Software for HVAC Contractors: Jo Phillips, Service Titan;
  • New Tax Bill Explained: Josh Roper, CPA, Barnett & Stegall, LLC;
  • More on iManifold Equipment and Software: Robert George, ICF and Audrey Ewen, GPC;
  • OSHA Requirements for HVAC Contractors: Robert Vazzi, US Dept of Labor, OSHA;
  • Business Continuation: What do I do with my business? Rick Plasket, Action Coach, Business Coach;
  • Pressure Testing Requirements, AGL’s Onboarding Procedures, General Utility, Installing a New Appliance: Justin Meeker, AGL.

Go to to register. Call 678-646-2224 for questions or more information.

About CAAG

The Conditioned Air Association of Georgia (CAAG) is a state-wide, non profit trade association which represents heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors (HVACR) who work on residential, commercial and industrial construction projects.

CAAG has over 400 members in 13 local chapters. The membership is composed of a great diversity in sizes of member firms from the very large mechanical contractors to the very small family owned businesses. Regardless of the size, CAAG represents the professionals in the industry who have a genuine interest in improving the industry for both the customer and the contractor. CAAG’s goal is to promote quality and professionalism in the HVACR industry in the state of Georgia and the demonstration of a genuine concern for the satisfaction of our customers by providing quality service.

For more information call Bruce Widener, CAAG at 678-646-2224 or see our website at

MCAA Annual Convention @ JW Marriott Hill Country
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day

Convention Highlights:

The MCAA family will convene for MCAA18 for one of our best conventions yet! Here’s why you need to go ALL IN.

We absolutely guarantee that Malcolm Gladwell, our Opening Session keynote speaker, will cause you to look at the world differently. Conventions are great for getting us away from our day-to-day and helping us see the big picture.

That said, it’s all about the takeaways. Take home to your company tons of information from our world-class workshop speakers.

By Wednesday night, you’ll deserve something special. So we’ll celebrate MCAA18 with an awesome banquet and a private concert by four-time Grammy winner and virtuoso guitarist and singer Keith Urban. Don’t be surprised if he says “blue ain’t your color.”

Our Closing Session on Thursday will feature MCAA’s honored guest, United Association General President Mark McManus. We’ll welcome him to San Antonio with his leadership team, and look forward to his remarks on the UA’s perspective on the present – and the future.

Politics. News. They are too important to ignore, however complicated or confusing. Fortunately, former ABC newsman Ted Koppel, named one of America’s top 100 journalists, will be on hand at the Closing Session to shed some light on current events.

Tomorrow’s talent will be on hand at the 2017-2018 Student Chapter Competition on Monday and again at the Student Chapter Exhibit on Tuesday. Stop by and network with the next generation of industry leaders (and maybe hire a new intern or graduating senior)?

At Wednesday’s Awards of Excellence Breakfast, we’ll see our winners honored. Then, a truly honorable and excellent individual, NBA champion, Olympian and philanthropist David Robinson will take the stage to share his wisdom on success, and paying it forward.

On Tuesday MCAA partners and guests will have the privilege of hearing from the former First Lady of the United States, Laura W. Bush. We know her for her warmth and wisdom, now we’ll get to know about her advocacy work for literacy, education and women’s rights, too.

A highlight of Tuesday morning at the Convention is always the Manufacturer/Supplier Council Exhibit. Here’s your chance to not only see the latest products and services for our industry, but to meet and build relationships with these valued members of our association.

Sporting activities… golf, tennis, fun run. Opening party with The Trip. Dessert party with The Milwaukee Toolshed Band. The pool, the spa. So many activities and parties, so little time. But all of them excellent opportunities to catch up with friends or make new ones. That’s what networking is all about!

ALL IN. Those words aren’t just our theme, they are our mantra for MCAA18. If you don’t go ALL IN, you won’t take your company, your career, or your relationships to that next level of success. No one does halfway in Texas. So ante up, and go ALL IN.

Did we forget to mention the President’s Video? Just in case there is one, you’ll want to be on time for the Opening Session! Just in case!

National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference @ South Point Hotel
Mar 26 – Mar 28 all-day

You are invited to join us for the 2018 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference. This is the only conference created exclusively for HVACR instructors. Instructors can attend knowing that the sessions are conducted by professionals who are involved in many aspects of the HVACR industry, including: teaching, manufacturing, designing, and engineering.

This conference helps HVACR instructors: improve their understanding of the physics and theories needed for teaching, incorporate emerging technologies into the classroom, gain the knowledge to improve student outcomes, learn about new educational delivery methodologies, understand regulatory changes, and network with peers to discuss approaches for incorporating these technologies, methods and concepts into their own programs back home.

  • Professional development for HVACR instructors.
  • Fifty plus sessions to attend.
  • Gain the knowledge to improve the training you offer.
  • Test your knowledge with free educator credentialing exams.
  • Exposition showcasing new technology, equipment, tools & teaching aids.
  • Put your skills to the test in the instructor competition.
  • Three plated meals and three continental breakfast are included.
  • Earn continuing education units / hours.
  • Meet instructors who share common goals.
  • Network and exchange ideas.
  • Come early and attend the CARE meeting on March 25th.
  • Stay an extra day for VRV Training on March 29th.

The conference is open to anyone involved in training current or future HVACR workforce. This includes but is not limited to: HVACR instructors, utility trainers, technical service advisors, manufacturers, corporate trainers, and administrators.

Need more reasons to attend? Click here, or download the Conference Brochure

AHRI Spring Meeting @ Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor
May 7 – May 9 all-day
Eastern Energy Expo @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
May 20 – May 23 all-day
ASHRAE Annual Conference @ Hilton America's Hotel
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Houston, June 23–27, 2018. The Technical Program along with Committee meetings, Registration, Bookstore, and Speakers Lounge will be held at the Hilton Americas hotel and the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Technical Program

The Annual Conference Program is comprised of eight tracks, and one mini-track selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership. These focus areas include professional development, research, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment, system management (controls) and some more specific design arenas (such as residential buildings and Cogeneration plants).

“The dynamic and innovative industry of HVAC&R is a reflection of our ever-changing individual, societal, and global constructs and demands.” Cindy Moreno, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference, said. “Whether we are facing the thermal comfort needs of a building occupant, the critical environment needs of our expanding medical and technical fields, the food transportation needs of our global community, or the limited resources of our natural environment, as professional designers and installers we are required to evolve with our industry. Even-more-so, ASHRAE members are challenged to drive the innovation, and create HVAC&R solutions that will not only sustain our environment but, in many ways, also repair the human impact our growing demands have had on our natural resources. The 2018 Annual ASHRAE Conference aims to provide the setting for a meaningful exchange of knowledge and experience, and the technical program looks to enrich that exchange with a broad spectrum of topics and discussion. We welcome you to join us as we share ideas ranging from basic design fundamentals to specific applications and technologies.”

Conference Tracks include:

  • HVAC&R Systems and Equipment
  • Fundamentals and Applications
  • District Energy and Cogeneration Plants
  • HVAC & Resiliency: Safeguarding our World
  • Residential – Modern Building in Hot and Humid Climates
  • Professional Skills
  • Research Summit
  • HVAC&R Control Freaks
  • HVAC&R Analytics

For complete details, visit

Connect 2018: PHCC Convention @ Hyatt Regency
Oct 9 – Oct 12 all-day
Service World Expo @ Caesar's Palace
Oct 10 @ 8:36 pm – Oct 12 @ 9:36 pm
SMACNA Annual Convention @ Marriott Marquis and Marina
Oct 14 – Oct 17 all-day