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ASHRAE June Annual Conference to Go Virtual Due to COVID-19

April 6, 2020
A new and convenient virtual format will comply with social distancing requirements and travel restrictions.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) reported on April 3 that the June 2020 ASHRAE Annual Conference and tangential meetings originally scheduled for June 28-July 1 in Austin, Tex., will be conducted as a virtual event, to comply with social distancing and travel restrictions.

"We are working hard to create a platform to offer the business meetings, technical program and important Society updates in a new and convenient virtual format that complies with social distancing requirements and reflects the travel restrictions many of us are facing. While virtual interactions will never replace the hallmarks of our face-to-face conference, it will hopefully give many more members of our global community the opportunity to participate," wrote Darryl K. Boyce, P.Eng., 2019-2020 ASHRAE President.

"Our staff, working remotely as required by their local jurisdictions, have been able to maintain seamless operations and communications, as many of you have noted. They are working tirelessly to ensure the uncertain days ahead do not interrupt the mission of our Society," Boyce wrote.

"I will miss the warm handshakes and friendly side conversations, however, the health and safety of our members, families, friends and colleagues comes first," he concluded.

Additional details will be provided in the coming weeks. Those with questions may direct emails to: [email protected].