AHR Expo Invites Contractors to Explore Free Seminars, Certifications and Continuing Education Courses at 2018 Show in Chicago

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Just a few weeks ago we told you the top 3 reasons you can’t miss the 2018 AHR Expo coming to Chicago in January, and one of the major draws is the newly-expanded education program. This year, we’ve built the agenda into the largest-ever education and training program in the Show’s history.

The agenda features more than 120 sessions including free best practices and industry trends seminars from leading HVACR organizations, professional certification opportunities, and continuing education programs from ASHRAE.

AHR Expo SeminarsGet practical solutions to real problems — The AHR Expo’s free seminar program puts the product experts front and center. The more than 70 free, one- to two-hour seminars focus on a range of topics to keep you in-the-know and are hosted by participating industry organizations, making them easy to find for a one-on-one follow-up session on the exhibit floor.

Contractors, engineers and other Show attendees always give the education program high marks for the value it delivers, as industry professionals can earn CEUs, complete certification exams, and learn about the latest developments and best practices in free and paid seminars.

Here are some highlights from the 2018 agenda:

General Industry-wide Focus

  1. Building Automation Systems 101
  2. Radiant Cooling in the Windy City
  3. Global Trends in HVAC


  1. Cooling Tower Fundamentals
  2. The Future of Building Automation – Data at the Open Intelligent Edge
  3. Health Impacts of Indoor Air Quality


  1. The Future of The Billable Hour, by Women in HVACR
  2. Solving Moisture Mysteries with a Psychrometric Chart
  3. Solve Hidden Maintenance Issues Using Testing and Balancing

These educational seminars run throughout the Show and have been designed to allow for easy integration of valuable education time into attendees’ overall Show agendas.

Attend continuing education courses to earn credits and sit for certifications — Contractors will also find many opportunities to participate in continuing education. More than 40 free contractor-focused seminars will be offered during the Show a number of which are already approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and others that qualify toward requirements in many regions.

ASHRAE will be offering six free conference sessions at the Show specifically developed with the contractor in mind. Topics include improving the indoor residential environment, maximizing residential energy performance, next generation refrigerants, and strategies for improving IAQ and healthy water systems.

These seminars and the ability to earn industry certifications provide even more opportunity to expand your industry expertise – a vital component of staying ahead of the competition when you get home.

Several review sessions and certification exams will be available during the AHR Expo, including:

  • NAFA Certified Air Filter Specialist (CAFS) Testing and 2-Hour Tutorial; NCT Testing
  • AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) CxA Workshop and Exam
  • HVAC Review and NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Testing
  • ASHRAE Certification Exams

Registration and a fee are required for all review sessions and exams.

AHR Expo Show Floor ProductDiscover new products and technologies in rapid-fire presentations — Contractors can see what’s new from the industry’s leading companies in the New Product and Technology Showcase Presentations offered by exhibitors. With no cost and no reservation required, more than 100 20-minute product presentations will be delivered in rapid-fire succession in special theaters set up in meeting rooms by the exhibit floor. The Showcase provides an efficient way to learn about the latest developments from the industry’s leading technology providers.

Four AHR Expo Innovation Award winners, Danfoss, Regal, Spartan Bioscience and Triatek, as well as 11 finalists, will give presentations on their new technologies.

Looking for more information? A complete list of 2018 AHR Expo educational opportunities can be found on the AHR Expo website.

The 2018 AHR Expo will be held Jan. 22-24 at McCormick Place in Chicago. To register, please visit theAHR Expo registration website.

January is coming up fast and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago!

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