SOURCE: Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)

August 15, 2005 16:14 ET

Over 1,500 Expected to Attend Indoor Air Quality Conference, Expo

Gathering of Indoor Environmental Professionals at IAQA-AmIAQ-IESO 2005 'Unification Conference' in Orlando Will Be Nation's Largest Ever

ROCKVILLE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- The opportunity for individuals working in the indoor air quality industry to attend a history-making event that provides first-class education and product displays may come only a few times during their careers.

Such an event takes place Oct. 6-9, 2005, at the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Billed as "The Unification Conference," the event serves as the first combined annual meeting of three leading organizations in the indoor environmental arena: the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), the American Indoor Air Quality Council and the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO).

"The collaboration of these three organizations at this conference creates a dynamic meeting with expanded educational and exhibiting opportunities," said Bob Baker, president of IAQA. The combined memberships of the three organizations represent more than 5,500 separate individuals and companies. Conference organizers forecast attendance in Orlando will easily exceed 1,500 professionals from the various disciplines related to indoor air quality.

Over 25 hours of the conference's educational program will be dedicated to various aspects of mold, one of the most publicized issues currently affecting the indoor environment. Other educational tracks will tackle indoor air quality research, state regulations, insurance, government programs, and the law. The speaker lineup includes dozens of notable industry experts. Presentations will impart useful, practical information that attendees can take home and apply to their daily business activities.

Conference attendees will also learn details about the unification and consolidation plan recently proposed by the three organizations. Members of IAQA and the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization will take part in a historic vote that may shape the future of the indoor air quality industry for decades to come. The American Indoor Air Quality Council has already approved the proposal.

The exposition hall promises to be the best marketplace ever assembled for indoor air quality products and services. The show floor will feature nearly 120 display booths showcasing everything from diagnostic tools to laboratory services to cleaning and remediation equipment.

Discounted "early-bird" conference registration is open through Aug. 30. Individuals and companies registering by that deadline will qualify to take advantage of a $100 discount, members and non-members alike. Exposition hall passes are also available. For further information on the conference or to register, visit or contact IAQA staff.

PRESS CONTACTS, PLEASE NOTE: For press passes to conference activities including the exposition hall, press contacts should contact Mrs. Farzana Shakir by e-mail at or by phone at (301) 231-8388 ext. 22.

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization, dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public. For more information, visit or call (301) 231-8388.

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