HPAC Magazine

Modern Hydronics 2022 – The Summit

By HPAC Magazine   

HPAC General Human Resources

The Sixth edition of the Summit returns as a one-day in-person event.

Since 2013 HPAC Magazine has been hosting a one-day Modern Hydronics Summit every two years in the fall, with the event getting bigger and attracting larger crowds every time.

With the pandemic placing all live events on the sidelines in 2021 the HPAC Team made a pivot to hold a virtual two-day Modern Hydronics Summit in March of 2021 attracting viewers from across Canada – drawing the largest attendance in the event’s history.

This year, the 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit returns to a traditional one-day in-person format, Thursday, September 17 at the Universal Eventspace located in Vaughan, Ont., just north of Toronto.


The 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit includes five educational sessions delivered by industry experts on topics that will set contractors up for success.

Location: Universal EventSpace (6250 Hwy 7, Vaughan, ON)

Thursday, September 15

9:30 am – 10:30 am Registration and Trade Show Floor Open

10:30 am – 11:30 am KEYNOTE Part I: Hydronics for Net Zero Homes
(John Siegenthaler)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch & Trade Show 

1:00 pm -1:45 pm Zone Circulators or Zone Valves?
(Mike Miller, Dave Holdorf)

1:45 pm -2:00 pm Break/Trade Show

2:00 pm 2:45 pm Critical Nature of Boiler Chemistry
(Jeff House, Brian Morgan)

2:45 pm -3:00 pm Break/Trade Show

3:00 pm -3:45 pm Regulatory Outlook – Boilers & Water Heaters
(Tom Gervais)

3:45 pm -4:00 pm Break/Trade Show

4:00 pm -5:00 pm KEYNOTE Part II: Hydronics for Net Zero Homes
(John Siegenthaler)

5:00 pm -5:15 pm Sweet Heat Contest Results

5:15 pm -8:00 pm Dinner/Bar


While the virtual Modern Hydronics Summit in 2021 provided access to industry professionals from coast to coast, there is no replacing the value of personal interactions at our live hydronics events. Meeting up in person with colleagues who share a passion for this industry, whether it’s sharing a laugh with an old friend or meeting up with new contracting pros, making connections and networking is how this segment of HVAC business continues to grow and prosper.

The trade show portion of the Modern Hydronics Summit will feature over 60 tabletop exhibitors, all specialists in the field featuring technology and services dedicated to this market niche.

And of course the line-up of educational sessions will once again set up attendees for success. Our featured keynote speaker, HPAC writer John Siegenthaler, will be detailing how hydronic heating and cooling fit into modern Net Zero buildings. He’ll be identifying the advantages of hydronics systems for these applications and how to put the systems together with off-the-shelf components to create simple, repeatable designs. Attendees will also be entered into a draw to win a signed copy of Modern Hydronic Heating for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings (4th edition) which was released this spring.

Other presentations will include: the pros and cons of zone valves and zone circulators; a dive into boiler chemistry; and a look at current and pending regulatory changes and how they will effect new and retrofit hydronic system design. 

There will be draws for useful tools after each session, and there will also be Blue Jays tickets up for grabs. Along with a day of education and networking, registration also includes lunch, dinner and a post-event drink.


Platinum sponsor: Resideo.

Keynote sponsor: Caleffi

Hydronics 101 sponsor: NEXT Supply

Tool sponsor: Kane Canada

Event Sponsors: Lochinvar (AquaTech); Roth; Taco; Uponor; Viessmann

And over 60 exhibitors for the trade show featuring all you need for your next hydronics projects.


PLUS: Meet a line-up of HVAC social media influencers as they work on a live pre-fab boiler panel build. In attendance will be:  Jess Bannister (@hvacjess); Aaron Bond (@bond_aaron); Terence Chan (@the_impetus); Gary McCreadie (@hvacknowitall1); Tyler Dynes (@dyneshvac); Kiefer Limeback (@toolaholic); Mike Flynn (@flynnstone1); George DeJesus (@Georgetheplumber).


For the first time this year’s Modern Hydronics Summit is adding a special track for those who are new to the industry or looking to improve their knowledge on hydronic systems and the components that make them work.

This parallel track is being designed for HVAC or plumbing contractors who are considering adding hydronics to their repertoire, or those who want to get their technicians up to speed.

We have dedicated space at the Summit where industry experts will walk attendees through the basics of hydronic systems and help them understand why this technology is growing so rapidly. Each session will be hosted by a product expert and every session will be very interactive and a lively Q&A will be encouraged!


In the Fall of 2020 HPAC magazine launched the first ever Sweet Heat contest, inviting hydronic contractors across Canada to get their cameras out and share their creativity, artistry and resourcefulness in delivering “Sweet Heat” to their customers.

The response was great with over 30 entries last year. For 2022 a generous sponsorship has been attached to the contest, with winners this year (one commercial and one residential project) will each be receiving a $3,000 spending spree courtesy of their local EMCO location.

In addition, the winning entries will be featured in the October 2022 edition of HPAC.

The Sweet Heat prizes will be awarded after the final session at this year’s Modern Hydronics Summit.


The 2022 Modern Hydronics Summit takes place Registration fee is $99 (plus tax & service charge, $119.84 incl.) for the main event, special pricing is available for groups and Hydronics 101. For more information and to register today visit: modernhydronicssummit.com.



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