A number of HVAC market experts have been hired to speak at an industry education conference in Maryland next month.

Experts on HVAC sales issues such as digital “badging,” innovation and workforce training will appear March 9-11 at the HVACR & Mechanical Conference for Education Professionals at the Maritime Institute conference center in Linthicum Heights, Md.

Speakers include: Air Conditioning Contractors of America board Chairman Dave S. Kyle II, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff members Drusilla Hufford and Luke Hall-Jordan, Association for Career and Technical Education deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt, Emerson Climate Technologies education director Larry Banas and Skills USA Executive Director Tim Lawrence.

“We are pleased to host these industry leaders at our 20th annual conference," Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute President and CEO Stephen Yurek.

The AHRI is a conference sponsor.

"These speakers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience on the issues most important to educators in this field,” he said.

The HVAC construction conference is hosted by the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation and also sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers; the Council of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Educators; the Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International; the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada; the National Air Filtration Association; North American Technician Excellence; the Oil & Energy Service Professionals; the Partnership for Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation; the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association; the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society; and Skills USA.

The full speaker list and agenda is at www.CareersinHVACR.org.