REM 2018 Agenda - In Process

You can view last year's agenda here.

Tuesday October 9, 2018

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. FOYER

Registration and Exhibitor Floor

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. HARRIS BALLROOM

Opening Night Reception

Join us in the Harris Ballroom overlooking Houston's beautiful Discovery Green to kick off the conference. Stop in for light refreshments and to network with other conference attendees before the programming begins!

Wednesday October 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. FOYER

Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast and Exhibitor Floor

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. ROOM TBD

Voluntary Renewable Energy Markets 101 

Are you new to the renewable energy industry, or do you have new employees that would benefit from our Voluntary Renewable Energy Markets 101 Session? Get a valuable baseline education from renewable energy experts before launching into the conference!

This workshop, sponsored by The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Center for Resource Solutions, is designed to provide background and information resources essential for maximizing attendees' experience of the conference. Expert speakers will provide a general overview of green power and a brief history on the development of a market for clean, renewable energy. Attendees will receive a detailed introduction to the key industry issues, players and products that affect the progress of green power, as well as insight on past, present and future market indicators.

Please note that separate registration is required. The fee for the workshop is $75.00

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. HOUSTON BALLROOM

Welcome Address & Power Table

Welcome to REM 2018

Jennifer Martin, Executive Director, CRS

Power Table

Don't miss this lively and informative conversation by top executives and major players regarding the highly dynamic landscape for renewable energy markets and market growth opportunities.

Karl Rábago, Pace Energy and Climate Center (Moderator)
Other speakers to be announced

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. FOYER

Networking Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. HOUSTON 1

Breakout A


Breakout B


Breakout C

11:45 a.m – 1:30 p.m. HOUSTON BALLROOM

Green Power Leadership Awards Luncheon

Join us as we honor the inspirational leadership of green power purchasers, suppliers, organizations and individuals who are advancing green power markets. Awards will be presented by the U.S. EPA and Center for Resource Solutions.
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. FOYER

Networking Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. HOUSTON 1

Breakout D


Breakout E


Breakout F

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. FOYER

Networking Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. HOUSTON 1

Breakout G


Breakout H


Breakout I

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. FOYER

Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. HOUSTON 1

Breakout J


Breakout K


Breakout L

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Green Power Party

Don't miss REM's annual after dark extravaganza—the Green Power Party. More details to come!

8:00 a.m. FOYER

Registration Opens
Continental Breakfast & Exhibitor Floor

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ROOM TBD

U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership Breakfast
for Renewable Energy Providers

Join us during breakfast for an overview of the U.S. EPA Green Power Partnership, a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. This session is intended for renewable energy providers, and is the perfect introduction to the Green Power Partnership for newcomers.
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. HOUSTON BALLROOM

Welcome, Keynote & State of the Markets

Welcome Back to REM 2018
Jennifer Martin, Executive Director, CRS

Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston - Invited
We are thrilled to welcome Mayor Turner to hear about the tremendous work the city has undertaken to rebuild from Hurricane Harvey, as well as establish itself as one of the nation's leading municipal purchasers of clean energy. Mayor Turner is also a co-chair of the nationwide Climate Mayors coalition.

State of the Markets

Get an inside look at the state of voluntary renewable energy markets, state renewable portfolio standards, and international renewable energy markets leveraging the latest data. Our expert panelists will provide their insights into where these markets are heading.

Galen Barbose, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Eric O'Shaughnessy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Other speakers to be announced

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. FOYER

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. HOUSTON 1

Breakout M


Breakout N


Breakout O

12:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m. HOUSTON BALLROOM


1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. FOYER

Networking Break

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. HOUSTON 1

Workshop 1


Workshop 2


Workshop 3

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. FOYER

Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. HOUSTON 1

Workshop 4


Workshop 5


Workshop 6

Agenda lineup and speakers subject to change.