2012 Conference Schedule



9th Annual WHVACR Conference

“Navigating Change”

September 18-19 • Schaumburg, IL


Tuesday, September 18                                                                                                      




6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception- Hawaiian Luau


Wednesday, September 19




7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.



7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Program will begin at approximately 7:45 a.m.

Breakfast  Buffet & Presidents Welcome

-Patti Ellingson, WHVACR President

Icebreaker Exercise – Communication is Key

-Nita Brooks, National Comfort Institute



9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.



9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Key Note Speaker- Navigating Change

Polly Craighill,  1st Woman Sr. Legislative Counsel, US Senate- Retired 


10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Workshop: How to Get Your Cheeseburger in Paradise

- Sandy Bleustein, Managing Director- Raymond James/ Morgan Keegan 


12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon (Sponsored by Safety Girl.com)

with Key Note Speaker: Alana Ward, President- Baggett Heating & Cooling, 2012 Contracting Business Woman of the Year


1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Business Workshop: The 5 steps to Positive Change

-Blaine Fox, VP of Business Development, Warm Thoughts Communications



2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Break – (Sponsored by HVACR Learning Solutions)


3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Business Workshop:  Industry Changes – Making you Company Whole with Home Performance

- David Richardson, Curriculum Developer and Trainer- National Comfort Institute


4:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wine & Cheese Wrap-up Session (Sponsored by Emerson)