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.
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 https://www.ashrae.org/conferences/annual-conference
Registration for the Women in HVACR 15th Annual Conference is now open. The event, themed “Defying Gravity”, will be held at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO on September 19th – 21st, 2018.
A welcome reception will be held on Wednesday, September 19 in Ellyngton’s, a historic, evocative restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and ornate decor, located on the first floor of the Brown Palace Hotel.
Thursday’s sessions will feature dissertations by accomplished women covering motivation, innovation, time management, overcoming obstacles and the current HVACR business and policy climate.
Friday’s field trip options are hiking Mount Bierstadt or visiting Balistreri Vineyards for a wine tour, tasting and lunch.
View complete details and register for the conference at www.whvacr.org.
The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) is the world’s largest HVACR event, consisting of more than 2,100 exhibitors and attracting 60,000+ attendees each year. Since 1930, the Show has provided a unique forum where the entire HVACR industry, including OEMs; engineers; contractors; manufacturers; distributors; commercial, industrial and institutional facility operators; and educators comes together to discover the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop mutually beneficial business relationships. The next Show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, will be held Jan. 14-16, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
- Monday, January 14, 2019 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Advance registration is free to qualified professionals and students ages 18 and up. A registration fee of $30 will apply after the January 2019 cut-off date and onsite. On Show days, 16- and 17-year-old students accompanied by an adult will also be admitted.