PALM DESERT, Calif. - The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) is preparing for its 66th Annual Convention and product show in Palm Desert.

A wide variety of educational and self-development sessions on the latest issues in construction, BIM, green construction, energy efficiency, LEED, and sustainability will be presented by industry experts to provide tailor-made solutions to meet the technical and business management needs of sheet metal and air conditioning contractors. Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will speak at the Sunday evening opening session.

The convention will take place Oct. 11-15, 2009, at the Desert Springs JW Marriott Hotel & Spa, Palm Desert, Calif. For more information, visit

Publication date:08/03/2009