Celebrating 125 Years

ASHRAE Virtual Conference: 92 Technical Sessions for $99

This year’s conference, originally planned for Austin, TX in June, will take place virtually

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  • 12 May 2020
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Virtual Conference: 92 Technical Sessions for $99

Media Contact:
Sherri Simmons
404-446-1660
ssimmons@duffey.com

ATLANTA (May 12, 2020) –ASHRAE is responding to these extraordinary times with extraordinary measures, including a four-day live virtual event at a significantly reduced registration fee. The 2020 ASHRAE Virtual Conference is structured to allow participants from all over the world to take advantage of the Society’s strong technical content.

The virtual conference will include 90+ technical sessions, updates from Society leaders, and virtual networking events. Technical sessions will be available starting June 22, with conference activities and additional live sessions addressing the latest information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic taking place daily starting June 29 and continuing through July 2. Conference registration is now open at ashrae.org/2020virtual.

During the weeks leading up to the conference, ASHRAE will also conduct online versions of the business and technical meetings that typically are held during its onsite annual conference.

“While we realize that there is no substitute for the special level of interaction that face-to-face conferences provide, we are excited to present this unique format for our members to interact, collaborate and learn,” said 2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng. “The unprecedented challenges of this year’s pandemic have afforded us a great opportunity to further our reach and level of engagement in a meaningful way to professionals from across the globe.”

The cost to attend the virtual conference is $99 for ASHRAE members ($329 for non-members, which includes an annual ASHRAE membership) and offers:

  • Twelve live technical sessions with live Q&A with presenters
  • An on-demand technical program of some 90 sessions
  • Scheduled live video chat sessions with speakers from on-demand sessions
  • Downloadable copies of all conference papers
  • ASHRAE Leadership Moments each day from Society leaders
  • Virtual networking happy hours

Registrants will be receiving an in-depth learning experience, providing solutions, technology demonstrations and industry insights. The technical program will explore how building and energy systems interact, while examining how buildings are becoming integrated, flexible and resilient systems to respond to climate change challenges.

“The traditional tech-heavy and diverse topics of the onsite technical program is maintained and enhanced by interactive elements and sessions suited for the virtual environment and a worldwide audience,” said Bing Liu, conference chair. “Literally hundreds of opportunities will be in place for attendees to interact with speakers during the Q&A session via a live chat with session speakers. Every day the virtual conference will feature several live sessions to highlight hot topics and COVID-19 related topics as well. Industry professionals have a wide-range of choices of sessions to select from in tracks on resiliency, zero energy buildings, residential, the grid, fundamentals, equipment and professional development.” 

Additionally, incoming 2020-21 ASHRAE President Chuck Gulledge, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, will present the Society theme for the coming year, The ASHRAE Digital Lighthouse and Industry 4.0. 

Professional development hours can be earned for all on-demand sessions and 12 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.
To learn more and to register, visit ashrae.org/2020virtual.

About ASHRAE
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.

ASHRAE is celebrating 125 years of shaping the built environment. Become a member of ASHRAE by visiting ashrae.org/join.  

For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit ashrae.org and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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