The Winter Conference is held in conjunction with the AHR Expo. The two events combine to create the ideal atmosphere for those interested in advancing the building industry to network, inspect the latest technology and learn about the newest practices for the built environment.
ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo is where passionate people come together to share knowledge, learn new things and meet new people. This conference is a great way to immerse yourself in a growing community of incredibly smart, dedicated people. The 2018 Winter Conference will be at the Palmer House in Chicago, January 20-24, and the AHR Expo is at McCormick Place, January 22-24. The 2018 Expo will host more than 2,000 exhibitors and 65,000 industry professionals. When you register for the ASHRAE Conference, your ASHRAE badge will give you access to the AHR Expo.
Don’t miss the chance to participate in ASHRAE’s historically best-attended Conference. Members have the chance to discuss and examine the latest topics in the building industry, such as high performing buildings and integrated design, as well as participate in technical tours; attend ASHRAE Learning Institute courses; earn professional credits; and obtain ASHRAE certifications.
ASHRAE's sponsorship program allows leading companies such as yours to develop a unique affinity with the Society's 53,000 volunteer members. The Society's membership includes consulting engineers, contractors, manufacturers, manufacturing representatives, architects and other industry related professionals. These industry leaders work to establish recommended design and operating practices for systems and equipment used around the world in all facets of HVAC&R.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a building technology society with more than 54,000 members worldwide. The Society and its members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. Through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. ASHRAE was formed as the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers by the merger in 1959 of American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) founded in 1894 and The American Society of Refrigerating Engineers (ASRE) founded in 1904.
The Winter Conference is held in conjunction with the AHR Expo.
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