About

Last year, The Future of HVAC was transformed into Outlook 2020 – AIRAH’s Centenary celebration. Thank you to everyone that joined us on the day. For 2021, we are excited to confirm the return of The Future of HVAC, marking the eighth edition of the Institute’s major conference.

The Future of HVAC 2021 Conference will now be held virtually on Tuesday, November 23 + Tuesday, November 30.

A vital topic:

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) and building services industries impact our society in myriad ways. 

Throughout its history, HVAC&R has evolved to meet the needs of society and enable massive leaps forward in work productivity, home and community life, healthcare, and food production. It also continues to offer innovations in science and technology. 

About the event: 

Bringing attention to HVAC&R and building services’ vital roles, the conference welcomes everyone interested in, affected by, or influencing where the built environment is headed.

The Future of HVAC 2021 Conference will discuss and explore the forces impacting the built environment and HVAC&R – now and into the future. 

Join us as we hear from leading industry experts on the role of HVAC&R within five key conference themes:
  • Innovation and disruption
  • Climate change: sustainability, adaptation and resilience
  • Regulation and legislation 
  • Indoor environment, including COVID-19 impacts
  • Future of construction and building services integration
In its eighth year, the conference will unite a broad range of stakeholders including building services consultants and contractors, environmentally sustainable design professionals, architects, tenants, building developers and investors, regulators, researchers, product and technology professionals, service providers, property owners and facility managers, educators and trainers, energy suppliers, workplace designers, and more. 

Key dates:
  • Friday, April 9 – speaker submissions close
  • Friday, May 21 – notification of speaker acceptances
  • Friday, June 18 – technical paper submissions due
  • Friday, August 6 – finalised and fully-reviewed technical papers due
  • Friday, November 15 – speaker PowerPoints due
  • Tuesday, November 23 – The Future of HVAC 2021 day one
  • Tuesday, November 30 – The Future of HVAC 2021 day two