PhiusCon 2021 is nearly upon us, and the excitement is palpable.
This will be the first opportunity for all the leading building science professionals in the country to be under one roof in nearly two years. Our team at Phius has spent nearly that long preparing for PhiusCon, so to say we are thrilled that the conference is finally here would be a substantial understatement.
We have written blogs (here and here), sent emails and posted on social media almost nonstop over the last few months in an attempt to keep all interested parties informed of the details of PhiusCon 2021. But now that it’s nearly go-time, we wanted you to hear straight from the Phius team exactly why we are so fired up for the conference.
Katrin Klingenberg, Co-Founder & Executive Director
Be with my tribe again IN PERSON — like-minded, determined, passionate, caring people…feeling the energy and excitement…looking forward to recharge, design, envision the future with everyone…listen to Joe talking about what red wine and buildings have in common…and of course geek out plenty! And then there is the Building Science Boogie Band…can’t wait.
Isaac Elnecave, Certification Staff
I am looking forward to meeting the builders and developers who turn the Phius standard into actual buildings that people can live and work in. These are the people who turn our ideas into reality.
Michael Franco, Product Certification Program Coordinator
I’m very excited to see what our exhibitors have to show our attendees. It’ll be really interesting to see some of the physical models and displays of products that we certify and that our practitioners use in their buildings.
John Loercher, Certification Staff
I’m most looking forward to the time in between sessions: planned meetups and impromptu conversations. This is always a time to be open to new possibilities, connections and ideas that keep me learning and challenge me to think outside of my current perspective. This year, considering the location of the conference center, I am looking forward to a lot of that happening outside along the Hudson River with a special view of the NYC skyline.
Graham Wright, Senior Scientist & Chair of the Phius Technical Committee
I am looking forward to meeting with the Phius Technical Committee, and to Joe Lstiburek’s keynote address.
James Ortega, Project Certification Manager
I’m most excited for Phius’ constituents to meet Phius’ new team in person. I simply can’t wait for my new colleagues to get a glimpse at how wonderful and enthusiastic this community is.
Al Mitchell, Technical Staff
I am most excited to put faces to names, and meet all of the passive building people in person. I also am hoping for some informal, idea generation over a round or two.
Steven Reid-Wynn, Office Administrator
I’ve never attended a conference before so I’m excited to experience it for the first time. It’ll be great to learn even more about how others are working toward getting to zero.
Lisa White, Associate Director
I’m most excited for the inspiration and spark we all get to take away from it. It’s hard to explain, but after an exhausting jam-packed week, I always find myself reinvigorated, inspired, and even more motivated to take on the next year.
Michael Knezovich, Director of Communications
When these people get together and geek out over building science, I get jolts of energy and inspiration. That doesn’t happen on Zoom. It just doesn’t. I can’t wait.
Max Lapthorne, Marketing Communications Specialist
I have never attended a professional conference, and am not a building science expert, so I am most looking forward to soaking in the atmosphere and learning from the brightest minds in the field.
Josh Ruedin, Professional Training and Education Programs Manager
I’m looking forward to meeting our instructors and past trainees in person.
Jennie Eber, Alliance Constituent Coordinator
I’m so excited to meet Alliance members at the Annual Member meeting on Thursday night.