SPARK FAQs

What is SPARK 2020?

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 open with user tech sessions on September 22nd and the main day on September 23rd.

Where is SPARK 2020?

Tech Sessions will be hosted at The Garage at Tech Square in Atlanta, Georgia. The main day will be held at the Georgia Aquarium, followed by an afterparty 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 their own organizations. Attendees interact with key influencers in the field, network with new businesses, and gain ideas for future innovation. A day spent with thought leaders and beluga whales will end with a thrilling afterparty at the Porsche Experience Center.

Who attends?

SPARK 2020 convenes a distinct and influential audience of technology providers, energy and sustainability professionals, financial services leaders, innovators, and investors.

How much does it cost to attend?

SPARK 2020 is free of charge for all invited guests.

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.

If you have received a personal invitation, you can register online now to confirm your attendance. 

If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend, please email spark@urjanet.com to request an invitation.

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?

You can find the full day’s agenda listed here. 

The day runs from 7:30AM 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 23rd.

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 spark@urjanet.com for more information.

Do you have a burning question about SPARK 2020? Email us at spark@urjanet.com and we’ll be happy to help.