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WHVACR 15th Annual Conference

Women in HVACR 15th Annual Conference
"Defying Gravity"
The Brown Palace Hotel - Denver, CO
September 19th - 21st, 2018
Don't miss the Women in HVACR 15th Annual Conference as we explore: "Defying Gravity"
Join us for this exciting event as you reconnect with old friends and network with other women leaders in the HVACR industry.
Wednesday September 19th
Welcome Reception
All attendees are invited to a welcome reception in Ellyngton's, a historic, evocative restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows and ornate decor, located on the first floor of the Brown Palace Hotel. The welcome reception will take place the evening before the conference.
Thursday September 20th
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Title: Motivational Speaker & Stand-Up Comic

Topic: Dying to Laugh-How to be Happy When Life’s a Mess

Bio: Stacy Pederson's stand up comedy and outlook on life began with a diagnosis of a terminal illness with her first husband. Stacy began a difficult journey fraught with failure-including a failed marriage, single parenting, job loss, broken dreams, and financial ruin.

Then in July of 2011, Stacy stepped on a rusty nail. The simple misstep caused several bouts in the hospital, near death experiences, and surgery with lifelong repercussions. Stacy now has a deep understanding of the universal need we all have for hope, love, joy, and laughter.
Title: Innovation Keynote Speaker, Author & Founder of LaunchStreet

Topic: Innovation is Everybody's Business

Your roadmap to win at innovation, ignite your highest value and stand out in a cluttered world. To succeed in our fast-paced, ever-changing landscape you must build the new skill required for success - innovation - or risk becoming irrelevant. We all know that being better isn’t enough. Your ability to innovate is how you differentiate yourself and gain the competitive advantage. In Tamara’s 25 plus years in work and research, she came to discover the secret sauce to being an innovator - it’s universal, we all do it, but how we innovate is unique to each of us. This is why most efforts that follow a formulaic innovation approach fail. In this interactive and customizable keynote, Tamara will show each person in the audience how to be a peak performer, have a stronger, more valued voice and igniting innovation daily by unlocking their Unique Innovator Archetypes.

Bio: Tamara’s life is about breaking through the status quo for game-changing results. From building and running multimillion dollar businesses, advising Fortune 500 like Disney, Procter and Gamble and RICOH on fostering innovative ideas and people, being part of the elite group of TED speaker to competing in three Tough Mudders (and counting) Tamara’s life is about breaking through the status quo for game-changing results, and that's what her keynotes, online programs and assessments can do for you.
Title: Success Coach at Snow Business Coaching & Co-Owner of Western Heating & Air

Topic: Defy Time - Time Management for Today's Busy Woman

Overcome the Overwhelm, As women we all know the feeling of overwhelm as we juggle our many roles. Learn how to rise above the chaos, and find a new level of balance and happiness with a few simple time management techniques even the busiest woman can do each day.

Bio: Angie Snow is the co-owner and Vice President of Western Heating & Air Conditioning in Orem, Utah. She and her husband, Ryan, purchased Western in 2007. At that time the company had 4 technicians and was ran out of their home. Today Western has 26 employees and they are looking forward to continued growth. Much of this growth began when Angie and Ryan incorporated company values and focused on building a positive culture. Angie manages the office staff, HR, Marketing, and continues to focus on business development as she looks for ways to connect with her customers and her employees. In 2015, Western was awarded the Ron Smith Trailblazing award given by the Service Roundtable for their innovative systems and processes. Angie was also awarded the Service World Woman of the Year Award at the first Service World Expo in 2016.
Title: Sr. Director of Business Development at ServiceTitan

Topic: From the Jungles of Burma to HVACR: Lessons Learned

Bio: Leslie Gildea is the Sr. Director of Business Development at ServiceTitan, a cloud-based business management software for contractors. With a unique path leading her to the HVAC industry, Leslie initially started her career as a human rights attorney in Burma where she trained Burmese lawyers, activists, and armed rebel groups. She will share lessons learned from her experience working in human rights and explain how she leveraged that experience to navigate a male-dominated industry and take a human-centric approach to build credibility and establish trust with some of the largest HVACR OEMs, distributors, and dealers.
Title: Executive Vice President at HARDI

Topic: Now Is The Time - HARDI’s Analysis of the Current HVACR Business & Policy Climate

In this session, HARDI will present the macro trends and current leading indicators, including policy, economics and the labor market, that lead the organization to believe that we’re in the midst of a unique moment in time, to either establish yourself as a best-in-class HVACR organization, or lose share to others.

Bio: Emily Saving is the Executive Vice President of HARDI, the trade association for HVACR wholesalers and their supplier partners. In her role, Emily oversees the various staff and departments in fulfillment of HARDI’s mission – to make HVACR distribution the channel of choice for HVACR suppliers and contractors. She has worked in various capacities for HARDI for 7 years, and before that worked in the insurance industry. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Ohio State University, where her loyalty (and student loan debt) are undying.
Dinner: The Wynkoop Brewing Co
The Wynkoop is Colorado’s First Brewpub, home to tastemakers and rulebreakers, bushwhackers and envelope pushers. For almost three decades they have been brewing handcrafted beer in their modest basement brewery underneath Denver’s largest pool hall. Over the years, this neighborhood has transformed and Colorado’s craft beer industry has exploded. Wynkoop remains a standard, serving cold beer to warm friends.
Friday September 21st
Field Trip Options

Hiking Mount Bierstadt

Balistreri Vineyards: Wine Tour, Tasting & Lunch
Hotel Options:
The Brown Palace Hotel Downtown Denver CO
The 15th Annual Conference was hosted at Denver's Historic Brown Palace Hotel
Photo Credit: Lance Lackey, Kristin Jordan, & Colleen Keyworth

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