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International Energy & Sustainability Conference 2017

Watch the video of the morning panel, incase you missed it!

The technical papers that were submitted and presented at the conference are now published on IEEE Xplore.

October 19 & 20, 2017         AGENDA          

Join the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Center (RESC) at Farmingdale State College for its sixth annual International Energy & Sustainability Conference (IESC 2017). The theme for this year will be Offshore Wind and Geothermal. In this conference, SolarSuperState, a non-profit organization with headquarters in Thayngen, Switzerland, will announce awards for the top ranking countries producing Wind and Solar Energy.

 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?

Featured Speakers: Plenary

Ken Daly Alicia Barton Thomas Falcone Michael Voltz Robert Catell  
Kenneth Daly
President of New York
National Grid
Alicia Barton
Chief Executive Officer
New York State Energy
and Development Authority
Thomas Falcone
Chief Executive Officer
Long Island Power Authority
Michael Voltz
Energy Efficiency and
Renewables for PSEG-LI

Robert Catell
Chair of the Board
Advanced Energy Research and
Technology Center at Stony Brook


  Featured Speakers: Session

John Franceschina Ed Romaine Christopher Cavanagh Thomas Trabold Wolfgang Hein
 John Franceschina
 Senior Manager
 Edward Romaine
 Town of Brookhaven
 Christopher Cavanagh
 Principal Program Manager
 National Grid
 Thomas Trabold
 Associate Professor
 Golisano Institute for  
 Wolfgang Hein
 SolarSuperState Association

 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


October 19, 2017 - 3:30pm to 9:00pm
October 20, 2017 - 8:00am to 5:00pm


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.

Register is now closed.         


 Conference Flyer                 Speakers               Organizing Committees             Evaluation Form          Speaker Presentations


Student Poster Competition and Women in Energy C3E

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. 

The C3E Women in Energy will serve as a kick off to the conference. C3E is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. It is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy, MIT Energy Initiative, and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy.

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

**Registration for the October 19, 2017 is now closed**           Printable Flyer           

*Abstract Submission Deadline is October 13, 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:   Printable Flyer

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 August 7, 2017 Closed
Notification of Abstract Acceptance August 13, 2017  
Full Paper Submission August 27, 2017 Closed
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance September 25, 2017  
Final Paper Submission October 9, 2017  
Author Registration October 9, 2017  
Paper and Poster Presentation Submission October 9, 2017 Closed
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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