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YEA Leadership Weekend (Fall 2023)

Chicago, IL
October 27-29, 2023
This event is SOLD OUT!!

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge, meeting fellow engineers and having some fun along the way? Look no further than YEA Leadership Weekend! YEA Leadership Weekend is an opportunity for you—the future leaders of ASHRAE—to learn more about Society, develop soft skills and network with other young professionals. Over 600 YEA members have already taken advantage of this great opportunity…will you be next?

This event will include segments on understanding your own personality as well as other types, leadership development for young professionals, communication techniques and ASHRAE leadership opportunities.

Leadership Weekend Objectives

  1. Leadership
  2. Networking
  3. Communication
  4. Professional Development

Download the YEA Leadership Weekend flyer for more information. It’s a great resource to supply your employer to support your attendance!



The Fall 2023 YEA Leadership Weekend will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel in Chicago, IL from October 27-29, 2023. Registration is $580 and includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday, and breakfast and lunch on Sunday), and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included. 

OPTIONAL TECHNICAL TOUR The technical tour will be at the Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, United States. The tour will take place at 2:30pm on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

Embarking on a technical tour of the iconic Willis Tower in Chicago offers a captivating glimpse into the engineering marvel that keeps this architectural wonder running smoothly. The tour delves into the heart of the building's operations, shedding light on its impressive chiller plant and electrical infrastructure. The tour emphasizes the paramount importance of operation and maintenance considerations during the mechanical design phase. Through meticulous planning and foresight, the engineers have managed to optimize energy consumption, reduce downtime, and enhance overall system reliability. Witnessing the intricacies of these systems underscores the significance of proactive maintenance and operational diligence in sustaining the seamless functioning of one of the world's tallest and most iconic skyscrapers.

Registration for the tour is an additional $200 and includes a hotel room for the night of Thursday, October 26, 2023 and the technical tour. If you sign up for the technical tour, additional information will be sent after you register. 

>> By registering for this event, you agree to the YLW Policies and to the ASHRAE liability waiver.

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“The training I gained from YEA Leadership Weekend has been valuable in learning how to deal with different types of personality types. In addition, I have been able to plan new successful YEA events for my chapter through the ideas that I learned from other YEA members who attended this event.”

“Learning about ASHRAE at YEA Leadership Weekend has helped me move up within my Chapter and encouraged me to attend TC meetings at ASHRAE Conferences. In the office, the leadership portions of the weekend helped me take on more active roles dealing with clients and assisting co-workers.”

“By attending YEA Leadership Weekend, I was able to understand my personality profile, which has allowed me to work better in various work group situations and I am more understanding of other people.”