The Energy Design Conference & Expo Session Team is accepting proposals for the 29th annual Energy Design Conference & Expo being held February 26-27, 2019, in Duluth, Minnesota. We are seeking innovative, quality sessions focused on energy technologies, efficient building concepts, sustainable development, and current energy and environmental topics related to the building industry.

Submission Deadline: October 19, 2018

For questions or information, please contact Amanda Oja at (218) 355-3162.

Click here to apply.

General conference topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Building Science and High Performance Homes
  • Commercial Energy Efficiency
  • Emerging Energy Technologies
  • Energy-Efficient Mechanical and Lighting
  • Energy-Efficient Remodeling
  • Existing Buildings and Rehab Opportunities
  • Green Building and Sustainable Development
  • Human Health and Buildings/IAQ/Ventilation
  • HVAC
  • Policy and Codes
  • Renewable Energy
  • Research and Development
  • Case Studies
  • Multifamily Housing
  • Energy Storage
  • Zero-energy Ready Homes
  • Air Source Heat Pumps and Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps
  • HVAC
  • Hands-on Sessions or Demonstrations

Presenter Benefits and Expectations

All presenters receive complimentary registration to the conference (including lunch for all three days). Presenters are invited to a special presenter/exhibitor reception Monday evening (music, refreshments, and light appetizers). Presenters will have a multitude of networking opportunities. Presenters are responsible for providing copies of their handouts and for providing presentation materials if necessary. Specific deadlines are listed below.


  • October 19, 2018: : Call for Presenters closed.
  • November 2, 2018: You will be notified by November 2 if you are selected to present at the conference.
  • December 5, 2018: Presentation due to Energy Design Conference. (Presentations needed to submit for CEUs in accordance with the Department of Labor and Industry Guidelines.)
  • February 14, 2019: Final version of presentation due for posting on EDC website.
Conflict of Interest Policy

Our goal is to provide a positive educational experience for all attendees. For this reason, we request that sessions avoid promoting and/or marketing a specific product. The Energy Design Conference session and planning team reserves the right to reject applications based on questionable product integrity and/or credibility.