Conference Info

Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association
2016 Annual Conference 

Wednesday/Thursday – March 16-17, 2016
Grand Casino Hinckley  |  Hinckley, MN





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We invite you to attend the Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association’s 2016 Annual Conference, March 16-17 at the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota.


Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16 and once you are registered there will be time visit with our vendors.  The Conference officially begins at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 with our Opening Keynote.  Steve Smith, the CEO of Enertech has been invited to speak and he’ll talk about recent Congressional actions affecting tax credits and give us a prognosis for 2016 and beyond.

After lunch, our vendors will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and talk about some of the products at their booths and they might entice you to stop by when they tell you about any special door prize drawings they are offering at their table!  Three breakout sessions follow covering Indoor Air Quality, Duct Sizing, and Geothermal Sales & Marketing.    After a break, we’ll have three additional breakout sessions covering Pressure Drop Calculations & Pump Sizing, Common Ground – Working for Success, and a Legislative/Regulatory Update.

Our Annual Meeting follows and we encourage those interested to let us know about their interest in Board service.  After dinner, we will have our Exhibits open and more time to visit with our vendors.

Breakfast is on your own on Thursday and the Conference resumes with three breakout sessions including sessions on Using Loop Link for Loop Sizing and Unit Selection, Grouting Practices, and Digital Marketing.  Following a break, the final breakout sessions will be held, including programs on the New HVAC Code, The End of Tax Credits: Boom or Bust, and Acting on Information – A Contractor’s Perspective.

There will be a last few minutes to visit with our vendors and then we wrap up with lunch and a keynote address from Jack Henrichs who will provide us with information about IGSHPA and the new direction being taken by that organization.  Following Jack, we’ll give away some door prizes and then you can be on your way home, enriched by plenty of new ideas and new relationships!

The Grand Casino is offering us a special rate for our Conference and rooms will be available for Tuesday and Wednesday night for just $59.20 per night (plus 9.875 percent taxes).  Call the hotel at (800) 472-6321 and mention “Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association (MNGHPA) to get our preferred rate!  Remember, the Hotel and Conference Center are connected, but separate from the gaming areas, so if gambling isn’t your thing, you can easily avoid those areas.

Don’t miss this Conference!  Visit or call 888/782-6815 for additional information.

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