Conferences & Proceedings

Upcoming Conferences

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34th Annual Campus Energy Conference, Workshops & Trade Show
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA
February 16-19, 2021

IDEA's 112th Annual Conference & Trade Show
Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas
June 14-17, 2021

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

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

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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Upcoming IDEA 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


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

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