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    2024 MHA Annual Conference

    Monday, April 8, 2024 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:00 PM (MST)


    The annual MHA Conference is home to exceptional instructors, excellent classes, unmatched networking and a week of learning, growth and professional development for heater masons throughout North America. See 2023 conference photos.

    Voting Members: $750 per person (double occupancy, 3 meals per day)
    Affiliate Members: $800 per person (double occupancy, 3 meals per day)

    Who can attend? This is a members-only event. However, non-members are welcome to join prior to registering for the conference. All attendees must stay in double-occupancy housing on-site or off-site on their own. No campers or pets are allowed on the Wildacres property. 

    Schedule of Events, Meetings & Hands-On Learning

    • MHA Annual General Sessions
    • Masonry Heater Basics & Theory, Presented by Chris Prior, Derek Kowalchuk
    • Business Roundtable, Speaker TBD
    • Masonry Heater Terminology by Boris Kukolj
    • Sketch-Up 2022 clinic by Boris Kukolj & Chris Prior (C.E.U. credit 1)

    Auditorium Presentations

    • Hybrid Heater - Heatpump - Photovoltaics  Philipp Tinner
    • Planning for a Masonry Heater by Gary Zimmer
    • Sketch-Up 2022 clinic by Boris Kukolj & Chris Prior
    • Selling masonry heaters and having fun doing it!  By Michelle Barden

    Build Projects

    • Hybrid Grundofen Masonry Heater by Eric Moshier
    • Golden fire hearth heater by Priit Lauri and Raivo Koppel
    • Rocket cookstove by Lasse Holmes and Pat Amos
    • Bathtub to bakeoven with Albie Barden
    • Lime workshop by Tony Dovidio
    • Class A chimney installation demo
    • Tulikivi demo by Boris K
    • Soapstone carving by Pat Manley
    • Oven by Mike Ellis
    • Grill smoker combo by Chris Prior

    Masonry Heaters: Theory and Practice Class ($750 additional fee) - limited to 12 attendees
    A foundational course in masonry heater construction and design. This class is designed to help understand how a masonry heater functions, the various designs and construction techniques. It is not intended to give the attendee the impression that after taking this class the student will have enough knowledge to construct a heater. A person’s masonry skills, conceptual ability, regulatory knowledge and other factors are needed to obtain a level needed to safely and professional build a heater.

    This class will meet online during Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, from  7pm to 9pm ET and Tuesday through Friday at the Conference.


    The conference registration fee covers double occupancy rooming, 3 meals per day and all hand-out materials.

    Little Switzerland, NC 28749 United States
    Event Contact
    Patrick Sieben
    (520) 883-0191
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    Monday, April 8, 2024 4:00 PM - Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:00 PM (MST)

    Check-in begins at 4pm at the conference headquarters on Monday, April 8.

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