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2017 National Extension Energy Summit


April 3-6, 2017
Knoxville, Tennessee

Downtown Knoxville, viewed across the 1982 Worlds Fair site.

Join fellow energy educators to share, learn and network in order to become a more effective energy educator. This biennual summit is an effort of the ANREP National Extension Energy Initiative, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, University of Tennessee Extension and Tennessee State University Extension. Keynote speakers, panel discussions, presentations and workshops by local, state and national experts from public and private sectors will help us understand policies, regulations and perceptions that affect energy research and education opportunities. Oral and poster presentations will highlight energy research and education programs. Optional post-conference tours will visit innovative bioenergy facilities and tour sustainability efforts in the urban and university campus settings.

Call for presentations Poster presentations will be accepted as long as space is available.
To propose an oral or poster presentation,
click here to download and complete the fillable PDF form.
E-mail the completed form as an attachment to

Registration is open
Payment by credit card is preferred. If you must pay by check, continue the registration process to review the shopping cart. Print the shopping cart page and mail it with payment to Tim Prather, Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science Dept., 2506 E J Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996. Checks must be payable to University of Tennessee.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Registration
You may use this form
 to register as an exhibitor, break sponsor or luncheon sponsor. Checks must be payable to University of Tennessee.

Lodging information  Make reservations now at government rate!
Please use the official conference hotel - Hilton Knoxville - in order to prevent the Summit having to pay a penalty for unused hotel nights! A block of rooms is available at the government rate of $96 + taxes, and includes free parking and Wi-Fi. Book by March 20.



Post-conference tours

Transportation information

Things to do in and around Knoxville

Past summits:

2013 - Fort Collins, CO
2015 - Seattle, WA

For additional information, contact Tim Prather: 865-974-7266 or