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Intl. Direct Use B2B Networking Reception, Reno, Sept. 22, 2015

GRC Annual Meeting 2013, Opening Session (source: flickr/ Geothermal Resources Council, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 31 Aug 2015

CanGEA wants you to participate in the new "Speed Dating" idea applied to geothermal networking at the upcoming GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Reno.

CanGEA will be holding an international direct use networking reception at the upcoming GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Geothermal Energy Expo in Reno, Nevada.

Join the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association as they host a unique business to business networking session during the Geothermal Resource Council’s Annual Meeting. CanGEA is hosting this B2B on behalf of the International Energy Agency’s Geothermal Implementing Agreement (IEA-GIA). Alison Thompson (CanGEA chair), who serves as the IEA-GIA’s Direct Use Annex Communications Task Leader, will begin the reception with a presentation: “Direct Use Geothermal Energy: Why We Must Always Talk About Heat When Talking About Power.” Alison will be joined by Dr. Katharina Link of Switzerland who is the Annex Chair.
CanGEA is excited to take a new approach to networking. Along with traditional elements we will be hosting this B2B in a gameshow format. One activity will be “speed dating” with other attendees. This will allow you to interact with the people you want to meet in the room. Not only will you network, but you will build relationships! Pre-registration required to participate in the speed-dating so that we can match you with your networking preferences.

What do we mean by speed dating? We want to make networking more efficient and comfortable for our participants. We will be conducting facilitated matchmaking to ensure that you get to interact with those you want to do business with. We want to save you time and the awkwardness of searching out those you want to connect with. Let us do the work for you!

This will be followed by brief remarks on geothermal projects in Canada – most of which are direct use projects. Where we will release and present our 2015 Canadian Geothermal Projects & Skills Profile.Are you a Canadian wishing to attend this event?

This will be followed by brief remarks on geothermal projects in Canada – most of which are direct use projects. Where we will release and present our 2015 Canadian Geothermal Projects & Skills Profile.Are you a Canadian wishing to attend this event? Did you know that you may be eligible for significant subsidiesRegister here.

In a discussion with ThinkGeoEnergy, Alison Thompson, Co-Founder and Chair of CanGEA gave us some background on the meeting.

“CanGEA has partnered with the IEA-GIA’s Direct Use Annex where I hold the role of Communications Lead. We are also hosting this event as a warm up to the WING event. Come and network with the Direct Use industry and then continue to mingle with the WING and WING-Men.

Not everyone is an extrovert and networking opportunities often are not used to their fullest potential. Even if you have mastered networking, it is often difficult to disengage from a conversation and move onto another one in order to meet as many people as you can. Enter…geothermal speed “dating”.

Pre-registration to the event, http://www.cangea.ca/cangea-events/international-b2b

Ensures that you are matched up with people/companies/topics, that you want to focus your time on. And there is no uncomfortable moment trying to move onto the next networking target. The network facilitator times each “date” and then everyone moves onto the next person on their personalized list. And so on, until the event is finished. Fun and innovative, CanGEA is all about bringing geothermal to the world. This is our latest initiative and one that we are really looking forward to for the industry.”

Source: CanGEA