Artificial intelligence (AI) policy: ASHRAE prohibits the entry of content from any ASHRAE publication or related ASHRAE intellectual property (IP) into any AI tool, including but not limited to ChatGPT. Additionally, creating derivative works of ASHRAE IP using AI is also prohibited without express written permission from ASHRAE.

logoShaping Tomorrow's Built Environment Today

Distinguished Lecturer Program

Share This

Perfect presentation (from Mitchell Swann) for a joint meeting (PSPE & AASHE), which also included highway/civil engineers. This allowed seamless diversity among the entire audience.

Ross (Montgomery) made an extremely positive impression on everyone involved with this lecture. His combination of professionalism and approachability/likeability left us wanting more.

This was one of the most engaging presentations I've attended. It sounded like he (Luke Leung) can speak on other similar related topics. I would like to hear more. Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation!

The Distinguished Lecturer program continues to prove itself as an important asset for running CTTC topics. The topic given by DL Brian Monk paired with the venue perfectly making it our most successful event for 2018-2019.

The overall response to Dr. Khankari was great. He was prepared, engaging, animated, and enjoyable.

Ron's (Jarnagin) perspective on the history and background for ASHRAE standards he has worked on is invaluable. He is professional and personable and has a way of making even dry subjects easy to connect with.

Jim's (Vallort) knowledge of the subject and ability to express it with the Chapter was excellent. Multiple members verbally gave high marks for his presentation abilities and the topic itself.

Devin (Abellon) did a great job explaining the science and application of this type of cooling system. Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Chris (Mathis) did a great job of presenting on why codes and standards matter in not just building performance but on a holistic level with respect to how it affects our total energy and how that affects our environment.

Chris (Edmondson) is one of the most entertaining, enthusiastic and passionate speakers I have heard. He does a great job keeping the audience attentive and interested and communicates his messages very well.

Dr. Keen candidly discussed the ASHRAE bEQ Program, its advantages, and its challenges. Her performance during Q&A was particularly well-done.

Good overall audience participation from our group. Hank Jackson is a dynamic speaker using group activities to make a better presentation. Highly recommended.

The ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program began in Society Year 1996-97. The purpose of the program is to provide ASHRAE Chapters with lecturers equipped to speak on relevant subjects of interest to ASHRAE members and guests without incurring huge costs. The Distinguished Lecturer Program is supervised by the Chapter Technology Transfer Committee.

2023-24 Allocations

For the 2023-24 Society Year, 195 visits are allocated to the 15 ASHRAE Regions. The CTTC Regional Vice Chair for each Region allocates visits to the Chapters.


Distinguished Lecturer Listings

Distinguished Lecturer Topics – Complete Listing & Search

The report provided at the link below lists each DL by name and topic. Since DL information is subject to change, please download a new report periodically, and be sure to check the DL’s individual pages for the most complete, up-to-date information.

Complete Distinguished Lecturer Listing & Topics (December 2023)

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits – New York, AIA, & GBCI

Continuing Education Credits for DL Visits in the State Florida

Distinguished Lecturer presentations may be accepted for continuing education credits by the State of Florida. Please check with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers for more information about its continuing education requirements.

Chapters may use the attached sign-in sheet to collect the information needed to report continuing education credits to the State of Florida for DL visits.  Chapters should return the sign-in sheet within 10 days of the DL presentation to

This Certificate of Attendance may be used for distribution to your DL Program attendees for self-reporting.

Distinguished Lecturer Ratings

These scores are provided by the Host Chapter following each Distinguished Lecturer visit.

Forms – Chapters

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Event Summary Critique Form (Updated May 2016)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Evaluation Form (Updated March 2019)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Speaker Protocol & General Checklist (Updated July 2018)

Forms – Distinguished Lecturer

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer/Speaker Visit Prep Checklist (Updated July 2018)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Summary Report (2019-2020)

pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Reimbursement Policy (July 2015)


Follow the steps in the presentation below to bring a Distinguished Lecturer to your next event:

ppt.png How to Schedule a DL Visit (July 2022)

pdf_icon.png How to Schedule a Distinguished Lecturer Visit - Flowchart (February 2015)

pdf_icon.png How to Schedule Non-Allocated Distinguished Lecturer Visit - Flowchart (February 2015)

Other Instructions

pdf_icon.png DL Program Guide

pdf_icon.png Regional Distinguished Lecturer Allocations & Host CTTC Instructions (2023-24)

Keeping Commercialism Out of ASHRAE Presentations

ASHRAE Commercialism Policy

  Introductory Slides for DL Presentations (July 2021)

pdf_icon.png  If a Speaker Cancels ... (March 2019)


pdf_icon.png Distinguished Lecturer Media Kit

 Sample Event Flyer (.jpg) (July 2015)

DL Nominations

Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form

pdf_icon.png Instructions for Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form (Updated May 2022)