Frequently Asked Questions




  • Date of event:  April 28-29, 2020
  • Location:   Embassy Suites, 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO  (located across from Colorado Convention Center)
  • 2020 theme:  The theme is “Ideas.  Innovation.  Impact.”  The two days will focus on “the how” states, cities, and corporations will reach their climate goals in the future.
  • History of event:  April 28-29, 2020 will be the 9th annual 21st Century Energy Transition Symposium.  From 2011 to 2016 the event was called the “Natural Gas Symposium”.  Since 2017 the event has been broadened to “energy transition symposium”.  The symposia have built a reputation for creating an event that is non-partisan, welcomes all sides of energy-related issues, is balanced with the agenda topics and speaker selection, and timely based on the current situation in the United States.
  • Geographic focus:  This event is nationally focused but some sessions will be more focused on Colorado. An example of Colorado-centric focus will be the Colorado Transportation Electrification Forum held in the afternoon of April 29, 2020.
  • Is this a public event?:  Yes all attendees are welcomed.
  • Is there a cost?:  There is a general registration fee of $250 per person and a full-time student fee of $75 per person.  All registrants are charged a non-refundable $7 registration fee.  Most credit cards are welcomed.  Registration 2020.
  • Are there refunds available?:  Yes, depending on original registration fee.  General registration: $150 reimbursed if requested before 4/15/20 and $120 reimbursed if requested before 4/24/20.  Full-time student:  $20 reimbursed if requested before 4/15/20.
  • Who should attend?: Energy industry (all sources of energy), environmental organizations, renewables, researchers, scientists, venture capitalists and philanthropic organizations, energy-related organizations, law firms, entrepreneurs, small/medium/large companies in energy and environmental sectors, federal agencies, government, municipalities, regulators, utilities, academia, students, faculty and community.
  • How many people usually attend?:  In the past we have had around 1,000 people in attendance.  The 2020 energy symposium venue will only hold up to 500, therefore the attendees are first-come-first-served basis when registering.
  • Who are the hosts?: The four entities that make up the Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory which include University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  • Who are the sponsors?:  Click here to view the sponsors for 2020.
  • Is the symposium welcoming other sponsors?:  Yes, please contact Maury Dobbie, Symposium Chair, if you have questions or email or call 970-491-3788.  Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits.
  • How is sponsorship money used?:  All sponsorship money raised is used for direct costs for 2020 energy transition symposium.
  • What is recommended dress code?:  Business casual
  • Do you have parking recommendations around the Embassy Suites?:  Self-Parking Options near Embassy Suites in downtown Denver   You can take advantage of valet parking at the Embassy Suites or self park around the area.
  • Are there hotel room blocks available?:  Yes we have negotiated a reasonable hotel room price per night with Embassy Suites where all events and meetings will be held.  The hotel room block expires April 13, 2020.  Click here for more information.
  • Can we submit a research poster?  Yes, anyone may submit a research poster during the two day event.  It is free to display a poster, however everyone must register and pay the appropriate cost.   Click here for more information.
  • During event is there WiFi we can access?  Yes.  Follow steps below on April 28-29, 2020
    1. Connect to SSID:  Embassy-Meeting
    2. Launch Internet Explorer or another Browser
    3. Enter Access Code   (internet access code is “EnergySymposium2020” — passwords are not case sensitive)
  • Are we able to see videos or agenda from previous symposia?:  Yes, you can view past videos, see past agendas and speaker bios.  Click here for a drop down list of years.

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