January 15 is Deadline for Microgrid 2020 Speaker Applications

Jan. 12, 2020
If you’d like to speak, present or participate in a panel discussion on stage at Microgrid 2020, make note that the deadline for applications is coming up soon! January 15 at midnight ET.

For those interested in speaking or receiving a discounted registration, please make note of two important Microgrid 2020 deadlines in January.

The industry’s largest gathering, Microgrid 2020 will be held June 2-3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An additional pre-conference policy and regulatory workshop is scheduled for June 1. Tours of local microgrids will be offered June 4. This year’s theme is distributed energy and world electrification.

Speakers must apply by January 15

If you’d like to speak at Microgrid 2020, please fill out the online application no later than January 15. We seek keynote speakers, panelists, presenters, small group leaders and workshop facilitators.

The agenda will focus on microgrids, nanogrids, virtual power plants and related advanced distributed energy concepts worldwide. We’re particularly interested in themes surrounding microgrids and electrification, a well as reliability/resiliency, regulation/policy, partnerships, economics/financing and engineering, design and operation.

The Microgrid Knowledge conference typically attracts many topnotch speaker proposals. To improve your odds of being selected, here are a few tips.

  • Preference will be given to vendors who bring a customer to join them on stage.
  • Project presentations and case studies must be kept to 15 minutes and be presented in a ‘problem/solution’ format that offers valuable insight for the industry or its customers. (No sales pitches, please.)
  • A case study is more likely to be accepted if it has not been presented elsewhere.

More details and the speakers application are available on the Microgrid 2020 Call for Speakers Page

Early registration discount ends January 31

If you register by January 31, you receive a $400 discount. You gain access to all that Microgrid 2020 has to offer — thought-provoking speakers, educational panels, group discussions, technology exhibits, networking at the world’s largest gathering of microgrid leaders — just for being an early bird.

More details about the discount are available on the Microgrid 2020 Registration Page.

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And a reminder about the Microgrid Greater Good Award

Also mark February 15 on your calendar as the deadline to submit nominations for the Microgrid Greater Good Awards.

The awards recognize microgrids that fill a clear societal need and bolster the case that microgrids improve the human condition. Applications should demonstrate this role through a strong narrative. A panel of independent judges will consider submissions for microgrids operating in any part of the world. 

Now in its second year, the award program seeks applications in four categories. One category is new for this year — an award for a microgrid that operates in the state where the conference will be held, this year Pennsylvania. The four awards are:

  • Highest Recognition for a Microgrid Serving the Greater Good 
  • Greater Good Award for a Grid-Connected Microgrid
  • Greater Good Award for a Remote Microgrid
  • Local Greater Good Award (for a project in the conferences host state, this year Pennsylvania)
About Microgrid 2020

“Microgrid 2020: Distributed Energy and Electrification,” follows Microgrid Knowledge’s highly successful conferences in San Diego, Chicago, Boston and New York, all part of the online publication’s mission to advance microgrids.

A leadership event, the Microgrid Knowledge conference is designed for:

  • The thought leaders who are shaping and guiding the microgrid industry
  • Innovators, developers, utilities, and technology & engineering firms
  • Businesses, institutions and communities curious about how microgrids can benefit them
  • Investors and others participating in our unique Microgrid Financing Connection program
  • Policymakers, regulators, researchers and advocates

Never been to a Microgrid Knowledge conference? See why they are so popular in this video.

About the Author

Elisa Wood | Editor-in-Chief

Elisa Wood is an award-winning writer and editor who specializes in the energy industry. She is chief editor and co-founder of Microgrid Knowledge and serves as co-host of the publication’s popular conference series. She also co-founded RealEnergyWriters.com, where she continues to lead a team of energy writers who produce content for energy companies and advocacy organizations.

She has been writing about energy for more than two decades and is published widely. Her work can be found in prominent energy business journals as well as mainstream publications. She has been quoted by NPR, the Wall Street Journal and other notable media outlets.

“For an especially readable voice in the industry, the most consistent interpreter across these years has been the energy journalist Elisa Wood, whose Microgrid Knowledge (and conference) has aggregated more stories better than any other feed of its time,” wrote Malcolm McCullough, in the book, Downtime on the Microgrid, published by MIT Press in 2020.

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