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AESP National Conference - 2017

2/13/2017 to 2/16/2017
When: 5:30 PM
Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL
United States

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Register to attend the premier energy industry conference that draws the top program managers, policy makers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, consultants and vendors in energy efficiency. Highly regarded experts in their respective fields will lead over 30 sessions that will cover the range of current topics in marketing, tools and technology, implementation, program design, research, evaluation and more.

Whether learning or networking is your priority, you’ll get to experience the best of both with an agenda that balances top notch educational sessions and pre-conference training courses with valuable networking events.

AESP will kick-off our National Conference with optional pre-conference training courses*, the utility-only roundtable, an evening reception and a new professionals event all on the first day!  Following will be three days of speaker presentations, panel discussions, interactive roundtables, poster sessions and networking events.

Experience the best of both worlds with a conference that balances top notch educational sessions with valuable networking events.

Conference Schedule:

Monday, February 13
  UtilitiesConnect 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  Evening Reception 5:30 - 7:00 PM
  New Professionals Event 7:15 - 8:15 PM

Tuesday, February 14
  Sessions 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  Evening Reception 5:00 - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, February 15
  Sessions 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  Special Evening Reception 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thursday, February 16
  Sessions 9 AM - Noon
  Closing Plenary and Lunch Noon - 2 PM

Training courses, chapter or t/c meetings, Post-conference excursion, breakfast, lunch & break times are not displayed. View the agenda for details.

Conference Rates (USD):

Member: $1395
Non-member: $1595
Speakers, Moderators, Board Members & T/C Chairs: $650
Full-time student: $300***
Group Member Points: 9
3 Member Special:  Register 3 active AESP members at the same time for $3350 - This offer expired Jan 16, 2017.

Early registration expired on January 16, 2017.  After January 16 rates per person are:  Member $1395 or 8 Group Member Points; Non-member $1595; and Speakers, Moderators, Board Members & T/C Chairs increased to $650.

If you are an active group member and would like to register using points, email
*** Student registrants must email/fax their school id and class schedule to or (480) 704-5905.  If you need to be invoiced for this transaction, simply complete this form and fax it to Shannon at (480) 704-5905.


Loews Royal Pacific Hotel - 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL 32819 - (407) 503-3000

The room block is full but the overflow hotel is The Loews Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

Reserve your room at the Loews Cabana Bay by telephone:  1-866-360-7395 and mention AESP.

AESP does not use a housing management firm.

Pre-conference Training Courses *

February 13, 2017
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fee: $575.00 USD*
Points: 3

Critical Thinking – Enhance your skills for decision making, leadership and communications

Trainer: Jim Walters, Power of Learning

This workshop is founded on an understanding that leading business today requires the ability to bridge differing opinions, ask crucial questions, and having the know-how to overcome territorial domains; without it poor decisions almost always result. Indeed, the ability to think logically and comprehensively to evaluate a situation (critical thinking) is vital for optimum decision-making. Key areas of focus include learning, bias, reasoning, questioning, fallacy, the process of critical thinking based on the work of The Foundation for Critical Thinking, and intellectual growth. The workshop is presented in an engaging and fun manner in order for participants to increase their thinking awareness as the first step to sharpening their thinking skills. It is akin to the baseball player asking Why do I have to keep my eye on the ball? I have already done that once. If we are not aware of our thinking, we have no chance of improving it. The overarching goal of this workshop is to provide the motivation for participants to become less self-centered and more fair-minded thinkers.

Participants can expect to:
   • Enrich their personal and work life significantly
   • Know how to elevate their thinking
   • Know how to correct error at every level of the organization.


Build It and They Will Come – Program Planning, Design & Implementation  - Course is full
Trainer: Charley Budd, CB&I
Earn .5 CEUs

This hands-on course covers a variety of program implementation and program management topics such as program operational processes, developing Requests for Proposals and contractor selection, using program tracking data and understanding evaluators.  The course includes several modules that begin with a high level overview and transition to group exercises that dive into the details, data and issues that program implementers face every day.    Participants will review and use program operations manuals, program tracking data, and program documentation to solve practical and common problems, and to simulate common program management issues.  Class discussions will draw out useful insights and experiences from participants.  Instructors are experienced in the real world successes and failures of program management at utilities and consulting firms.  This course is designed for the DSM professional with at least 2-3 years of DSM program experience.


Post-conference Excursion*

February 17, 2017
8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Fee: $160.00 USD*

AESP is offering an optional post-conference day trip to Wild Florida on Friday, February 17, 2017.  Fees are extra and space is limited.

Enjoy a closer look at alligators & exotic wild life as you glide through 4,200 acres of untouched nature preserve on an exclusive airboat ride. The swamp is free of any development and is 100% pure Florida wilderness.  After your ride, you will have your picture taken while holding a baby alligator. The Wildlife Park gives guests the opportunity to watch, touch and even feed some of Florida’s native land-dwelling animals, as well as various species of tropical birds.


 9:00-10:00AM         Transfer from Loews Royal Pacific to Wild Florida
10:15-11:15AM         One hour Everglades Airboat Tour on Cypress Lake
11:15-11:30AM         Gator Demo and Photos
11:30AM-12:30PM    Free time to explore the Wildlife Park
12:30-1:30PM           Return transfer to hotel



Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received by 1/16/17 will receive a refund minus a $200 processing fee. If using Points, there will be a 1 Point cancellation fee.    Cancellations received after 1/16/17 and no shows will not receive a refund (cash or Points).  AESP reserves the right to cancel a training course at any time with reasonable notice given to all participants. If a program is canceled, refunds will be paid in full for training course canceled or you may reschedule attendance in the next available training course. In the event of a cancellation, AESP is not responsible for non-refundable airfares, other airfare penalties, or travel charges you may incur.


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