2024 Annual Conference

WHVACR 21st Annual Conference

October 21 – 23, 2024

Dallas, TX

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Don’t miss the Women in HVACR 21st Annual Conference! Join us for this exciting event as you reconnect with old friends and network with other women leaders in the HVACR industry!

Why Attend?

We are a national organization of women throughout the HVACR industry. This event offers exceptional opportunities to grow your network and gain knowledge about the industry. Breakouts coming soon!

Who Attends?

  • Field Technicians
  • Contractors
  • Distributors
  • Suppliers
  • Service Providers
  • Manufacturers
  • Educators
  • Anyone and Everyone in the HVACR Industry!

Women in HVACR is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting career growth in HVACR Industry. We are proud sponsors of women’s education through our scholarship program and our close association with trade schools.

Our success has been, in part, due to support we have received from the HVACR community but also the great value we bring to the individuals, and businesses they serve.

2024 Registration Costs

  • Member Early Bird $699
  • Non-Member Early Bird $799 -- Available until Aug 1, 2024

Dallas Renaissance Hotel

*Link for hotel block will be available after registration.
Room Rate: $215/night

Event Speakers

Amanda Brinkman

Keynote Speaker

Maureen Zappala

Keynote Speaker

Amanda Brinkman

Creator, Producer and Host of the Emmy-nominated Small Business Revolution(HULU); Award-winning Marketing Executive and Storyteller; Small Business Advocate; Leading Authority on Branded Entertainment; Forbes contributor and respectable water-skier

Amanda Brinkman is the CEO, Chief Creative Office of Sunshine Studio’s, a company she started after a very impressive career in branding for companies like Deluxe, General Mills, Allianz and United Health Group…just to name a few. A producer, film-maker, branding expert and very popular public speaker, Amanda is particularly well known for co-hosting Small Business Revolution an award winning original streaming series that ran for 6 years, with revolving co-hosts like Ty Pennington (HGTV) and Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank). This program focused small business stories from across the US. Today, Amanda works on brand storytelling, sharing her branding expertise and passion for innovation, finding your purposes and doing good by doing well with audiences all across the country. A graduate of Winona State, Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN with her family and continues to share her talents with organizations like Special Olympics, Feed My Starving Children and Habitat for Humanity.

Topic: Purpose Pursuit

When life is coming at you, how do you stay focused on your purpose? Amanda will close our conference with a passionate combination of experiences with small business owners, her study and personal pursuit of purpose following a very successful branding career. She will show us that our purpose is not out there waiting for us to find it…you are your purpose.

Maureen Zappala

Maureen Zappala, a former NASA propulsion engineer (aka, “ rocket scientist” and founder of High Altitude Strategies, is an award wining speaker, author and presentation skills coach. She works with high-performers to overcome the secret self-doubt of Imposture Syndrome so they can match their confidence to competence and have more influence. She lived in Cleveland for over 36 years before moving to Las Vegas Nevada in August of 2019.

Topic: Overcoming Imposture Syndrome

Have you ever thought you don’t deserve your success? Do you second guess your abilities? Would you like to be free from these crippling self-doubts? You are not alone. Maureen Zappala struggled with some of the same questions when she joined NASA as an engineer and went on to be the youngest and first female manager of NASA’s Propulsion Systems Laboratory where she spent 13 years conducting jet engine research. Like many successful women, she battled that internal voice that whispered “you are not as smart as everyone thinks you are”. Maureen will share her strategies to help you overcome that crippling voice so that you can feel more confident and feeling great at being great.

Schedule at a Glance

Day 1 – Monday 10/21

Optional Welcome Activity – 1:00 – 3:30 pm
First Timers Meeting – 3:15 – 4:45 pm
Welcome Reception – 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Day 2 – Tuesday 10/22

Yoga on the Terrace – 6:00 am
Conference Start – 8:00 am
Conference End – 5:00 pm
Southern Soiree – 6:30 pm

Day 3 – Wednesday 10/23

Fitness on the Terrace – 6:00 am
Conference Start – 8:00 am
Conference Close – 12:00 pm
Optional Offsite Networking Event – 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Optional Activities

Monday, October 21st – 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Design your own Cowboy Hat before kicking off conference, choose from a variety of decorations. You can also look forward to line dancing and photo booth fun.


Wednesday, October 23rd – 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Don’t want conference to end??? Join us for an active networking event and opportunity to get out and have some fun with the new friends you made at conference. Transportation, food and beverages will be provided.


Evening Events