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International Energy & Sustainability Conference 2017

October 19 & 20, 2017

Join the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC) at Farmingdale State College for its sixth annual International Energy & Sustainability Conference (IESC 2017). This year's conference will continue to provide attendees with the most cutting edge developments in renewable energy from world leaders in their respective fields.

 Why should I attend?

Join industry leaders in learning and discussing how these issues will shape the future of our planet. The IESC 2017 will provide a great opportunity to gain an up-to-date perspective on renewables, including emerging technologies and how they will affect the industry, policy developments, programs and incentives.

  • Are we prepared to face the challenges ahead of finding and integrating sustainable alternative energy sources in a world with diminishing resources, while maintaining and ensuring our energy security?
  • What effect will upgrade to the grid have on energy efficiency, distributed generation of alternative energy sources, sustainability, green building practices, and green data centers?

Who should attend?

  • Students/researchers
  • Faculty and other academic representatives
  • Small and large business representatives
  • Home owners who would like to know about saving money on their energy bills
  • Any domestic or international individual or corporation interested in energy related fields

We are proud to announce:

This year SolarSuperState will have their award ceremony during the conference. The SolarSuperState Association is the global voice of people and organizations that can benefit from rapidly increasing markets for distributed energy generation using renewable energy technologies (wind and solar energy, energy storage, etc...) The SolarSuperState Association is a non-profit organization according to Swiss law with headquarters in Thayngen (Switzerland).

The policy for PDHs
Farmingdale State College is ABET accredited and is recognized by NYSED for the issuance of PDH credit for professional engineers and architects. PDH are equal to the total hours attended for the course. Presenters will be eligible for PDH toward presentation time plus preparation time. The ratio is 1 part presentation to 2 parts preparation.

Professionals wanting to receive PDHs must sign-in and sign-out for proof of attendance during the scheduled class. Attendees must keep certification letters for six years and be able to produce the letter if asked during an NYSED licensee audit.

*Please indicate that you are interested in receiving PDHs when registering.



Student Poster Competition

Join the Renewable Energy & Sustainability Center at Farmingdale State College for its Sixth Annual International Energy and Sustainability Conference, student poster competition. This is where undergraduate, graduate and high schools are invited to participate in the poster competition on October 19th, 2017. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the winners will be announced during dinner. 

Location: Campus Center Ballroom A & B
Display: Tri-Fold (36in. x 48in.)
Set-up Time: 3:30pm  
Judging Time: 4:30pm

Submit Abstract

*Abstract Submission Deadline is October 4, 2017

Topics of Interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Energy Resource & Technology

  • Energy Supply & Demand Management
  • Energy Audit
  • Feed-In Tariffs
  • Local & Global Initiatives




  • Sustainable Graphic Design
  • Sustainability in Aviation
  • LEED/Green Building
  • Passive House
  • Recycling
  • Waste/Water Management
  • Sustainable Garden
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Process and Development

Renewable Energy

  • Solar PV
  • Solar Thermal
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Tidal Power


Energy Storage

  • Energy Education and Policy
  • Battery
  • Fuel Cells
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

Smart Grid

  • Smart Metering
  • CyberSecurity
  • Building Management Systems

Alternate Fuel Vehicle

  • Electric
  • Hybrids/PHEV
  • Hydrogen
  • Bio-Fuel
  • Natural Gass

Photonics Technology

  • Fundamentals of Light and Optics
  • Solar Energy and Photovoltaics
  • Fiber Optic Communication
  • Optoelectronics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Semiconductor Laser
  • Biophotonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Optical Networks and Systems



Call for Papers

Topics of interest include but not limited to the following:

Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Production

  • Photovoltaics
  • Wind Power
  • Hydro Power
  • Use of Bioenergy
  • Geothermal
  • Tidal Power
  • Solar Thermal Power

Renewable Energy for Thermal Production

  • Solar Thermal Systems
  • Heat Pump Systems
  • Combined Heat and Power Systems
  • Use of Waste Heat
  • Sewage Heat Recovery


Grid Infrastructure

  • Electricity Transmission Grids
  • Electricity Distribution Grids
  • District Heating Grids
  • Natural Gas Grids
  • Water Supplies
  • Sewage Systems 

Energy Storage Technologies

  • Electricity Storage in Batteries, Pumped Hydro,
    Potential Energy Storage, Supercaps, Coils, etc..
  • Thermal Energy Storage (sensible heat storage,
    latent heat storage, thermochemical heat storage,
    cold storage)
  • Chemical Energy Storage

Cross-Sectoral Application

  • Power-to-Heat
  • Power-to-Gas
  • Power-to-Liquid
  • Power-to-Chemicals
  • Electro-Mobility
  • Fuel Cell Cars
  • Gas Driven Mobility

Energy Management

  • Energy Supply Side Management
  • Energy Demand Side Management
  • Energy Audit Management
  • Feed-in Tariffs
  • Financing Schemes for Renewables


Smart Grids

  • Smart Metering
  • Smart Grid Controls
  • Cyber Security
  • Building Management Systems


Energy Efficiency in....

  • Buildings
  • Green Buildings
  • Mobility
  • Recycling Aspects
  • Industry


Photonics Technology

  • Fundamentals of light and optics
  • Solar energy and photovoltaics
  • Fiber optics communications
  • Optoelectronics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Biophotonics
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Optical networks and systems


Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers for presentation at the conference. Accepted and registered papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore® peer review publication.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission July 30, 2017 Submit Here
Notification of Abstract Acceptance August 13, 2017  
Full Paper Submission August 27, 2017  
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance September 1, 2017  
Final Paper Submission October 1, 2017  
Author Registration October 8, 2017  
Paper and Poster Presentation Submission October 8, 2017  
Conference October 19-20, 2017  


 Become a Partner for IESC 2017

Farmingdale State College, International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2017 will bring together local and international leaders in energy sustainability. Your company or organization's partnership will be prominently displayed showing your commitment and support. It will also allow you to secure the greatest amount of visibility as an advocate of energy and sustainability as well as smart grid technology.

Partners will be able to display their products/services in the exhibition hall for the entirety of the conference. There will be dedicated time frames throughout the conference where attendees will be able to visit the exhibition hall. In addition, coffee and lunch will be served in the area which will give the partners more opportunity to market their products/services and be able to have an interchange with fellow leaders in the field.

Please note, your logo must be received by August 1, 2017 to ensure it appears on conference materials.

Become a Partner

Partnership Level Amount: Includes:
Kilo $300 to $1,000 1 table, 4 all-access passes
Mega $2,000 to $5,000 2 tables, 6 all-access passes
Giga $6,000 to $10,000 3 tables. 10 all-access passes


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