ConnectivityWeek Call for Speakers and Buildy Award Nominations Open

ConnectivityWeek 2011 Explores Smart Grid, Beyond the Grid

Mar 03, 2011, 10:30 ET from Clasma Events, Inc.

DALLAS, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clasma Events announced today that the 2011 call for speakers and annual Buildy Award request for nominations are now open for ConnectivityWeek.  This annual conference, which takes place from May 23-26 in Santa Clara, CA, will explore the value propositions, business models, and technologies needed to deliver the efficiency, productivity and cost benefits of Smart Grid, beyond the grid.

Starting as BuilConn in 2003, ConnectivityWeek's scope has expanded to explore how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can be applied to manage energy and deliver efficiency on the grid and across an array of end-use segments – including residential, commercial, industrial, and infrastructure consumption areas.

With more than 1,500 attendees, 200 industry-leading speakers, and dozens of high-tech exhibitors expected, ConnectivityWeek brings together the stakeholders who are shaping the future of energy, including utilities, consumers, policymakers, regulators, and technology companies.

Call for Speakers: ConnectivityWeek organizers are now seeking speakers with expertise in the subject areas of connected buildings, connected homes, industrial automation, electric vehicles, demand response, Smart Grid, cyber security, ICT, and related areas. A full list of topics is available online.  Speaker suggestions will be accepted through March 31.

Buildy Nominations: Since 2004, the Buildy Awards have been presented at ConnectivityWeek to leaders, visionaries, and implementers of smart devices and smart systems. New in 2011 is Buildy Face Time, an opportunity to increase the visibility of all selected nominees during the Tuesday evening reception. Candidates may enter the competition by nominating themselves, their own company, or their peers by April 15 online.  Finalists will be notified by April 29.

The 2011 Buildy Awards fall into the following categories:

  • Connectivity Visionary
  • Smart Building
  • Smart Homes
  • Smart Industrial
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Smart Grid

Clasma Events, Inc. is a global event company specializing in strategic conferences at the center of the worldwide energy discussion. Clasma provides a stage for collaboration and cooperation among industry thought leaders at the forefront of the smart energy movement.  Focusing on Smart Grid, connectivity, and the new energy economy, Clasma's major events include ConnectivityWeek, GridWeek, and Grid-Interop.

Clasma, GridWeek, ConnectivityWeek, and Grid-Interop are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clasma International Corporation. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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