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2015 WEEC Speaker Questions:
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The 2015 WEEC Call for Papers is now closed, and abstracts are currently being reviewed.

  
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.
THE WEEC CONFERENCE



2015 WEEC Conference Program Agenda
Web version: highlights 2015 opening session speakers, keynote speakers, as well as provides advance conference session details and presenters.

2015 WEEC Conference Preview Brochure

Advance info on the 2015 WEEC conference program. (PDF)


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

Also featuring...

WEEC's Latin America & Spain Energy Management Symposium & Expo. For details, click below:
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A series of special workshops for Federal Energy Managers held in conjunction with WEEC. For full details, CLICK HERE.

 

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.

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 2015

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 Orlando, FL in conjunction with the 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress. Click the links below for details, date/time info, pricing, and access to online registration for each seminar program:

AEE seminar attendees earn 0.8 CEU / 8 PDH for each full day of seminar participation


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.

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 29th, 2015 / 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.

  • Answering Your Lighting Questions & Hot Topics / One Day Workshop
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Want good answers to your specific lighting questions? If you sign up for this workshop at least one week in advance and send your questions to the instructor, the answers you are seeking will be directly incorporated into the live workshop presentation. Or, even if you sign up the morning of the class, you can ask your questions verbally and get expert answers. In addition, after Q&A session, the instructor will cover the hottest current lighting topics which may have not been addressed fully by workshop participants' questions. Registration fee per attendee: $480 Click here for full details and instructor contact information.


  • Finance & Accounting for Engineers & Technicians / One Day Workshop
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 / 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    This workshop provides an overview of important principles in the fields of finance and accounting which are of specific relevance to energy and facility engineers and managers, practicing engineers of all disciplines, project managers, and executives with a limited finance/accounting background. The workshop is designed to help participants incorporate financial calculations and quantitative analyses into their overall decision-making skills. Understanding of finance and accounting principles is important in interfacing with accountants, financial analysts, and members of upper management. Topics covered are introduced at a basic level; therefore, little or no prior financial knowledge is required. 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 free tours will be held in conjunction with the World Energy 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:


U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR industrial event...
Pre-Conference Focus Meetings for ENERGY STAR Industrial Partners

Monday and Tuesday, September 28-29, 2015
U.S. EPA will once again be leading a series of ENERGY STAR industrial partner and focus meetings in conjunction with WEEC. Participation in these meetings is by invitation only. For more information on the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR industrial program, please visit www.energystar.gov/industry.


Free Tours: Orange County Convention Center
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / 10:30-11:30 am and
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 / 1:00-2:00 pm

The Orange County Convention Center has a 1 megawatt solar photovoltaic system which can generate the equivalent of the amount of electricity used by 100 average-size homes. Each of the two tours is open to the first 20 registrants.


SGC Foundation Charity Golf Tournament
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / 1:30 pm
Cost: $160 per player (sign up as an individual or as a team)
SGC Foundation will be hosting a charity golf tournament on September 29, 2015 to benefit Children's Hospitals in the Orlando area, and the Association of Energy Engineers scholarship fund. The tournament will be held at Falcons Fire Golf Course in Kissimmee (6 miles from the Orange County Convention Center). The shotgun start will be at 1:30 pm with a four person scramble. Each player will receive a golf polo, sleeve of balls and more. Sponsorships are available, such as Corporate and Hole.
For more information or to register: Contact Steve Ganzer at sganzer@sgc-foundation.org or call (301) 502-8978.


Legends in Energy: Epcot After Dark
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / Disney Epcot Theme Park / 6:00 - 10:00 pm
The Legends in Energy VIP dinner will be held at the magnificent Disney Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. This networking event will be included in the registration fee for paid WEEC conference attendees who are current Legends or eligible to be a 2015 Legend in Energy inductee. You must attend the WEEC conference and the Legends in Energy event to receive recognition. You will not want to miss this extraordinary event. It is a first-come, first-served event and preregistration is required.
CLICK HERE for registration information and eligibility requirements.


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Latin America & Spain (LAS) Energy Management Symposium & Expo
Wednesday, September 30 - Friday, October 2, 2015
A new feature of this year's WEEC will be the LAS Symposium, a special series of sessions covering energy management issues in Latin America and Spain. Participants will have access to the LAS sessions, and in addition may add additional sessions from the overall WEEC conference program to meet their training needs. There are also many networking activities in which LAS attendees may participate, and the concurrent exposition offers attendees a firsthand look at the full scope of leading edge energy efficiency technologies. For those wishing to obtain their CEM certification, there will also be a CEM preparatory training seminar instructed in Spanish (requires separate registration).


Meet the Authors Networking Event
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 / 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 free 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.


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Rich Little
"A Little Goes a Long Way"
AEE Annual Awards Banquet
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 / 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 2015 banquet will be provided by comedian Rich Little, well known for his expert, "on-the-mark" impressions of numerous politicians, U.S. Presidents, and famed entertainers alike. This networking event is included in your paid three-day conference registration. Additional or guest tickets may be purchased.


 
Free: Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) Breakfast
A program to foster leadership and careers of women in the industry
Thursday, October 1, 2015 / 7:30 - 9:00 am
Join us for a free networking breakfast and presentation hosted by AEE's Council on Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL). 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.


AEE Florida Sunshine Chapter Luncheon
Thursday, October 1, 2015 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the AEE Florida Sunshine chapter for a luncheon and presentation. This event is free for WEEC paid conference attendees, $20 for all others.


From the U.S. EPA...
Free
ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Workshop

Thursday, October 1, 2015 / 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Federal agencies and state and local governments across the country are taking bold steps to protect the environment and lower energy costs through both required policy measures and voluntary campaigns. Recent legislation has mandated the reporting and public disclosure of commercial building energy use in two states and more than a dozen cities. These entities are turning to the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a free-to-use online software platform, as the tool for disclosure. Currently, more than 400,000 buildings - representing over 40% of the U.S. commercial building market - have benchmarked their energy performance in Portfolio Manager. Come to this workshop to learn how to use this energy management and tracking tool as part of a strategic energy management program, and for participation in voluntary and mandatory energy benchmarking programs. You'll see a live demonstration of the benchmarking and reporting process, and get all of your questions answered by experienced ENERGY STAR trainers from the U.S. EPA.


 
CWEEL Reception
Thursday, October 1, 2015 / 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. For more information about CWEEL, Click Here.


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Jeremy Rifkin,
Global Visionary on the Future of the Economy, the Environment & Technology

WEEC Keynote Luncheon
Friday, October 2, 2015 / 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
The Keynote Luncheon is open to all registered WEEC conference attendees. Featured speaker, Jeremy Rifkin, will speak on the topic, The Third Industrial Revolution. Mr. Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and bestselling author of nineteen books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. He has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade, and is the principle architect of the European Union's Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan designed to address the triple challenge of the global economic crisis, energy security, and climate change.




FREE LEARNING EVENTS IN THE WEEC EXHIBIT HALL

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 2015 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 2015 WEEC exhibit hall. To view the 2015 WEEC Poster Session Agenda, CLICK HERE.