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THE WEEC CONFERENCE

2014 WEEC Speaker Questions:
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WEEC full-3-day-conference participants earn a total of 1.0 CEU / 10 PDH / 10 AIA LU credits, which may be applied toward professional licensing requirements or certification.
President Bill Clinton to present 2014 WEEC Keynote Address...
   

President Bill Clinton
  The Association of Energy Engineers is honored to announce that President Bill Clinton will be the featured Keynote Speaker at the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress Opening Session.
   


More details about the upcoming WEEC, October 1-3, 2014 at the Washington Convention Center...


WEEC Conference
Program Agenda

Web version: highlights 2014 opening session speakers, keynote speakers, as well as provides advance conference session details and presenters.

2014 WEEC Conference Preview Brochure

Advance info on the 2014 WEEC conference program. (PDF)

2014 WEEC Newspaper
Advance info on WEEC conference program agenda, speakers, seminar details, exhibitor profiles, special events, exhibit hall workshops, and other important event details.
(PDF)
Also featuring...
  
A series of special workshops for Federal Energy Managers held in conjunction with WEEC. For full details, CLICK HERE.
 


Get Up to Speed on the Latest Technologies and Marketplace Developments...

As the largest event of its kind held each year, the WEEC multi-track conference agenda is designed to provide hands-on, up-to-the-minute information you can use right away to address the full spectrum of energy cost control opportunities and innovative energy supply options. Well known for both its quality and scope, the WEEC conference is recognized not only for the number of papers presented, but also for the qualifications and knowledge of the experts making the presentations.

2013 WEEC Proceedings Available on CD (PDF format)

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You'll learn about the most promising new technologies, covering facility energy efficiency and management; renewable, green and alternative energy; on-site and distributed power generation options; integrated building automation and energy management tools; new lighting technologies; HVAC efficiency improvement strategies; boiler and steam system efficiency; proven cost management strategies; and much more. You'll also hear insightful commentary on what the future holds, and how best to prepare for it.

Exclusive time is always scheduled for conference participants to visit the exhibits, giving you the time you need to explore the marketplace first hand.



AEE SEMINARS & WEEC WORKSHOPS

Professional Training Seminars Held in Conjunction with WEEC 2014

Note: AEE is now an approved provider of training courses for USGBC-GBCI's Credential Maintenance Program and for AIA Continuing Education Systems. Professionals may qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU's) to maintain their Certification status.

In addition to the three-day conference program, a full line-up of seminars has been scheduled to take place in Washington, DC in conjunction with the 2014 World Energy Engineering Congress. Click the links below for details, date/time info, pricing, and access to online registration for each seminar program:


Full Day WEEC Workshops

A series of full-day workshops will be held in conjunction with the World Energy Engineering Congress. Information on these workshops is posted below, with additional workshops to be added when full details are available.

The main WEEC Registration Link will enable to you include your choice of any of these workshops in your WEEC registration:

  • Using Smart Metering to Cut Energy Costs / One Day Workshop
    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ‘Smart’ meters (also called interval meters) measure and communicate electricity usage in near real time, showing how power is being used in short (e.g., 15-minute) periods. By accessing and understanding such data, facility managers, utilities, and contractors may cut costs by trimming peak demand, uncovering hidden energy waste, and employing lower cost utility and market-based electric rates. Through in-depth instruction, this seminar covers the basics of ‘smart’ metering, including its use in load management and other cost-cutting utility programs, and ways to cut costs even without such programs. Registration fee per attendee: $480
    Click here for full details.

  • The Future of Lighting Is Happening Now / One Day Workshop
    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Even if you are not a lighting geek, you can anticipate getting plenty useful and practical knowledge out of this full-day workshop. In addition, even the most seasoned lighting professionals will benefit significantly from participation in this program. The course will clarify the emerging 21st century perspective that lighting as well as lighting controls should no longer be considered just commodities, and the important implications of this understanding in real world applications. Registration fee per attendee: $480 Click here for full details.


  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers / One Day Workshop
    Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    In this workshop, you'll learn: AC and DC electricity principles, including common calculations for voltage, current, power and power factor; electrical system concepts, including power quality, load factor and service factor, demand, peak demand, distinction between electrical energy and electrical power, and associated computation methods; electrical equipment and instrumentation in industrial applications, including motors, transformers, switchgear, over current protection devices, and power/energy monitoring systems; basic requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and electrical safety, including a brief introduction to NFPA 70 E, Arc Flash Requirements; and how to interpret electrical one-line and comprehensive wiring diagrams. Registration fee per attendee: $480 Click here for full details.


    Full-day training workshop attendees earn 0.8 CEU / 8 PDH for each full day of workshop participation



WEEC SPECIAL EVENTS

A number of special events, including meal events, free workshops and more will be held in conjunction with the World Engineering Congress. Please click the appropriate link below for more information on each specific event. Information on additional events not currently shown below will be posted as available. Pre-registration is required for all events, and space is limited.

The main WEEC Registration Link will enable to you include your choice of any of these events in your WEEC registration:


Legends in Energy, Jazz on the Potomac
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Boarding 6:00-6:45 pm/Cruise 7:00-10:00 pm

Please join us for this unforgettable networking event to honor both new 2014 Legends in Energy inductees, as well as our esteemed Legends and Chartered Legends. If you are a Chartered Legend or a current Legend in Energy, we invite you to join us as we celebrate your continued success and accomplishments. If you are not already a Legend in Energy, please view the list of criteria by clicking on the link below to see if you qualify.

Attendance for this exclusive event is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance registration is required in conjunction with your WEEC registration. You must attend WEEC 2014 as a conference attendee, speaker, seminar attendee, exhibitor or sponsor to attend this event. CLICK HERE for details on eligibility and information on registering for this VIP event.


AEE Annual Awards Banquet
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 / 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Every year, the Association of Energy Engineers recognizes individuals and companies that have demonstrated notable contributions to the energy profession on the national and international levels at our annual Awards Banquet held during WEEC. Featured entertainment for the 2014 banquet will be provided by nationally esteemed teen magician Collins Key, a 2013 "America's Got Talent" finalist. This networking event is included in your paid three-day conference registration. Additional or guest tickets may be purchased.


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Congressman
Paul Tonko

New York
AEE National Capital Chapter Luncheon
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 / 11:30 am

Join AEE’s National Capital Chapter for a luncheon and special presentation by U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko, who represents New York's 20th Congressional District and serves on the U.S. Congress Energy & Commerce Committee. Congressman Tonko will speak on the topic of CHP & grid reliability. This event is free for WEEC paid conference attendees, $20 for all others.



Lutron Electronics Commercial Experience Center
FREE Tour: Lutron Electronics Commercial Experience Center / Sponsored by Lutron Electronics
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 / 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Lunch will be provided at tour site for tour participants
Located just blocks away from the U.S. Capitol Building and the D.C. Convention Center, Lutron's Washington, D.C. Experience Center is a training destination where thousands of visitors each year learn about and interact with many of the latest energy savings lighting control technologies. The goal of the center is to educate, network and provide opportunity for architects, facility managers, electrical engineers, policy makers, regulators and other individuals looking to learn ways to save energy, reduce costs, achieve LEED certification, and meet building codes on their projects and in their facilities. The tour is open to the first 40 registrants. Register for this tour online using the main WEEC registration link above.


Meet the Authors Networking Event
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 / 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Here is your chance to meet the authors of recent professional reference books relevant to energy and facility professionals. Authors will be on hand to discuss their works. This networking event takes place in the WEEC exibit hall's books booth, concurrent with the Expo Hall Reception. If you would like to purchase a book or view new titles available through AEE's professional books program, please visit www.aeecenter.org/books.



Joanne Edwards, Eaton
CWEEC Breakfast
Sponsored by
Free: Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) Breakfast / Energy Policy: Opportunities and Challenges
A program to foster leadership and careers of women in the industry
Thursday, October 2, 2014 / 7:30 - 9:00 am
Join us for a free breakfast featuring case studies of successful women-owned businesses, as well as discussing the unique barriers and opportunities these firms encounter in the marketplace. This breakfast, sponsored by Deloitte, will feature speaker Joanne Edwards, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Eaton. The Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) seeks to develop a prominent voice for women in the industry, and to contribute to the advancement of women in leadership positions throughout the industry. Organized to develop a prominent voice for women in the industry, CWEEL was founded by Laurie Wiegand-Jackson, president of North America Power Partners, and is co-directed by MaryAnne Lauderdale, director of engineering for Power Secure. For more information about CWEEL, Click Here.


Better Plants Recognition Luncheon
Thursday, October 2, 2014 / 12:00 noon / Exhibit Hall Luncheon Area
The U.S. Department of Energy will recognize Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners for their energy efficiency accomplishments during a lunch plenary session at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC). Through Better Plants, leading manufacturers partner with the Department to improve their energy intensity by 25% over ten years, develop energy management plans, and track and report their annual progress. This national recognition event will also include keynote remarks from an Energy Department official, and provide an opportunity for companies to network with Better Plants Partners and other WEEC participants. All paid WEEC conference attendees are welcome, as well as attendees who have pre-purchased luncheon tickets. All others may purchase tickets onsite if available.


Tour Sponsored by

FREE Tour: United States Capitol Energy Conservation
Thursday, October 2, 2014 / 1:00 - 2:00 pm
This is a unique opportunity to tour the United States Capitol, learn about its history and find out what the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is doing to conserve energy in a 221 year old building that was built, burnt and rebuilt. The AOC completed three Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) for the House, Senate and Capitol buildings. Together, these performance improvements accounted for more than half of the AOC's FY13 energy reduction achievement. The Capitol Building Project is expected to reduce energy consumption by 27 percent and will generate approximately $2.1 million in annual energy savings. Understanding energy savings and costs are important factors in executing a successful ESPC project. The tour provides an opportunity for participants to learn more about the AOC's program through project insights and updates on future initiatives. This tour is open to the first 50 registrants. Click here for more information.



CWEEC Reception Sponsored by
CWEEL Reception
Thursday, October 2, 2014 / 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Join CWEEL for a special networking and fundraising event. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones while sharing the week’s experiences at the WEEC. Admission is free to CWEEL members; $30 for all others.


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Richard Kauffman,
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

WEEC Keynote Luncheon
Friday, October 3, 2014 / 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
The Keynote Luncheon is open to all registered WEEC conference attendees. Featured speaker, Richard L. Kauffman, Chairman, Energy and Finance for New York State and Chairman, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, will examine Reforming our 20th Century Energy Systems for 21st Century Innovations.





FREE LEARNING EVENTS IN THE WEEC EXHIBIT HALL


Free Career Center in Exhibit Hall Entrance Area

Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2, 2014

This year's WEEC will feature an Onsite Career Center in the exhibit hall entrance area where attendees can learn about current positions active and available on the AEE Online Green Job Center. The Career Center booth will also contain information available to help you bolster your career, such as how to take part in the CEM and other AEE certification training seminars, how to have your resume listed in the AEE resume database, and how your organization can participate as a featured employer. Visit the Career Center located near the onsite registration in the exhibit hall, or go to www.aeecenter.org/jobs.

Free Technology Workshops Presented by Exhibitors

This complimentary exhibit hall activity has been designed to enhance your learning about the latest new products, and allow for an interactive experience for all expo attendees and presenters. Expo-only visitors, conference attendees, seminar delegates and any other visitors to the show floor can take part in these FREE sessions. For a partial listing of free exhibit hall workshops to be held during the 2014 WEEC, CLICK HERE.


Free Poster Sessions


Complementing the WEEC conference, exposition, and related events, poster sessions will provide an opportunity for authors, session presenters, conference attendees, and exhibit hall visitors to interact, and give and receive ideas on a one-on-one informal basis in a special area of the 2014 WEEC exhibit hall. To view the 2014 WEEC Poster Session Agenda, CLICK HERE.