Microgrid Knowledge Announces “Microgrid 2021. The World Awakens to Microgrids.” Opens Call for Speakers

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Microgrid Knowledge today unveiled its next conference, “Microgrid 2021 Virtual: The World Awakens to Microgrids,” a free, four-week educational event that will run from May 11-June 3.

Microgrid 2021 call for speakers

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The news website also announced that it has opened its call for speakers for the global gathering.

Microgrid 2021 will be unique among microgrid conferences in that it’s designed to speak directly to those considering microgrid adoption, such as businesses, institutions, communities and government entities — microgrid customers.

The conference’s 16 sessions will include informative webinars, case studies, lively panel discussions, thought-provoking interviews, networking and live Q&A sessions — all on Microgrid Knowledge’s advanced multi-media virtual platform.

“The case for reliable power intensified during the Covid pandemic as the world became ever more reliant on virtual communications to keep economies running and healthcare working — all against a backdrop of climate-related wildfires and storms, as well as revelations about major grid vulnerabilities,” said Elisa Wood, editor-in-chief of Microgrid Knowledge. “As a result, more and more people are coming to our events and reading our publication who are considering microgrids for the first time.”

Kevin Normandeau, publisher of Microgrid Knowledge added, “We see ourselves as an independent third party source, free of any technology or vendor bias, that can provide useful information to those considering microgrid adoption. Microgrid 2021 offers the audience what they need all in one place in a virtual setting that requires no travel. We’ll deliver the most knowledgeable microgrid experts to their desktops in real time. Best of all, you can attend the live event for free.”

Microgrid 2021 will offer educational sessions aimed at helping attendees understand microgrid development, operations, financing and resource selection, as well as the use of microgrids to achieve reliability, sustainability and energy budgeting goals. (See the agenda here.)

The event will run for four weeks, two days per week, three hours per day, and will feature more than 50 expert speakers.

Each week will focus on a primary need that microgrids fulfill:

  1. Electric Reliability Week
  2. Economical Energy Week
  3. Sustainability Week
  4. Greater Good/Future Impact Week

Participants can attend all sessions or only those useful to them. The conference is free for those who attend live sessions; there will be a charge for on-demand replays. 

Seeking speakers

Microgrid Knowledge also opened its call for speakers for Microgrid 2021. The event organizers seek presentations that address specific topics. The topics can be found here

The deadline for proposals is February 15, 2021, but applications will be considered as they come in. So applicants are encouraged to submit early.

Preference will be given to presentations that have not been made at other conferences. For those who wish to present case studies, chances of acceptance are greater if the microgrid customer joins in the presentation. 

Microgrid 2021 is different from previous Microgrid Knowledge events in that it will place heavy emphasis on customer education. Therefore, presentations and discussions should be geared toward sustainability officers and facility managers, business leaders, CEOs, government officials, institutional and community leaders, and other energy decision makers. Speakers should craft presentations with this audience in mind and minimize industry jargon.

There is no charge to present at Microgrid 2021, but all speakers must register by April 1, 2021. (Registration is free.)

More details about the call for speakers can be found on the Microgrid 2021 website.

Microgrid 2021 will be the third virtual event offered by Microgrid Knowledge. Its two 2020 events attracted more than 8,000 registrants. Registration for the event opens Feb. 1, 2021.

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