Conference Circuit: Air Quality

The Indoor Air Quality Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting begins this weekend in Atlanta. Attendance is expected to top 1,100.

More than 1,100 air quality contractors, consultants, facility maintenance professionals, researchers, and vendors are headed to Atlanta to attend education sessions, network with colleagues worldwide, obtain continuing education credits, and stay ahead of the competition.

Organization: Indoor Air Quality Association

Conference: 2019 IAQA Annual Meeting

Venue: Atlanta Marriott Marquis

City: Atlanta

The 2019 IAQA Annual Meeting  begins on Monday morning with a plenary featuring Ginger Chew of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who will discuss hurricanes, floods, and mold and how federal messaging has improved after major flood events. Also on the agenda:

Early-bird learning. Attendees can get a head start on learning at Sunday’s preconference workshops. Among them is the CICTI Certified Healthcare Manager Course, which has already been attended by more than 5,000 designers, contractors, and hospital employees and discusses the core concepts of infection control.

Level-based sessions. The 40-plus technical sessions are relevant to one of three instructional levels: introductory, intermediary, or advanced. Advanced topics include HVAC microbial growth, assigning time frames to environmental damages, and exposure risk of laboratory fume hoods.

Charitable cause. IAQA is supporting the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation during the annual meeting by collecting donations onsite. In the low-income neighborhoods that AVLF serves, children and their families often can’t afford basic toiletries and hygiene items. Items that attendees donate, including soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and conditioner, will be shared among the eight low-income schools where AVLF has placed attorneys and community advocates.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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