Registration is now open for the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, February 9-11, 2021. The convenient online format of the conference will allow for global participation with a group of the world’s leading presenters delivering timely and useful industry content.
“ASHRAE’s Virtual Winter Conference will include three days packed with learning and live discussions from top experts,” said 2020-21 ASHRAE President Charles E. Gulledge III, P.E. “This is the perfect platform and opportunity for built environment professionals to take advantage of the society’s strong technical content. The conference will provide us the opportunity to amplify ASHRAE’s important research and resources to address the challenges of the times we’re living in.”
The conference will feature nearly 98 live and on-demand sessions with updates from society leaders and virtual networking events. Technical sessions will address building performance, COVID-19, energy conservation, refrigerants, ethics, equipment and standards. Conference registration is now open at ashrae.org/2021winter.
The technical program is comprised of eight tracks exploring occupant comfort, energy systems use and examining how to improve HVAC efficiency on a global scale.
"Engineers and designers are being tasked to take closer looks at buildings and their systems to provide comfort to the occupants while also finding ways to reduce the impact on the environment and energy use,” said Maggie Moninski, chair of the 2021 ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference. “The 2021 Winter Conference attendees will be given a great opportunity to learn from some of the leaders of the industry with a focus on the foundations of the HVACR industry, along with specialty topics like International Design and the Future of HVAC Work."
ASHRAE President Gulledge will provide an update on the 2020-21 Society theme, “The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0.” Members will be recognized for the industry and society accomplishments. Major contributors to ASHRAE’s Building campaign, RP campaign and scholarship donors will also be recognized.
During the weeks leading up to the conference, ASHRAE will also conduct virtual business, committee and technical meetings that are typically held during onsite at the Winter Conference.
Professional development hours can be earned for all on-demand sessions and more than 35 live sessions upon successfully completing a short quiz. Registration includes access to all the technical content on-demand for 18 months. Company packages are also available.