Energy Design Conference and Expo Workshops, Seminars, Product ExhibitsHosted by Minnesota Power
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2017 Call for Presenters Now Open


The Energy Design Conference & Expo Session Team is accepting proposals for the 26th annual Energy Design Conference & Expo being held February 22-24, 2016, in Duluth, Minnesota. We are seeking innovative, quality sessions focused on energy technologies, efficient building concepts, sustainable development, and current energy and environmental topics related to the building industry.

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2016

For questions or information, please contact Amanda Oja at (218) 355-3162.

General conference topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Building Science and High Performance Homes
  • Commercial Energy Efficiency
  • Emerging Energy Technologies
  • Energy-Efficient Mechanical and Lighting
  • Energy-Efficient Remodeling
  • Existing Buildings and Rehab Opportunities
  • Green Building and Sustainable Development
  • Human Health and Buildings/IAQ/Ventilation
  • HVAC
  • Policy and Codes
  • Renewable Energy
  • Research and Development
  • Case Studies

Presenter Benefits and Expectations

All presenters receive complimentary registration to the conference (including lunch for all three days). Presenters are invited to a special presenter/exhibitor reception Monday evening (music, refreshments, and light appetizers). Presenters will have a multitude of networking opportunities. Presenters are responsible for providing copies of their handouts and for providing presentation materials if necessary. Specific deadlines are listed below.


  • October 31, 2016: Last day to submit a proposal.
  • November 14, 2016: You will be notified by November 14 if you are selected to present at the conference.
  • December 10, 2016: If applying for continuing education credits (CEUs), final day to submit presentation materials (in accordance with the Department of Labor and Industry Guidelines for CEUs).
  • February 18, 2017: Final version of presentation due for posting on EDC website.

Conflict of Interest Policy


Our goal is to provide a positive educational experience for all attendees. For this reason, we request that sessions avoid promoting and/or marketing a specific product. The Energy Design Conference session and planning team reserves the right to reject applications based on questionable product integrity and/or credibility.