Celebrating 125 Years

2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference Social Events

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Welcome Party

Saturday, Feb. 1 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $65

Enjoy catching up with old friends and making new ones at the 2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference Welcome Party. The Welcome Party will take place at Topgolf on Saturday, Feb. 1. Topgolf is a sports entertainment complex that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. Food and drinks will be available as well as access to climate-controlled hitting bays.


  • Nashville Hot Fried Chicken
  • Slow-Smoked Sliced Beef Brisket with BBQ sauce
  • Chimichurri Shrimp Skewers
  • Grilled Portobello sliders
  • Seasonal Sliced Fruit
  • Mac ‘n Cheese
  • House Baked Beans with Bacon
  • House Salad
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Injectable Donut Holes with chocolate and raspberry filling
  • Soda, tea, water and coffee

Young Engineers IN ASHRAE (YEA) Hospitality Reception

Grande Lawn, Promenade (Outside, LL) │ 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sponsored by:

Attention members age 35 and younger
You are invited to visit the YEA Hospitality Reception, offering social and networking opportunities Light refreshments will be available.

Entrance to the Grande Lawn is easiest from the doors near the Florida Ballroom Foyer (outside ASHRAE Registration and Bookstore).

Women in ASHRAE Breakfast

Monday, Feb. 3 | 7:00 -8:30 a.m.
Cost: $35

Come and listen to ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer, Karine Leblanc, present “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” at this year’s Women in ASHRAE Breakfast.

“Only One Thing Stands Between You and Success. It Isn’t Experience. It Isn’t Talent.” ~John Maxwell

World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, I will share the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:

  • Finding Common Ground
  • Keeping Your Communication Simple
  • Capturing People’s Interest
  • Inspiring People
  • Staying Authentic in all Your Relationships

The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional, and family relationships.

Everyone is welcome and coffee and breakfast will be served!

Meet and Greet….and Relax

Monday, Feb. 3 | 9:30 -11:00 a.m.

Registered companions are invited to indulge in an experience that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, restored and relaxed with a spa like atmosphere with a social twist!

The Meet and Greet will begin with a presentation from Orlando-based A.O.A. Learn how the tourism of Orlando wouldn’t be what it is today without the innovative and transformative work that A.O.A. does in Orlando with their support in the creation of themed rides and attractions, live shows, impactful museums and interactive exhibits, highly kinetic retail and world-class themed dining.  They are the creative minds for many of Orlando’s attractions A.O.A. will share their thought process to how they approach big projects for Disney, Universal, Margaretville and Four Seasons, just to name a few. 

After the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to pamper themselves several relaxing and rejuvenating activities along with conversation and light refreshments. Activities include:

  • Chair Massage/Hand Massage
    Guests will receive a chair massage or hand massage enhancement. The benefits are endless, leaving everyone feeling energized, revitalized, valued and relaxed. It can work wonders for the body, the mental state of well-being and happiness.
  • Interactive, Custom Blend Aroma Therapy, Body Butter or Body Oil
    This activity will be led by an Instructor, who will educate and assist everyone in creating their own custom blended aroma therapy with a 2oz body butter or 2oz body oil with Bodhi & Sol essential oils. Bodhi & Sol is a locally sourced aroma therapy line.
  • Instructor Led Mindful Meditation
    Briefly shine the spotlight of your attention on your breathing body, by first taking a moment to observe yourself inhale and exhale a couple of breaths. Taking a moment to scan your body to see if you are holding any tension anywhere. If you are, try to send your next breath to that part of your body to release it. You can do this by imagining the breath entering your body and travelling to the place of tension, and then back out again on the exhale.

This Meet and Greet will benefits leave guests feeling energized, revitalized, valued and relaxed. It can work wonders for the body, the mental state of well-being and happiness. 

Presidents Luncheon

Monday, Feb. 3 | 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $60

2019-20 ASHRAE President Darryl Boyce provides an update on his presidential theme. Major contributors to the ASHRAE RP Campaign also are recognized.

Fun Run 5K

Tuesday, February 4 │6:30 a.m.
Cost: Free

This fun run is organized by members for members! Meet at the front entrance of the Hilton Orlando for a casual run/walk with some of your closest ASHRAE friends before the Technical Program starts at 8:00 a.m. Multiple course distance options will be offered from 1 to 5 miles.  All paces are welcome.  The courses will be marked in chalk and/or flour and maps will be available the morning of the event. Participants should meet at Hilton’s front entrance at 6:30 a.m.

Life Members Luncheon

Tuesday, Feb. 4 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $35

Enjoy lunch, share ideas about the future of technology and swap memories of the Society while dining with Life Members. This member grade is for members who have completed 30 years of continuous membership and are at least 65 years of age.

Members’ Night Out

Tuesday, Feb. 4 | 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment
Cost: $65

Looking for a fun night with colleagues and friends? Attend Members’ Night Out and paint the town with special guests Painting with a Twist Orlando for an upbeat class for both the artistic and not-so-artistic. Enjoy a drink while professional artists guide you in recreating the evening’s featured painting. By the end of the night, you will be amazed at the artwork you have created! Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, join the fun and get creative.  Attire for the evening will be business casual. Aprons will be provided to assist in keeping the paint on the canvas and not you. Raffle prizes will be given out throughout the evening and, yes, you must be present to win!

The votes are cast and the polls are closed! The featured painting for the evening is the Mount Dora Lighthouse

Canvases are 12”x12” – perfect for your travel suitcase back home.