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February Dinner Meeting - ASHRAE President's Night: Tim Wentz

  • Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan Street Vancouver, BC, V5M 3E4 Canada (map)

It's ASHRAE President's Night!

Join us as Winners of the 2016 Technology Awards are Announced!

Venue:            Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St., Vancouver, BC
Date:              Wednesday February 15th, 2017
Cost:              ASHRAE BC Chapter Members & IAQA Members $50
                       Other Attendees (Non Chapter Members, Guests) $60
                       Students $10

Schedule:       Doors Open at 5:30pm
                       5:30 - 6:30pm  Registration & Social Hour
                       6:30 - 7:20pm  Dinner & Research Draw
                       7:20 - 8:15pm   Speaker Presentation

ASHRAE BC is proud to welcome ASHRAE Society President, Tim Wentz, to our February Meeting. Tim will be outlining his presidential message “Adapt Today to Shape Tomorrow”. President Wentz relates this goal to his personal history of moving from a slide rule in his early college days to a hand calculator and now a computer or smartphone as an example of the challenges and opportunities inherent in adapting to new technology. ”All of us have had to come face-to-face with the challenges of adaptation. It’s in the power of adapting that organizations, lives and communities are transformed. Our ability to shape tomorrow is born out of our willingness to adapt today and shape a more sustainable world.”

Tim Wentz has an MBA and Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska. Upon graduation, Wentz went to work for the family’s contracting firm. He spent 19 years in the industry, working on a wide range of mechanical projects throughout the Midwest. On his first day at work he asked his father what he wanted him to do. He told him get into your car and drive 60 miles to Omaha and join the ASHRAE Nebraska Chapter. He was surprised and then asked What is ASHRAE? Why should I join? Our Society often struggles with this question. His father told him “When you go to an ASHRAE meeting you will find the building owners we serve, the engineers we work for, the suppliers we buy from, and our competitors, all in the same room. You need to be in that room.”

Since entering academia, Mr. Wentz has received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and service to the HVAC industry. He has received the ASHRAE Exceptional and Distinguished Service awards as well as the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit. The Mechanical Contractors Association of America has named Tim Wentz as their national “Educator of the Year” on three occasions.

Please register for the meeting using the ASHRAE BC Chapter’s web portal, which makes it simple  for you to register and prepay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard). 

All participants must pre-register; walk-ins will not be accommodated. 

If you experience any problems or have questions regarding the registration process please contact: Ali Zahedi, Attendance Coordinator. Tel: 604-298-4858 or email: