German Geothermal Congress to be held digitally, November 2020

Congress Website (screenshot)
Alexander Richter 10 May 2020

The German Geothermal Association has announced holding its annual Geothermal Congress as digital event this year, taking place 9-13 November 2020 with a call of papers open until June 1, 2020.

The German Geothermal Association (BVG) invites geothermal experts from science and business for knowledge sharing and networking 9-13 November 2020 but in digital format this year. The central knowledge platform of the geothermal industry thus provides a format that is independent of the further development of the corona pandemic.

In the autumn, the geothermal industry traditionally gathers for the geothermal congress. Instead of being held on site as usual, this year’s congress will be held in virtual rooms. With the Digital Geothermal Congress, the Geothermal Association is further expanding its online offerings and thus offering planning and planning security to experts from science and business. The digital congress is organized together with an agency experienced in online congresses. The Association already switched its events, such as workshops and specialist committee meetings, to digital formats in March and April 2020 and has started webinars.

Dr. Erwin Knapek, President of the Federal Geothermal Association emphasizes: “Especially in times when the pandemic and climate change require technologically and scientifically sound solutions, we need new ways of transferring knowledge. The geothermal congress can also offer this reliably in digital form and reach the general public and the interested specialist audience in the new format. ”

The Federal Geothermal Association will continue to offer a platform for constant exchange in the coming months.

The digital geothermal congress will be opened by a keynote speech by Ina Scharrenbach, Minister for Homeland, Municipal, Construction and Equal Opportunities of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Prof. Dr. Horst Rüter, head of the Scientific Committee, urges all experts: “Use our digital platform to present your current research results and to discuss them with a broad specialist audience. The digital format offers the opportunity to reach even more interested parties and experts with their own contributions.”

Practitioners and scientists can submit lectures and posters for the 2020 digital geothermal congress on the congress website until June 1, 2020. Lectures can cover all topics related to geothermal energy use and basic research.

Further information on the Call for Papers, as well as on topics and requirements can be found at:

Source: Press release by BVG via PresseBox