• The Mechanical Contractors Association of America has its annual convention scheduled for March 2-6 in Palm Springs, Calif. Speakers include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; fraud and identity theft expert Frank Abagnale; former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott; author and business leader Stephen M.R. Covey; novelist Anna Quindlen; college basketball analyst Dick Vitale; former Director of the CIA James Woolsey; and UA President William Hite. For more program information and to register online, go to www.mcaa.org/mcaa2008.


  • The 13th Annual HVACR and Plumbing Instructor Workshop, March 5-7, will be held at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va. The three-day workshop will focus on the latest technologies through hands-on sessions from a wide range of manufacturers. In addition to networking with industry experts, instructors also will learn from presenters and each other about new and innovative teaching techniques and student recruitment tools.
    Event registration is free for instructors. To register, go to www.instructorworkshop.org or call 800/297-5660.


  • Palm Springs, Calif., is the destination of Quality Service Contractors for its Power Meeting XXVIII, March 6-8, 2008. The building blocks of leadership is the theme -- developing a culture of leadership; leadership and growth; change management. Also discussed will be identity theft, eating well in a fast-food world, and closing speaker Pat Johns, an endurance runner who participates in the Himalayan 100-mile running race.
    To register, call 800/533-7694 or visit www.qsc-phcc.org.


  • The 2008 National HVAC Educators and Trainers Conference will be held at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, March 16-19, 2008. Call toll-free 800/394-5268 or visit www.hvacexcellence.org for additional information.


  • The Palm Beach Association of the PHCC will hold its 20th Annual Plumbing Trade Show on April 23, 2008, at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo East. Admission is free. For more details, go to www.pbphcc.org, e-mail palmbeachphcc@aol.com or phone 561/740-1737.