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Register now for the 2022 Winter Conference and AHR Expo taking place Jan. 29-Feb.2, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will be held at Caesars Palace. Join us in-person or virtually for this highly anticipated conference offering the latest industry updates, a chance to reconnect with peers, attend the AHR Expo, and more.

2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference | January 29–February 2, 2022 | Las Vegas, Nevada

AHR Expo | Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2022 | Las Vegas Convention Center

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  • Technical Program

    Program Book

    The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program is comprised of eight tracks, selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership.

    Track Chair


    HVAC&R Systems and Equipment:  HVAC&R systems and equipment are constantly evolving to address the changing requirements of the built environment.  Papers and programs in this track focus on the development of new systems and equipment, improvements to existing systems and equipment and the proper application and operation of systems and equipment.             

    Anoop Peediayakkan


    Fundamentals and Applications:  Fundamentals are the foundation for understanding applications in engineering. Key components of ASHRAE fundamentals include thermodynamics, psychometrics, fluid and mass flow. This track provides opportunities for papers and presentations of varying levels across a large topic base. Concepts, design elements and shared experiences for theoretical and applied concepts of HVAC&R design are included.             

    Bob Cox


    Refrigerants and Refrigeration: Refrigeration systems generate and use cold for a range of processes, from food preparation and conservation, to vaccine preservation, to long-term protection of fragile ancient inks of historic documents and others. Differences in technologies and equipment, performances, refrigerants, etc., may hide synergies from which both industrial and commercial systems might benefit, also, but not only, from the points of view of reducing direct and indirect GHG emissions.

    Billy Austin


    Buildings at 360°: Buildings use a large share of a country's final energy, in particular for heating, cooling and various services. Papers and presentations explaining methods, equipment, systems and solutions to satisfy occupants' needs, to guarantee buildings' performances and resilience, and to save resources (energy, water, etc.) will fit this track.

    Nohad Boudani


    Energy System Integration: Energy is the omnipresent reality of our daily lives (e.g., electricity for appliances and equipment, heat and cold for industrial processes and commercial purposes). Once used, part of the input the energy is wasted as heat/cold or as exhaust byproducts, thus contributing to the pollution of soil, water and air. The integration of various energy sources/grids with buildings, processes and transportation allows to better exploit the available energy (renewables, in particular) while reducing the said waste through a circular approach to energy usage. Papers on renewables, fossil fuels, grid integration, aggregation, demand-side flexibility, smart devices, IoT, synthetic hydrogen and synthetic fuels, CCUS, electrification would fit this track.

    Scott Peach


    Environmental Health and IEQ in the International Arena: We spend a large part of our days indoors to live, work, practice gym, etc. Indoor environment is essential for our comfort, well-being, health, productivity, but is often treated and regulated differently in various parts of the world due to local conditions, circumstances, history, traditions. Presentations that explain local norms and trends are welcome to increase the knowledge on such an important topic, with an eye also on energy usage.  

    Som Shrestha


    HVAC for Industrial and Commercial Purposes - Challenges and Opportunities: How to guarantee a set point within the required tolerances in a large industrial facility? How to increase the overall energy efficiency of a commercial facility through HVAC systems? What are the lessons that can be learnt from in terms of equipment, installation, commissioning, etc. and that can be transferred to other types of facilities; and vice versa? This is the track where such topics can find suitable space.

    Bert Phillips


    The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas will mark Society’s first large in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic. ASHRAE is committed to the health and safety of our members and conference attendees. ASHRAE is closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for both full vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, the World Health Organization, and local health agencies regarding travel and events.

    ASHRAE’s Commitment to Care will be re-evaluated monthly and is subject to change as the Winter Conference approaches and guidance and local restrictions change. Check back frequently for updates.

    COMMITMENT TO CARE                        

    All in-person attendees of the 2022 Winter Conference in Las Vegas will be required to accept ASHRAE’s COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability during the online registration process. Download a copy of the full release below.


    Last Update: October 2021

  • Committee Meetings

    The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference in Las Vegas will mark Society’s first large, in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic. ASHRAE is committed to the health and safety of our members and conference attendees, and therefore have made a few adjustments to typical committee meeting structure at ASHRAE’s Winter Conferences.  

    The policies and procedures put into place for the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference will allow Society to 

    • ease back into large events after the pandemic 
    • accommodate for the need of members and attendees to meet and work face-to-face 
    • provide options for groups to participate virtually with some conference-related activities 
    • make the most efficient use of meeting space with shifting slightly to a more structured schedule  

    Important Updates Related to Committee Meetings at the 2022 Winter Conference:

    • Main Technical Committees (TCs, MTGs, TRGs, TGs), Project Committees (SSPCs, SPCs, GPCs, SGPCs), Standing Committees, Councils and Board of Directors meetings approved to meet in-person in Las Vegas and will be given the opportunity to request a meeting link for remote members to join to achieve quorum. Main/full meetings must fill out a meeting room request.
    • All subcommittee meetings are strongly encourage to meet virtually in advance of the Winter Conference (before January 28, 2022). Upon request, ASHRAE will provide a WebEx meeting link.
    • A request must be submitted for any subcommittees that must meet in-person.
    • Everyone attending committee meetings in-person in Las Vegas must register in advance for safety purposes. A new “Committee Meeting Only” registration category will be available when registration opens in mid-September. Registration will be free for those only attending Committee Meetings during the Winter Conference but a donation of $25 is encouraged to help cover added meeting costs.
    • There are currently no restrictions on room capacities nor physical distancing requirements in Las Vegas, however, ASHARE will do it’s best to allow for some distancing in meeting rooms.

    Meeting Requests

    Meeting requests for Technical Committees (TCs) and Project Committees (PCs) are now being accepted for the Winter conference in Las Vegas. ALL in-person meetings (full committee and/or subcommittee) must fill out a meeting room request by September 24. You will receive a confirmation email once you have submitted the form. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your request may not have been received.

    The schedule of all committee meetings will be released in December 2021. Contact Lizzy Seymour for questions.

    Meeting requests must be submitted for the following reasons:

    • Main/Full Committee plans to meet in-person
    • Main/Full Committee plans to meet virtually
    • Subcommittee plans to meet virtually in advance of the Winter Conference (before January 28)
    • Subcommittee requests to meet in-person (within 2 or 4 hour pre-determined time blocks)

    Detailed Meeting Request Instructions for TCs
    Detailed Meeting Request Instructions for PCs
    Meeting Requests

    *Must be submitted by September 24, 2021.

  • Upcoming Paper and Proposal Deadlines

    Monday, April 12, 2021: Conference Paper Abstracts, Technical Papers Due
    Friday, April 30, 2021: Conference Paper Abstract Accept/Reject Notifications
    Friday, June 18, 2021:  Website Opens for Program Proposals
    Monday, July 12, 2021: Conference Papers Due
    Monday, August 2, 2021: Debate, Panel, Seminar, Forum, Workshop and Debate Proposals Due
    Friday, August 6, 2021: Revised Conference Papers/Final Technical Papers Due
    Monday, August 23, 2021: Conference Paper Accept/Revise/Reject Notifications

  • A Hybrid Experience

    The Conferences and Expositions Committee (CEC) is working hard to provide Society’s first ever hybrid Winter Conference. Attendees will be able to participate in the Conference in-person at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as well as virtually from your home or office.

    In-person attendees can expect typical Conference offerings in terms of social events, tours and the Technical Program. The Plenary on Saturday, January 29, President’s Luncheon on Monday, January 31, and up to (10) Technical Sessions scheduled Sunday, January 30 – Wednesday, February 2 will be live streamed to the virtual audience.

    All attendees, both in-person and virtual, will receive access to the Conference platform where all registrants can access livestreamed sessions, playbacks of livestreamed sessions and all audio recordings synced with PPT slides of all sessions within the Technical Program for on-demand viewing. A schedule will be made available later this fall.

  • Registration


    Early Bird in-person registration fees through Fri., Oct. 29

    • $665, in-person member/$895, in-person non-member
    • $640, first-time in-person member attendee/$870, first-time in-person non-member attendee

    Advance in-person registration fees Sat. Oct. 30 – Fri., Jan. 14

    • $690, in-person member/$960, in-person non-member
    • $665, first-time in-person member attendee/$895, first-time in-person non-member attendee

    Onsite in-person registration fees Sat. Jan. 15 – Wed., Feb. 2

    • $900, in-person member/$1,130, in-person non-member
    • $875, first-time in-person member attendee/$1,105, first-time in-person non-member attendee
    • $345, in-person member one-day fee/$415, in-person non-member one-day fee
    • $75, one session

    Virtual registration fees through Wed., Feb. 2

    • $275, virtual member
    • $505, virtual non-member
    • $1,170, virtual Company Package (3-5 employees)
    • $2,200, virtual Company Package (6-10 employees)
    • $4,125, virtual Company Package (11-20 employees)

    Registration fees for speakers, student branch advisors and students

    • $175, speaker 
    • $175, in-person Life Member, $70 virtual Life Member
    • $25, student branch advisor
    • $25, student member/$55, full-time student non-member
    • $60, in-person companion
    • $0, NEW! In-Person Committee Meeting Only, recommended donation of $25, $50 or $100 to offset expense of hybrid committee meetings*

    *Everyone who attends the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference must be registered for the Conference for safety purposes.  

    In-Person Conference Registration includes the following:

    • Access to Technical Program from Sun., Jan. 30 – Wed., Feb. 2 (Seminars, Workshops, Paper Sessions, Debates and Panels) 
    • Access to the Virtual Conference platform* during the conference and for the 12 month post-conference period.
    • Entry into the Plenary Session on Sat., Jan. 29 at 3:15 p.m. PT
    • Networking Coffee Break on Sun., Jan. 30 from 9 – 9:30 a.m. PT
    • Access to the AHR Expo

    Virtual Conference Registration includes the following:

    • Access to up to ten (10) Technical Sessions live-streamed Sun. Jan. 30 – Wed. Feb. 2 with the ability to post questions and comments for the speakers to answer live
    • Access to live-streamed Meeting of the Members Plenary session on Sat. Jan. 29 featuring recognition of award recipients of ASHRAE’s most prestigious society awards
    • Access to live-streamed President’s Luncheon on Mon. Jan. 31 featuring President Mick Schwedler’s State of Society address
    • Exclusive access to live virtual sessions presented by speakers unable to attend the in-person conference
    • Conference proceedings. Download the technical papers, conference papers and extended abstracts
    • Access to the On-Demand Conference content which includes recordings of the live sessions the day after they are presented. These sessions allow for attendees to take a quiz an earn a PDH certificate.
    • Access to the Virtual Conference environment for 12 months post-conference.

    All registered attendees, both in-person and virtual, will have access to the Conference platform during the conference and 12 months post-conference which includes:

    • Playback recordings of live-streamed technical sessions
    • Playback recordings of live-streamed Plenary and President’s Luncheon
    • Playback recordings of virtual only sessions
    • On-Demand Conference content which includes audio recordings with synced slides for all sessions presented in-person and the ability to take a quiz and earn a PDH certificate for each session viewed
    • Sponsor Hall which includes videos, materials, weblinks and the ability to video chat with Sponsor representatives during the live event.
    • Resource Center to download all Conference Papers and Extended Abstracts as well as other conference materials
    • Networking Lounge and Discussion Board to interact online with in-person and virtual attendees

    In-Person Sessions and Events Available for Additional Purchase include:

    • ASHRAE Learning Institute Short Courses (3 hours) and Professional Development Seminars (6 hours)
    • General and Technical Tours
    • Social Events such as the Welcome Party, Women in ASHRAE Breakfast, President’s Luncheon and Members Night Out

    In-Person Companion Registration includes the following:

    • Plenary Session on Sat., Jan.,29 at 3:15 p.m.
    • Access to Technical Program from Sun., Jan. 30 – Wed., Feb. 2 (Seminars, Workshops, Paper Sessions, Debates and Panels)
    • Access to Companion’s Meet and Greet event on Mon., Jan. 31 from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
    • Access to the Companion Lounge which is open from Sat., Jan. 29 – Wed., Feb. 2. Coffee and pastries served each morning.


  • Schedule-at-a-Glance
  • ASHRAE Learning Institute’s Full- and Half-Day Courses

    The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer a full slate of instructor-led seminars and short-courses during the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo from Saturday, January 29 to Tuesday, February 1. Choose from 6-hour, 3-hour, and 2-hour courses on topics related to the latest technology and trends affecting the HVAC&R industry. Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education credits are available. ALI courses require additional registration and are not included in the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference or AHR Expo registrations. Learn more.

  • Social Events


    Saturday, January 29, 3:15 p.m. PT

    Join 2021-2022 ASHRAE President, Mick Schwedler, for a Society update. Jeff Littleton, ASHRAE’s Executive Vice President, will provide the Secretary’s Report and Society Honors and Awards recipients will be recognized.

    The keynote speaker will be record-breaking polar explorer, Ann Daniels. Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers. Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience whatsoever, pure hard work and belief led her to being selected from over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition. From these humble beginnings, she went on to conquer the South Pole and in 2002, became the first woman in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all women teams. Experiencing temperatures as low as -50C and dealing with various encounters with Polar bears, she has sledge-hauled over 2000 miles, in the most inhospitable environments in the world, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice.  She understands the importance of good planning, hard work and a positive attitude in the most difficult circumstances.  As a Polar guide and the only leader of all 3 Catlin Arctic surveys she is living proof that good leadership, teamwork and believing in yourself does make a difference. 

    Her most recent expeditions in 2017 and 2018 saw Ann working with NASA and the European Space Agency to help scientists understand what is happening in the fragile Polar ices cap. She has some exciting projects coming up soon including 2 major expeditions and a tv drama documentary series.

    This session will be live streamed for virtual attendees.

    Sponsored by:

    Welcome Party

    Saturday, January 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. PT $70

    Welcome to your paradise. Prepare to relax, unwind and catch up with old friends and make new ones at the iconic Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis surrounded by statues and fountains worthy of the gods.  Join us in the fresh air for food and drinks. Make sure to pack warm clothes! This event will take place outdoors to allow for natural air flow and distancing. Ticket purchase required.

    Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Hospitality Reception

    Sunday, January 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m. PT

    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.

    Sponsored By:

    Women in ASHRAE Breakfast

    Monday, January 31 | 7:00 -8:30 a.m. PT $35

    Come and listen to a panel of industry leaders at the Women in ASHRAE Breakfast.

    Panelists include:

    • Rachel Romero, PE, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
    • Marwa Zaatari, D ZINE Partners
    • Stephanie H. Taylor MD, M Architecture, CIC, FRSPH(UK), Taylor Healthcare Consulting, Inc.
    • Ginger Scoggins  PE, CEM, CxA, FASHRAE, Engineered Designs, Inc.
    • Pam Duffy, P.E., Spark One Solutions

    Everyone is welcome and coffee and breakfast will be served! Ticket purchase required.

    President’s Lunch

    Monday, January 31, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m. PT $65

    2021-2022 ASHRAE President Mick Schwedler provides an update on his presidential theme, Feed the Roots. Major contributors to the ASHRAE RP Campaign also are recognized. Ticket purchase required.

    This session will be live streamed for virtual attendees.

    Fun Run and Walk

    Tuesday, February 1, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. PT

    This fun run is organized by members for members! Meet up at the front of the conference hotel for a casual run/walk down the Las Vegas strip 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.

    Life Members Lunch

    Tuesday, February 1 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PT $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. Ticket purchase required.

    Members Night Out

    Tuesday, February 1  $70

    6:15 – 7:00 p.m. PT Reception
    7:00 – 10:00 p.m. PT Dinner and Entertainment

    The Las Vegas Host Committee and the Southern Nevada Chapter have an exciting night planned for you! Did you know that Las Vegas is considered Hawaii’s “Ninth Island”? Ask any Vegas (or Hawaiian) local! Don your finest tiki wear and join us for dinner and a luau featuring an island band, luau games and a short performance from the island dancers. Ticket purchase required.

  • Hotel and Travel

    The 2022 Winter Conference will take place at Caesars Palace located a 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The ASHRAE room block will open in mid-September. Registered attendees should forward a copy of registration confirmation to meetings@ashrae.org to request the reservation link.

    The rate is $199 + tax per night with a daily resort fee of $39.00. The resort fee includes:

    • Unlimited local phone calls
    • Two (2) guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center
    • In-Room internet access to include two (2) devices per room per day

    To the best of Caesar’s ability, the majority of the rooms in the ASHRAE room block will be in the Palace and Julius Towers within the property.

    International travelers who require a letter of information to apply for a visa to travel to the United States may click the button below to generate a customized letter from ASHRAE.

    Letter of Information

  • Tours

    The Las Vegas Host Committee is working to provide small tour experiences for in-person attendees to see the sites of Las Vegas as well as visit the facilities that support the city’s infrastructure. The tours include:

    Technical Tours:

    Potential General Tours:

    Tour Details

  • AHR Expo

    The AHR Expo will be Monday, January 31 – Wednesday, February 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit www.ahrexpo.com for more information.

    ASHRAE registrants will receive access to the AHR Expo with their ASHRAE badge.

  • Host Committee

    • Lance Banks, General Chair
    • Tracey Jumper, Entertainment
    • Jeron Hogan, Tours
    • Amber Aguilar, Tours
    • Matt Dolan, Sessions
    • Amanda Catania
    • Keaton Frerker
    • Soren Peterson

    The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference, January 29 – February 2, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada provides the first-ever opportunities to reach both in-person and virtual conference attendees through a hybrid conference format.

    Take advantage of the pent-up demand for attendees to meet face-to-face by creating your company’s presence at the conference. Reach a worldwide virtual audience through livestreamed and on-demand sessions and events through the hybrid format. Tap into attendees’ high interest in new products, technology and technical information by becoming a Conference Sponsor. The 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference is teaming up with ASHRAE Journal to extend your message to its readers and to create a Technology Showcase in conjunction with the conference. 

    For more information on sponsor opportunities and benefits visit www.ashrae.org/sponsorship or download the Sponsor Prospectus.



    Greg Martin
    Associate Publisher, ASHRAE Media Advertising

  • Thank You to our Sponsors

    Thank you to the following sponsors of the 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference!