For more than 100 years, IDEA conferences have been at the vanguard of the district energy industry. With a focus on peer exchange, best practices and business development, the IDEA annual conference has shaped the dialogue on community-based energy systems, emphasized the importance of thermal energy and provided a world-class marketplace for experienced practitioners and qualified suppliers.
IDEA2014 will serve as a forum for district energy dialogue with practical training and unparalleled access to proven-in-practice insights. We continue to draw the very best and brightest from the international thermal energy community, forming an unsurpassed talent pool for networking and collegial discussion.
After decades of business-as-usual, the energy industry is moving towards a significant transformation in the way we generate, distribute and value energy. We are working with civic leaders, politicians and the design community to position the district energy industry at the front of this paradigm shift. IDEA2014 will illuminate a utilities-world often shrouded in complexity, risk and uncertainty. IDEA2014 will position you, your organization and the district energy industry to prepare for the future and take positive action. Quite simply, you can’t afford to not be in the room.
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1909 to facilitate the exchange of information among district energy professionals. Today, IDEA has over 1,700 members in 25 nations and is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.