2018 SMACNA Annual Convention

Oct. 14-17, 2018

San Diego, CA

SMACNA’s Annual Convention is its premier event that blends exceptional education with world-class networking and social events — and this year is no different as it journeys to the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina for the 75th Annual Convention, Oct. 14-17, 2018.

The opening reception on Sunday evening takes place on the flight deck of the U.S.S. Midway Museum, one of the longest-serving and most famous aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history. This event promises to be a breathtaking, lifelong memory that you and your family won’t soon forget.

The last day of the conference marks the beginning of the 75th Anniversary year for SMACNA, so join us for the big celebration which includes multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer.

Featured speakers include:

Rorke T. Denver

Commander Rorke T. Denver has lived an action-filled life, so far. From running every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs including advanced sniper and hand-to-hand fighting; to leading special-forces missions in the Middle East and other international hot spots; to starring in the hit film Act of Valor, based on true SEAL adventures; and even writing a New York Times bestseller about his personal life story, Denver’s life can be summed up in one word: “survival.”

Kate Anderson Brower

Kate Andersen Brower will offer an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of America’s first families and the people behind the scenes who have helped run the White House. Combining incredible first-person anecdotes from hundreds of hours of interviews with residence staffers — most speaking publicly for the first time — coupled with archival research and candid conversations with three former first ladies and the children of four presidents, Brower will tell the spellbinding stories of the service staff at the White House and the famous families they serve.

Boaz Rauchwerger

Boaz Rauchwerger is an internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant and author. Born in Israel, Boaz’s family immigrated to the U.S. when he was 9 years old. He’s been a newscaster, a newspaper publisher, an advertising executive, a network television producer and a CEO. He is the Speaker of the Year for Vistage International, the world’s largest organization of CEO’s. Boaz has spoken for such companies as American Airlines, Xerox and Toyota.

For more information or to register, visit www.smacna.org/annualconvention

AHRI Annual Meeting

Nov. 11-13, 2018

J.W. Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa

Tucson, AZ

The AHRI Annual Meeting is the premiere networking experience of the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and commercial refrigeration manufacturing industry, addressing the most pressing issues of the industry. Each Annual Meeting offers opportunities to learn about the top issues facing the industry, network with industry leaders, and participate in product section meetings, and this year’s event will be no exception.

Held at the J.W. Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, when attendees wish to take a break from their learning sessions, they can continue to network on the Arnold Palmer-designed desert golf courses or take in any of the area attractions, from the Pima Air & Space Museum to Old Tucson Studios.

For more event info, check the News & Events section at www.ahrinet.org.