September 9, 2008

Record-Setting Attendance Expected at Geothermal Events in Reno


Contact: Karl Gawell, +1-202-454-5264, or Kathy Kent, +1-202-454- 5263, both of Geothermal Energy Association

RENO, Nev., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Geothermal experts and businesses from around the world will be converging on Reno, Nevada, in record numbers in early October. Reno is the site for the Geothermal Energy 2008 Conference and Expo sponsored jointly by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) and the Geothermal Resources Council (GRC). The Conference and Expo have already set pre- registration records, and will almost certainly be the largest international geothermal conference and expo ever held.

The Conference and Expo officially begin on Monday, October 6th. But, before the main events start, there will be a number of workshops open to the public. On Saturday, October 4th, GEA is hosting a "Geothermal Issues and Outlook Workshop." The day-long event features expert presentations and panel discussions examining federal and state policy initiatives - from tax credits to federal and state leasing - and their potential impact on geothermal energy. More information, a draft agenda, and registration for the workshop are available at:

Also on Saturday, GRC will sponsor an Introduction to Geothermal Energy workshop, presented by the Geothermal Education Office. This free and fun event will take place on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Peppermill Resort in Reno from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m.) The workshop is designed for K-12 classroom teachers and other educators, but is open to anyone interested in learning about geothermal energy. BUT pre-registration is required, so please email [email protected] advanced to participate or download registration form at

Starting Monday, the 6th, the Geothermal Energy Conference and Expo begin in full force. Speakers for the Opening Session on Monday include Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, Dan Reicher, Director of Climate and Energy Initiatives at, Barry Andrews, President of Chevron Geothermal, and Yoram Bronicki, President of Ormat. For a complete agenda, or more information about GRC events, visit

At noon on Monday, the Geothermal Energy Expo opens, featuring nearly 100 exhibits from companies ranging from Glitnir Bank to Vulcan Power. Regular events and speakers are scheduled for the Expo Hall from Monday through noon on Wednesday. Admission to the Expo on a daily basis is only $35. For a complete list of exhibitors or for more information please go to: index.htm.

SOURCE Geothermal Energy Association

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