The 2017 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in sunny Long Beach, California. The Technical Program along with Registration, the Bookstore and Speakers Lounge will be at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
Committee meetings will be held at the Headquarter Hotel, the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, as well as at the Renaissance Long Beach and the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
Over the course of the four day Conference the presentation of 61 Seminars, 8 Workshops and 7 Forums will take place. Additionally, a total of 26 paper sessions will include the presentation of 71 Conference Papers and 19 Technical Papers.
The 2017 Annual Conference will also feature two new Program Types: Panels and Debates. 2 Panels and 3 Debates have been scheduled.
The conference Technical Program features new tracks that focus on resources to design, build, control, commission and operate these high efficiency facilities:
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