Next Monday marks the start of the Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Texas, running through Wednesday of that week. The event will be hosted by Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company, at the Omni Hotel in Austin.

The event will open at 12 p.m. on Monday, with a five-hour workshop on Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management, before closing with a networking reception. It will open again at 7:30 a.m. the next morning, and breakfast will be provided before moving on to speeches and keynotes regarding consumer engagement, along with a few networking breaks as well. Notable speakers include Steve Wheat, Senior Program Manager at Sunrun, Jamie Staples, head of Key Energy Partnerships at Google, and Paul Williams, General Manager of Product Management and Growth at GE Lighting.

Wednesday’s schedule will again begin with breakfast at 7:30, and the topic of discussion will shift towards the new opportunities in energy brought on by technological advancement. Speakers for Wednesday include such names as Abhay Gupta, Founder and CEO of Bidgely, Paul Schueller, the Founder and CEO of Franklin Energy, and VP of Microgrid Solution & Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric, Don Wingate. Like the previous day, the speeches and discussions on this day will be broken up by multiple networking opportunites. The event will wrap up with closing comments at 4:45 p.m. A full schedule can be seen here, and you can register for the event here.

The sponsors for the event include FLO, Rapid Response Monitoring, and Autogrid.

Written by Dilawar Naqvi