IDEA Events and Past Conference Proceedings

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Registration for IDEA2021 website is now  open! That's right - we're getting 'The Band Back Together" in the "Live Music Capital of the World" for 3 days of connecting, conversation, and education. It has been nearly two years since our last in-person Annual Conference and we can't wait to see you!
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Save The Date for Upcoming Live Events

IDEA2021
IDEA's 112th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas
September 27-29, 2021 (moved from June)

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CampusEnergy2022
35th Annual Campus Energy Conference, Workshops & Trade Show
Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA
February 15-18, 2022

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IDEA2022
IDEA's 113th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, ON, CAN
June 6-9, 2022

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Recent Virtual Conference

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Virtual Training Symposium

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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

CampusEnergy2020: The Power to Change

February 10-14, Denver, CO

IDEA2019: The Energy for More Resilient Cities

June 24-27, Pittsburgh, PA

CampusEnergy2019

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

CampusEnergy2018

March 5-9, Baltimore, MD

Microgrid 2017

November 6-8, Boston, MA

IDEA2017: Sustaining Our Success

June 26-29, Scottsdale, AZ

CampusEnergy2017

February 20-24, Miami, FL

DistrictCooling2016

November 13-15, Dubai, UAE

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Please direct all media inquiries to idea@districtenergy.org or call 508-366-9339.

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