ASHRAE is making its Jan. 23-27 event in Orlando, Fla., a “virtual” conference.

Can't make it to ASHRAE’s winter meeting next month? Head to the nearest computer.

The Jan. 23-27 event in Orlando, Fla., is launching a “virtual” conference that will allow HVAC industry professionals to ask questions and view speakers’ convention presentations all though the Internet, wherever they are in the world.

“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 chairman. “From BIM (building information modeling) to ASHRAE standards, attendees can post and view comments on their schedule and refer back to the sessions as needed after the conference ends.”

Members and nonmembers of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers can register and find more information at this Web site.