Sessions offer insight and access to HVACR leadership, opportunities, challenges, training and
WESTPORT, Conn – The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning,
Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) today announced the full schedule for the 2022 AHR
Expo Education Program. The line-up 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 2022 AHR Expo will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las
Vegas, NV. To register, please visit the AHR Expo registration website.
“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 & 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 1st at
10:00 AM in room N238/240.
“We are thrilled to open a forum for our industry leaders who represent organizations from
every sector of the industry,” continued 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.
“It’s easy to get siloed in the details of daily work,” said Kimberly Pires, AHR Expo Education
Program Coordinator. “Working with our associations to build the program affords the
opportunity to see the similarities that every professional is facing across the industry.
When we build out the program each year we aim to offer not only specific solutions but
also identify the commonalities we are all facing and to offer diverse perspectives from all
voices that work and serve HVACR. This kind of insight proves valuable as a takeaway for
long-term professional growth for both companies and individuals.”
Attendees can view pre-session videos of some of the 2022 Education Program highlights
on the AHR Expo homepage education section. Additional highlights for the 2022 AHR
Expo’s free seminar session agenda include:
● Candid discussion led by industry experts and leaders of HVACR Associations.
○ HVACR State of the Industry Leadership Panel Discussion: Today’s Market,
Challenges, Opportunities and What’s Ahead
Join leaders from across the industry as they discuss the state of the HVACR.
Moderator Bryan Orr, host of the popular HVAC School podcast, will lead the
discussion with Mick Schwedler, President of ASHRAE; Stephen Yurek, President &
CEO of AHRI; Talbot Gee, CEO of HARDI; Roberta MacGillivray, 2022 President of
NAFA; and Rob Falke, President of NCI. Attendees will gain insight into the current
state of affairs concerning all things HVACR in the varying sectors that make up the
industry. Topics include the pandemic, supply chain, climate & sustainability,
innovation, as well as a deep dive into the most pressing needs, threats and
opportunities for HVACR.
General Industry-wide Topics
○ How to Be Human in a Technical World so You Can Be More Productive,
Happier and Successful
○ Set the Scene Looking at the Economic and Market Drivers For the HVAC
○ Psychrometrics Without Tears… All You Ever Wanted to Know About Air and
● Engineering
○ Intellectual Property Protections for Your Hottest and Coolest HVACR
○ 5 Essential Soft Skills for Engineer
● Updates to Regulation
○ HVAC Duct Construction Standards – Metal & Flexible
○ The Industry Transition To A2L Refrigerants: Where Are We and Where Are
We Headed?
○ 5G Hydronics
○ How to Prevent Callbacks and Warranty Returns
○ The Lead-Gen & Sales Process Shift in the HVAC Industry
● Specialized Practices
○ How to Win at Buzzword Bingo and to Succeed in the Age of AI within the
World of HVACR
○ High Velocity Low Speed (HVLS) Fans: Updates on COVID Guidance and
Federal Energy Regulation
● ASHRAE Sessions – Free (earn PDH credits)
○ Thermal and Hydraulic Performance of Low GWP Refrigerants
○ The Industry Transition To A2L Refrigerants: Where Are We and Where Are
We Headed?
○ System Stability and Contaminant Control with Lower GWP Refrigerants
○ Decarbonization as it Applies to Appliance & Equipment Standards
● Additional Opportunities to Earn Free PDHs in One Hour Sessions
○ Necessity of Filtration on Open Cooling Systems
○ Basics of Fan Balance and Vibration
○ Field Modifications of Fire, Smoke, and Combination Fire/Smoke Dampers
○ AMCA hosted sessions
● Industry Trend
○ Smart Women, Smarter Buildings
○ Embodied and Whole Life Carbon – The New Metric for HVAC Equipment and
○ Role of Boilers in the Age of Decarbonization
● Returning Sessions
○ Fundamentals of Cooling Tower Water Treatment
○ Managing Employees to Stay
○ Building Systems Integration 101: Welcome to the Jungle
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.
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.
This year, three 2022 Innovation Award winners will present, including:
● Winners:
○ Carrier – Make the Invisible Visible with the Abound Cloud Platform
○ Antrum – AntrumX™: How Centralized IAQ Sensing Leads to Measurably
Healthier, Efficient Buildings
○ Danfoss – Compressor Innovation from Danfoss Turbocor®: Low GWP
R1233zd w/Patented Hybrid Compression Design
Attendees can view the complete schedule for the 2022 AHR Expo Education Program on
the education section of the AHR Expo website. The MyShowPlanner tool is available to
assist attendees in building personalized Show agendas. Attendees can also engage Breezy,
the new A.I. Chatbot assistant on the Show website.
Additionally, attendees are encouraged to download the MyShowPlanner App for iOS and
Android to manage their Show and Education Program 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.
“We are ready to rock and host a stellar Show in Vegas,” continued Stevens. “We’ve been
planning for this moment for so long and are so encouraged by the enthusiasm from
exhibitors, attendees and all those who make this Show a success each year. We promise to
bring an event like never before and it’s only going to get better as this industry continues
to grow through innovation. We can’t wait to see what you’ll discover at AHR Expo.”
Registration for the 2022 AHR Expo is free until January 30, 2021, and can be completed on
The AHR Expo is the world’s premier HVACR event, attracting the most comprehensive
gathering of industry professionals from around the globe each year. The Show provides a
unique forum where manufacturers of all sizes and specialties, whether a major industry
brand or innovative start-up, can come together to share ideas and showcase the future of
HVACR technology under one roof. Since 1930, the AHR Expo has remained the industry’s
best place for OEMs, engineers, contractors, facility operators, architects, educators and
other industry professionals to explore the latest trends and applications and to cultivate
mutually beneficial business relationships. The next Show, co-sponsored by ASHRAE and
AHRI, will be held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2022, in Las Vegas, and is held concurrently with
ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.
For more information, visit and follow @ahrexpo on Twitter, Instagram and
The AHR Expo is produced and managed by:
International Exposition Company, Inc.
15 Franklin Street
Westport, CT 06880
Telephone: 203-221-9232
Fax: 203-221-9260