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CERTs 2013 Conference

Early Bird registration ends Tuesday, January 15th
at midnight, so reserve your spot now and save!

Register now for CERTs 2013!

The CERTs Conference is Minnesota's biggest community-based energy event, and it only happens once every two years
(so you don't want to miss it).

With registration deadlines just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your tickets to the CERTs 2013 Conference on February 20-21 in Saint Cloud.


Why Should You Attend CERTs 2013?

The conference is especially unique this year because it is completely focused on projects and advancing workable models here in Minnesota.

Watch the video below to let Joel Haskard with CERTs tell you why you should attend and  be sure to bring your colleagues with you, and read on to learn more about new Regional Sessions and the the overall agenda.

Let Joel tell you why you should attend (and share)
Why should you attend & spread the word? Click to find out!

Regional Sessions Offer Opportunities to Collaborate on Local Projects


You will return home after the CERTs Conference with connections, project ideas, and collaborators who live and work in your area.

The conference will culminate in project-focused Regional Sessions that allow you to do just that. Because it’s the first time we’ve done something like this, we wanted to fill you in more about exactly what the Regional Sessions hold in store.

Click to learn more about the Regional Sessions

The ultimate goal of the CERTs Conference Regional Sessions is to identify five energy efficiency or renewable energy projects that can be implemented by the next CERTs Conference in February 2015.
The project ideas are yours to come up with and bring forward. You might already have a group behind an idea that just needs an extra nudge, or you might have an idea that you just know would work, but you need a few more hands to make it happen. Whatever the case, we hope YOU will come ready to share your project idea(s) and recruit others to your clean energy cause.

Click here to read a recent blog post with more details on the Regional Sessions, what to expect, and how to prepare >>


See the Full Agenda (and get excited)

Check out the agenda for CERTs 2013!CERTs 2013 will begin with In-Depth Workshops and an Evening Reception on February 20th, and continue with a Daylong Conference on the 21st.

We will dive into success stories across the range of technologies and sectors, and meet as individual regions to discuss projects that communities want to advance (as described above).

CERTs 2013 will be a place for you to connect with old friends and colleagues and develop new relationships that can help you advance your work.

See the program & agenda!


Take Advantage of Early Bird Prices

CERTs 2013 is the most affordable conference around. See the rates below, and take advantage of early bird prices that end next week!

  Early Bird
Ends Jan. 15
Ends Feb. 14
At the Door
Feb. 20-21

February 20, 2013 – Pre-Conference Workshops & Reception

Regular Attendee $40 $50 $60
Student (requires valid I.D.) $20 $20 N/A
Reception Only $15 $15 $15
Sponsors & Exhibitors* Free Free Free

February 21, 2013 – Full-Day Conference

Regular Attendee $50 $60 $80
Student (requires valid I.D.) $25 $25 N/A
Sponsors & Exhibitors* Free Free Free

* Sponsors and Exhibitors receive at least one free registration for both days of the conference. Learn more about opportunities >>

Register for CERTs 2013!

Be Seen at CERTs 2013: Sponsor & Exhibit!

Download Sponsor & Exhibitor PacketCERTs Conference attendees are ready to take action. With your help, they will return home and to work with the connections they need to move forward.

We are excited to invite your business or organization to be part of the event as a sponsor or exhibitor!


  • Sponsorship: Feb. 1, 2013
  • Exhibition: Feb. 8, 2013

We expect 500-600 people to attend and are providing space for up to 60 exhibitors. There is a lot of interest in the event, and opportunities fill up quickly. Reserve your spot now to get in on the action!

See sponsor & exhibitor opportunities!

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CERTs 2013 ConferenceGoals of CERTs 2013...

  1. Bring people together around clean energy for conversations and action

  2. Celebrate community accomplishments in 10 years since CERTs began

  3. Move at least 5 clean energy projects forward in each region of Minnesota

You can see the agenda, learn more, and register to attend, sponsor, or exhibit at http://2013.mncerts.org.


Clean Energy Resource Sponsor

University of Minnesota
Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships


Hospitality Sponsor

Southwest Initiative Foundation  

Platinum Sponsors

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Xcel Energy
Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Center for Energy and Environment

Gold Sponsors

Otter Tail Power Company Happy Dancing Turtle Green Energy Products, LLC
Silicon Energy CenterPoint Energy Great River Energy
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency    

Silver Sponsors

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Quarve Contracting Hunt Utilities Group
CR Planning Eureka Recycling Clean Air Choice from American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
EnergyMisers, LLC Do It Green! Minnesota Avant Energy

Helping Minnesota communities determine their clean energy future. More at www.CleanEnergyResourceTeams.org

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