Learning Labs

Each Learning Lab at the IE3 Show is  designed exclusively for HVACR contractors and are presented by leading contractors in their fields and industry experts. The Learning Labs cover a wide range of topics that will help contractors be better business people and grow their profit margins year over year.

MainStage Events

An exciting, all-new series of MainStage events bring contractors of all kinds together for dynamic, powerful presentations.

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Monday, February 12 • 9:00am

Jay Baer, CSP has spent 23 years in digital marketing and customer experience, consulting for more than 700 companies, including 32 of the FORTUNE 500. His current firm – Convince & Convert – provides digital marketing advice and online customer service advice and counsel to some of the world’s most important brands like The United Nations, Allstate, Cisco, and Cabela’s.

A fixture in social media, Jay is the most retweeted person in the world among digital marketers, and the second most retweeted person in the world among B2B marketers. He is also an active venture capitalist, and is an investor or advisor to 15 early stage technology and social media companies.

In this charismatic and enlightening general session, Baer is going to give you a lesson on how not be the dinosaur online. He's going to give you the reality check you need to not only own your digital marketplace, but how to manipulate it, so that your business grows and thrives.

Watch Jay share a special message about his keynote at the IE3 Show!

contractor-makeover-outlines-1Wednesday, February 14 • 12:00 pm

You come to the IE3 Show because you want to improve your business and your life. Well, one lucky contractor is going to get more than he or she bargained for!

Four of the country's most profitable contractors -- our "Dream Team" of contractor makeover artists -- are going to conduct a top-to-bottom review of a contracting business, and you're going to get to see the results (and participate) during an unprecedented MainStage on February 14. Plus, we'll catch up the contractor who received the makeover in 2017, to learn about his progress he has made in the past year.

The Contractor Dream Team includes:


Bobby Ring, Meyer & Depew Co.

Bobby Ring, Meyer & Depew Co.

Wade Mayfield, Thermal Services

Wade Mayfield, Thermal Services

Tom Cropp, CroppMetcalfe Services

Tim Cropp, CroppMetcalfe

Hugh Joyce, James River Air Conditioning

Hugh Joyce, James River Air Conditioning







Now this is real reality television. 
Except it won't be on television. It'll be right in front of you!

Stay tuned to learn how you can apply to become the star of Contractor Makeover!

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Ask any of the "legends" in the contracting industry (they'll all be at the IE3 Show, so you can actually ask them), and they'll tell you: the way you become great is you keep a close eye on other great contractors. At Industry Champions, our morning super-seminar on February 13, we've arranged for you to meet, listen to, and learn from some of the best contractors in the country. This one-of-a-kind program includes such contracting luminaries as:

  • 2018 Residential Contractor of the Year
  • 2018 Commercial Contractor of the Year
  • 2018 Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award Winner
  • 2018 ACCA/Federated Insurance SUPER-S.T.A.R.
  • And more!

You will not want to miss this energetic celebration of our industry's best, and your opportunity to discover the techniques being used by today's most successful contractors.

Fun Factor

Contracting has never been this fun before! The IE3 Show is proof that learning can be fun as we throw some of the best parties in the industry, because a good party is where you often pick up the best ideas. 


Backstage Party

If you came to IE3 Show  in 2016 or 2017, then you know that Emerson knows how to throw one heck of a party. In 2018, they're back with us in Washington, D.C. for an even bigger, better experience. On February 13, get ready to get your groove on.


The Big Bang

After an experience like The IE3 Show, you don't just leave -- you get launched. The Big Bang will propel you toward new heights with your contracting business. New surprises are in store this year for a groundbreaking event that is part celebration, part motivation, and all blast.

Are you ready to turn your contracting business into a profit powerhouse?

Register now. Registration fees escalate as time goes by -- so there is a never a better chance to sign up (and never a bigger guaranteed return on your investment) than right now.

Corporate Partners

ACCA and The IE3 Show are grateful to our Corporate Partners, whose significant financial support enable us to offer cutting-edge programs for contractors at an affordable price. If you're interested in becoming a Partner, click here.

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