Dear Prospective Speaker, The Energy Matters Summit team is calling for speakers to present at our 10 th year anniversary event. The Energy Matters Summit will be held on May 13th and 14th, 2014 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Proposals are to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31st, 2013 and must include at minimum the following information: Presenter contact and employer and/or affiliations Presenter biographies (150 words max) Preferred workshop track Proposed presentation title Presentation abstract (150 words max) Benefit presentation will provide to the audience How presentation will inspire the audience Proposals submitted must be in English and presentations must be delivered in English. Presentations must not exceed 50 minutes in length and are to be educational, innovative, and motivating to engage the audience. We ask that you ensure that your presentation does not include any marketing and/or sales related content. The 2014 Energy Matters Summit theme will focus on Learning from the Past, Innovating for the Future. We believe that understanding the challenges and successes of the past provides the foundation to innovate and develop cutting edge, sustainable, and energy-efficient solutions for the future. We ask that you indicate one of five workshop tracks that you would like to present within. These tracks include: + Facilities – Building a Sustainable and Energy Efficient Future; + Energy Infrastructure – Developing Tomorrow’s Power Network; + Transportation – Inspiring a Carbon Reduced Future; + Health – Designing Sustainable, Healthy Communities for Tomorrow; and + Consumers – Strengthening Commitment to Social Responsibility.
Presentation content is to align to the central theme and include at least one of the following topics: Topic 1: Case studies â€“ key obstacles and achievements; Topic 2: Energy market and future outlook; Topic 3: International regulations and reporting requirements; Topic 4: Emerging energy conservation and efficiency initiatives; Topic 5: Green technologies of the future; Topic 6: Strategic planning for the future; Topic 7: Financing new capital investments and payback incentives; and Topic 8: Implementing sustainable and energy efficient solutions. The Energy Matters Summit team will ensure that each topic is included in each workshop track to the extent possible. We thank you in advance for your proposal submission. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Joan Engineer at (905) 791-7800 ext 7278. Our weekday business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sincerely, Energy Matters Summit Team
EVALUATION CRITERIA The Energy Matters Summit team will review proposals in the order that they are received. Preference will be given to presentations that best align to the Summitâ€™s central theme and topics and provide a strong sense of education, innovation, and motivation. TERMS & CONDITIONS Individuals or groups who submit a proposal must agree in writing to the following: Allow the Energy Matters Summit team to publish the presentation in multiple formats in the 2014 Energy Matters Summit Proceedings, upload onto the Energy Matters Summit website, be recorded while presenting and post presentation audio and/or video on the Energy Matters Summit website. VENDOR NUETRAL CONTENT Presentations are not to include sales pitches or marketing related content. The content is to strictly focus on substantive content that the audience can use and benefit from without having to purchase a specific product or professional service.
Mission The Energy Matters Summit is an interactive forum designed to foster energy management collaboration and best practices that make today’s communities greener places to live, work and invest. The Energy Matters Summit showcases how local governments, public, and private organizations from around the world are employing energy conservation, reduction, and efficiency measures to build sustainable communities and take ownership of environmental initiatives. Our objectives are to:
Strengthen your personal and business networks through connecting with hundreds of leading energy professionals from around the world;
Advance your energy knowledge and skills of leading-edge technologies, innovative models, and emerging initiatives and programs;
Broaden your energy planning capabilities by understanding current market conditions, regulations, and reporting requirements; and
Share and highlight your organization’s energy management strategies and achievements.
Keynote Presenter Christine Ervin with Regional Chair Emil Kolb and Chief Administrative Officer David Szwarc at the 2013 Energy Matters Summit.
"We’ve seen a tremendous amount of innovation, it’s exciting, and energy is right at the heart of it. Energy matters, and the work being done here could never matter more.” Christine Ervin — Keynote Presenter
History of the Energy Matters Summit
About the 2014 Energy Matters Summit
The first Energy Matters Summit was held in 2005 as an out-reach program to educate and promote awareness of sustainable energy management practices in public sector agencies. Over the past decade, the conference has gained a tremendous reputation and has become one of the leading forums within the energy industry, attracting delegates from around the world. Hundreds of public and private sector organizations such as municipalities, provinces, universities, colleges, school boards, healthcare organizations and consulting organizations, respectively come together to promote strategies that manage energy costs, control consumption, and explore the leading tools and technologies available to shape policies on these matters.
The 2014 Energy Matters Summit theme will focus on Learning from the Past, Innovating for the Future. Five workshop tracks will be held and include:
Case studies: obstacles and achievements;
The success and continual growth of the Energy Matters Summit can be attributed to the following factors:
Energy market and future outlook;
International regulations and reporting requirements;
Emerging energy conservation and efficiency initiatives;
Green technologies of the future;
Strategic planning for the future;
Financing new capital investments and payback incentives; and
Implementing sustainable and energy efficient solutions.
Provides a platform for public and private sector organizations to access quality energy management information from experts in the industry. Advocates sound public policies for the promotion and implementation of sustainable energy management solutions;
Cultivates a culture of energy conservation and sustainable development;
Introduces the latest technology in energy management; and
Facilitates personal and business networking opportunities.
+ Facilities – Building a Sustainable and Energy Efficient Future + Energy Infrastructure – Developing Tomorrow’s Power Network + Transportation – Inspiring a Carbon Reduced Future + Health – Designing Sustainable, Healthy Communities for Tomorrow + Consumers – Strengthening Commitment to Social Responsibility
Topics to be discussed in each workshop track include:
Please note that workshop tracks and topics are subject to change depending on speaker availability.
Conference Venue Toronto Congress Centre North Building 650 Dixon Rd Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1 416-245-5000 Conference Accommodation Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport 640 Dixon Road Toronto Ontario M9W 1J1 1-800-967-9033 Speaker Proposal Submission Deadline December 31st, 2013
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