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Ventilation 2022: 13th International Industrial Ventilation Conference for Contaminant Control

June 22-24, 2022 Toronto, Canada
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The Ventilation 2022 Conference will take place June 22-24, 2022 at the Sheraton City Centre in downtown Toronto. Inaugurated in 1985, the "Industrial Ventilation Conference" takes place every three years allowing time to develop new research and technology applications and to document the findings. The conference has rotated locations and organizers between Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. The 2022 conference will be hosted by ASHRAE.

The conference theme is “leading edge industrial ventilation technologies for a low-carbon environment.” The program includes conference papers presentations.

The goal of the conference is for international engineers, practitioners, researchers, scientists, and regulatory personnel working in the specialized industrial ventilation field to share recent advancements from a global perspective in the field of ventilation and contaminant control.

Ventilation 2022 will be co-located with the 2022 ASHRAE Annual Conference, also at the Sheraton.

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Key issues to be covered:

  • Occupational health, environmental emissions and safety considerations in industrial process ventilation system design and applications
  • Innovations in ventilation system (Equipment, Innovative sensors measurements, energy efficiency, productivity, sustainability, etc.) 
  • Thermal Hydraulic Modeling, measurement and test & balancing techniques, AI applications, optimization models, data mining, etc.
  • Industrial HVAC Systems- Innovation & Best Practices (Equipment, Controls, Risk Management, Energy Efficiency, Productivity, Sustainability, etc.) 
  • Best practices and risk evaluations and management in industrial ventilation and air conditioning systems application (advanced manufacturing, health care/operating theatres, professional kitchens, clean spaces/nanotechnology, tunnel and mine ventilation, power plants etc.)
  • Modeling Advances (New techniques, automation, scripting, etc.)
  • Best practices in data center and ventilation and air conditioning system design and applications.
  • Filtration Systems for Contaminant Control
  • Lesson learned in industrial ventilation and air conditioning systems design and applications. 

What to Expect:

  • 23 Technical Sessions (including 12 hybrid sessions) 
  • 6 Workshops (including 3 fully virtual sessions)
  • 3 Keynote Presentations/2 Distinguished Lecturers  
  • Networking Reception and Sponsor Information Tables
  • Conference Proceedings including Papers and Recordings of all Presentations presented in Toronto
  • Half-day Industrial Ventilation 101 Course

The full program will be available soon.

  • Keynote Speakers

    Gerry A. Lanham, PE

    Former President of KBD/Technic, Inc. (Consulting Division of CECO Environmental, Inc.) with over 58 years’ experience in the design and installation of dust control and industrial ventilation systems and energy management and analysis projects in the United States and internationally.

    Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska, PhD

    Lidia Morawska is Distinguished Professor at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and the Director of the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health at QUT, which is a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization. Lidia also holds positions of Adjunct Professor, Institute for Environmental and Climate Research (ECI), Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, of Vice-Chancellor Fellow, Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), University of Surrey, UK, and is a co-director of the Australia-China Centre for Air Quality Science and Management She conducts fundamental and applied research in the interdisciplinary field of air quality and its impact on human health and the environment, with a specific focus on science of airborne particulate matter. She is a physicist and received her doctorate at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland for research on radon and its progeny.  An author of almost one thousand journal papers, book chapters and refereed conference papers, Lidia has been involved at the executive level with a number of relevant national and international professional bodies, is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and a recipient of numerous scientific awards.

    Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP

    Mick Schwedler, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, LEED AP is ASHRAE’s Society President for the 2021-22 term. Schwedler previously served on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as president-elect, treasurer, vice president and director-at-large.For his time and devotion to ASHRAE and the HVAC&R industry, Schwedler is a recipient of the Fellow Award, Exceptional Service Award, Standards Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. Schwedler’s “Low-Load Chillers and System Efficiency” was published in the ASHRAE Journal in February 2017 and was his seventh published in the ASHRAE Journal. His work has also been featured in publications, such as HPAC Engineering, Trane Engineers Newsletters and Trane Applications Engineering Manuals. In addition to his contributions to ASHRAE, Schwedler is an Applications Engineer at Trane, located in La Crosse, Wis. and has been active in the development, training, and support of energy efficient systems since 1982. At Trane, Schwedler aids customers in system optimization (in which he holds patents) and chilled water system design. He has given technical seminars throughout North America, as well as in the Far East and South America. He has also presented such information as well as other sustainable education to over 30,000 people as presenter and host of Engineers Newsletter Live broadcasts and ASHRAE satellite events. Mick was intimately involved with energy modeling as author of significant portions of the TRACE™ (Trane Air Conditioning Economics) program’s equipment section.

    William P. Bahnfleth, PhD, PE, FASHRAE, FASME, FISIAQ

    William P. Bahnfleth is a professor of Architectural Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He is a Fellow of ASHRAE, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate. Dr. Bahnfleth holds a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and is a registered professional engineer. His primary research interest is energy efficient control of indoor air quality with a focus on control of bioaerosols using germicidal ultraviolet light. Dr. Bahnfleth is the author or co-author of more than 180 journal articles and 15 book chapters and books. He has served ASHRAE in many capacities, including as 2013-14 Society President and chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force. His ASHRAE awards include the Exceptional Service Award, the Louise and Bill Holladay Distinguished Fellow Award, the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit for teaching, and the F. Paul Anderson Award, ASHRAE’s highest individual honor. His work as chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has been recognized with a letter of appreciation from the US EPA and the ASHRAE Presidential Certificate of Honor.

    Cameron Schuler

    Cameron Schuler is the Chief Commercialization Officer & Vice President, Industry Innovation at the Vector Institute. He is the former Executive Director of Amii ,where, for 8 years, he led one of the top-ranked Machine Learning and AI groups in the world. Cameron’s multifaceted career has covered finance, business & product development, consumer products, IT and general management from start-ups to mature companies. His industry experience includes Alternative Energy, Banking, Consumer Products, Information Technology (Consumer and Enterprise), Investment Sales and Trading, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Oil & Gas, and Oil & Gas Services. Roles have included COO, CFO, President and CEO and he was COO & CFO of a food manufacturer whose products lead to sales of over 250 million units.

    He has founded numerous start-up companies (including medical devices as well as computer software & hardware). Cameron is Chair & Co-founder of PFM Scheduling Services, was Managing Director & Co-Founder of Schuler Law Group, a boutique tax planning law firm and spent 8 years in investment sales & trading. He attained an MBA from Queen’s University and completed numerous investment management programs.

  • Registration

    Register Now

    Early Bird: (March 15th – May 6th) Rate
    Member $  575.00
    Non Member $  650.00
    Regular Registration: (Starts May 7th) Rate
    Member $  650.00
    Non Member $  710.00
    Virtual Only Registration Rate
    Member $ 375.00
    Non Member $ 425.00
    Other Rate
    Student $  350.00
    Student Virtual Only $ 175.00
    Speaker $  450.00
    Joint Registration for Ventilation 2022 and ASHRAE Annual Conference $  995.00

    In-Person Attendees will receive the following:

    • On-site Access to Technical Program from June 22-24, 2022.
    • Interactive Conference App: ASHRAE 365
    • Download access to all conference papers
    • Access to the Virtual Conference page during the conference and for 12 months post-Conference. The Virtual Conference platform includes access to:
      • Watch recordings of ALL technical sessions and keynotes
    • Welcome Reception
    • Lunch Wednesday & Thursday
    • Breakfast, AM and PM coffee breaks each day

    Virtual Attendees will receive:

    • Access to up to (13) Technical Sessions and keynotes live-streamed June 22-24 with the ability to post questions and comments for the speakers to answer live. Recordings of live streamed sessions are available to view 12 months post-conference. The technical sessions will include keynotes and one track of sessions each day.
    • Interactive Conference App: ASHRAE 365
    • Download access to all conference papers
    • Access to the Virtual Conference page during the conference and for 12 months post-Conference. The Virtual Conference page includes access to:
      • Watch video recordings of ALL technical sessions and keynotes available within 24 hours of in-person session.
  • Speaker Resources
  • Sponsorships

    The conference organizers are pleased to offer several sponsorship opportunities to engage industry participation. The sponsorship offsets conferences expenses and provides access to seasoned practitioners and principals responsible for managing modeling services.

    All sponsors will have their company logo and name on the event flyer, the conference web site and recognition during the conference. A summary of the specific benefits of each sponsorship level is included. If you have questions or are interesting in being a sponsor, please contact Staci Loeffler sloeffler@ashrae.org.


  • Thank you to our Sponsors

    Thank you to the following sponsors of the Ventilation 2022 Conference!


  • Hotel and Travel

    The Ventilation 2022 conference will take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel located a 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada, June 22-24, 2022.

    Book by May 31, 2022 to receive the discounted group rate of $249 CAD + tax per night.

    Attendees of the Ventilation 2022 conference will have the option to prolong their stay if planning to attend both Ventilation 2022 and the ASHRAE Annual Conference at the same room rate.

    All international travelers must use the ArriveCAN App to provide mandatory travel information within 72 hours before your entry into Canada. Canada requires proof of COVID-19 vaccine to be uploaded to ArriveCAN before entry. Pre-entry COVID test are no longer required. For more information and to stay up on the latest travel restrictions visit https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid.

    ArriveCAN App: Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ):

    Travelers to Toronto/Canada need to download and complete vaccination information via the ArriveCAN App.

    Fully vaccinated travelers are required to upload their proof of vaccination, submit their contact information and travel details, and complete a COVID-19 "self-assessment" a maximum of 72 hours before arrival. The information must be submitted digitally through the ArriveCAN app.

    >> Complete ArriveCAN online 

     Fully vaccinated travelers must have a vaccination certificate in English, French, or with a certified translation. The certificate must be uploaded digitally into the ArriveCAN app and must contain all details required. 

    Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are:
    • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222);
    • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C);
    • Medicago Covifenz;
    • Moderna (mRNA-1273);
    • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax);
    • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2);
    • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV);
    • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc).
    The accepted 1 dose vaccine is:
    • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson
    Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival.

    Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 are still required to have a full course of one of the approved vaccines to be considered fully vaccinated. 

    Toronto Pearson Airport, Canada’s busiest airport, recently announced that departing and arriving passengers should expect delays due to a sharp increase in travelers as COVID-19 travel restrictions have been eased, while many of the Government of Canada’s health screening measures are still in place.

     Some international passengers are experiencing longer than expected wait times upon arrival. This is due in part to longer processing times at the border. Prior to the pandemic, it took an average of 15-30 seconds for a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officer to clear an international arriving passenger. Due to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 health screening questions, this has increased the processing time at Canada’s borders by two to four times.

    >> Read full announcement here

    Visa Letter

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    Visa Letter

    Determine if you need a visa to travel to Canada for the conference.

    Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year.  Participants are encouraged to check the processing times calculator for guidance, but generally we recommend applying approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the event.

  • Commitment to Care

    Commitment to care

    2022 ASHRAE Ventilation Conference, June 22-24, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

     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 and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health agencies regarding travel and entry into Canada. ASHRAE’s Commitment to Care may evolve as the Ventilation Conference approaches and guidance and local restrictions change.

    In Advance of the Conference

    • Attendees must “accept” ASHRAE’s liability waiver when registering for the conference.
    • Everyone attending the conference is required to register for the conference for safety purposes.
    • It is recommended that attendees are fully vaccinated. Proof will not be required.
    • Attendees should review the entry requirements in place for travel to Canada, including using the government-mandated ArriveCAN app to submit your travel plans. ArriveCAN requires travelers to submit contact information and travel details, vaccination information, quarantine plan and other travel details.
    • Local government guidelines state that individual businesses may choose to require proof of vaccination upon entry. The conference hotels do not require proof of vaccination to enter, however, it is recommended you bring your vaccination card if needed while in Toronto.

    At the Conference

    • Masks are strongly recommended in indoor settings at the conference. The City of Toronto requires masks on public transportation and recommends masks at indoor public settings.
    • Color-coded lanyards are available for attendees to indicate their level of comfort regarding distancing.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be positioned throughout the meeting space.
    • If symptoms develop, attendees should NOT attend sessions and can join the conference virtually.
    • If an attendee tests positive while at the conference, he or she may quarantine at the conference hotel at their own expense and should report the positive test to ASHRAE staff.

    After the Conference

    • If an attendee tests positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of leaving the conference, the attendee should notify ASHRAE staff immediately.
    • ASHRAE will communicate to attendees, if needed, up to 14 days after the last day of the conference.

    Additional Travel Resources

    Local Testing Resources

    If an attendee needs to take a test before return travel, the following testing location sites are located nearby the Sheraton Centre Toronto:

    The Travel Clinic
    140 Yonge Street
    Suite 200
    (7 min walk from hotel)
    Book Appointment

    Several Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacies locations near the hotel offer COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests and PCR Tests for Traveling. The closest locations are:

    • 220 Yonge Street (Eaton Center) – 0.4 km away
    • 333 Bay Street (Bay Adelaide Centre) – 0.4 km away
    • 66 Wellington St. We. (Toronto Dominion Centre) – 0.5 km away
    • 279 Yonge Street (Dundas Square ) – 0.6 km away
    • 260 Queen Street West (Queen & Beverley) – 0.6 km away

     HCP Diagnostics also has a facility at the airport that can be used for testing if needed. A booking link will be made available closer to the conference.

  • Steering Committee

    • Doug Cochrane (Conference Chair)
    • Howard Goodfellow (Scientific Committee Chair)
    • Kevin Marple
    • Erich Binder
    • Mark Miller
    • Eileen Jensen
    • Deep Gosh
  • Scientific Committee

    • Howard GoodFellow, University of Toronto
    • Jonathan Hale, Chair ACGIH industrial ventilation committee
    • Glenn Wood, Past Chair OHAO
    • Romain Guichard, INRS France
    • Guangyu Cao, NTNY Norway
    • Yi Wang, Xi'an Univ China
    • Toshio Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. Japan
    • Umberto Berardi, Ryerson Univ. Toronto
    • Kevin Marple, ASHRAE
    • Erich Binder, ASHRAE
    • Marianna Vallejo, CEC