ACCA Next Level

Register Now


October 16-17, 2023   |   Indianapolis, IN

About Next Level

Learn to inspire top performance from your team at ACCA’s Next Level conference, the amplified successor to ACCA Fall Meetings. With a tailored focus on service managers, operations managers, learning & development managers, and other HVACR leaders, this conference will level up your leadership prowess with three specialized tracks: Recruitment and Skill Development, Effective Team Leadership, and Strategy and Communication.

At Next Level, you're not confined to a single track. Tailor your experience by selecting from various sessions aligned with your professional goals. Each session is carefully curated to meet the needs of HVAC leaders at all levels, helping you overcome industry challenges and boost performance within an efficient day-and-a-half timeline. 

Whether you’ve just transitioned from the field or are a seasoned owner looking to hand the reins to a new generation, you’ll leave with new skills and network of peers that you can rely on throughout your career.

Emerge yourself in the atmosphere you need to be the best by registering for Next Level today!


Recruitment and Skill Development

Recruiting & Training

Building a great team is the key to every successful business. Our Recruiting and Skill Development track will give you the skills to tackle big questions in the hiring process, such as talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, workplace culture, and more. This track will also focus on the importance of training in the industry to take your team to the next level.

Recruiting and Skill Development »

Effective Team Leadership

Team Leadership

Our Effective Team Leadership track focuses on team dynamics, management, and personal growth. Service managers are tasked to support the teams they lead, but do they have the baseline skillset to work from? This track is for you if you’re tired of working with difficult employees or coworkers, want to learn how to better manage your teams, and put your day-to-day functions on a path of success.

Effective Team Leadership Track Details »

Strategy and Communication

Strategy and Strategic Vision

As you’re climbing the ladder to an owner/general manager role, or preparing to hand the reins to a new generation, it’s important to take a step back and recognize that the skills that made you a great manager may not be enough to take your growing company to the next level. This track will help you level up your communication skills and manage your precious time to foster a culture of excellence and resilience that can endure through disruptive changes of technology, leadership, and even ownership.

Strategy and Communication Track Details »

Gold Members
Silver Members
Bronze Members

Learn more about upgrading your membership.

Register Now

Keynote Speaker

Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler is an author and workplace strategist who explores human behavior within the working world. His experience spans over 40 industries on 4 continents on how different cultures and employees interact with each other. He studies common threads of behavior in industries such as IT professionals, underground utility workers, police officers, clothing retail chains, and companies like Google, Amazon, John Deere, and Coldwell Banker. As a researcher and practitioner, he also runs a consulting company and a tech company, TrinityFix, where he is able to test his ideas in different workplace environments. His ideas have made it to TEDx twice, and appeared in dozens of media outlets, including two books on human behavior: The Authentic Workplace and The Key To The New You. Currently, he lives in Dallas, Texas, as an out-of-place Californian.

Keynote Session:
Winning the Talent War: How to Attract and Keep the Best Talent

Have you ever struggled to recruit the right person for your team? And if you were able to find them, was it even more difficult to keep them? More than ever before, talent is in peak demand and companies are having to completely change the way they view human capital in order to stay competitive. In this program, you will hear up-to-the-minute data and case studies presented by author Jeff Butler on how organizations are winning the war for talent. Jeff has helped dozens of companies on winning the war for talent and has seen unusual and groundbreaking ways to attract talent that many employers are chasing after.

Jeff has mapped out the complete employee life cycle from hiring and managing to retaining. Each segment covers key areas where companies often lose their talent ranging from mistakes in their recruitment process, to failing to adjust management styles to accommodate the changing workplace expectations. Both high-level theories, as well as tactical strategies on workplace leaders, are included so leaders can guide their teams to talent victories. Sometimes it's a simple change like adding a video to a job ad, other times, it requires viewing your company in a completely different paradigm.

Learning Points

  • Discover the 3 phases of employee recruitment – attention, interest, and commitment.
  • Hear about best practices for screening employees for maximum future performance.
  • Techniques to spot effective succession planning.

Register Now


Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel is situated downtown, moments from the Indiana Convention Center.

Indianapolis International Airport, Lucas Oil Stadium, and Bankers Life Fieldhouse are also within easy reach of the hotel.

The room block is almost sold out! Book your room now!

Book Your Stay


The Punch Bowl Social


Following Monday’s agenda, we’ll get the fun started at Punch Bowl Social – Indianapolis’ best venue for a legendary party! This reception will feature three hours of exclusive access to bowling, billiards, bocce, giant Jenga, shuffleboard, arcade games, karaoke, gathering places like the “holiday lodge,” and more! This is a can't-miss social networking event where we will bring our attendees together for some fun!

Register Now

Sponsorship Opportunities

Get in front of high-quality HVAC contractors at ACCA Next Level! Check out one of our sponsorship opportunities for your company in our prospectus.

Download Prospectus

Become a Sponsor