The 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference , a four-day event that will focus on how states, the federal government and private companies can collaborate to advance U.S. energy policy in a new era of budgetary constraints, will be held from Tuesday, February 5 to Friday, February 8 at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The Conference, which will also explore the national energy policy outlook, offers unique access to energy policy makers across numerous federal agencies, as well as state officials and energy experts from the nation’s most renowned research centers, universities, national laboratories, and nonprofits. The Conference is organized by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI), with EESI as a supporting sponsor.

Session highlights include:

  • Legislative Outlook from the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • U.S. Department of Energy Priorities for Collaboration
  • Digital Buildings – The Convergence of Information Technology, Building Energy Systems, and Cloud Computing
  • Advancing the Energy Agenda in Washington
  • Collaboration Across Key U.S. Department of Energy Programs
  • State Energy Office and Research Institution Outlook – Trends and Priority Investments
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Rulemaking and Resources – Efficiency, Fuel, and Water
  • Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard – Working with the States to Meet Strategic Energy Goals
  • Ensuring America’s Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing – A National Imperative

The full preliminary agenda can be viewed here .

Early Bird registration discounts are available through January 18, 2013 . For more information on the NASEO/ASERTTI 2013 State Energy Outlook Conference, please visit .