Education Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Seventhwave: Industrial LED Project: What You Need to Know Now

April 26, 2017 to April 27, 2017

Seventhwave’s industrial LED projects course will address industrial lighting solutions and applications for LED technology. It will: describe how LED technology is evaluated, discuss key factors to consider when making a lighting decision and pertinent questions to ask providers, and clarify LED performance claims.

Sustainability Summit and Exposition, Building a Sustainable Future - Making it Work

May 03, 2017 to May 04, 2017

The 14th Annual Sustainability Summit & Exposition will highlight economic trends and business opportunities in energy, water, infrastructure, transportation and workforce development. The goal of the summit is to raise awareness of the opportunities propelled by the new economic wave of sustainability systems and practices – for investment, development, education and employment. Network with exhibitors, attendees, and experts in a wide range of renewable energy technologies.

MREA: 28th Annual Energy Fair

June 16, 2017 to June 18, 2017

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) will host its annual Energy Fair where more than 15,000 attendees get the most up to date clean energy and sustainability education, connect with others, and learn how to make a sustainable future.  There are over 250 beginner to advanced hands-on education workshops, 200 exhibitors, keynote speakers, and live entertainment.  The keynote speaker this year is JB Straubel, Chief Technical Office (CTO) and co-founder of Tesla. The Energy Fair is the nation’s longest running energy education event of its kind.

ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry

August 15, 2017 to August 18, 2017

Advancing industrial energy efficiency through collaboration is the theme of this American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) 2017 summer study. This conference provides an opportunity to network with industry professionals and hear the latest thinking on managing plant energy use, national energy policy, and industrial energy efficiency program administration.

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ENERGY STAR Webcast Series: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Thursday, April 20, 2017

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program will be hosting a series of Portfolio Manager webcasts.  The series consists of three separate webinars each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one.


M-WERC Annual Technology Symposium

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Learn about the Midwest Energy Research Consortium's (M-WERC) "Technology Innovation" program for cutting-edge research in the Energy, Power, and Controls sector technologies at this event hosted by Briggs and Stratton.

Learn more and register.

WI Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters - Local Government Leadership Summit on Energy and Resilience 2

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WI Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters' second summit on energy and resilience for local government officials – Mayors and Village Presidents, city planners, public works directors, UW-Extension educators. A joint program with several partners:  WECC, State Energy Office, UW-Extension, WI Environmental Initiative, and others. More information to come. 

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Fond du Lac, WI

ACEEE/CEE National Symposium on Market Transformation

Sunday, April 2, 2017 to Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), this symposium provides an opportunity to network with energy efficiency professionals, compare program ideas, and learn about new technologies and market transformation approaches.
Learn more and register.

Renaissance Arlington Capital View
2800 South Potomac Ave
Arlington, VA 

DOE Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar: Federal and State Policy: Advancing Tribal Energy Partnerships

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A number of federal laws and regulations can affect tribal energy activities and partnerships, so developing energy resources through partnerships can be complex. Attendees will learn about circumstances where state government regulatory responsibilities, services, and infrastructure benefits can impact communities (tribal and nontribal alike), and which federal requirements could impact energy projects on tribal lands depending upon the type of project, location, and size, among other considerations.

ENERGY STAR Webcast Series: Portfolio Manager 101, 201, 301

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to Thursday, March 30, 2017

US EPA's ENERGY STAR program will be hosting a series of Portfolio Manager webcasts.  The series consists of three separate webinars each held on a separate date and more advanced than the previous one.


SEPA Webinar: Distributed Energy Resources Integration & Regulatory Initiatives in NY and CA

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) hosts this free webinar to discuss the rise of distributed energy resources (DERs) and how the states of New York and California are leading the country with their regulatory initiatives to advance DER integration into the grid. Join SEPA, ScottMadden, and representatives from two leading utilities in California and New York as they discuss where both states are experiencing overlap and divergence in their goals and execution of electricity system reform, with a particular focus on rate design.

WIDRC - Distributed Generation Interconnection Forum

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative (WIDRC) is hosting an educational, information-sharing forum for electric providers (utilities) and distributed generation installers/contractors to discuss current interconnection practices in Wisconsin and areas of possible improvement. Distributed Generation refers to installations 15 MW or smaller.
Learn more and register.

Stayer Center at Marian University
Fond du Lac, WI

"Intro to Cool Choices" Demo Webinar

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cool Choices is a nonprofit offering a game-based platform intended to inspire organizations to embrace sustainability, cut costs, and boost employee engagement. Learn about Cool Choices in this short demo webinar.

Clean Energy States Alliance Webinar: Solar+Storage for Low- and Moderate-Income Communities

Thursday, March 16, 2017

As part of its Sustainable Solar Education Project, CESA is hosting a webinar for states and municipalities on solar+storage for low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The webinar will explain how solar+storage can benefit LMI residents and will describe a variety of policy tools for doing so, including grants, rebates, utility procurement standards, financing support, opening markets, and soft cost reductions.