Creating a trading space for researchers and innovators at the 2015 Intelligent Efficiency Conference

Blog Post | November 16, 2015 - 11:17 am
By Ethan Rogers , Program Director, Industry

Are you conducting research on the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and data analytics to save energy? Or, have you just finished some research and are looking for a venue to report the results? Perhaps you just launched a new project, program, device, or service, and want to share it.

Or maybe you need data. Or you have data and think it may be of use to someone?

We want to hear from you!  More specifically, we want you to attend our 2015 Intelligent Efficiency Conference and tell other attendees.

A new feature of this year’s conference is our Trading Space session. It is a 90-minute session designed for researchers and innovators to give their elevator pitches. We’ve incorporated similar sessions into a couple of our other conferences to great effect: partnerships have been formed, collaborations initiated, deals closed.

Each participant in the Trading Space will have a least five minutes to explain who they are, what they’re working on, why someone should care, and what they need. We’re focused on researchers and innovators but welcome any registered attendee to participate. New start-ups are certainly welcome.

Since this is an ICT conference, we’re anticipating that some people will ask for data, others for algorithms. I’ve been told that sometimes data is more valuable than money. But you can ask for that too—there may be just the partner you need in our audience!

If you are interested, please submit your idea for a slot in the Trading Space session. Email your contact information and submit a description of your pitch in 50 words or fewer to industry@aceee.org. Please include “2015 ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference – Trading Space” in the subject line of your email.

Just one note: You must be registered for the conference in order to have your topic accepted!