NADCA: The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association, promises to deliver an inspiring line-up of speakers and sessions for its 21st Annual Meeting & Exposition, scheduled March 27-30 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Ariz.

Ron Kratz of Dynaprobe in Omaha, Neb., chairman of the Annual Meeting Committee, said there are many reasons to attend this event. “You’ll gain knowledge by attending various sessions, spending time with the vendors, and with other members of the HVAC cleaning industry,” he said.

The Annual Meeting & Exposition will kick off the evening of Saturday, March 27, with the Welcoming Reception in the exhibit hall. This is a great chance for attendees to check out the exhibitors while also mingling with new and old colleagues and friends.

The next morning, keynote speaker Christine Cashen will share ways to boost productivity, lower stress and have a better understanding of how people tick. Next on the schedule is a panel discussion about NADCA’s Energy Research Project, which began in 2008 and had since progressed significantly. The day’s sessions will close out with a talk on “The Power of E-mail Marketing” from Ron Cates, marketing expert with Constant Contact. Cates will teach attendees how to master the basics of professional e-mail communications.

On Monday, March 28, attendees will receive an in-depth presentation on NADCA’s new Standard, ACR 2010. This is the first of a two-part series that will unfold during the Annual Meeting. Closing out the day’s events will be a panel discussion on personnel management and workforce issues. The panel will discuss, among other items, what needs to be done in order for a company to hire, train and keep the best technicians in the field.

The final day, Tuesday, March 30, is a short one – the final session ends at noon. In the morning experts will present the second part of the session on NADCA’s new ACR Standard. This will be followed by a presentation on two IICRC standards -- S500 on Water Damage Restoration and S520 on Mold Remediation.

If the many fun-filled and knowledge-building sessions aren’t enough to convince you, just remember something else that NADCA’s meeting gives you: Tucson has a lot to offer, including a reprieve from the cold winter weather.

NADCA members will find the 2010 Annual Meeting & Exposition schedule to be a great mix of education and networking opportunities. The event is the most important in our industry, and we look forward to seeing you there!