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2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo

Chicago | January 20-24, 2018

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Registration  Technical Program  Student Program

AHR Expo  Travel & Housing   Committees  Courses

 

2018 Winter Conference

Conference Activities

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.

Registration is now open.

If you experience issues with accessing the registration page, please log out of your ASHRAE account completely before trying again. 

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Justification Toolkit

Keynote Speaker

Plenary Session

Social Events

Welcome Party
Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Hospitality Suite
Women in ASHRAE Breakfast
Meet and Greet
Presidents Lunch
Life Members Luncheon
Members' Night Out

Tours

Technical Tours
General Tours
Student Tour

ALI Courses

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) Courses

Certification

Certification Exams

Committee Meetings

Committee Listings and Schedules

 


Technical Program

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program includes tracks on what ASHRAE is most known for – standards, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment – tracks on industry trends in resiliency and modeling throughout a building’s life cycle, and tracks addressing specific disciplines, such as transportation air conditioning, tall buildings and heat exchange equipment.

“Engineers and designers continue to advance designs to reduce the ecological impact of our built environment on the world around us. It has practically become second nature.” Michael Collarin, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference, said. “However, and seemingly more so in recent years, the industry has needed to take steps to mitigate the impact of the world around us on our built environment. This is especially the case in our transportation, government, and mission critical arenas, where the loss of critical infrastructure can have severe consequences, including the loss of life. The tracks and programs for the ASHRAE Winter Conference will focus on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate facilities and infrastructure that need to not only be efficient, but resilient.”

Conference Tracks include:

  • Systems and Equipment
  • Fundamentals and Applications
  • Standards, Guidelines and Codes
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Tall Buildings
  • Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle
  • Heat Exchange Equipment

Also, a Refrigerant mini-track and a Residential mini-track will be presented at the 2018 AHR Expo, Jan. 22–24.

A Preliminary Program Book is now available.

Personal Scheduler

Interactive Technical Program and Personal Scheduler

Technical Program

Program Book
12-08-2017


Plenary

Saturday, January 20 | 3:15 p.m.

 

Keynote Speaker, Debbie Sterling

Founder & CEO of GoldieBlox

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Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award winning company on a mission to "disrupt the pink aisle" with toys, games, and media for girls. Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders in the movement toward getting girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. She was named TIME’s "Person of the Moment,” Business Insider’s "30 Women Who Are Changing the World,” and was recently added to Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. In early 2015, Debbie was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world. Debbie received her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005.


Registration Information

  

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Advance registration fees Nov. 3 – Jan. 2

  • $560, member/$770, non-member
  • $535, first-time member attendee/$745, first-time non-member attendee
  • $145, Life Member

Onsite registration fees Jan. 3 – 24

  • $695, member/$900, non-member
  • $670, first-time member attendee/$875, first-time non-member attendee
  • $270, member one-day fee/$320, non-member one-day fee
  • $155, Life Member

Registration fees for speakers, student branch advisors and students

  • $135, speaker 
  • $25, student branch advisor
  • $25, student member/$55, full-time student non-member
  • $55, spouse/guest

Justification Toolkit

It can be difficult to ask for employer support to attend a conference, so we’ve done the work for you. Download and customize the three templates below to easily request employer support.

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pdf_icon.png Expense Worksheet

pdf_icon.png Post-Conference Review


Housing & Travel

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The Headquarters Hotel is Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. The ASHRAE room block is now open to registered attendees and ASHRAE committee members. Please contact meetings@ashrae.org for more information. Rates are $174 plus tax.

Please beware of unauthorized hotel deals. Emails from companies not affiliated with ASHRAE about housing may be a scam. If you have questions, contact meetings@ashrae.org.

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Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for ASHRAE for travel to the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting.

Select Book Your Flight and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page.
Enter the meeting code NMR9A in the box provided.
Reservations may also be made by calling the Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328 1111, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. **$25 service fee for booking via 1-800 phone number.

 

Visa Letter

Please fill out the ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference Invitation Request Form to generate a letter of invitation.

 

Domestic US Air Travel Policy – The REAL ID Act

Effective on January 22, 2018 all domestic US air travelers will be required to either:

  1. Have a driver’s license issued by a State that is compliant with the REAL ID Act or granted an extension; or
  2. Show an alternative form of acceptable identification such as a US Passport to board their flight.

Learn more about the REAL ID Act


Family Services

Choose Chicago, the Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau, recommends the following two companies for child care services while in Chicago:

Sitters Studio (Child care by artists)
www.sittersstudio.com
Phone: 312-890-8194

American Childcare Services
www.americanchildcare.com
Phone: 312-644-7300

ASHRAE makes no representation as to the quality or suitability of the child care options available. ASHRAE has done no investigation or inquiry into these options and accordingly assumes no liability for these services. All participants considering these facilities should perform their own investigation into the quality, suitability or desirability of these child care facilities.


Committees (TC, PC and Standing Committees)

The meeting room request forms for Technical Committee subcommittees (TCs) and Project Committees (PCs) are now closed. The deadline to submit was Friday, October 6. 

The full Technical Committee (TC), Project Committee (PC) and Standing Committee schedule is now available. Please click the links below to download. Listings will be updated and posted every Monday until the Conference begins. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date schedules. The Conference app will also have updated committee schedule information. For more information on the app visit www.ashrae.org/app.

page-excel-icon.gif TC and PC Listing as of 12/1/17 

page-excel-icon.gif Standing Committee Listing as of 12/4/17

Please contact lseymour@ashrae.org with any questions.


2018 Winter Conference Host Committee

General Chair: Will Mak
Vice Chair: Chad Powell
Entertainment: John Song, Kevin Summers, Mark Hegberg
Sessions: Cory Abramowicz, Jason Greenberg
Hospitality: David Lippe, Liz Zakelj
Tours: Maggie Moninski, Drew DePriest, Mike Kuk


View the Chicago Chapter Sustainability Project

In 2018 the ASHRAE Winter Meeting will return to Chicago, and with it the continued opportunity to benefit our community via a sustainability project. Our Chapter has had an ongoing partnership since 2014 with Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago (RTMC), with Chapter members donating their skills, time, and resources to the Chicagoland community.
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