Overview of IDEA Events

Annual Conference and Trade Show

The Annual Conference and Trade Show is IDEA's largest meeting of the year and has been held every year since 1909. This conference addresses a host of the most current issues in the district energy industry. Anyone interested in district energy, distributed generation and combined heat and power will benefit from attending this comprehensive conference.

Three days of presentations are combined with IDEA's best vendor opportunity of the year -- the full-scale trade show. The trade show showcases the newest technologies and equipment in the district energy industry, allowing attendees to meet with vendors and suppliers. Numerous social activities and meal functions complement the educational program. The event closes with the traditional chairman's banquet, signaling the start of a new year for IDEA's Board of Directors and association. For more information, please contact IDEA at (508) 366-9339 or email us at idea@districtenergy.org.

Annual Campus Energy Conference

The Annual Campus Energy Conference is geared specifically to the needs of the people responsible for the operation of district energy systems in a campus or institutional environment. The conference provides educational sessions and networking opportunities to discuss issues specific to campus district energy systems. Tabletop exhibits offer attendees the opportunity to meet with vendors and suppliers showing the newest technologies available to the industry.

International District Cooling Conference and Trade Show

Hosted by IDEA's Middle East Chapter, the International District Cooling Conference & Trade Show focuses on optimizing  District Cooling system assets for efficient and reliable performance and setting the stage for maximizing returns for the shareholders and customers. The program addresses the need to design systems that address the challenges of global climate change, water and power conservation, green building design and sustainable large urban and mixed-use developments.

Distribution Workshop

The goal of the Distribution Workshop is to educate the staff charged with the day-to-day operation, maintenance and construction of district energy distribution systems. This two-and-a-half day workshop is scheduled as a pre-conference event prior to and at the venue of the IDEA Annual Campus Energy Conference. Attendees learn practical operating information from presentations by distribution system experts that can be used in their everyday work. The workshop setting encourages district energy personnel to exchange experiences and ideas regarding distribution issues with peers. A technical tour of a district energy system is typically included so that participants can see the host's system in operation. For more information, please contact IDEA at (508) 366-9339 or email us at idea@districtenergy.org..

Marketing Workshop

IDEA's annual Marketing Workshop provides an educational opportunity for marketing and sales professionals to learn about industry trends and exchange experiences and ideas with their peers,the workshop allows marketing and sales professionals in the district energy industry to network and share experiences, ideas and innovations to assist them in the development of their own markets. During this two-day workshop, the marketing forum participants also assist in developing the vision for the association and the district energy industry. For more information, please contact IDEA at (508) 366-9339 or email us at idea@districtenergy.org.


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