BIEE’s Oxford Research Conference is a biennial research conference that seeks to understand the drivers of change in energy, both positive and negative. The conference is aimed at energy analysts, researchers, strategy and policy thinkers from all backgrounds, including industry, academia and research organisations, government, the finance community, NGOs and consultancies. BIEE conferences are renowned for the quality of their speakers, for their open, productive discussion and debate and for the diverse range of participants. They are forward-looking and provide a forum for sharing new thinking and ideas from across the sector.
The conference is avowedly international in outlook and attendance. It is the mix of people and perspectives that makes this conference distinctive.
‘The conference is a fantastic opportunity and melting pot for people in the energy industry, from government from academia from other research organisations. One of the real advantages and one of the special features of the BIEE conference is it’s a place where all of those energy interested people come together. They learn from each other they spark off each other and they build new networks and new coalitions to help drive the energy sector forward.’
Prof Matthew Leach 2016 Conference Chair
Want to know more ? Read Matt Hannon’s blog ‘ Why you should go and why youll want to come back in 2020‘
The 2018 conference will focus on the emerging role of the consumer in the energy system, regarded by many in the industry as one of the big transitional issues of the coming decade.
Selection criteria will be a combination of quality, originality, relevance to the conference theme and for an audience of both practitioners and academics.
Energy use in the industrial age has largely been a passive affair. Both businesses and household consumers have flicked switches, turned knobs or started engines without knowing or wanting to know much about how energy is being delivered to them, provided that it is available when they want it and doesn’t cost too much. But is this characteristic of energy use about to change dramatically?
The 2018 two-day research conference will consider how the interactions between consumers and energy systems will be affected by: environmental, social and economic priorities; new energy supply and use technologies; the marriage of energy networks and communication technologies; innovative business models; and changing consumer energy aspirations and practices. Developments in the UK, wider EU and further afield may show similar trends, given the global nature of many of the drivers of change, but there could also be national and regional differences depending on cultural and market contexts.
See the outline programme
Registration will open in April
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See our 2016 research conference preview for an idea of what to expect in 2018
Sponsorship of this conference provides the opportunity to position your company at the heart of this customer driven transformation of the energy sector, and will suit companies that innovate in terms of thought leadership, customer insights, technology, and service delivery. It provides access to students and young professionals, and opportunities to build relationships with the academic community, to help access the much needed innovation, knowledge capital and talent our sector demands.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this conference please email us to request a sponsorship prospectus. A member of our sponsorship committee, William Blyth, Jonathan Thurlwell and Sam Hollister, will be pleased to discuss sponsorship options with you.
Enquire about 2018 Sponsorship firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Debbie Heywood BIEE Admin +441296747916.
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Prof Paul Ekins (Chair), UCL
Sara Bell, Tempus Energy
Dr William Blyth, Oxford Energy Associates
Dr Peter Connor, University of Exeter
Tony Dicicco, Energy Systems Catapult
Adrian Gault, Committee on Climate Change
Dr Aaron Goater, Committee on Climate Change
David Green, International Council for Sustainable Energy
Prof Richard Green, Imperial College Business School
Dr Matthew Hannon, University of Strathclyde
Prof Charles Hendry, University of Edinburgh Business School
Sam Hollister, Energy UK
Paro Konar-Thakkar, BEIS
Prof Matthew Leach, University of Surrey
Dr Nayzmiye Ozkan, Cranfield University
Dr Karoline Rogge, University of Sussex
Peter Stewart, Interfax
Prof Peter Taylor, University of Leeds
Jonathan Thurlwell, IPA Advisory
Lynsey Tinios, Shell
Sarah Jeffery Abstracts Parallel Sessions and Registration 07900 216267
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 1st 2018
Notification of Outcome: w/c April 16th
Presenter Registration Deadline*: June 18th
Earlybird Registration Deadline: July 31st
Paper Submission Deadline*: August 31st
Presentation Deadline*: September 11th
Registration Closing Date : September 11th
Conference: September 18-19th 2018
* Accepted authors