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ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo is where passionate people come together to share knowledge, learn new things and meet new people. This conference is a great way to immerse yourself in a growing community of incredibly smart, dedicated people. For your convenience, we’ve outlined important dates, times, locations and events all set to take place during the 2018 Winter Conference and AHR Expo!


2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference


The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street

Chicago, IL



Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Registration Costs

Advance registration fees Nov. 3 – Jan. 2

  • $560, member/$770, non-member
  • $535, first-time member attendee/$745, first-time non-member attendee
  • $145, Life Member

Onsite registration fees Jan. 3 – 24

  • $695, member/$900, non-member
  • $670, first-time member attendee/$875, first-time non-member attendee
  • $270, member one-day fee/$320, non-member one-day fee
  • $155, Life Member

Registration fees for speakers, student branch advisors and students

  • $135, speaker
  • $25, student branch advisor
  • $25, student member/$55, full-time student non-member
  • $55, spouse/guest


Technical Sessions

The 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference technical program includes tracks on what ASHRAE is most known for – standards, fundamentals and applications, systems and equipment – tracks on industry trends in resiliency and modeling throughout a building’s lifecycle, and tracks addressing specific disciplines, such as transportation air conditioning, tall buildings and heat exchange equipment.

“Engineers and designers continue to advance designs to reduce the ecological impact of our built environment on the world around us. It has practically become second nature.” Michael Collarin, chair of the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference, said. “However, and seemingly more so in recent years, the industry has needed to take steps to mitigate the impact of the world around us on our built environment. This is especially the case in our transportation, government, and mission-critical areas, where the loss of critical infrastructure can have severe consequences, including the loss of life. The tracks and programs for the ASHRAE Winter Conference will focus on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate facilities and infrastructure that need to not only be efficient, but resilient.”

Conference Tracks include:
•Systems and Equipment
•Fundamentals and Applications
•Standards, Guidelines, and Codes
•Earth, Wind & Fire
•Tall Buildings
•Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle
•Heat Exchange Equipment

Also, a Refrigerant mini-track and a Residential mini-track will be presented at the 2018 AHR Expo, Jan. 22–24.

Take a look at the show scheduler or program book.

2018 AHR Expo


McCormick Place

2301 S King Drive

Chicago, IL 60616


Dates & Hours

Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:0 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Flow Tech Manufacturers’ Booths

Air Monitor Corporation, booth #4110
ebm-papst, Inc., booth #2119
Fresh-Aire ICE ICE, booth #6727
Heat Pipe Technology, booth #7262
Steril-Aire, booth #7452
TOXALERT International, Inc., booth #2730
VAW Systems, booth  #1749


Fun & Networking:


Flow Tech Manufacturers’ Hospitality Events

Air Enterprises
Sunday, January 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
River Roast

Monday, January 22, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Monday, January 22, 208
5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Gibsons Steakhouse

TMI Climate Solutions
Sunday, January 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Chicago River North Public House


ASHRAE Hospitality Events

Welcome Party
Young Engineers in ASHRAE (YEA) Hospitality Suite
Women in ASHRAE Breakfast
Meet and Greet
Presidents Lunch
Life Members Luncheon
Members’ Night Out



Technical Tours
General Tours
Student Tour


Travel Arrangements


Housing and Room Blocks

The Headquarters Hotel is Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603. The ASHRAE room block is now open to registered attendees and ASHRAE committee members. Please contact for more information. Rates are $174 plus tax.

Please beware of unauthorized hotel deals. Emails from companies not affiliated with ASHRAE about housing may be a scam. If you have questions, contact

Official Airline

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for ASHRAE for travel to the 2018 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Reservations and ticketing are available via

Select Book Your Flight and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page.
Enter the meeting code NMR9A in the box provided.
Reservations may also be made by calling the Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328 1111, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. **$25 service fee for booking via 1-800 phone number.

Family Services

Choose Chicago, the Chicago Convention and Visitors Bureau, recommends the following two companies for child care services while in Chicago:

Sitters Studio (Childcare by artists)
Phone: 312-890-8194

American Childcare Services
Phone: 312-644-7300

ASHRAE makes no representation as to the quality or suitability of the child care options available. ASHRAE has done no investigation or inquiry into these options and accordingly assumes no liability for these services. All participants considering these facilities should perform their own investigation into the quality, suitability or desirability of these child care facilities.

We hope you can make it to Chicago! Unfortunately, our schedules are busy and we won’t have Flow Tech representation at the show this year. If you’d like to attend one of our manufacturers’ hospitality parties contact Nichole Petersen for more information. For general Flow Tech inquiries please email us or call us at 860.291.8886. Product and service information can be found on our website or by following us on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube

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