SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday March 27, 2022

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting (open to public)
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
ACO Meeting & Reception
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Pre-conference Breakout Session – Round One
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Reception(s)

Monday March 28, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Sponsored Breakfast Sessions (3 available)
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Opening Session: Gerry O'Brion
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round Two
12:15 PM - 1:35 PM
Standards Task Team Meeting
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
General Session: Manufacturers Leadership Forum
ACCA welcomes top manufacturing industry leaders for an interactive session on current events affecting manufacturers and the HVACR supply chain. Leading manufacturer representatives join ACCA for an interactive Q&A session where contractors can ask key questions and address industry representatives directly.
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Tours & Excursions
HISTORIC BUDWEISER BREWERY TOUR
You cannot visit St. Louis without touring the historic Budweiser Brewery! We’ll start this special tour with a visit to the Budweiser Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, then go to the Beechwood Aging Cellar, the historic Brewhouse, and the BEVO Packaging Facility. All guests will get multiple samples on tour and will take home a day-fresh bottle of beer!

HISTORIC UNION STATION TOUR
St. Louis Union Station is a national historic landmark, a wonder of history and imagination. Once a major rail hub, Union Station today is a fusion of nostalgia and renovation. Learn why some rooms have names, the meaning of the fleur de lis motif, how the hotel systems operate - and experience the breathtaking fire and light show highlighting a 100-foot waterfall. After an extensive $150 million restoration, the station also features unique shops and an assortment of fine restaurants. Join us for this tour to geek out on history, trains, architecture, and more!

TOUR GRANT’S FARM - HOME OF THE BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES
Here’s your chance to get up close personal with the famed Budweiser Clydesdales! Join us for the Grant’s Farm Clydesdale VIP Experience: a walking, wheelchair-accessible tour that allows you to meet these Gentle Giants one-on-one. Go behind-the-scenes to find out what it takes for a Clydesdale to make the hitch and become a Budweiser Clydesdale. Tour the stables and get an inside look into Clydesdale Operations, including the training and daily maintenance of these iconic horses. You'll complete your experience by meeting one of the Clydesdales. Bring your camera, as photos are welcomed throughout the tour. Dress for the weather, as this is an outdoor event.

HIT THE HILL TOUR
Join us for a walking tour of St. Louis’ historic Hill neighborhood. Enjoy the colorful displays, authentic Italian bakeries, restaurants, coffee houses, and retail spaces that give this neighborhood its vibrant energy. The Hill, which gave us Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola, is famous for its Italian markets and restaurants and more. You are encouraged to taste a little bit of Italy and enjoy the Italian flair. In addition to tantalizing restaurants, The Hill boasts one of the best places to watch or play Bocce Ball—Milo’s, a beloved joint, where everybody knows everybody. If you want to experience a real St. Louis pastime, this is the excursion for you.
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round Three
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round Four
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PAC Event: Special Tour
6:30 PM -
Receptions & Dinners

Tuesday March 29, 2022

7:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Registration Open
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Sponsored Breakfast Sessions (3 available)
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Contractor Forum Live: Ask the Experts
This session is when virtual becomes reality. One of the best features of ACCA membership is networking with top contractors. ACCA has one of the industry’s top online forums. And now, we’re taking it to the stage. Join us for a lively discussion on the issues contractors ask each other to solve and present ideas that have proven successful.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Breakout Sessions - Round Five
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
General Session: ACCA Town Hall - Contractors Lead the Way
This session is the ultimate deep dive into the advocacy issues affecting contractors today. Moderated by ACHR News’ Kyle Gargaro, the lines of communication are wide open for contractors to share their thoughts and insights on ACCA’s advocacy activities and to help shape key initiatives.
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Breakout Sessions - Round Six
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Expo Open
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Emerson Party

Wednesday March 30, 2022

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
The Distributor’s Breakfast Club
Distributors are a vital partner for contractors. Just like you, they manage customer relationships, collect customer data and drive sales. The similarities are clear. Join this lively discussion to learn ways to work with each other to improve your operations and increase profitability.
7:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Sponsored Breakfast Sessions (2 available)
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Breakout Sessions – Round Seven
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Expo Open
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Interactive Lunch Sessions
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Breakout Sessions – Round Eight
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Closing Session: Lessons in Leadership
After three days of intense learning, how do you focus on the key information and begin to implement what you learned? This session will feature ACCA’s leadership transition and will give you step-by-step instructions on how to take what you learned, break it down into workable tasks, and put it to work for you.