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Call for Presentation Proposals - NOW CLOSED!

Conference Theme: Affordable Energy

Ensuring all Vermonters have access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is essential for growing Vermont’s economy and addressing climate change. Efficiency Vermont invites you to share your work in addressing ‘Affordable Energy.’ What work have you done to accelerate the transition to an equitable, affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system? How have you implemented strategies and overcome barriers? Join us and share your knowledge with attendees of Better Buildings by Design, the largest building conference in New England.

Here are some topic ideas collected from past attendees:
  • More presentations from those in the field doing the work. How do you overcome the challenges of implementation?
  • More marketing strategies for energy efficiency.
  • More commercial projects and techniques.
  • Creating affordable housing for middle and low-income Vermonters, and renovation of current housing stock.
  • Lower cost ventilation strategies for multi-family buildings.
  • Weatherization
  • Environmentally friendly materials
We will be looking for these key components of a good presentation:
  • Slides should have fewer words, more pictures.
  • Big fonts and main ideas are ideal.
  • Discuss specific products while avoiding self-promotion or sales presentations.
  • Length of session and number of slides should correspond. Ideally no more than one slide per minute (total of 90 per session, unless there is an extended session or there are a lot of photos to tell the story).
Additional important notes:
  • All members of panel sessions must be assembled and engaged in participation. Panels should not be created after a session is accepted.
  • Please do not submit a session for the purpose of a placeholder to present a project that will complete between now and the conference. Only complete and ready to present topics will be considered for acceptance in the program.
  • All submitters will be notified of their acceptance in late August/early September.
  • If you need to withdraw your submission, please contact Amanda Grant at
Submitting a Proposal: Presentation proposals will be accepted online only. The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to Monday, July 22, 2019 at 11:59 PM, EST. Please be aware that the online form will close at that time and lock submitters out of the system. Please plan to finish the submission process prior to that time. Only complete submissions will be considered.

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