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COVID-19 Update for Registrants

ASHRAE continues to monitor the outbreak globally and is committed to the safety of its members, staff, course registrants and the general public. YEA Leadership Weekend and YEA Leadership Weekend 2.0 are both cancelled at this time. Should you have questions or concerns related to your attendance or travel plans, please contact Jeanette McCray, jmccray@ashrae.org. ASHRAE has developed proactive guidance to help address concerns related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems, which can be viewed at ashrae.org/covid19.

YEA Leadership Weekend
Minneapolis, Minnesota – May 15-17, 2020

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge, meeting fellow engineers and having some fun along the way? Look no further than YEA Leadership Weekend! YEA Leadership Weekend is an opportunity for you—the future leaders of ASHRAE—to learn more about Society, develop soft skills and network with other young professionals. Over 600 YEA members have already taken advantage of this great opportunity…will you be next?

This event will include segments on understanding your own personality as well as other types, leadership development for young professionals, communication techniques and ASHRAE leadership opportunities.

Download the YEA Leadership Weekend flyer for more information. It’s a great resource to supply your employer to support your attendance!

YEA Leadership Weekend flyer


The Spring 2020 YEA Leadership Weekend will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from May 15-17, 2020. Registration is $500 and includes hotel accommodations for Friday and Saturday, meals during the event (dinner on Friday, all meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday) and all necessary materials and resources. Airfare and any ground transportation costs are not included.
Registration is now open!

The deadline to register for this event is Friday, April 17, 2020.

OPTIONAL TECHNICAL TOUR: Attendees have the option of participating in a technical tour of the The University of Minnesota. The tour is scheduled for the morning of Friday, May 15 at 10:00 am. Registration for the tour is an additional $200 and includes a hotel room for the night of Thursday, May 14, 2020 (since the tour take place Friday morning, you would need to arrive in Minneapolis the day before) and transportation (Uber) to the technical tour. If you sign up for the technical tour, additional information will be sent you after you register.

By registering for this event, you agree to the YLW Policies.

Event Schedule

The event will begin at 2pm on Friday, May 15th and will end at 1pm on Sunday, May 17th. Here is a tentative schedule for the event.

*If you are participating in the technical tour, please note that you will need to arrive a day early on Thursday, May 14 in order to participate in the tour scheduled for Friday morning.

Hotel Information

The event will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, MN. ASHRAE will reserve your hotel room for the event. You only need to contact the hotel if you require additional nights beyond the two nights included with your registration. All attendees will have a room reserved for Friday, May 15, 2020 and Saturday, May 16, 2020. (If you register for the technical tour, you will also have a room reserved for Thursday, May 14th )

Leadership Weekend Objectives

  1. Leadership
  2. Networking
  3. Communication
  4. Professional Development

Please contact YEA with any questions at youngengineers@ashrae.org or 678-539-1178.

“The training I gained from YEA Leadership Weekend has been valuable in learning how to deal with different types of personality types. In addition, I have been able to plan new successful YEA events for my chapter through the ideas that I learned from other YEA members who attended this event.”

“Learning about ASHRAE at YEA Leadership Weekend has helped me move up within my Chapter and encouraged me to attend TC meetings at ASHRAE Conferences. In the office, the leadership portions of the weekend helped me take on more active roles dealing with clients and assisting co-workers.”

“By attending YEA Leadership Weekend, I was able to understand my personality profile, which has allowed me to work better in various work group situations and I am more understanding of other people.”