IDEA Events and Conference Proceedings

Save The Date for Upcoming Live Events

Westin Boston Seaport District, Boston, Massachusetts 
February 3-6, 2025

IDEA's 116th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minnesota 
June 2-5, 2025

Gaylord National Harbor, Maryland
February 17-20, 2026

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. 

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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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