With the need for residents and businesses to reduce their use of fossil fuels sooner rather than later, this one-day workshop focuses on current and future energy trends in Iowa. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and network with energy experts, consultants, industry professionals and government agencies with the goal of elevating the energy conversation in Iowa.


Date: Thursday, May 4

Time: 8:15 am - 4:00 pm (Registration opens at 8:15 am)

Location: West Des Moines Marriott

                  1250 Jordan Creek Parkway

            West Des Moines, IA 50266

Cost: $75/person

           $60/person for IAEE Members ONLY

*If cost is a barrier to attendance, scholarships are available on a case by case basis. Contact Dan Nickey for more information


Agenda Session Titles have been added!


  • Is a 100% renewable grid in our future?
  • Energy Efficiency technologies of the future
  • The future of RNG as an energy source in Iowa
  • Building a sustainable and reliable grid
  • How to solve the EV challenge
  • IRA: How will the state implement these funds
  • What are utilities and the State doing to promote energy efficiency in the future?

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2023 workshop speaker Robert Bryce

Keynote Speaker: Robert Bryce

Mr. Bryce is a Texas-based author, journalist, film producer, and podcaster. The host of the Power Hungry Podcast, Bryce has been writing about energy, power, innovation, and politics for more than 30 years. His articles have appeared in a myriad of publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Time, Austin Chronicle, and Sydney Morning Herald. His sixth book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, was published in 2020 by PublicAffairs. He is also the producer of a feature-length documentary film: Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, which is available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, and numerous other streaming platforms. He lives in Austin with his wife, Lorin, who is an art teacher, photographer, and master potter.

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