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Draft Agenda for the European Geothermal Congress 2016 is now available

Old part of the city, Strasbourg, France (source: flickr/ Marius Brede, creative commons)
Francisco Rojas 19 May 2016

Organised every 3 years, EGC is the largest geothermal event in Europe. Make sure to check the agenda to plan your visit accordingly!

In a recent communication from The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC), the draft agenda for their main event, the European Geothermal Congress 2016 has been made available.

The congress is not one single event, but a series. Hosting a combination of events for different stakeholders creates a unique opportunity for those working in different aspects of geothermal, whether academic, industrial or societal, to come together.The congress is organised by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC, copyright n°1284839), which is the trade association for geothermal in Europe. The goal of the organisation is primarily to promote its members’ interests and promote geothermal in Europe. EGEC took over management of the congress in 2013

What makes the conference unique is both its diversity- it provides a varied public with a range of different events, and its size- it is the largest geothermal event in Europe.

The congress continues the series of European geothermal events under the IGA (International Geothermal Association) umbrella, the most recent of which have been EGC2013 in Pisa, Italy EGC 2007 in Unterhaching (Munich), Germany, EGC 2003 in Szeged, Hungary, and EGC 1999 in Basel, Switzerland.

Regarding the event:

The week will begin on Monday with courses, the exhibition build up, and welcome cocktail

The main congress days begin on Tuesday morning with a joint opening ceremony presented by the European Geothermal Congress and Les Journées de la Géothermie, after which the two conferences split. In the evening, the congress banquet will be held in the historic city centre.

On Wednesday, EGC begins with a plenary session in the morning followed by parallel sessions covering politics and markets, science, and technology. The European Geothermal Energy Council will hold its AGM and members’ dinner in the evening.

Thursday will begin with a two ‘semi plenary’ sessions one covering science and one technology. Poster and parallel sessions will follow before the closing ceremony in the late afternoon.

The site visit will be held on Friday, during which 150 people will tour the local geothermal fields.

Visit the agenda page to plan your visit

Source: EGEC