The AHR Expo provides a forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties can share ideas and showcase the future of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technology. The event is cosponsored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
For 2022, the AHR Expo lineup features nearly 200 free seminars, new product and technology presentations, professional certifications and continuing education courses. After a forced hiatus in 2021, the Education Program will serve as an important opportunity for attendees to catch up on what’s happening around the industry.
“The Education Program aims to complement what attendees experience on the show floor,” said show manager, Mark Stevens. “Our manufacturers pack the hall with all the latest products and technologies in their exhibits and our speakers build on this in areas that support professional career development, training and updated industry information.”
Each year, the Education Program discusses some of HVACR’s biggest opportunities and challenges through a series of comprehensive, informative and industry-focused sessions hosted by leaders from every sector of the industry. Returning this year are the AHR Expo HVACR trend discussions led by members of the AHR Expo Expert Council. Additionally, added to the roster this year is a panel discussion featuring industry leadership that will dive into the current state of the industry. Panelists include Moderator Bryan Orr, host of the popular HVAC School podcast; Mick Schwedler, president of ASHRAE; Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of AHRI; Talbot Gee, CEO of HARDI; Roberta MacGillivray, 2022 president of NAFA; and Rob Falke, president of NCI. The panel is slated for Tuesday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. in Room N238/240.
“We are thrilled to open a forum for our industry leaders who represent organizations from every sector of the industry,” said Stevens. “Our goal is to build a show that connects people and conversations that aren’t necessarily happening every day and we are honored that our panelists share this value. Having representation from all our professional sectors come together to discuss the past two years during the pandemic and all that has come of it — both positive and negative — within the industry is an incredibly valuable and necessary tool to achieve the community approach we need to continue strengthening this industry. We’re excited to expand our education program to include the panel discussion and look forward to hearing from these industry leaders at the show.”
The 2022 Show will feature 65 free sessions led by industry experts put forth by leading organizations. Sessions will range from one to two hours and will aim to deliver solutions to some of the industry’s most pressing challenges and exciting opportunities. Attendees are invited to attend general HVAC-related sessions, as well as those specific to professional practices areas.
Attendees can view pre-session videos of some of the 2022 Education Program highlights on the AHR Expo homepage education section.
AHR Expo attendees have the opportunity to participate in professional development courses through ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) and short courses/professional development seminars approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can apply toward maintaining P.E. licensure. Attendees are required to register and pay tuition fees in advance of the show and can do so 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/AIA LUs. Topics cover a wide range of industry subjects, including the fundamentals of the commissioning process, complying with the requirements of ASHRAE standards, laboratory design basics and beyond, optimizing indoor environments and more.
New product and technology theater presentations
Attendees are also encouraged to sit in on exhibitor presentations in the New Product & Technology Theater. More than 100 presentations lasting approximately 20 minutes each are planned across all three days of the show. These free seminars are meant to provide attendees with brief overviews of new product announcements and technologies that can be found in exhibitor booths on the show floor. Attendees are invited to follow up presentations with a visit to the booth for a more in-depth explanation and 1:1 interaction with products and representatives. These sessions are set to take place in special theaters right on the exhibit floor. No fee or registration is required.
Attendees can view the complete schedule for the 2022 AHR Expo Education Program on the education section of the AHR Expo website. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to download the MyShowPlanner App for iOS and Android to manage their schedule. Details and instructions for downloading the 2022 AHR Expo App will be released closer to the show and available on the AHR Expo website.
Registration for the 2022 AHR Expo is free until January 30, 2021, and can be completed on ahrexpo.com.