Over 2,500 participants join ASHRAE’s first-ever virtual conference

The 2020 ASHRAE Virtual Conference drew 2,505 registered participants to its 92 technical sessions, live forums, leadership updates, and networking events. The four-day live virtual event ran from June 29 through to July 2. The conference also included an on-demand program that provides registered participants with 18-month access to more than 80 pre-recorded technical sessions and over 200 presentations.

“We are very pleased with what turned out to be a seamless shift from our in-person annual conference to a virtual format,” stated 2020-21 ASHRAE president Charles E. Gulledge, P.E., who is replacing outgoing president Darryl K. Boyce, of Kemptville, Ont.  “The feedback we’re receiving from attendees is very positive, as our society continues to lead the industry towards a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, by providing solutions to current engineering challenges.”

Gulledge’s presidential address manuscript, presentation and video can be found at ashrae.org/president.

All technical sessions are now available to on-demand to registrants. Registration for the 2020 ASHRAE Virtual Conference remains open for both individuals and groups at ashrae.org/2020virtual. The 2021 ASHRAE Winter Conference and AHR Expo is scheduled to take place January 23-27, 2021 in Chicago.