What is SPARK 2017?
The goal of this year’s event is simple: to create a friendly and collaborative forum at a unique location where like-minded people can exchange ideas and explore new utility data opportunities through thought-provoking panels, roundtable discussions, and interactive presentations from industry experts. The event will take place on September 14th with a supplementary technology session on September 15th.
Where is SPARK 2017?
SPARK 2017 will be hosted in the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The afterparty will be hosted at the Porsche Experience Center.
Why should I attend?
Attendees gain a deeper understanding of the depth and potential utility data provides across multiple industries and markets, while identifying opportunities for improvement within your own organization. Attendees interact with key influencers in the field, network with new businesses, and gain ideas for future innovation. SPARK is also thrilling, hosting an afterparty at the Porsche Experience Center.
SPARK 2017 convenes a distinct and influential audience of technology providers, sustainability professionals, financial gurus, policy makers, innovators and investors to explore new technologies and sustainability systems.
Those who have attended SPARK in past years have gathered to discuss and debate the critical challenges facing those who are driving change at the intersection of technology and energy and sustainability management. This year, we will expand the discussion to reflect the changing landscape of applying utility data in the financial services sector.
How much does it cost to attend?
This event is complimentary!
What should I bring?
We recommend bringing a notebook for the educational sessions, a charger for portable electronics, and business cards for networking sessions.
What is the dress code?
The dress code for the event is business casual. We recommend comfortable shoes and a light jacket.
How and when do I register?
You can register online now! Registration will close at the end of August.
Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?
There is no need to bring your confirmation to the conference! We will have your information and conference materials available at check-in.
What is the structure of the day?
The structure for the day mirrors the events from SPARK 2016. The day runs from 7:15AM for check-in to 5:30PM for closing remarks. The conference is broken into keynote speakers, panels, and breakout sessions. Immediately following closing remarks, the afterparty at the Porsche Experience Center will begin. All meals for the day will be provided.
Will transportation be provided for the conference to the afterparty?
Transportation to the afterparty will be available to all attendees immediately following closing remarks on September 14th.
Where can I find accommodations?
The Midtown Atlanta area has a variety of accommodation options. Our suggestions are listed here.
Can I recommend the event to colleagues?
We encourage attendees to share the event with colleagues! All who want to attend the event need to request an official invitation for admission. Request an invitation here.
Who can I contact about sponsoring SPARK?
SPARK is currently accepting sponsors! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.