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JISEA Annual Meeting

The JISEA Annual Meeting brings together energy leaders from across the country to identify and form project teams to address the evolving clean energy climate and highlight strategic directions.

A key pillar in JISEA's approach to identifying and addressing emerging clean energy challenges is network development through regular convenings. The JISEA Annual Meeting is JISEA's largest convening of the year and brings together clean energy experts from across research, universities, nonprofits, and industry to share crosscutting insights. This multi-day event gives attendees the opportunity to:

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Collaborate in discussion panels on emerging clean energy questions.

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Network with thought leaders from research, universities, nonprofits, and industry.

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Engage with presentations on the latest high-impact research.

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Expand partnerships in research projects and clean energy innovation opportunities.

The 2024 JISEA Annual Meeting (JAM24) will be held on Feb. 26–27, 2024, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL’s) campus in Golden, CO. Subscribe to our email list to get the latest updates on the agenda, side meetings, and registration information for JAM24.

In the Room

JAM24 is a 120-person meeting, with approximately half of attendees from crosscutting and forward-looking programs at NREL and the U.S. Department of Energy, and half of attendees from diverse demographics and disciplinary areas in industry, academic, non-profit, and government sectors. You should join us for this action-oriented conversation to define and address complex emerging challenges to clean energy transformation if you are:

  • A proactive leader or emerging leader in your field

  • Interested in clean energy problem definition and refining, solution approaches, and interpretation of outputs

  • An active participant looking for opportunities to solidify and grow your network of creative problem solvers driving toward a better energy future.

There will be options for both attribution of and discretion in meeting participation.

Sessions and Events

JAM24 aims to build and maintain a diverse, multidisciplinary, multidomain network that defines and frames emerging complex energy challenges, shares approaches for addressing them, and connects people and organizations to take the next steps. To achieve this goal, the meeting is divided into four 3-hour interactive sessions across two days, each focused on one of JISEA’s exploratory areas—climate adaptation and clean energy, technology-society interface, workforce of the future, and hard-to-decarbonize industries. Each session includes context-setting case studies or technical talks, small group discussion, and action planning. Session speakers and topics will be announced in the coming weeks.

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024

9–9:30 a.m.

Registration and Networking Breakfast (provided)

9:30–10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Context Setting Session

10:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Session 1: Hard-to-Decarbonize Industries

1:15–2:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch and Email Break (provided)

2:15–5:15 p.m.

Session 2: Technology-Society Interface

5:15–5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Plan for Day 2

6–9 p.m.

Off-Site Reception
Buffalo Rose Event Center (The Rose)
1119 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024

8–8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast (provided)

8:30–9 a.m.

Welcome and Day 2 Overview

9–11:50 a.m.

Session 3: Climate Adaptation and Clean Energy

11:50 a.m.–1:25 p.m.

Lunch (provided)
12:10–1:20 pm—Fireside Chat with:
Sharonda Tack, Acting Senior Advisor for Energy Justice , DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Bill Ritter, Director, Colorado State University Center for the New Energy Economy
Dan Reicher, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University

1:25–4:20 p.m.

Session 4: Workforce of the Future

4:30–4:45 p.m.

Common Themes Topics: Meta-Disciplinary Session

4:45–5 p.m.

Closing Remarks

In addition to the exciting sessions, JAM24 will feature an offsite reception to give presenters, panelists, and attendees the opportunity to connect in an unstructured setting. This reception is a great time to follow up on meeting discussions and lay the groundwork for future partnerships.

Visiting NREL

The NREL campus has several entrances. All visitors—whether walking, getting dropped at the gate by taxi or rideshare, or driving—must use the East Visitor Entrance located at 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, Colorado 80401.

Travel on Interstate-70 to Exit 263 and turn north at Denver West Blvd. Travel a short distance to the intersection (light) at Denver West Parkway. Turn west and travel through the 4-way stop intersection to the NREL campus entrance. Go to the Site Entrance Building window located at the gate (left lane). Upon arrival, NREL site entrance staff will provide directions to the Research Support Facility (RSF) entrance and parking garage.

The identification needed to enter NREL depends on your citizenship status:

  • U.S. Citizens: According to NREL security procedures, U.S. citizens must present their U.S. government-issued photo identification (e.g., state driver's license, military ID, U.S. passport) upon check-in to receive an event badge.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens: At the time of the event, all non-U.S. citizens (including Canadian citizens, permanent resident aliens, and resident aliens) must present a valid passport and visa information. If you are a non-U.S. citizen and you have not heard from event staff, please confirm that we are appropriately prepared to support you through security prior to arrival by contacting [email protected] as soon as possible. In addition, the following must be presented to check-in and receive an event badge:
    • Visa Waiver Program: Visitors from countries that participate in the Visa Waiver Program must bring their passport and visa stamp or I-94 card received from U.S. Customs upon entering the United States.
    • Canadian Citizens: Canadian citizens must provide their passport and a government-issued photo ID or a birth certificate.
    • Permanent U.S. Residents: Permanent U.S. residents must bring a permanent resident card along with a government-issued photo ID.

After checking in at the gate, please proceed to either the visitor parking lot or the parking garage. You can park anywhere in the garage, but the third floor is the easiest exit. Once parked, exit through the third-floor breezeway bridge for the most direct route to the RSF. From the breezeway, a shuttle circulates to the front door of the RSF; please let the shuttle driver know you’d like to be alerted for that stop.

Meeting Participation and Logistics

When you arrive to the lobby of the RSF, you will show ID and receive your badge. Both days of the workshop will take place on the third floor of the RSF in the San Juan Conference Room. Please keep your badge to use for both days.

Success largely depends on your full participation. We invite you to fully engage by minimizing email and phone checking during sessions. If you must, there will be Wi-Fi; instructions will be provided on-site. If you need to focus on another matter while at the meeting, please contact [email protected] to arrange a private space.

The attire for the meeting is business casual. The meals at the meeting are vegetarian (except the reception). The meeting follows Chatham House Rules.

Please arrive early to ensure ample time for check-in and to enjoy breakfast while meeting new colleagues or reconnecting. We will provide lunch, and there will be opportunities for breaks throughout the day. Following the meeting, we invite you to join us at the 2024 JISEA Annual Meeting Reception. The time and location will be shared closer to the event. There will be a carpool sign on the large whiteboards in the annual meeting room near the snack station. You will not be able to retrieve your car from NREL after the reception, so please plan accordingly.

Please arrive early to enjoy a light breakfast and conversation. There is no need to check in again, but please remember to bring your ID badge from Day 1. We will provide lunch, and there will be opportunities for breaks throughout the day. 

NREL provides private spaces for personal needs. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

We acknowledge, with respect, that the land the 2024 JISEA Annual Meeting is taking place on is the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations and peoples. We thank and respect the Indigenous peoples for their ancestral and present land stewardship and place-based knowledge.

Sponsorship Opportunities

JISEA is actively seeking sponsors to support the 2024 JISEA Annual Meeting and to help integrate voices from across research, universities, nonprofits, and industry. The following list provides the different levels, costs, and benefits of sponsorship:

  • Student Sponsor: $100 (10 available) or $1,000 (one available). Sponsor a single student or a group of 10 students to attend the meeting. The sponsor can select the student or JISEA can help coordinate (note: there are foreign national entry requirements on NREL’s campus).


    • Showcasing of logo in annual meeting materials including event website and agenda

    • Single or ten annual meeting registrations for student attendees.

  • Forward Thinker: $1,500

    • Showcasing of logo in annual meeting materials including event website and agenda

    • Five annual meeting registrations for your distribution.

  • Problem Solver: $3,000


    • Showcasing of logo in annual meeting materials including event website and agenda

    • Opportunity to work together on formation of premeeting discussions on one of the JISEA exploratory areas: Clean Energy and Climate Adaptation, Energy Workforce, Technology-Society Interface, Agricultural Decarbonization, Industrial Decarbonization

    • Eight annual meeting registrations for your distribution.

  • Coalition Champion: $4,000 (five available). Support coalition and network development through a sponsored coffee and discussion break at the meeting.


    • Showcasing of logo in annual meeting materials including event website and agenda

    • Ten annual meeting registrations for your distribution

    • Choice of lanyard cobranding with JISEA or 10-minute presentation opportunity to highlight your organization.

  • Integration Innovator (Reception Sponsor): $6,000 (one available). Enable a relaxed networking environment for idea generation after Day 1 (Feb. 26) of the annual meeting.


    • Showcasing of logo in annual meeting materials including event website and agenda

    • Ten annual meeting registrations for your distribution

    • Opportunity to address the audience at the beginning or end of the break and at the reception

    • Branded materials on display at tables and signs at reception.

We are also building longer-term institutional sponsoring partnerships, such as:


Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

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