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2020 ASHRAE Winter Conference Student Program

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Student Orientation

An orientation took place via webinar on Tuesday January 21, 2020. You can watch a video of the webinar to learn more about what to expect at the conference.

A special program for students will take place at the 2020 Winter Conference. Events and activities include a mixer, technical talks, a design competition session, student congress and a tour. Students are also encouraged to attend recommended technical sessions throughout the conference. More details here:



An orientation took place via webinar on Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 5pm EDT. View the video above for all the details!

Student Welcome

Saturday, February 1 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Hear welcoming remarks from ASHRAE President Darryl K. Boyce followed by presentations by recipients of last year’s Grant program and an awards ceremony.

Grant Presentation 1: Closed Loop Hydronic System for Undergraduate Laboratory, University of Regina

Plenary Session

Saturday, February 1 | 3:15 – 5:00 pm

The Plenary will feature a keynote from Ed Hochuli, a Referee in the National Football League and trial attorney. The Plenary Session also features presentations from the Honors and Awards programs, including the first place winners of the Student Design Competition.

YEA/Student Mixer

Saturday, February 1 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Mix and mingle with Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) and Technical Committee members. Meet new friends, win prizes in our group poker run activity, and enjoy free food and drinks.

Student Program

Sunday, February 2 | 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

The program will feature technical talks, a career panel Q&A session, plus roundtable discussions over lunch.

Student Tour – Orange County Convention Center ($15)

Sunday, February 2 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Join us for a mini-seminar and facility tour which gives participants a quick look at the massive scale of equipment required to run the Orange County Convention Center, the largest LEED Gold Certified convention center in the world. With over 7.1 million square feet of building space, it takes a lot to keep 1.4 million visitors comfortable during the 200 client events hosted here each year. Join us to see how we make it all work. As a sustainability leader, OCCC has learned much over the past decade.

Student Congress (by invitation only)

Monday, February 3 | 10:00 am – Noon

Student branch officers are selected to participate in this two-hour session to provide ASHRAE leaders with feedback and guidance on student activities.

Student Branch Advisor Congress

Monday, February 3 | 10:00 am – Noon

Student branch advisors are invited to join representatives from the Student Activities Committee to brainstorm ideas for the future.