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ASCENT 1.0: A Weekend of Bonding and Learning at ASHRAE India Chapter’s YEA Event

ASCENT 1.0: A Weekend of Bonding and Learning at ASHRAE India Chapter’s YEA Event


The ASHRAE India Chapter’s Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) weekend, ASCENT 1.0, marked a milestone in the chapter’s history as it hosted its inaugural event dedicated to fostering learning and camaraderie among its members. Held recently, ASCENT 1.0 witnessed a convergence of budding professionals and seasoned experts, making it an enriching experience for all involved.

The event boasted a lineup of distinguished speakers, including senior members such as Ashok Virmani, Ashish Rakheja, Rajesh Jain, and other Board of Governors (BOG) members. Their insightful sessions provided attendees with valuable industry knowledge and practical insights, setting the stage for a weekend of learning and growth.

However, ASCENT 1.0 was not just about formal sessions; it was a platform for meaningful interactions and building lasting connections. The evenings were abuzz with engaging conversations and bonding sessions, where young professionals had the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and perspectives.

One of the highlights of ASCENT 1.0 was the Regional ASHRAE Virtual Chapter (ARVC) session, which proved to be both informative and entertaining. Attendees gained valuable insights into regional initiatives and developments while enjoying the interactive format of the session.

Beyond the scheduled activities, ASCENT 1.0 sparked a sense of camaraderie among attendees that transcended the event itself. Plans for future activities, such as a group trek, are already in motion, reflecting the strong bonds formed during the weekend.

For many participants, ASCENT 1.0 was more than just a professional gathering; it was a stepping stone towards building lifelong friendships and a supportive professional network. As one attendee remarked, “These friendships are going to last a lifetime.”

In conclusion, ASCENT 1.0 was a resounding success, setting the stage for future YEA events and reinforcing the ASHRAE India Chapter’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of HVAC&R professionals. With its blend of learning, networking, and camaraderie, ASCENT 1.0 exemplified the spirit of ASHRAE and left a lasting impact on all who attended.