EXAMPLES OF JUST SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS FOLLOW.
The 2016 Energy Solutions Conference is a sequel to our highly successful Virtual Conferences held in 2013 and 2012. It is a Simulcast -- a virtual event available from wherever you are (via computer or mobile device) PLUS an on-site event (in FL), for those who prefer to attend in person AND take part in an Energy Expo. Planned as an innovative "modular forum" across a several month span, the kickoff event took place on March 23-24 with a focus on Renewable Energy & Alternative Fuels. See ACT tab for Replays!
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The agenda for this event features timely, hard-hitting topics of importance for energy options and choices now and in the future, with recognized experts from across the country as our faculty. For REPLAYS of completed live sessions click here.
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The Future Is Now Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, established in 2002 and prior to that operated as the Energy Program of another non-profit for 12 years. We have a stellar track record of leadership and distinctive services at the state and national levels. Further details are at www.CreatingtheFutureNow.com.
We've been leaders in professional online events on energy and other topics of importance to the future and now since 2005. Examples of past energy events are here.
The 2012 and 2013 Conferences each spanned three days and each featured a cast of 35 diverse experts as speakers. The 2012 event also included an Energy Expo. The 2013 program was featured online as well as live and in-person at the Florida Solar Energy Center.
The 2016 Conference is a Simulcast whereby participants can attend in person or online from anywhere. The program will be relevant to audiences in the host state (FL) and beneficial to a range of audiences from across the nation.
The 2016 target audience includes: Planners, community leaders, governmental decision-makers (state, federal and local), energy & related professions, state associations, industry reps, energy managers, land use professionals, energy technology specialists, agency officials, business leaders & owners, other stakeholders & interested members of the public.
If you've attended our past events, you know that we've featured powerful and timely speakers from across the US in many different sectors, ranging from ... industry leaders, lawmakers and other elected officials, energy association executives, business managers, program directors, agency heads, recognized authors, nonprofit leaders, and a host of other prominent experts. The 2016 Conference will follow our well-established track record. You can count on that in registering for the event!
As a "snapshot" of just a few of our outstanding speakers:
Click here for March & April agendas and stay tuned to this page for further program details and exciting announcements.
Themes & Agenda
The overall theme of the Conference is "Creating Energy Solutions". The agenda is being set to bring you the best program possible. Some of the topics you can expect to learn more about through this event include:
• Solar & Other Renewable Energy
• Energy Efficiency
• Economic Development & Jobs
• Energy Security & Reliability
• Agriculture & Energy
• Building Codes & the Built Environment
• Commercial Innovations
• Community Planning & Land Use
• Energy Policy Issues & Options
• Partnerships for Progress
The format for the Conference is "modular": a multi-part conference with full and half day themes where participants can come and go for topics and sessions of particular interest. It began with Renewable Energy & Alternative Fuels sessions on March 23 -24 ... and will be followed by other one and two day-long events in 2016.
We're accustomed to "doing things big" and this conference follows suit. The kickoff event, Part I of the conference, was by all accounts a stellar two day event on March 23 - 24, 2016.
Locations & E-Access
The entire event will take place as a Simulcast, with online access from anywhere by computer or mobile device ... as well as physical locations for those who prefer to attend in person.
The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), in Cocoa, FL, is the prime physical site, with live airing taking place from the Tallahassee, FL area.
IF ATTENDING IN PERSON:
The Florida Solar Energy Center is a research institute of the University of Central Florida, located on a 20-acre research complex on Florida's Space Coast at UCF's Cocoa satellite campus.
Address: 1679 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, FL 32922. Phone: (321) 638-1000
An exciting Energy EXPO will also take place as part of the event for those attending at FSEC for the second track.
The event has been designed to address energy needs, opportunities and models for communities and states seeking to create a brighter energy future. Our past events have been exceptional ... and 2016 has already proven to be an event of national significance.
A Modular Conference & Simulcast Event
▲ Conference Part I – March 23 -24
Renewable Energy & Alternative Fuels
Programs for all dates are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Outstanding Event ... On-Demand Replays Coming!
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▲ Conference Part II
Commercial Innovations & Best Practices
Green Hotels/Green Lodging & Restaurants ...
... with models for other sectors
Building Codes, Green Buildings & the Built Environment
▲Conference Part III
• Energy Security & Reliability
▲ Conference Part IV
Energy Policy Issues & Options
PARTS I & II AGENDA DETAIL
Learn the latest energy news, strategies, opportunities and solutions ... from national and state leaders in government, industry, academia and the nonprofit community. Downloadable Agenda here plus speaker bios
▲ Conference Part I – Renewable Energy -- March 23 -24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23
Welcome & Introductory Remarks - 9:00 AM
- Conference overview & announcements
- Opportunities & models for partnerships & progress
Conference Keynote -- Specific presentation timing for this speaker to be confirmed
Renewable Energy Speakers – 9:45 AM - Noon & 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, March 24
• Renewable Energy & Alternative Fuel Speakers – 9:00 AM - Noon & 1:00 - 4:00 PM
• Invited -- David Danielson, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Energy
See highlights below & click here for March agenda.
• Andrea Luecke - President & Executive Director, national Solar Foundation
• Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center (NY); former USDOE Deputy Assistant Secretary
• Jennifer Szaro - Senior Director of Programs, national Solar Electric Power Association
• Jonanthan Male, Director, Office of Bioenergy Technologies, US Department of Energy (USDOE)
• Christopher Kent - Program Manager, Green Power Partnerships Program, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
• Jennifer Martin – Executive Director , national Center for Resource Solutions
• Eric O’Shaughnessy - Market & Policy Impact Group, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
• Bob Cleaves - President, national Biomass Power Association
• Lindy Wordlaw, AICP -- Chair, Environment, Natural Resources & Energy Division, American Planning Association
• Dr. James Fenton - Director, Florida Solar Energy Center
• Invited – Tom Kiernan – President/CEO, American Wind Energy Association
• Philipp Beiter - Energy Markets & Policy Analyst, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) .
• Emily Steiver - Chief of Staff, national Community Power Network
• Cornelius Willingham - Electric Vehicle Strategy & Business Development Manager, Southeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
• PLUS electric utility, solar & other industry and state/local government leaders on models of success in implementing renewable energy projects in private and public sectors ... community planning official on renewables at the local level ... and additional speakers on alternative fuel vehicles & transportation alternative energy
CLICK HERE for March Track AGENDA
▲ Conference Part II
Tuesday, April 12
9:00 – 4:00 PM - Energy Efficiency
Wednesday, April 13
• 9:00 AM – Noon Commercial Innovations & Best Practices: Green Hotels/Green Lodging & Restaurants ... with models for other sectors
• 1:00 – 4:00 PM Building Codes, Green Buildings & the Built Environment
CLICK HERE for Preliminary Part II Agenda
• Kateri Callahan - President, Alliance to Save Energy
• Steve Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
• Michelle Thatcher - CEO, US Green Chamber of Commerce
• Thomas Walther - President, national Energy Services Coalition
• Patricia Griffin - President, national Green Hotels Association
• Abby Fox - Policy Manager, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance
• Michael Oshman - Executive Director, US Green Restaurants Association
• US Green Building Council official (name TBA shortly)
• Jennifer Languell, Immediate Past President, Green Building Coalition & President, Trifecta Construction Solutions
• Invited – US Department of Energy senior official
• Stefan Muhle – General Manager, Kinzie Hotel (Chicago)
• Larry Leetzow - President, Magnaray International/ World Institute of Lighting
• Sheena Chin-Greene - State Green Lodging Program Coordinator, FL Department of Environmental Protection
• Industry and state/local government leaders on models of success in implementing solar/renewable energy projects in private and public sectors
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