The 103rd Annual IDEA’S Conference & Trade Show begins this Saturday, July 30th in Chicago!
IDEA’s 103rd Annual Conference – “Cooler, Cleaner Cities” will bring together many hundreds of district energy professionals under one roof – from operating systems, consulting firms, along with manufacturers and suppliers of technology and equipment – for 3.5 days of workshops, panel discussions, presentations, networking and exhibits. Last year in Toronto, over 800 attendees participated in a collegial setting.
This year, plant room tours will open the conference on Friday afternoon, June 29. Plan your arrival in Chicago for late morning and join us for a luncheon preview presentation before departing for the tours of two downtown district cooling plants.
Saturday, June 30, includes the traditional IDEA Annual Golf Tournament with rise and shine to the links at 6 am, breakfast included. The Community Energy Development Guide Workshop kicks off from 9 am to 3 pm, followed by multiple IDEA Forum meetings at 3pm and a Welcome Reception with Exhibitors from 5 pm to 7 pm, followed by dinner on your own. The City of Chicago will offer Independence Day fireworks on Saturday evening at Navy Pier.
Sunday, July 1, is the full Conference Program with world class panelists and presenters on hand for a full plenary program all day, followed by the Traditional Networking Dinner and Social at the famous Chicago Navy Pier Crystal Gardens.
Monday, July 2, the conference program is very full with a three track program of multiple topics from CHP to Renewables to Controls, etc along with the Annual IDEA Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon followed by the traditional Chairman’s Banquet conclusion on Monday evening.
To learn more about the event, visit cvent.com.
Source: www.cvent.com; May 1, 2012.