Two hydronic conferences and trade shows north of the border this April will present attendees with practical hydronic business knowledge and industry insight. Both conferences are completely focused on hydronic heating, without the distraction of K&B or plumbing venues. Each also offers a trade show of 70-80 vendors, but at the core are the educational sessions.

PM columnist and hydronics guru John Siegenthaler is a featured speaker at both events, and has regularly attended both Canadian conferences.

“I would certainly recommend that American hydronic heating professionals consider attending these events,” Siegenthaler tells us. “They will get to see some products not presently available in the U.S., and get a broader view of the North American market.” The more intimate size of the events also is a plus in Siegenthaler's view, or as he calls them “very accessible.”

The 2005 Foothills Hydronics Conference & Trade Show, sponsored by the Alberta Hydronics Advisory Council, will be held April 7-8 at the Mayfield Inn and Suites in Edmonton, Alberta. It is western Canada's largest hydronics-only trade show, with one-on-one meetings with industry experts, as well as seminars on new techniques, technology and products.

To register online, visit, or contact the AHAC at 780/444-3929.

At the Great Lakes 2005 hydronics conference, held April 26-27, attendees are allowed to choose from a lineup of timely, informative seminars, and visitors can browse the trade show floor filled with industry experts and manufacturers' latest products.

Great Lakes 2005 will be held at the DoubleTree International Plaza Hotel, Toronto Airport. For more information, or to register online, visit, or call 905/946-0264.