BuildingEnergy Boston 2024 Community Events

Community Events are open to all BuildingEnergy Boston 2024 attendees, except where noted.


Monday

Monday, March 18, 2024 - 5:00pm
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Community Happy Hour

Kick off BuildingEnergy Boston 2024 and meet fellow attendees at a community happy hour. Light appetizers will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.

Sauciety

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Tuesday

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 8:00am
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Trade Show Open

Join us for coffee and tea while you check out the exhibitors at the Trade Show.

Trade Show Floor

8:00 am

Lifetime Member Breakfast

Invitation Only. This annual event provides NESEA Lifetime Members with a dedicated space to relax, network, and enjoy breakfast before a busy day at the conference. Lifetime Members will have the opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new Lifetime Members during this informal gathering. Drop in for a minute or stay for the hour!... Full Description

Carlton

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 9:00am
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Tuesday Keynote — Climate Changed: What Will You Do When Your Project Floods?

In light of the catastrophic flooding which occurred throughout the Northeast region in 2023, we must challenge ourselves to confront the increased likelihood of extreme weather events and diminished water resilience that our projects now face. Resilience can only be achieved if we embrace the reality of new weather patterns and adjust both... Full Description

Speakers: Elaine HoffmanJennifer JohnsonPatrick Murphy

Harbor Ballroom

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 12:00pm
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BE the Future Scholarship Lunch

Invitation only. This annual networking lunch brings together recipients of NESEA's BE the Future scholarship and supporters of the program. Included in each scholarship is a NESEA Membership, a pass to a BuildingEnergy Pro Tour, and a pass to BuildingEnergy Boston. This lunch offers an opportunity for recipients to meet one another and to make... Full Description

Carlton

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 4:00pm
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Tuesday Keynote Follow-up Discussion

Join the speakers from the morning's keynote presentation for an open discussion around the topics of water, resilience, decarbonization, and preservation.

Speakers: Elaine HoffmanJennifer JohnsonPatrick MurphyKarno Widjaja

Marina 3-4

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 5:00pm
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Trade Show Reception

Made possible by DXS, HTS, and CTI. All conference attendees are invited to mingle on the trade show floor during this reception that includes musical guests Headlands, a cash bar, and light snacks. Celebrate the first day of the conference, catch up with friends, and make new connections while learning about products and services important to... Full Description

Trade Show Floor

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm


Wednesday

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 8:00am
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Trade Show Open

Join us for coffee and tea while you check out the exhibitors at the Trade Show.

Trade Show Floor

8:00 am

BuildingEnergy Access Breakfast

Registration required. Join us for this networking breakfast to meet participants in the first cohort of BuildingEnergy Access, NESEA’s new initiative to support the work of WMBEs (women and minority-owned business enterprises) by connecting them with the resources of the NESEA community.

Marina 3-4

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 9:00am
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Wednesday Keynote — The Power of Systems Thinking: Designing Equitable and Resilient Infrastructure

Made possible by Daikin. Our built environment is often developed in silos, with individual owners, engineers, and designers identifying opportunities, constraints, trade-offs, and costs solely within their project boundary, and with limited evaluation of the larger community impacts. To transition to a more resilient and equitable built... Full Description

Katie Wholey

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Diversity Caucus

We are thrilled to announce the 5th annual BuildingEnergy Boston Diversity Caucus.

Calling all people of color, indigenous people, queer, trans, and gender non-binary individuals, LGBTQIA, women, and people with disabilities within the larger NESEA network! Join us for a much-needed moment of interactive community building in our... Full Description

Marina 3-4

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 4:00pm
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Wednesday Keynote Follow-up Discussion

Join the speakers from the morning's keynote presentation for an open discussion around the topics of systems thinking, resilience, and equity.

 

Speakers: Katie WholeyMark Schow

Marina 3-4

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 5:00pm
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Closing Reception

Made possible by MassCEC. Join us for the conference's closing reception, celebrating the close of two days of connecting around the conference’s theme of Climate Resilience. We'll also raise a class to mark the moment as this year’s conference co-chairs, 2024 co-chairs, Mark Schow and Karno Widjaja, pass the torch to the 2025 conference chairs... Full Description

Harbor Foyer

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm