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2015 Atlanta Annual Conference

ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference
June 27-July 1, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia

Registration Visa Letter
General Information Keynote Speaker Personal Scheduler
Technical Program Education Certification
Social Events Technical Tours General Tours


Download Your Guide to the 2015 Annual Conference which includes maps of meeting areas, the technical program, the social events and tours schedule, and more.

ASHRAE has a warm southern welcome as the 2015 Annual Conference comes to the Society’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga. It’s been nearly 15 years since the last time ASHRAE hosted a conference here. And while the city and the Society have grown and changed, the hospitality remains the same. We look forward to seeing y’all!

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Meeting Planner

The technical program, social events, and tours -  everything you need to plan your conference stay in Atlanta this summer. Access the Meeting Planner >>




The Headquarter hotel for the 2015 Atlanta Conference is the Atlanta Hilton at 255 Courtland Street, NE.

The link below will provide you online reservations at the Hilton.  Rates are $169 plus tax.

Additional hotel rooms are available at the Sheraton Atlanta, 165 Courtland Street, NE.  The Sheraton is 0.1 miles from the Hilton and approximately a 3 minute walk. Rates are $149 plus tax.





Registration using a PDF form >>

Early bird fees from March 1 through April 26

  • $425, member/$635, non-member
  • $400, first-time member attendee/$610, first time non-member attendee
  • $115, Life Members

Advanced fees from April 27 through June 7

  • $450, member/$660, non-member
  • $425, first-time member attendee/$635, first-time non-member attendee
  • $125,  Life Member

Full registration fees from June 8 through July 1

  • $580, member/$780, non-member
  • $555, first-time member attendee/$755, first-time non-member attendee
  • $135,  Life Member

Registration fees for speakers, student branch advisors and students

  • $115, speaker 
  • $25, student branch advisor
  • $25, student member/$55, full-time student non-member

Technical Program

Atlanta Technical Program (Updated 6/1/2015) >>

The Technical Program features a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of High Performance Buildings, Refrigeration and the annual Research Summit

Programs within the conference focus on advanced design guidance, modeling, operation and optimization, and Indoor Air Quality, which are key aspects of high performance buildings.
The need for “real” engineering as applied to operation, maintenance and operational optimization or “commissioning” can bring increased comfort and offers huge financial returns.  And, the technical program meets that need as the Building Operation, Maintenance, and Optimization/Commissioning Track has the highest number of sessions scheduled.

A Laboratories mini-conference scheduled within the technical program addresses current practices in this area.

Mobile, moisture, data centers, weather data and BIM are topics covered in the Modeling throughout the Building Life Cycle Track.

The Advanced Energy Design Guides have been available for ten years. The Moving Advanced Energy Design Guidance to the Mainstream Track presents sessions describing some of the work in this area.

The third annual Research Summit brings together researchers to present and discuss the latest research. Papers and presentations describing ASHRAE-related research as well as papers from societies and associations worldwide are presented.

The technical program rounds out with “core” programs on HVAC&R systems, equipment, fundamentals and applications.

The Preliminary Technical Program was published in the April issue of ASHRAE Insights.


Personal Scheduler

An interactive technical program is available through the Personal Scheduler. By logging into the Personal Scheduler, you will be able to view the technical program chronologically, by track, by program and by presenter, as well as create and print a personalized abstract booklet and export your schedule to your calendar. In addition, you will be able to add committee meetings and ASHRAE Learning Institute courses to your schedule.

The Personal Scheduler is the front end of the Atlanta Virtual Conference (AVC). The AVC now allows users to earn continuing education credits online upon successfully passing a quiz. To purchase the AVC, visit the ASHRAE Virtual Conferences web page.


Keynote Speaker
Plenary Session
Saturday, June 27
3:15-5:30 pm
Grand Ballroom A/B

Legendary NASA Flight Control Director Who Led the Effort to Save Apollo 13  
Gene Kranz is the keynote speaker at the opening Plenary Session, held Saturday, June 27. Registration is not required to attend the Session, which also features the Honors and Awards program.

As the leader of the “Tiger Team” of flight directors who brought the Apollo 13 spaceship safely back to Earth on April 17, 1970, Kranz demonstrated extraordinary courage and heroism.

Commissioned into the US Air Force in 1954, Kranz flew high-performance jet fighter aircraft and was a flight test engineer on early jet bomber development. In 1960, Kranz joined the NASA Space Task Group at Langley, Virginia, as a flight controller on Project Mercury. He served as flight director for the 33 missions of Projects Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab, and led the flight control team during the first lunar landing.

Kranz retired from NASA in 1994 after 37 years of federal service, and is currently a consultant and speaker. The hit film Apollo 13 chronicles Kranz’s struggle to devise the plan that would safely bring the ship and its crew of three astronauts home after its oxygen system failed. Actor Ed Harris portrays Kranz in the film, which was directed by Ron Howard.

Kranz was a co-recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by President Nixon for the Apollo 13 mission, and was designated a Distinguished Member of the Senior Executive Service by President Reagan.

Since his retirement from NASA, Kranz has served as a flight engineer on a B-17 “Flying Fortress,” constructed an aerobatic biplane, and published a New York Times best-selling memoir about his experiences in the space program. His book, Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond, was selected by The History Channel as the basis for a documentary on Mission Control.


Airline Transportation - Discounted Airfares for ASHRAE


Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for ASHRAE

To take advantage of these discounts, follow these steps:

Click on www.delta.com/booking and enter Meeting Event code NMKBW then continue with online booking process.

Or you can call Delta Meeting Network® reservations at 1-800-328-1111**, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to File Meeting Code (new code will be posted soon).

**$25 service fee for booking via 1-800 phone number


Ground Transportation - from Atlanta International Airport to the Atlanta Hilton

Super Shuttle
Super Shuttle is offering a discounted round trip fare of $29.  Reservations can be made online.

MARTA - Airport to Peachtree Center Station:
MARTA also operates from the airport to downtown for $2.50 each way. You can walk outside to get to the Hilton which is about a 2 block walk or you can take the skybridge which keeps you from going outside. All red and gold line trains, including all trains leaving the airport, stop at this station.

To walk outside the station, if you use MARTA:

  • After getting off the train, take the Harris Street (not Ellis) exit off the train platform.
  • Follow the signs to Peachtree Street East after walking through the fare gate.
  • At street level, turn right on Peachtree Street.
  • Then turn right on Harris Street/John Portman Blvd.
  • The hotel is about two blocks down at the intersection of Harris Street/John Portman Blvd. and Courtland Street.

To walk inside the station, if you use MARTA:

  • from the Airport by the Subway (MARTA), Take the train north and exit at Peachtree Center Station.
  • Follow the directions for Peachtree Center Mall.
  • You will go up a very steep escalator into the Mall.
  • Take a right at the top of the escalator and enter Peachtree Center Mall through the sliding glass doors.
  • Continue Straight through the Food Court and past the Seating Areas.
  • Take a left where the seating area ends and there is a shoeshine booth in front of you.
  • Take a right at Yami Yami Sushi. (Dairy Queen will be on your left.)
  • Continue straight on to Glass Skybridge with directional signage that reads to “Marquis 1 & 2 Towers/ Marriott Marquis Hotel”
  • Take a left at the Security Desk.
  • Continue through the glass doors and take a right upon passing through.
  • Take another right into the Marriott Marquis Atrium/Lobby after passing through a second set of sliding glass doors.
  • Continue walking through open lobby passing the Sear Restaurant on your right side.
  • You will now need to go down two levels via escalator, stairs, or elevator.
  • By Elevator- Walk straight out of Elevator Bank towards the “Skybridge to Hilton Hotel.”
  • By Escalator- Take a right off of the escalator towards “Skybridge to Hilton Hotel.”
  • By Stairs- Continue straight past the Elevator Bank towards “Skybridge to Hilton Hotel.”
  • Walk through the Glass Skybridge into the Hilton. You are now on the second floor of the hotel.
  • Proceed downstairs to the lower lobby to check-in.

Taxi service
Taxi service from the airport to the Hilton will run approximately $32. The airport is 11 miles, 15 minutes from the Hilton.