Registration is now open for ASHRAE’s 2018 winter conference, scheduled for Jan. 20-24 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Registration is also open for the 2018 AHR Expo, taking place Jan. 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The expo is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute.

The winter conference will feature eight conference tracks, tours, networking opportunities and a keynote message from Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an interactive toy company for girls designed to develop early interest in engineering.

Attendees will also hear about the latest topics in the building industry through a technical program that features more than 200 presentations and 300 speakers.

“Engineers and designers continue to adopt design principles to reduce the ecological impact of our built environment on the world around us. It has practically become second nature,” said Michael Collarin, technical program chairman of ASHRAE’s winter conference. “This conference provides professionals with an unparalleled opportunity to focus on the design, build, control, commission, operating facilities and infrastructure resources that they need, not only to be efficient, but resilient.”

Technical program tracks include systems and equipment; fundamentals and applications; standards, guidelines and codes; earth, wind and fire; tall buildings; modeling throughout the building life cycle; and heat exchange equipment.

The ASHRAE Learning Institute will also offer two full-day and five half-day seminars during the conference, with courses covering topics such as high-performance building design, variable refrigerant flow systems, and designing toward net-zero energy commercial buildings, among other topics.

For a full list of courses or to register for the event, visit and go to the Membership & Conferences navigation tab.