Geothermal Resources Council Announces Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo! 

Registration Opens for the Largest Annual Meeting of the Global Geothermal 

Community on October 18-23, 2020 

(Mount Laurel, NJ) August 3, 2020 — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 

Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the world’s largest membership-based 

geothermal professional and industry association, has decided to create an all-new, 

fully-virtual experience that will provide all of the same aspects and valuable content as 

the yearly in-person event while maintaining the health, safety, and security of 

attendees and staff. 


The GRC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo will take place on October 18 – 23, 2020 

in an online and on-demand format that will bring together professionals from across 

the geothermal community, including industry, academia, non-governmental 

organizations (NGOs) and government institutions. Subject-matter experts, 

thought-leaders, and visionaries will come together on our professional digital platform 

supplied by a leading virtual conference provider. We’ll discuss the latest advances in 

geothermal innovation, current events, educational opportunities, and answer questions 

within our live sessions. These speakers were selected because of their excellent 

reputations in the industry and their expertise in specific topics. They are also 

individuals who will make this new format as empowering, informative, and enlightening 

as the in-person GRC Annual Meeting & Expo. 


“The current situation with COVID-19 meant we had to make the decision to move to a 

virtual Annual Meeting & Expo this year to continue our mission of providing a broad, 

current, and relevant program that maximizes our goal of elevating the geothermal 

industry,” said Will Pettitt, GRC Executive Director. “The opportunities for everybody in a 

virtual conference of this scope are exciting and rewarding. Whether you’re a student, a 

researcher, or an industry visionary, join us to have a voice in the future of clean 



This first-ever virtual conference will be hosted on the IMS platform and will bring 

together attendees from around the globe to learn, collaborate, and experience 

world-class networking opportunities while adhering to social distancing guidelines. 

Advantages to this new virtual conference include recordings of keynotes and facilitated 

sessions available months after the meeting, 24/7 access to all virtual content to 

accommodate the global community, Expo Hall access to everyone for better 

networking and promotional opportunities on the latest in geothermal equipment and 

services, and an expanded schedule from three days to six days so that attendees can 

conveniently participate from anywhere they have access to a computer and the 


Other activities transitioning to a virtual format include the Opening Reception, Plenary 

Session, Panel Sessions, Field trips, Workshops, Networking Reception & Expo, and 

this year’s Technical Program which contains a wide array of technical papers and 

newly accepted e-posters. 


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About the Geothermal Resources Council 

Founded in 1972, the GRC is a California-based, non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation. It is 

the world’s largest direct-membership geothermal professional and industry association 

and has an international footprint. The GRC ‘s mission is to champion the geothermal 

industry by providing education and robust information. For more information, please