ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is continuing its winter conference tradition in 2010. To accompany it, the society will offer a virtual conference as well.

According to ASHRAE, the virtual conference extends access to advances in the HVACR industry to professionals across the country and around the world. Participants will be able to interact with speakers and attendees by posting questions and comments, viewing other comments, and viewing the presenters’ responses through an online discussion board, in addition to ASHRAE’s traditional recordings - synced audio and PowerPoint presentations.

“The ASHRAE Winter Virtual Conference offers tremendous opportunities to learn about current practices, case studies, and other professional and personal development sessions on a wide-range of hot-topics,” said Dennis Wessel, Orlando Conference chair. “From BIM to ASHRAE standards, attendees can post and view comments on their schedule and refer back to the sessions as needed after the conference ends.”

Other features of the virtual conference include: access to over 250 presentations; complete coverage of the technical program with access to seminar presentations, select transactions sessions, posters, and questions and answers from attendees and presenters; the ability to post and view comments on presentations; the ability to send and receive questions and answers from presenters of selected sessions for a two-week period; and online access to the presentations for one year.

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Publication date:12/28/2009