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ASHRAE Unveils Preliminary Tech Program for 2024 Winter Meeting

Oct. 18, 2023
Registration is now open for the late January event, slated to coincide with the annual AHR Expo, which returns to Chicago in 2024.


ATLANTA (October 17, 2023) – ASHRAE has released the preliminary technical program for its 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held January 20-24, 2024, in Chicago. The program includes 11 technical tracks and 100+ sessions (with PDHs).

The ASHRAE Winter Conference technical tracks include:

  • HVAC&R Systems and Equipment;
  • Refrigerants and Refrigeration;
  • Decarbonization and Climate Change;
  • Hydronic Systems;
  • Ventilation, Indoor Air Quality, and Air Distribution Systems;
  • Comfort, Indoor Environmental Quality and Energy Efficiency;
  • HVACR Controls;
  • Labs, Clean Spaces, and Mission Critical Facilities;
  • Tall Buildings Design;
  • Artificial Intelligence.

In September, ASHRAE opened registration for the annual Winter Conference, which is always held in conjunction with the co-sponsored AHR Expo. The world's largest HVAC&R trade show, featuring over 2,000 exhibitors and attracting more than 60,000 attendees annually, AHR Expo will take place concurrently in January at the adjacent McCormick Place Convention Center.

"We are thrilled to host the 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo in Chicago," said 2023-24 ASHRAE President Ginger Scoggins, PE, Fellow ASHRAE. "Chicago, with its rich history and vibrant communities, is the ideal location for these cornerstone events to the built environment industry. The Winter Conference and Expo provide a great opportunity for experts, innovators and professionals from around the world to explore new concepts and trends, exchange knowledge and continue our mission of shaping a sustainable future for all.”

  • To listen to HPAC's recent podcast with Ms. Scoggins, click here.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to earn professional development hours (PDHs) and continuing education units (CEUs) for attending technical sessions. The full technical program will be available later this this year.

In addition to offering a number of social events, recognitions and networking opportunities, ASHRAE will conduct business, committee and technical meetings leading up to and during the conference. At the event, President Scoggins will also provide an update on the 2023-24 Society theme, “Challenge Accepted: Tackling the Climate Crisis.”

The cost to attend in-person is $755 for ASHRAE members ($1,010 for non-members, which includes an ASHRAE membership for one year). Early bird discounts are available for registrations completed prior to November 26. Company packages are available. Please check the conference webpage for additional pricing.

All registered attendees, both in-person and virtual, will have access to the virtual conference platform during the conference and 12 months post-conference.

To register, or for more information about the 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical sessions and speakers, visit


Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and their allied fields. As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries.


Karen Buckley Washington, Senior Public Relations Specialist, [email protected].