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HVAC Trade Shows to Attend in 2019

10 HVAC Trade Shows & Events to Attend in 2019

The day-to-day responsibilities of being an HVAC professional make it all too easy to focus on what’s right in front of you at the expense of the bigger picture. However, the annual HVAC trade shows and conferences below offer multiple opportunities to take a wider view of the current state of the industry. After all, you need a periodic break to refresh and recharge with colleagues from around the country while learning about the latest HVAC technology and trends. Plus, depending on the licensing requirements in your state, you can earn valuable continuing education (CE) hours to remain certified.  

The Can’t-Miss 2019 HVAC Trade Shows & Conferences

When choosing HVAC conferences to attend, it’s key to identify the specific focus of each one. As you’ll note below, there are options for energy engineers, home builders, and educators. Make the most of your experience by selecting those HVAC events most applicable to your area of expertise and interest.

1. ASHRAE Winter Conference

When: January 12th – 16th

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) winter conference technical program has 8 tracks. These range from systems and equipment to the engineer’s role in architecture.

2. AHR Expo

When: January 14th – 16th

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Annual International Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration (AHR) trade shows include over 2,000 exhibitors and 750 product categories. In addition, there are always hundreds of seminars and training opportunities.

3. NAHB International Builders’ Show

When: February 19th-21st

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Offering even more events than other HVAC trade shows, this National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) convention features multiple keynote speakers addressing topics such as best practices for home builders and the myths versus realities of millennial home buyers.

4. HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference

When: March 3rd – 5th

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

As one of the premier HVAC conferences for industry educators and trainers, you’ll learn about using emerging technologies in the classroom, improving student outcomes, and incorporating the latest regulatory updates into your curriculum.

5. MCAA Annual Convention

When: March 3rd – 7th

Where: Phoenix, Arizona

Attendees of Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) conventions typically include company principals, middle and upper management, and local association executives.

6. Optimize – ACCA Conference & Expo

When: March 4th – 6th

Where: San Antonio, Texas

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) conferences are always a must-attend event for HVAC professionals. Its focus is on exhibitions and seminars with practical, hands-on solutions you can use right away.

7. GLOBALCON 2019

When: March 20th – 21st

Where: Boston, Massachusetts

Hosted by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), this conference features multiple sessions and HVAC shows to maximize your knowledge and use of energy, power, and facility management strategies.

8. AHRI Spring Meeting

When: May 6th – 8th

Where: Baltimore, Maryland

One of 6 HVAC events the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) presents each year, the Spring Meeting provides a forum for industry leaders to meet and discuss the most pressing issues facing both companies and professionals.

9. ASHRAE Annual Conference

When: June 22nd – 26th

Where: Kansas City, Missouri

The annual ASHRAE conference features 9 tracks, which include optimization in HVACR and a research summit to share best practices and the most innovative design strategies.

10. 2019 Focus Conference

When: September 11th – 13th

Where: Fort Worth, Texas

The HVAC conferences hosted by Heating Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) provide numerous opportunities to expand your knowledge with events featuring member-curated, data-driven content.

Interested in Attending HVAC Trade Shows in 2019?

Remember: When you go to 2019 HVAC events and conferences, it’s not just about what you can learn. It’s also your chance to share what you know to help advance the industry and other professionals in it.

Are you looking to learn about HVAC training opportunities in face-to-face, online, and blended settings? Contact CE today for more information on training and additional opportunities.