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Perfect presentation (from Mitchell Swann) for a joint meeting (PSPE & AASHE), which also included highway/civil engineers. This allowed seamless diversity among the entire audience.

John (Peterson) was an excellent presenter. John interacted extremely well with the attendants and made his presentation stimulating to watch. He was clearly proficient in the material he presented

The DL program is a great way to get quality speakers out to the Chapters. We typically have our best attendance for these meetings, particularly at this one (with Chris McDonald) as the topic related to all types of engineers, architects, and other professionals.

Ross (Montgomery) made an extremely positive impression on everyone involved with this lecture. His combination of professionalism and approachability/likeability left us wanting more.

This was one of the most engaging presentations I've attended. It sounded like he (Luke Leung) can speak on other similar related topics. I would like to hear more. Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation!

The overall response to Dr. Khankari was great. He was prepared, engaging, animated, and enjoyable.

Ron's (Jarnagin) perspective on the history and background for ASHRAE standards he has worked on is invaluable. He is professional and personable and has a way of making even dry subjects easy to connect with.

Devin (Abellon) did a great job explaining the science and application of this type of cooling system. Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Chris (Mathis) did a great job of presenting on why codes and standards matter in not just building performance but on a holistic level with respect to how it affects our total energy and how that affects our environment.

Chris (Edmondson) is one of the most entertaining, enthusiastic and passionate speakers I have heard. He does a great job keeping the audience attentive and interested and communicates his messages very well.

This was a PDH Seminar that was offered to engineers so the attendance was scattered between several seminars all day. More people were in attendance for this presentation than the others because of the topic and the reputation of the presenter (Ralph Kittler).

Dr. Keen candidly discussed the ASHRAE bEQ Program, its advantages, and its challenges. Her performance during Q&A was particularly well-done.

The ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program began in Society Year 1996-97. The purpose of the program is to provide ASHRAE Chapters with lecturers equipped to speak on relevant subjects of interest to ASHRAE members and guests without incurring huge costs. The Distinguished Lecturer Program is supervised by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee. For the 2018-19 Society Year, 195 visits are allocated to the 15 ASHRAE Regions. The CTTC Regional Vice Chair for each Region allocates visits to the Chapters.

Distinguished Lecturer Listings

All Distinguished Lecturers

Distinguished Lecturers by Region

Distinguished Lecturers by Topic
DLs Who Present Standard 62.1
DLs Who Present Standard 90.1
DLs Who Present Standard 189.1

pdf_icon.png DLs Who Present Non-Technical Topics (2018-2019)

Distinguished Lecturer Topics – Complete Listing & Search

The report provided at the link below lists each DL by name and topic. Since DL information is subject to change, please download a new report periodically, and be sure to check the DL’s individual pages for the most complete, up-to-date information.

Access the Complete Listing of Distinguished Lecturer Topics

The search engine below allows you to narrow down available Distinguished Lecturer topics by category (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) and keyword(s) in the title.

Different ways to search for topics:

• Use the check boxes to select the desired category (Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced) and enter a keyword
• Enter a keyword(s)
• Select a letter to generate a list of titles that begin with that letter

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Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits – New York, AIA, & GBCI

Continuing Education Credits for DL Visits in the State Florida - CE Credits for DL Visits in the State Florida
Distinguished Lecturer presentations may be accepted for continuing education credits by the State of Florida. Please check with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers for more information about its continuing education requirements.

Chapters may use the attached sign-in sheet to collect the information needed to report continuing education credits to the State of Florida for DL visits.  Chapters must return the sign-in sheet within 10 days of the DL presentation to in order for staff to promptly report the credits directly to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. 

This Certificate of Attendance may be used for distribution to your DL Program attendees.

Distinguished Lecturer Ratings

Use the report below to review the Lecturers' past evaluation ratings. These scores are provided by the Host Chapter following each Distinguished Lecturer visit.

pdf_icon.png  DL Visit Evaluation Summary (January 2019)

Forms – Chapters

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Participation Form (2018-19) (Updated May 2018)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Event Summary Critique Form (Updated May 2016)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Form (Updated June 2018)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Speaker Protocol & General Checklist (Updated July 2018)

Forms – Distinguished Lecturer

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker Visit Prep Checklist (Updated July 2018)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Summary Report (August 2014)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Reimbursement Policy (July 2015)


Follow the steps in the presentation below to bring a Distinguished Lecturer to your next event:

ppt.png How to Schedule a DL Visit (June 2018)

pdf_icon.png How to Schedule a Distinguished Lecturer Visit - Flowchart (February 2015)

pdf_icon.png How to Schedule Non-Allocated Distinguished Lecturer Visit - Flowchart (February 2015)

Other Instructions

pdf_icon.png DL Program Guide

pdf_icon.png Instructions to Host Chapter Technology Transfer Chairs (2018-19)

Keeping Commercialism Out of ASHRAE Presentations

ASHRAE Commercialism Policy

  Introductory Slides for DL Presentations (July 2016)

pdf_icon.png  If a Speaker Cancels ... (July 2015)


pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Media Kit

 Sample Event Flyer (.jpg) (July 2015)

DL Nominations

Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form

pdf_icon.png Instructions for Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form