Last Day to Early Register

2013 Region VI Chapter Regional Conference May 2-4, 2013

Early Registration Ends Today

For those who have not yet registered, today is the deadline to get the 10% discount on registration.  Visit the registration page to register before the prices go up.

What Is CRC All About?

I have received several questions recently related to what is the purpose of this Chapter Regional Conference (CRC).  So I will briefly review how this yearly event impacts you as an ASHRAE member and Region VI.

This is not a LaCrosse Chapter only event.  We are the host chapter this year.  Each year it rotates through the chapters in our region.  So everyone from Region VI is invited to attend.

One purpose of the CRC’s is to educate and promote camaraderie within the entire membership.  This is accomplished through the various technical sessions and social events the host chapter organizes.  You can use this opportunity to gain PDH’s and network with individuals through out our region.  Anyone is welcome to attend.

The other purpose of CRC is Chapter and Regional business.   The CRC is the forum for chapters to share successes and set goals for upcoming year.  They also present motions to change Society policies, procedures and operations and nominate individuals for Regional and Society positions.  CRC’s are also the forum to prepare the incoming chapter officers and committees.

I hope this helps clear up any questions that may be out there.  If not please send us an email and we will answer any questions.

See you in May.

La Crosse ASHRAE CRC committee

CRC 2013 Reminder

Max Tech Seminar

Updated details of the Max Tech Seminar are now included on the CRC website and in the table at the right.  Learn about state of the art ground source heat pumps, new European technologies and trends in building and energy simulation.

By attending these three sessions you will earn 4.5 PDHs.

Trane Laboratory Tour Added Following Max Tech Seminar

Take a tour Trane’s La Crosse research and development laboratory.  Learn about what goes into testing and development of HVAC equipment.  The tour is limited to the first 36 people registered.  Pre-approval is required and onsite registration will not be allowed.

Special Student Pricing

The Friday technical sessions including lunch are available to students as a reduced rate of $25.  Encourage your student chapters to attend to get up to date information on the latest equipment, energy and indoor environmental quality topics.

Key Dates

April 1st – Early Registration Ends and Special Lodging Rate Expires.

See you in May.

La Crosse ASHRAE CRC committee

2013 Region VI Chapter Regional Conference

Early Registration for the 2013 Region VI CRC is open until March 31st.  That’s only 5 weeks away!  On April 1st prices will go up 10% so navigate to the 2013 Region VI CRC registration page and register today.

Conference Background

The La Crosse Area Chapter has organized an exciting Regional Conference filled with learning, networking and exploring the La Crosse area.  Thursday starts off with the Max Tech Seminar and technical tour and ends with the Welcome Party at the outstanding Dahl Auto Museum, which features many beautifully restored classic automobiles from the turn of the century to present.  On Friday you will have a choice of three technical tracks boasting distinguished lectures on Energy and the Environment, HVAC Equipment, and Indoor Environmental Quality.   Following the tech sessions there are three technical tours to choose from: the state of the art French Island Power Plant, Gundersen Lutheran hospital’s innovative new biofuel energy project and Trane’s centrifugal chiller manufacturing facility.

Your companion can enjoy the Vice and Virtue tour.  Board a tour bus stocked with mimosas, chocolate, and other treats to see the sites in La Crosse.  The tour will include a stop at Grandad’s Bluff to take in a scenic vista of the Mississippi Valley.  At the Hixon House, participants will glimpse back to the Victorian era in an elegant Italianate-style home built for lumberman and financier Gideon Hixon.  Wrap up the day tucked away in the bluffs amidst beautiful natural scenery with an outstanding lunch and a walking tour to enjoy the artwork and architecture of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Not going to the late morning workshops on Saturday?  Before you hit the road to leave La Crosse, join us for the Mississippi Explorer Eco-Cruise.  This boat tour takes off from the levee at Riverside Park and will explore the scenic and wild back waters of the Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge.   Depending on water level and wildlife activity, the eco-cruise will take participants within feet of beautiful backwater riverbanks to see bald-eagle nests, beaver lodges, muskrat huts, turtle logs, and lotus fields.  The cruise is professionally guided and fully narrated by US Coast Guard licensed captains, wildlife naturalists, and qualified experts.

Tour space is limited.

See you in May.La Crosse ASHRAE CRC committee