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AESP 30th Annual Conference & Expo

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Attend the premier energy industry conference that draws the top program managers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, policy makers, consultants and manufacturers in Demand-side Management, Demand Response and IDSM. Register today!

Date: Feb 17, 2020 - Feb 20, 2020

Location: Anaheim, CA

Venue: Anaheim Marriott




Attend the premier energy industry conference that draws the top program managers, implementers, marketers, evaluators, policy makers, consultants and manufacturers in Demand-side Management, Demand Response and IDSM. Highly regarded experts in their respective fields will lead over 45 sessions that cover a range of current topics in marketing,  implementation, program design, technology, research, evaluation, diversity, and more. AESP’s 30th Annual celebration promises to deliver an unsurpassed conference experience. You will inspire and be inspired by the innovative educational and professional development sessions, unique activities, and exclusive opportunities to learn from industry thought leaders.  Connect and re-connect with friends and peers to make this conference truly memorable.

AESP will kick-off our 30th Annual Conference with optional pre-conference workshops, a utility-only roundtable, a new professionals event , and an evening reception all on the first day!  Following will be three days of speaker presentations, panel discussions, interactive roundtables, professional development segments and many networking events.  Close to 1,000 energy professionals are expected to attend this annual conference in Anaheim at the energy efficient Anaheim Marriott. You will have many opportunities to connect with peers, make new contacts, learn something new and enjoy the sights and tastes of Anaheim, California. 

Working Agenda

Conference Rates (USD):

Member: $1195
Non-member: $1395
Speakers, Moderators, AESP Board Members & TC Chairs: $ 650
3 active members for $3,350 *
Full-time student: $350***
Group Member Points: 7

Early registration expires on January 24, 2020 - this includes the 3 for $3,350 offer.*

Rates after January 24 are: 
Member $1395; Non-member $1595
Speakers, Moderators, Board Members & T/C Chairs: $700
Group Member Points: 8


Conference Schedule:

Monday, February 17

Professional Development Sessions
Evening Reception

Tuesday, February 18

Opening Plenary 
Evening Reception

Wednesday, February 19

Special Eve.Reception

Thursday, February 20
Closing Plenary & Lunch

Optional pre-conference trainings, breakfast, lunch & break times are not displayed above.

 Pre-conference Workshops:  (extra fee)
$ 575 USD (per person) 
3 Group Member Points

Customer Engagement – how to get your customers to say YES!
Trainers:  Laura Orfanedes, ICF and Deanna Peiffer, ICF

In this one-day course, we will present a set of guidelines and best practices, accompanied by applied exercises that will step course participants through the planning, implementation, and evaluation requirements for an integrated and effective customer engagement program.

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Build a consumer insight approach with consumer research, data, and analytics
  • Identify interventions that engage customers
  • Map the customer journey and touch points
  • Design marketing approaches for engagement campaigns
  • Plan and execute effective engaging and personalized communications
  • Select the right key performance indicators to measure performance
  • Plan and implement for optimum tracking, reporting, and evaluability


Beneficial Electrification - Building a Framework and Roadmap that Helps Customers, The Grid, and the Environment

Trainer:  Bill LeBlanc, E Source

Electrification is a hot topic in utility circles but it also raises many issues including how to deal with cost-effectiveness, how to measure environmental benefits, who the winners and losers are, and whether utilities will be financially compensated for their programs. In this course, we will address the pressing topics above as we lay out the landscape of Beneficial Electrification covering: Defining Electrification, Goals, Setting up the Economic and Environmental Equations, Regulatory Incentives, The Human Side of Electrification, Technologies for Electrification, and Creating a Utility Action Plan. 



Anaheim Marriott
700 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA  92802

Reservations can be made online.

AESP does not use a housing management firm and we will not call you to reserve rooms.  The room rate for AESP is $219 + taxes per night.  The block closes on January 24, 2020.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received by 2/4/20, will receive a refund, minus a $200 processing fee. Cancellations received after 2/4/20 & no shows will not receive a refund. AESP reserves the right to cancel the training at any time with reasonable notice given to all participants. If a program is canceled, refunds will be paid in full for the training canceled or you may reschedule attendance. In the event of a cancellation, AESP is not responsible for non-refundable airfares, other airfare penalties, or travel charges you may incur.