2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show
The Home Performance Coalition (HPC) presents the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show coming to the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in the heart of Philly, PA from April 23-26, 2018.
Plan to join us for an exciting experience, from the best educational agenda in home performance and weatherization to networking opportunities like none other.
The HPC National Conference & Trade Show is where you will join over one thousand residential energy efficiency professionals for four days of outstanding educational sessions, networking, and inspiration. In educational sessions, over lunch, or during casual conversations over coffee at the Trade Show, you’ll have the chance to personally connect with industry leaders and your peers from across the country.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Registration opening soon!
Registration: $775 (ends Thursday, March 22, 2018)
Late Registration: $875 (begins 12AM, Friday, March 23, 2018)
One-Day Pass: $400
Student Rate Full-Registration: $625
Student Rate One-Day Pass: *$240
*Students must submit to a copy of their current transcripts to Robyn Hall for review.
Transcript of Attended Courses: $15
Home Energy Magazine Subscription: $45
No refunds will be issued as of Friday, March 23, 2018. Requests for refunds that are received by HPC in writing through 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 22, 2018 will be granted, minus a $100 cancellation fee for attendees and a $625 cancellation fee for exhibitor booths. Payment by check is due Thursday, April 12, 2018.
Efficiency First Members:
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An organization that registers five or more employees from the same organization may be eligible to receive a group discount of $100 off the current registration rate per person. For more information about group discounts and to receive the group discount registration code, please contact Robyn Hall at 412-424-0040. Only one discount code may be applied per person. Registration codes must be entered during the initial online registration and will not be applied retroactively.
Whether you are a novice just beginning your career or a veteran who wants to learn the latest trends, all levels of experience in all facets of our industry are eligible for a scholarship. Learn more. Apply today.
Fun Stuff Around Town
Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia offers much more than cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside.
What makes Philadelphia so memorable is its unique blend of experiences that you have to discover in person. By day, explore four centuries of history and architecture, beautiful neighborhoods, remarkable museum collections and endless shopping. After the sun sets, the city heats up with acclaimed performing arts, amazing dining and vibrant nightlife.
Call for Session Proposals!
The Home Performance Coalition is committed to bringing individuals and organizations together to build personal and professional development and connections, enhance knowledge and skills, and share the most current information and best practices for weatherization and home performance—at the National Conference and events throughout the year.
The 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference will bring together residential energy efficiency professionals from across the country in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference features hundreds of sessions and workshops, unlimited networking opportunities, and a top-notch exhibit hall.
We are currently accepting proposals that reflect the best thinking, practices, research and innovation in the field via the online proposal system until Friday, August 11, 2017, midnight PT.
We invite proposals that:
• Reflect innovation and cutting edge content
• Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
• Present evidence based on or supported by research
• Use innovative and diverse approaches to enhance attendee learning
• Explore current and cutting edge issues important to attendees
• Target new, mid-career, or seasoned professionals
Session Submission Resources:
Session submission options:
1. Session Proposal (90-minutes)
Select this option to submit a complete session proposal.
2. Panel Submission (part of 90-minute session)
Do you have an idea for a session that you'd like to present with others in the industry? This option allows you to submit a session idea for a conference panel that you'd like to participate in or help organize.
3. Workshop (4 hours or full day)
Workshops occur on the first day of the conference and feature a participant-centered and highly interactive approach.
Online Proposal System
Please be sure to read the submission instructions carefully prior to submitting. The submitter must input all presenters’ and co-presenters’ contact information and biography in order for the proposal to be considered complete. You will not be able to submit until all co-presenters listed in the proposal have completed the presenter profile tasks (or you have submitted them on their behalf). Please check the Conference Proposal Quick Checklist to ensure you have all information gathered before you begin. You may, however, save your information and return to the submission to complete the proposal at any time prior to the deadline.
Plan Your Submission
We suggest you read through the instructions before submitting your online description- and writing your session description in Word before entering it in the online proposal system. Session and workshop proposals require clear and concise titles, succinct and persuasive descriptions, and well-thought-out learning objectives / take-aways.
• Your title should capture, in 10 words or less, the topic that will be covered and the intended audience.
• Your description should, in 150 words or less, build on your title and include what participants will take away from the session, the specific content to be delivered, and what type of delivery methods will be used to convey the information.
• Your learning objectives/take-aways should put the emphasis on new skills, strategies, and knowledge the attendees will gain as a direct result of participating in the session.
• All conference sessions must be educational in nature, unbiased and avoiding direct or indirect promotion of any particular product or service.
Sessions and Workshop Proposal Dates
Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2017, midnight PT
Notifications will be sent in December.
Session Proposal Review Process
The proposal review process consists of proposal evaluations by over 100 volunteers. Please submit complete proposals with well-thought out, persuasive, succinct, and proofread descriptions. Reviewers assess each session proposal based on the information provided. See the Proposal Review Process portion of the Session Proposal Guide for more information about the review and program development committee process.
The trade show floor is the hub for learning about and engaging with new products and techniques as well as shopping for immediate and future purchases available at your fingertips.
Trade Show Floor Dates & Times:
Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 26 7:00 am – 11:00 am.
Trade Show Receptions are Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 PM - 6:30 PM. Here you will have the chance to personally connect with industry leaders and your peers from across the country alongside heavy appetizers and a *cash bar.
*HPC Responsible Drinking Policy - Recognizing the emphasis on networking done through receptions and social events, HPC encourages responsible drinking at all of its networking events and receptions. All HPC sponsored events will offer nonalcoholic drinks. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21.
The Home Performance Coalition delivers your target market directly to you at the industry's leading educational conference and trade show with weatherization professionals, home performance contracting businesses, program administrators, and others working in the residential energy efficiency industry. At HPC conferences, attendees are ready to learn, ask questions, and make purchasing decisions. Each HPC trade show offers a unique marketing and branding opportunity to showcase products, equipment and services, while allowing you to capture quality leads and expand your customer base. View HPC's Prospectus here.
THE STANDARD EXHIBITOR BOOTH SPACE INCLUDES:
• Company name and website link on the conference website
• Social media welcome
• Promotional template
• Company listing and profile on the conference mobile app
• Exhibitor booth carpeting
• Two exhibitor representative registrations and best price of $675 for subsequent registrations
• Tuesday and Wednesday receptions hosted in the Exhibit Hall
• Full conference access for registered staff, including access to all sessions and meals
• Professional decorator and drayage services
• Six-foot skirted table with seating for two representatives and a trash receptacle
• Identification sign for your booth with company name and booth number
• Dedicated trade show manager to assist with all of your account needs
• Dedicated customer service manager to assist with all of your registration needs
• Booths 10x20 and larger include one additional conference registration
• $2,250, $2,500 after September 1
• $4,250, $4,500 after September 1
• $5,250, $5,500 after September 1
• 20x20 Booth: $6,250, $6,500 after September 1
Trade Show Hours
Monday, April 24, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Show Dates & Time:
Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 a.m.–3:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 27, 7:00 a.m.–11:00 am.
Thursday, April 27, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
What’s included in the booth fee?
Your booth fee includes pipe & drape and a booth sign along with a 6’ draped table, 2 chairs and a waste basket. ACI is including booth carpet so there is no need to order carpet. All furnishings, electrical and other services can be ordered at the expense of the exhibitor.
Sponsor this event and raise your company's brand awareness, support workforce development and publicly demonstrate your commitment to energy efficient, healthy, sustainable homes. Pick your level of involvement (bronze, silver, gold) or become a Sustaining or coveted Host Sponsor. When you sponsor an HPC Conference and Trade Show, you increase your company's brand awareness and connect with industry leaders who are invested in creating healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient homes. View HPC's Prospectus here.
To Sponsor this national event, please fill out the contact form below or call Chris Docchio at 412.424.0046.
You're joining us to attract more business. The more leads you get the better opportunities you have to convert them into sales. It's time to put on your savvy marketer hat and distinguish yourself from your competitors. Create a lasting impression in the minds of HPC Conference and Tradeshow attendees. This is your chance to shine. Get your name and logo out there. Take a look at your branding opportunities here.
Volunteers play an important role at Home Performance Coalition conferences by assisting presenters and attendees in sessions as session assistants. Session assistants ensure that sessions at conferences run efficiently by:
• Introducing sessions and presenters
• Tracking attendance
• Assisting presenters with time management and set up
• Remaining in session rooms to assist attendees
Session assistants are required to attend all sessions in an assigned conference track during the course of the conference. Session assistants must have a friendly, service-oriented attitude and commit to attending all days of the conference.
In exchange for volunteering, you will receive free registration for the conference, which will provide exciting educational and networking opportunities. This includes access to the general session, exhibit hall, education sessions, meals, receptions, and CEUs. This is a great opportunity to participate in sessions and learn new information about the industry! Please note, lodging is not included.
To Volunteer in Philly, please fill out the contact form below.
About the Host Hotel
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Enjoy the perfect combination of style and substance at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. This hotel offers intuitively designed accommodations, luxury amenities and an unparalleled location in the city's vibrant downtown district. And you'll be delighted with our prime hotel location; we're near Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and we're connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center by skywalk. Elevate your hotel experience with us here at the contemporary Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
This conference offers over 125 sessions/workshops, of which you can potentially earn 21.5 CEUs! HPC is a continuing education service provider, and many sessions offer credits for advancing attendees’ professional careers through educational opportunities from allied organizations.
Will I receive a Home Performance Coalition certificate of completion for attending this conference?
You will receive a certificate of completion if you attend a minimum of eight sessions. Please ensure that your badge is scanned at the end of each session to verify your attendance.
How will I receive CEU credits for attending this conference?
When registering online, you will be prompted to indicate if you want to receive CEUs and select from the list of approved CEU organizations. Some of the CEUs require your membership identification number. The bar code on your name badge, provided by HPC onsite, will be scanned at the end of each session you attend. Post conference, your attendance information will be submitted to the appropriate CEU accrediting bodies.
Can I attend the exhibitor trade show?
Yes, trade show access is included in the registration fee.
Are meals included during the conference?
As part of your registration, you will be provided breakfast Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as lunch, Tuesday and Wednesday. You are also invited to attend the Trade Show Receptions on Tuesday, and Wednesday, 5 PM - 6:30 PM where you will have the chance to personally connect with industry leaders and your peers from across the country alongside heavy appetizers and a cash bar.
Can I share a conference badge with someone else and rotate our attendance?
No. Each attendee must purchase an individual conference registration. One day passes are available in addition to the full conference registration if you cannot attend all days.
Can I cancel a registration?
No refunds will be issued as of Saturday, Friday, March 23, 2018. Requests for refunds that are received by HPC in writing through 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 22, 2018 will be granted, minus a $100 cancellation fee for attendees and a $625 cancellation fee for exhibitor booths. Payment by check is due Thursday, April 12, 2018.
Can I transfer a registration to another person if I am no longer able to attend?
Yes, there is no fee to transfer a registration. You can return to the online registration form and select the option to “Update an Existing Registration” or you may contact HPC.
This year, HPC begins on Monday morning, April 23 and will end on Thursday, mid-day, April 26. Take a look at the General Schedule to help as you make plans.
On-site Registration Office Hours
Monday, April 23, 2018: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2018: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 26, 2018: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM