2016 Region XI Chapters Regional Conference (CRC)

May 12-14 | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Individual tickets available for:
  • Technical Sessions (Thursday)
  • President's Luncheon (Friday)
  • Awards Banquet (Friday)
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration and Wind-up on the Prairie Lily River Cruise (Saturday Evening)
The Saskatoon Chapter of ASHRAE is celebrating its 50th anniversary and hosting a regional conference from May 12 to 14, 2016 at the Sheraton Cavalier. We would like to highlight the technical sessions (e.g. on Integrated Building Design), the river cruise, and the trade show.

Trade Show: On Thursday, May 12th, there will be an ASHRAE Trade Show at no charge to the public, 12pm-6pm in the Conference Foyer featuring booths by the local industry: Cypress Sales, Grundfos, Johnson Controls, Viessmann, ASHRAE...

Technical Session: On Thursday, May 12th, we will have a technical session day, featuring three ASHRAE Society Officers, including President-Elect, Tim Wentz. Topics include “Integrated Building Design”, “Integrated Building Design and Building Information Modeling”, and “The Interface between Risk and Ethics”. 

River Cruise: On Saturday, May 14th, we are hosting an ASHRAE night on the Prairie Lily River Cruise, in celebration of ASHRAE Saskatoon’s 50th anniversary. The evening includes meal, drinks, and the cruise down the South Saskatchewan River.

Conference: For more information on the full schedule of events, please see the CRC Program.

If you are able to join us for any of these events, please register online at the link below. If you are interested, sponsorship opportunities are still available.
If you have any questions, please contact Ryan MacGillivray, ASHRAE Region XI 2016 CRC General Chair (ryan.macgillivray@dwel.com).

Pricing and room block at the Sheraton Hotel in place until April 10th!

February 26th, 2016 - CRC SPONSORS

We would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors of the ASHRAE CRC that we have received to date:






January 25th, 2016 - CRC SPONSORS

We would like to recognize and thank the following sponsors of the ASHRAE CRC that we have received to date:





HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We are now under four months away from our CRC.

I just wanted to share that we are looking for corporate sponsorship and financial support of the CRC, to reduce the meeting costs to the attendees, and to improve the overall conference.

The CRC is an international conference , and was last hosted by our chapter in 2004.  For our 50th Anniversary, we are hoping to get 50 companies to support the CRC, at a minimum of $500 each.  With a $500 sponsorship, your company logo will be included in all of the CRC material, and recognized on the ASHRAE Saskatoon website for the upcoming  year.  As an extra thank-you, a company rep will be invited to one of the meal events of the CRC (details still to be finalized).  Larger gifts certainly would be appreciated, and could be combined with an RP contribution, and increased participation in the social events of the CRC, i.e. $1,000 sponsorship could five a $250 contribution to the RP campaign plus invitation to more of the CRC social events.

Another option for support the conference is 'gifts in kind', including merchandise for the registrants (approximately 100 of each item required), prized for raffles, audio-visual equipment for the meetings, or printing services.  Some of the gifts received at past events include back packs, laptop computer bag, tote bags, USB memory sticks, chocolates, water bottles with the ASHRAE or company logo - just bonus items to distribute to the conference attendees.  Some larger items that were received were raffled off, and these include IPad, Kobo, gift card for hotel stays / restaurants / night out, wine baskets, etc...

Another sponsorship opportunity would be to host specific events, i.e. the hospitality suite, to cover the drinks and snacks for a day, evening, or the entire week-end; drinks, entertainment or entire event for the Welcome Party or Wind-up Party, etc...

Any support or other ideas you are able to offer would be greatly appreciated.

One final item is a possibility of a Product Trade Show.  The Trade show will be open to all CRC attendees, and advertised to the general public.  Please let me know if you are interested in participating.

With your support, I am hoping we can have a fun and successful CRC, and celebrate ASHRAE Saskatoon's 50th anniversary.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you!

Ryan MacGillivray, M.Sc., P.Eng.



ASHRAE Saskatoon

Region XI CRC General Chair

Saskatoon May 12-14, 2016


ASHRAE Saskatoon is hosting the 2016 Region XI Chapter’s Regional Conference (CRC), May12-14th, 2016, in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of our chapter. This will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, here in Saskatoon.

During this conference, we will have representatives from the chapters of our region, which includes Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton (Northern Alberta Chapter), Calgary (Southern Alberta Chapter), Vancouver (BC Chapter), Victoria (Vancouver Island Chapter), Alaska, Seattle (Puget Sound Chapter), Spokane (Inland Empire Chapter), Tri-Cities (Mid-Columbia Chapter), and Oregon.

As special guests, we will have ASHRAE Society President-Elect Tim Wentz, PE, HBDP from Nebraska, and Vice-President Charles (Chuck) Gulledge III, PE, HBDP, LEED AP from North Carolina, as well as additional representatives from ASHRAE Staff in Atlanta.

The conference will include technical sessions (open to the public) including presentations from the above special guests, as well as the nominating session of the future leaders of ASHRAE, business session (making motions to direct society), awards banquet, employer recognition events, networking opportunities, and a President’s Luncheon to see the incoming ASHRAE president speak on the direction of society for the upcoming year. We are also planning a wind-up party on the Prairie Lily River cruise – I hope you can come!

With all of this going on, I am asking for your help to make this event successful. We are looking for volunteers to help run the conference, and this can be either a short term or longer term time commitment, whatever you are able to offer would be appreciated. Some options are a few hours a week from now until the conference, or for a few hours during the conference. A list of the positions we may need include: Secretary, Attendance Chair, Hospitality Chair, Finance Committee, Reception and Registration Chair, Publicity Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Webmaster, Companion events / Tours, Decorations, Entertainment / Welcome Party, Technical Session, Trade Show, Transportation, Volunteer coordinator, or an other position you can think of, or wanting to do…

Anther option for supporting the conference is ‘gifts in kind’, including merchandise for the registrants, prizes for raffles, audio-visual equipment for the meetings, or printing services. We are also looking for corporate sponsorship in order to reduce the cost to the chapter and the registrants. Any support you are able to offer would be greatly appreciated. Corporate sponsorship will be recognized throughout the year.

With everyone’s involvement, I am hoping we can have a fun and successful CRC, and celebrate ASHRAE Saskatoon’s 50th anniversary.

If you have any questions, or would like to offer your support, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks.


Ryan MacGillivray, M.Sc., P.Eng.


ASHRAE Saskatoon

Region XI CRC General Chair

Saskatoon May 12-14, 2016

May 27, 2015 - LET'S GET THIS STARTED!

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 11-14, 2016
Sheraton Cavalier

Join us as our chapter celebrates 50 years.

More information coming soon.

ASHRAE Saskatoon,
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ASHRAE Saskatoon,
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