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2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference

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2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference
February 4-8, 2023
Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE is looking forward to returning to Atlanta – home of the new ASHRAE Global Headquarters – in February 2023.

2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference | February 4-8, 2023 | Omni Hotel at CNN Center and Georgia World Congress Center

AHR Expo | February 6-8, 2023 | Georgia World Congress Center

Debate, Panel, Seminar,  Forum and Workshop Proposals

>> The portal to submit programs for 2023 Winter will open on July 15.

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  • Technical Program

    The 2023 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program is comprised of eight tracks and one mini-track, selected to represent areas of focus common among ASHRAE membership.

    Track Chair


    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.

    Anoop Peediayakkan


    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. 

    Billy Austin


    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.

    Brian Fonk


    Grid Resilience and Thermal Storage: Resilience is a highlighted aspect of the current ASHRAE strategic plan. Methods of designing buildings and HVAC&R systems with resilience in mind is paramount to our long-term success. Coupled with energy efficiency, this track is designed to highlight the advancements in grid resilience and thermal storage systems and how they are tied to resilience and energy conservation efforts.

    Nohad Boudani


    Pathways to Zero Energy Emissions and Decarbonization: Climate change and the impact of carbon emissions on our environment has been recognized globally as a high priority. ASHRAE is taking a leading position in the advancement of carbon neutral, net zero energy, and decarbonization strategies in building and HVAC&R design. This track highlights methods being developed to reduce carbon impact on the global environment and the efforts ASHRAE and its members are taking to advance these efforts.

    Som Shrestha


    Multifamily and Residential Buildings: Multifamily is one of the fast growth building sectors but has been underserved. Multifamily buildings present challenges and opportunities on energy codes requirements, energy efficiency opportunities, ventilation and air tightness balance, and equality to address low-income multifamily buildings. This track covers programs and papers on best practices, utility and above-code incentive programs, field studies, and codes and standards requirements. This track also welcomes programs and papers for single family housing and other residential buildings.

    Lina Maged Hashem


    Operations and Maintenance: Making sure that the design intent of these more complicated HVAC systems is understood by all team members and building operators is key to the building’s success. This track will address an array of topics including lessons learned, improvement of process and team communications and effort to improve the installation, startup, O&M and commissioning of HVAC systems.

    Suzanne LeViseur



    Building Simulation and Virtual Design in Construction: The practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications is ever evolving. The papers and programs in this track inform designers, engineers, building energy simulation modelers, and energy consultants and practitioners in the use of various strategies methods for building simulation & virtual design in construction.

    Alekhya Kaianathbhatta


    Mini Track – Innovative responses to supply chain challenges: 2021 brought man challenges. One that was highlighted was the fragile status of the global supply chain. This mini track is intended to help members plan for the future disruptions and develop resiliency plans around supply chain by highlighting effective and innovative strategies to mitigate supply chain challenges.


  • Upcoming Paper and Proposal Deadlines

    • Tuesday April 5, 2022 – Conference Paper Abstracts, Technical Papers, and Paper Session Requests Due
    • Tuesday April 26, 2022 – Conference Paper Abstract Accept/Reject Notifications
    • Monday July 25, 2022 – Conference Papers Due – Submitted for Review
    • Tuesday August 9, 2022 – Debate, Panel, Seminar Form, Workshop Proposals Due
    • Monday August 15, 2022 – Conference Paper Abstract Accept / Revise / Reject Notifications
    • Monday August 29, 2022 – Revised Conference Papers, Technical Papers Due
    • Friday September 23, 2022 – Conference Paper Accept / Reject Notifications
    • Monday October 10, 2022 – Debate, Panel, Seminar, Forum Workshop Accept / Reject Notifications
  • Plenary

    Saturday, February 4, 3:15 p.m. ET

    Join 2022-2023 ASHRAE President, Farooq Mehboob, 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 Peter Leyden, a leading expert on new technologies and future trends. Peter will give the big picture story of our times and the next 30 years focusing on a dozen new technologies and massive trends that will inexorably happen under almost any future scenario. These include technological revolutions in Infotech like AI, in Biotech like genetic engineering and in Energy Tech like electric transportation. His message will include inexorable changes in demographics, both in generational shifts and increasing diversity, as well as other historic trends. Peter will leave you much to analyze and think about.

    Peter Leyden’s Bio: Peter Leyden’s landmark WIRED magazine Long Boom article inspired a generation of entrepreneurs and company creators who rewrote the rules of business—now he brilliantly channels today’s tech-driven change into the realities of economic and demographic trends to help you understand what’s next.

    Peter draws on his unique background as journalist and entrepreneur to weave big ideas together into coherent narratives about the future of business. As founder and CEO of Reinvent, Peter oversees gatherings of top innovators who work on how to reinvent our world.

    Previously, as managing editor of WIRED magazine, he helped introduce the world to the digital revolution. Peter introduces his own big ideas in his books, What's Next and The Long Boom.

    In vivid multimedia presentations, Peter adeptly combines humor, hard data and compelling visuals to connect the dots and deliver an optimistic vision of the future. With an inside line on upcoming trends and how they will impact your organization—including Artificial Intelligence, blockchain technology and the sharing economy, — his messages provide crucial big-picture perspective on what it takes to thrive in an increasingly complex marketplace. Dynamic and authoritative, Peter will leave you enlightened and inspired by the opportunities ahead in our high-tech, globally connected world.

  • Registration

    Registration rates will be posted in summer 2022  |  Registration will open in fall 2022.

  • Hotel and Travel

    The 2023 Winter Conference will take place at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center located at 100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303 and at Building A of the Georgia World Congress Center which is connected to the Omni.

    The ASHRAE room block at the Omni will open in September 2022. The room rate is $255/night + tax.