NY-BEST 10th Annual Meeting & Conference: Capture the Energy



Join us for NY-BEST’s 10th Annual Capture the Energy Conference & Expo as we celebrate 10 years of success & hard work in the energy storage market in NYS.

Join us at the Albany Capital Center

Wednsesday, April 1 to Thursday, April 2, 2020

The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology (NY-BEST) Consortium is hosting its 10th Annual Capture the Energy Conference & Expo April 1-2, 2020 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York.

2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of the founding of NY-BEST. This year, NY-BEST Board Vice Chair M. Stanley Whittingham was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This year’s conference will also celebrate and honor these two great achievements.   
 

About the Conference

Conference Overview:

NY-BEST's 10th Annual Capture the Energy Conference & Expo is the premier event for companies seeking opportunities in New York's rapidly growing energy storage markets.

New York State has enacted the most ambitious climate protection legislation in the nation, including a mandate to achieve 70% renewable energy and deploy 3 GW of energy storage on the electric grid by 2030 and advance bold, new clean transportation initiatives. Join NY-BEST for this content-rich, 2-day conference, featuring the following topics:

  • The path to deploying 3 GW of energy storage on the New York electric grid by 2030
  • Achieving a carbon-free economy and the role for energy storage
  • Designing wholesale electricity markets for a high renewable electric grid and Peaker Plant replacement with storage
  • Current and future opportunities for large-scale and behind-the-meter energy storage
  • Transportation climate initiatives: expanding electrified transportation
  • Maximizing the benefits for Solar + Storage projects
  • Business Models and Project Financing
  • Innovations in energy storage technologies
  • Growing domestic manufacturing and supply chain for energy storage

Conference Format:

The Conference agenda will include informative keynotes, featured presentations, panels and roundtable discussions featuring experts in the storage field.  Keynotes and featured presentations are typically 15-20 minutes. Panel sessions typically include 4-5 speakers presenting for approximately 10 minutes each. Roundtable discussions will include a moderated Q&A among 4-5 speakers.

Each session will have a Q&A with the audience after presentations have concluded. The Conference will also feature a company exhibition area with over 40 companies and organizations.

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Information for Selected Speakers:

  • Selected speakers will receive complimentary admission to the Conference, which includes all meals, but will be responsible for travel and hotel accommodations.
  • Speakers will be required to attend a pre-conference coordinating phone call with NY-BEST meeting organizers and/or the appointed panel moderator if applicable.
  • Speakers planning to use Power Point presentations will be required to submit them for review by March 20, 2020.
  • Speakers are encouraged to attend the full conference. Speakers are required to arrive one (1) hour before the start of their session at the Conference and must check-in with NY-BEST staff.
  • Speakers slides will be shared as a pdf file with Conference attendees unless the speaker requests that they are not shared.

Call for Board Nominations

The NY-BEST Annual Meeting and Capture the Energy Conference will be held on April 1-2, 2020, at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York.  During the Annual Meeting on April 1, the NY-BEST membership will elect eight Board members to fill expiring Board of Director seats.  The NY-BEST Nominating Committee is seeking nominations from individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors for NY-BEST. Any employee of a NY-BEST member organization in good standing, including an incumbent Board Member, is eligible to run for the Board.

NY-BEST is proud to have an active and engaged Board of Directors.  Below please find the specific Board responsibilities outlined in the NY-BEST bylaws:

 RESPONSIBILITIES OF A BOARD POSITION: 

  • All Board members are expected to actively engage in Board meetings, consortium development and participate in at least one Board committee.
  • In-person Board meetings are held four times each year, along with additional teleconference Committee and Board meetings, as necessary.
  • Board members are elected for two-year terms (except in the case where there is a mid-term vacancy) with approximately half the director positions up for election each year.
  • NY-BEST is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization and the NY-BEST Board is a fiduciary Board that is responsible for the overall governance of the organization.  All Board members are required to comply with the Conflict of Interest Policy and sign a statement agreeing to comply with the Policy.
  • The Board is comprised of members from three categories: Industry, Academic, and At-Large.
  • Board members are uncompensated; however, travel and out-of-pocket costs for attending any in-person meetings are reimbursed.

THE FOLLOWING BOARD POSITIONS ARE UP FOR ELECTION: 

Industry Category – 3 seats for election, currently held by:

  • Matt FronkMatt Fronk & Associates LLC
  • Christina Lampe OnnerudCadenza Innovation, LLC
  • Doug StakerEnel X


Academic Category – 2 seats for election, currently held by:

  • Paul F. MutoloCornell University
  • M. Stanley WhittinghamState University of New York


At-Large Category – 3 seats for election, currently held by:

  • Fouad Dagher - National Grid
  • Michael G. FieldRaymond Corporation, Division of Toyota Industries
  • Damian Sciano - Con Edison

Interested in seeking a position on the Board?

  • If you are an incumbent or have previously run for the Board, please contact info@ny-best.org and you will be sent your old profile to update before February 7, 2020.
  • If you have never previously run for the NY-BEST Board, please click here to “Create a New Account” with NY-BEST, and then click here to access this page to make a new candidate profile. Both to be completed before February 7, 2020.

The Nominating Committee will evaluate candidates and provide the slate of Board Nominees to the membership electronically in advance of the meeting. If you have any questions please contact us at info@ny-best.org

 

REGISTER HERE


BOOK YOUR STAY
Renaissance Albany Hotel
144 State St.
Albany, NY 12207
Click here to book at the group rate of $199 - $219 per night!
Must book before March 1, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Albany-Downtown
25 Chapel St
Albany, NY 12210
Click here to book at the group rate of $172 per night
Must book before March 2, 2020

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
NY-BEST is always happy to customize any sponsorship to meet your needs. 
Please contact Caitlin (info@ny-best.org) with questions.

Click here to view the reception and exhibit hall floor plan

LEVEL PRICE DETAILS
Platinum $10,000
  • Company logo listed on: event registration page,e-communications (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, & event signage
  • Opportunity to introduce speaker
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Custom company handout in event packet or attendee swag bag
  • Full-page ad in Conference Program
  • Company banner ads in NY-BEST newsletter
  • 16-foot exhibit booth in prominent Exhibition Hall location
  • Five (5) conference passes with reserved seating in General Sessions
  • Pre-event list of attendees (provided 1 week prior to Conference)
Gold $5,000
  • Company logo listed on: event registration page,e-communications (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, & event signage
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)  
  • Custom company handout in event packet or attendee swag bag
  • Half-page ad in Conference Program
  • 8-foot exhibit booth in prominent Exhibition Hall location
  • Four (4) conferences passes with reserved seating in General Sessions
  • Pre-event list of attendees (provided 1 week prior to Conference)
Silver $3,500
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,084)
  • 8-foot exhibit booth in prominent Exhibition Hall location
  • Three (3) conference passes
Bronze $2,500
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • 8-foot exhibit booth
  • Two (2) conference passes

Networking Reception

SOLD!

$10,000
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage at Cocktail Reception
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Opportunity to provide swag items (custom company cocktail napkins, coasters, straws, cups, etc.) for reception purposes
  • 8-foot exhibit booth in prominent Exhibition Hall location
  • Four (4) conferences passes with reserved seating in General Sessions
  • Pre-event list of attendees (provided 1 week prior to Conference)
Networking Lunch $7,500
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage at Networking Lunch
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Opportunity to provide swag items (custom company napkins, coasters, straws, cups, etc.) for networking lunch purposes
  • 8-foot exhibit booth in prominent Exhibition Hall location
  • Four (4) conferences passes
  • Pre-event list of attendees (provided 1 week prior to Conference)
Future Leaders Sponsor $6,000
  • Provide scholarships for five (5) undergraduate or graduate students in the field of science and technology to attend Capture the Energy 2020
  • Students will have a reserved table with company signage and reserved seating
  • Opportunity for students to present research near company booth
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Half-page ad in Conference Program as a special thank you
  • Four (4) company conference passes

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

LEVEL PRICE DETAILS
Coffee Break Sponsor $3,500
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage at Coffee Breaks (4 scheduled coffee breaks over 2-day conference)
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Opportunity to provide swag items (custom company napkins, coasters, cups, etc.) for coffee break purposes
Swag Bag Sponsor $3,000
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Company logo displayed on custom cloth bag, along with up to (2) branded items inside bag, conference correspondence in bag also

Lanyard Sponsor

SOLD!

$3,000
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Company logo displayed on custom-made name tag lanyard
Cocktail Sponsor
SOLD!
$1,000
  • Company logo listed on event registration page, eblasts (distribution list of >3,000), press releases, and event signage at Cocktail Reception
  • Company mentioned in social media promotion (following of >4,500)
  • Company to select and name signature cocktail for Networking Reception
Additional Exhibit Space $1,500
  • Additional 8-foot Exhibit Space for Existing Sponsorship 
Program Ad $500
  • Half-page ad featured in conference program
Table Top Correspondence  $500
  • Custom company flyer for General Session table tops as well as breakfast/lunch room table tops 

 

MEMBER REGISTRATION RATES

CATEGORY EARLY BIRD RATE
(Before 3/1/2020)
GENERAL REGISTRATION
(After 3/1/2020)
Corporate Member $495 $595
Academic, Non-Profit,
Government Member
$400 $500
Start-Up Member $400 $500

NON-MEMBER REGISTRATION RATES

CATEGORY EARLY BIRD RATE
(Before 3/1/2020)
GENERAL REGISTRATION
(After 3/1/2020)
Corporate $695 $795
Academic, Non-Profit,
Government
$400 $500
Start-Up $550 $650

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION RATES

CATEGORY EARLY BIRD RATE
(Before 3/1/2020)
GENERAL REGISTRATION
(After 3/1/2020)
Student $150 $225
Retiree $150 $225


THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 SPONSORS!

 

NETWORKING RECEPTION


FUTURE LEADERS SPONSOR

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

 

SILVER

 

 

 


 


 

 

BRONZE

 

 

 

LANYARD

COCKTAIL SPONSOR


 

MEDIA PARTNER

 

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