Here’s the latest from NESEA’S Executive Director, Miriam Aylward:

COVID-19 Updates

Thursday, May 28, 2020

BuildingEnergy Boston 2020 is Going Virtual

Dear NESEA Community Members,

I am writing to share the news that BuildingEnergy Boston will look different this year: we’re going virtual. While I realize that this news may come as a disappointment, though not a surprise, the NESEA community has a knack for adapting to changing circumstances and rising to meet challenges, and I think we’re going to build something great together.

The new event will take place over three days, August 12-14. I’m pleased to share that we’ve secured a virtual platform that prioritizes the connection and community that makes BuildingEnergy Boston a can’t-miss annual event. You can still count on seeing cutting-edge sessions, connecting one-on-one with new contacts and familiar friends, participating in community events, and making business deals on a vibrant virtual trade show floor.

Along with the change in venue, we’ve made some changes in the schedule to help attendees make the most of the conference:

  • We plan to offer all of the same content, now spread over three days instead of two so attendees can attend more sessions than in a typical year.
  • Conference passholders will have access to recordings of all sessions for a full 365 days after the event.
  • We’ve already begun offering pre-conference webinars as part of the countdown to the live event; look for more soon on our Events Calendar.
  • The NESEA Night Awards Ceremony is now included with all 1-day and full passes.

We will be sending out details about how to take advantage of the virtual conference and trade show in the coming months. Registration for the event will re-open soon.

Our staff and board of directors have decided that this change of format is the best way to serve our community while observing current COVID-19 mitigation guidelines provided by the Governor of Massachusetts, the Mayor of Boston, and the CDC. Making this decision now allows us to focus our energy on creating the best-possible virtual conference in the coming months.

I’m so grateful to NESEA’s Staff, our Board of Directors, and our entire community for helping us to pivot so quickly. I look forward to seeing you in August, if not before!


Miriam Aylward
NESEA Executive Director