The leading conference for HVAC&R professionals and related industry experts, The Future of HVAC Conference 2018 has been announced and will be hosted in Melbourne on September 12-13. 

The Future of HVAC conference was conceived as a vehicle to involve anybody who has an interest in or be affected by, or may influence where the HVAC industry is heading. 

It now attracts a broad range of stakeholders including; architects, tenants, building developers and investors, regulators, researchers, product and technology people, service providers, property and facility managers, educators and trainers, energy suppliers, workplace designers and more. 

The HVAC industry touches and impacts a lot of people in many and varied ways. This is the must attend conference to listen to, network with and provide opinion on the future of our industry.

Getting involved

Whether it’s helping shape the conference content on the technical committee, submitting an abstract, sponsoring the conference or wanting information on attending the conference please contact the AIRAH office on   

Further conference updates will be added to the conference website and on social media shortly.

Key dates and news

  • Call for abstract submissions – released shortly
  • Abstract submissions close – March 16, 2018
  • Notification of abstract acceptance – April 16, 2018
  • Technical Paper submission – June 29, 2018
  • Finalised and fully reviewed paper completed by July 30, 2018
  • PowerPoint presentation submission – August 31, 2018
  • The Future of HVAC 2018 Conference – September 12–13, 2018.

Conference information

Dates and Location

Dates: September 12–13, 2018
Location: Melbourne
Venue: TBC


Contact the AIRAH office on 03 8623 3000 or email to be sent information on the conference sponsorship packages.

Conference committees

Technical organising committee

Tiffany Dawson, Aurecon
Shane Esmore, M.AIRAH, Umow Lai
Bryon Price, F.AIRAH, A.G. Coombs
Laurie Reeves, F.AIRAH, Controlworks

Organising committee

Emily McLaughlin, AIRAH
Brendan Pejkovic, AIRAH


For further information about The Future of HVAC 2018 Conference please contact the AIRAH office on 03 8623 3000 or email