National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference

March 26-28, 2018

South Point Hotel

Las Vegas, NV

You are encouraged to attend the 2018 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference. This is the only conference created exclusively for HVACR instructors. Instructors can attend knowing that the sessions are conducted by professionals who are involved in many aspects of the HVACR industry, including: teaching, manufacturing, designing, and engineering.

This conference helps HVACR instructors: improve their understanding of the physics and theories needed for teaching, incorporate emerging technologies into the classroom, gain the knowledge to improve student outcomes, learn about new educational delivery methodologies, understand regulatory changes, and network with peers to discuss approaches for incorporating these technologies, methods and concepts into their own programs back home.

The conference will feature a range of opportunities, including:

Professional development for HVACR instructors.

Fifty+ sessions to attend.

Gain the knowledge to improve the training you offer.

Test your knowledge with free educator credentialing exams.

Exposition showcasing new technology, equipment, tools & teaching aids.

Put your skills to the test in the instructor competition.

Three plated meals and three continental breakfast are included.

Earn continuing education units / hours.

Meet instructors who share common goals.

Network and exchange ideas.

Come early and attend the CARE meeting on March 25th.

Stay an extra day for VRV Training on March 29th.

The conference is open to anyone involved in training current or future HVACR workforce. This includes but is not limited to: HVACR instructors, utility trainers, technical service advisors, manufacturers, corporate trainers, and administrators.

For more information or to register, visit

2018 IGSHPA Conference and Expo

March 27-28, 2018

Orlando, FL

Join IGSHPA and the ground source heat pump industry at the 2018 IGSHPA Conference and Expo, March 27-28 in Orlando, Fla., at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center.

IGSHPA committee and business meetings start the week off Monday, March 26. The conference kicks off 8:00am, Tuesday, March 27, with an opening session followed by exhibit hall-only hours. Sessions will start Tuesday afternoon and run through Wednesday evening.

Conference sessions include a mix of industry case studies, technical how-tos and tools to enhance geothermal businesses, including topics of strategies and controls for radiant floor cooling, specialized financing for commercial ground source heat pumps, ground source heat pump system forensics, and integrating geothermal and solar systems. The conference will cap off with an awards dinner highlighting innovating industry applications, special member achievements and exemplary innovative supporters.

Training opportunities March 27-29 currently include the following workshops: Accredited Installer, Certified Geothermal Inspector, and Certified Residential Designer. Conference registration fees are included with any training registration.

The expo will feature a wide variety of geothermal community representatives including drillers, distributors, manufacturers and contractors to answer geothermal questions. Expo hall admission is free to the public. Hours are 10:00am-5:00pm and 5:30-7:00pm, March 27, and 8:00am-12:00pm, March 28.

No other event during the year offers such a diverse learning and networking opportunity. Throughout the conference, there are continual opportunities for geothermal businesses to make valuable connections with other professionals.

Current conference sponsors are platinum sponsor WaterFurnace International and gold sponsor Geo Hourly.

For more information about the 2017 IGSHPA Conference and Expo, contact Erin Portman at [email protected] or register at

Eastern Energy Expo 2018

May 20-23, 2018

Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT

The premier tradeshow for the energy and comfort industries returns to the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Highlights will include the Women in Energy conference May 20-21, the Dave Nelsen Scholarship Golf Tournament, the Care to Ride event for Oil Heat Cares, and of course, plenty of business and education sessions.

Keynote Speaker: Major Dan Rooney, USAF

An American hero, Major Dan “Noonan” Rooney is a fighter pilot with three combat tours in Iraq, a PGA Golf Professional, and the founder of the Folds of Honor. He has served as the motivational speaker for two U.S. Ryder Cup teams and is a FOX News contributor. A decorated military aviator, Major Rooney is currently stationed at Tyndall AFB Florida as a member of 301st Fighter Squadron.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit