IDEA Events and Conference Proceedings

Our Most Recent Event

IDEA was honored to welcome 850 attendees both in person and virtually to IDEA2022 in Toronto, our first meeting in Canada in four years. If you were unable to join us in Toronto but want to see what you missed, register as a virtual attendee and stream most of the sessions from the main program.

Call for Presentations - Now Open!

The Call for Presentations is now open for CampusEnergy2023, taking place at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX, February 27-May 2, 2023. This is an amazing opportunity to present to an audience of over 1000 campus energy professionals. 

The deadline to submit is Friday, August 12, 2022.

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Save The Date for Upcoming Live Events

36th Annual Campus Energy Conference, Workshops & Trade Show
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas
February 27-March 2, 2023

IDEA's 114th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
June 5-8, 2023

37th Annual Campus Energy Conference, Workshops & Trade Show
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, California
Feb. 20-23, 2024

Virtual Training Symposium


Hosting Conferences Since 1909

Founded in 1909 as the National District Heating Association, IDEA continues to inform, connect, and advance the district energy industry around the globe. Starting in 1909, IDEA hosts an Annual Conference and Trade Show each year and added its Campus Energy Conference in 1988 and an International District Cooling Conference in 2007. 

View Historic List of IDEA Annual Conferences and Chairs

View Historic List of IDEA Campus Energy Conferences

View Historic List of IDEA International District Cooling Conferences

Upcoming & Archived Webinars

Conference Proceedings

CampusEnergy2021: Bridge to the Future

February 16-18, Virtual

IDEA2020: New Vision for District Energy

June 24, Virtual

CampusEnergy2020: The Power to Change

February 10-14, Denver, CO

IDEA2019: The Energy for More Resilient Cities

June 24-27, Pittsburgh, PA


February 26-March 1, New Orleans, LA

DistrictCooling2018: Efficient Energy for Smarter Cities

December 9-11, Dubai, UAE

Microgrid 2.0: Advancing Industry Growth

October 29-31, Baltimore, MD

IDEA2018: Local Solutions, Global Impact

June 11-14, Vancouver, BC


March 5-9, Baltimore, MD

Microgrid 2017

November 6-8, Boston, MA

IDEA2017: Sustaining Our Success

June 26-29, Scottsdale, AZ


February 20-24, Miami, FL


November 13-15, Dubai, UAE

Upcoming and Recent Webinars

Thousands of district energy professionals have recently enjoyed the dozens of online educational opportunities we offer, including our latest Insights & Innovations webinar series.

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