WESTPORT, Conn. — The 2019 AHR Expo announced its full lineup for the 2019 Education Program, including more than 120 sessions of free seminars, professional certifications, and continuing education courses. The Education Program continues to grow each year and is the most comprehensive, all-inclusive opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders about trends and best practices in HVACR. The 2019 AHR Expo will be held Jan. 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
“The AHR Expo aims to deliver the most extensive access into the HVACR industry,” said Clay Stevens, manager of AHR Expo. “Each year we host exhibitors from all facets of the industry, and we add value to the attendee experience through our ever-growing Education Program. Our seminars, courses, and certification opportunities provide visitors with the tools needed to move forward as professionals.”
This year’s Show features nearly 75 free sessions presented by industry experts from leading organizations. The sessions, ranging from one to two hours, provide attendees with potential solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the industry. Attendees can listen in on general HVACR industry subjects, as well as sessions specific to their own line of practice.
“The AHR Expo packs all the industry knowledge under one roof,” said Bob “Hot Rod” Rohr of Caleffi North America and a featured speaker at the 2019 Show. “This is the one big event that all in the HVAC industry need to attend. It’s the one place where you can see, meet and touch all the latest cutting-edge technology, equipment and training available today.”
Highlights for this year’s free seminar agenda include general industry wide topics, engineering, bilingual sessions, contractor-focused sessions, and specialized sessions.
AHR Expo provides the opportunity for attendees to participate in professional development while at the show. This year, attendees can choose from 20 ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) sessions, all of which are offered prior to and during the show. All short courses and professional development seminars have been approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can be applied toward maintaining P.E. licensure. Attendees must register and pay tuition fees in advance of the show by visiting the ASHRAE registration website.
Full-day courses account for six earned Professional Development Hours (PDHs)/Learning Units (LUs) or 0.6 CEUs. All half-day courses are awarded three accredited PDHs. Topics cover a wide range of industry subjects, including maintenance of high-performance buildings, effective energy management, indoor and outdoor air systems, energy code selection, latest applications, future trends and more.
Review sessions and exams are also available during the 2019 AHR Expo. Attendees must register and pay any associated fees prior to the show. Seven sessions will be offered, including: NATE Testing & Review, Commissioning Authority (CxA) Workshop and Exam, New Construction Commissioning and ACP Exam, NAFA CAFS Testing and 2-Hour Tutorial, NCT Testing, and ASHRAE Certification Exams.
NEW PRODUCT AND TECHNOLOGY THEATER PRESENTATIONS
In addition to free seminars and paid certification classes, attendees are encouraged to sit in on brief exhibitor presentations in the New Product & Technology Theater. There are over 100 presentations scheduled, each lasting approximately 20 minutes, that aim to give attendees an overview of new product announcements and technologies that they’ll see in exhibitor booths on the show floor. These sessions take place in special theaters right on the exhibit floor and there is no fee or registration required. This year, four 2019 Innovation Award winners and six finalists will present, including: Innovation award winners Automated Logic Corporation (Building Automation); Johnson Controls Inc. (Cooling); enVerid Systems (Green Building); Dwyer Instruments Inc. (Tools & Instruments); and finalists Carrier (Green Building); Smardt Chiller Groups Inc. (Green Building); Fresh-Aire UV (Indoor Air Quality); Baltimore Aircoil Co. (Refrigeration); BreezoMeter Ltd. (Software); and LG Electronics USA Inc. (Ventilation).
“As a design professional, the AHR Expo is the one event I can attend to stay up-to-date on all the latest products and innovations from across the HVACR industry,” said Brad White, SES Consulting Inc. and a 2019 Education Program speaker. “I never fail to come away having learned something new that I can immediately apply in my work.”
Publication date: 10/15/2018