ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2022 Conference Program is now available! Click here to download.

For a full breakdown of sessions and contributions, click here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration for the 2022 Herrick Conferences is now open!

ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2020 Conference Paper Proceedings are now available through Purdue e-Pubs:

2020 (25th) International Compressor Engineering Conference
2020 (18th) International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference
2020 (6th) International High Performance Buildings Conference


About Herrick Conferences

Since 1972, Herrick Labs has hosted the premier international conferences on Compressor Engineering, Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning, and High Performance Buildings.  More than 800 industry experts from 30 countries come to Purdue University to present cutting-edge research, exchange ideas, do some personal networking, and tour the amazing facilities of Herrick Labs.

Why Attend?

  • Excellent opportunity for practitioners and researchers in industry, government, consulting offices, laboratories and universities to reach an audience of 800 participants from over 30 countries
  • Ideal location for presenting compressor, refrigeration/AC and high performance building systems research results and state-of-the art technology
  • Receive CEUs (continuing education units) where applicable
  • Discuss challenges and potential solutions on important issues of compressor technology, new refrigerants and refrigeration technology and efficiency, as well as energy-efficient building technologies
  • Invited keynote speakers addressing current, world-wide issues of interest facing society today
  • Panel discussions highlighting the latest breakthroughs in technology, alternative technologies in research and industry
  • Opportunity to network with attendees and officers from industry organizations
  • Registration includes three parallel conferences, reception, luncheon, and dinner


Brian Barrett
Conference Coordinator
Ray W. Herrick Laboratories
177 S. Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2099
+1 765-494-6078