Today, the NAEMA Board of Directors made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Spring Conference, sponsored by Uniper and to be held in Austin, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health, safety, and well-being of everyone involved in the Conference is our highest priority. Moreover, the number of company-imposed travel restrictions (for attendees, speakers, and sponsors) and required COVID-driven modifications, would have greatly compromised our ability to deliver a quality conference on par with attendee expectations.
Many thanks to Uniper for their flexibility and willingness to roll-over their sponsorship to the 2022 Spring Conference (also to be held in Austin). Their ongoing support is greatly appreciated!
In order to provide the networking and education/industry update value you’ve come to expect from NAEMA, we will continue our Virtual Presentation Series and we hope to begin other virtual events meant to provide member networking opportunities. Further, we will explore offering small-scale, in-person networking events (as conditions allow) later this year. Please watch your email, the NAEMA website, and LinkedIn for details.
If your company was a sponsor of the 2020 Spring Conference and agreed to roll-over your sponsorship first to the 2020 Fall Conference and then on to the 2021 Spring Conference, we will be in touch to discuss other opportunities for your sponsorship dollars.
NAEMA’s next conference will be the 2021 Fall Conference, sponsored by Customized Energy Solutions, in Philadelphia to be held in early October. Further details regarding that conference will be announced as they are finalized. I’m sure we’re all hoping that conditions will have stabilized before then such that we can go back to the holding the caliber of conferences consistent with NAEMA’s proud tradition.
The 2021 Board of Directors election will be held via electronic ballot in April (similar to the 2020 Board of Directors election). We will issue a call for nominations in the next week or so. Also, the NAEMA 2021 Annual Meeting will be held in the Fall, either in conjunction with the 2021 Fall Conference or via a Zoom Meeting (similar to the 2020 Annual Meeting).
Thank you for your understanding in these challenging times and your continued support of NAEMA. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Executive Director & CEO