ASHRAE Meeting Planner - September 2017 - 2

ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR
Expo is where passionate people
come together to share knowledge,
learn new things and meet new
people. This conference is a great
way to immerse yourself in a growing
community of incredibly smart,
dedicated people. The 2018 Winter
Conference will be at the Palmer
House in Chicago, January 20-24,
and the AHR Expo is at McCormick
Place, January 22-24. And yes it will
be cold in Chicago in January, but the
cold never bothered us anyway.

Plenary Session Keynote Speaker
Saturday, January 20 at 3:15 p.m.

Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the National

Technical Tours
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) Lab
Monday, January 22, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
GTI's work includes ongoing development
of technologies to improve the efficiency of
residential and commercial HVAC and water
heating products.
Method Home Soap Manufacturing Plant
Monday, January 22, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The new state-of-the-art facility showcases the
company's dedication to sustainability with the
first LEED® Platinum manufacturing facility in
its industry.



Debbie Sterling
Founder & CEO of GoldieBlox

JAN 22-24

Debbie Sterling is the Founder and
CEO of GoldieBlox, an award winning
company on a mission to "disrupt
the pink aisle" with toys, games, and
media for girls. Debbie is an engineer,
entrepreneur, and one of the leaders
in the movement toward getting girls
interested in science, technology,
engineering, and math. She was
named TIME's "Person of the Moment,"
Business Insider's "30 Women Who
Are Changing the World," and was
recently added to Fortune Magazine's
prestigious "40 Under 40" list. In
early 2015, Debbie was inducted as
a Presidential Ambassador for Global
Entrepreneurship and honored by the
National Women's History Museum
with a "Living Legacy" Award for her
work to empower girls around the
world. Debbie received her degree in
Engineering at Stanford University in

The 2018 Show will be held in
Chicago, hosting more than 2,000
exhibitors and attracting crowds
of 65,000 industry professionals
from every state in America and
165 countries worldwide. The
Show provides a unique forum for
the entire HVACR industry to come
together and share new products,
technologies, and ideas. The AHR
Expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE
and AHRI, and is held concurrently
with ASHRAE's Winter Conference.
Your ASHRAE Conference Badge will
give you access to the AHR Expo.

Technical Program
"Engineers and designers continue to advance
designs to reduce the ecological impact of our
built environment on the world around us. It
has practically become second nature." Michael
Collarin, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Winter
Conference, said. "However, and seemingly
more so in recent years, the industry has
needed to take steps to mitigate the impact of
the world around us on our built environment.
This is especially the case in our transportation,
government and mission critical arenas, where
the loss of critical infrastructure can have
severe consequences, including the loss of
life. The tracks and programs for the ASHRAE
Winter Conference will focus on resources to
design, build, control, commission and operate
facilities and infrastructure that need to not
only be efficient, but resilient." In addition to the
tracks below, a Refrigerant mini-track and a
Residential mini-track will be presented at the
2018 AHR Expo, Jan. 22-24.

Tracks Include:

Systems and Equipment


Fundamentals and Applications


Standards, Guidelines and Codes


Earth, Wind & Fire


Transportation IAQ and Air Conditioning


Tall Buildings


Modeling Throughout the Building Life


Heat Exchange Equipment

340 On the Park
Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
340 On The Park is a 62-story, luxury multifamily high rise constructed in 2007 and
managed by Lieberman Management Services,
which utilizes a district chilled water service for
the building's cooling needs.
The Plant
Tuesday January 23, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This facility will eventually divert over 10,000
tons of food waste from landfills each year,
while providing enough electricity to power over
250 homes.

General Tours
Chicago Neighborhoods
Sunday, January 21, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Chicago Highlights 101
Sunday, January 21, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Chicago's Southside Hidden Highlights
Monday, January 22, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Moody Tongue Brewery Tour
Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gold Coast Tour
Tuesday, January 23, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.


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