Geothermal Resources Council Announces Full Six-Day Agenda for 2020 Virtual Conference

Keynotes, panel sessions, and workshops to explore the world of geothermal at the GRC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo taking place on October 18-23, 2020

The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC), the host of the geothermal industry’s largest flagship annual conference, released the full agenda and list of speakers for its 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Expo taking place on October 18-23, 2020. The agenda also includes three pre-conference workshops that will take place on October 16 - 18, 2020.

This year’s six-day long live event will kick-off with an opening presentation welcoming attendees from around the globe who have come together to learn, collaborate, and experience this all-new, truly transformative event. The GRC is pleased to announce Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senior U.S. Senator for Alaska and Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and Daniel Simmons, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy, as the two keynote speakers who will be presenting during the opening presentation. The robust technical program has been designed specifically to enhance and heighten expectations.

Program Highlights: 

  • 170+ Oral Presentations and E-Posters 

  • Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours 

  • 2 Opening Sessions with Keynote Speakers 

  • 5 Virtual Field Trips 

  • Women in Geothermal (WING) Workshop and Yoga 

  • 6 Panel Sessions, 3 Workshops 

  • International Content 

  • 6 Nightly Networking Receptions 

The program will feature an unprecedented lineup of over 250+ speakers and presenters, each sharing his or her unique insight on the latest geothermal technologies and innovations. Technical sessions will highlight the width and breadth of geothermal energy, spanning from science, engineering, social-economics, and government. These sessions represent the eclectic mix of people that are involved: students, corporate entrepreneurs, politicians, professionals, and researchers.

“This year’s technical program is richer and more robust than ever and we’ve intentionally included many areas of online interactivity throughout the program,” said Will Pettitt, GRC Executive Director. “We’ve partnered with a professional production company and digital platform provider to bring the best experience in virtual conferencing. This year’s conference will be a fun, informative, and immersive event not to be missed!”

The packed agenda of high-level keynotes, speakers, and collaborative roundtables, includes thought-provoking topics like: “Lithium Recovery from Geothermal Brines,” “Geothermal District and Residential Heating/Cooling,” “New Drilling Technologies,” and “Geothermal Fields of the Future – Interactions with the Oil & Gas Industry.” All of the highly anticipated sessions will end with a Q&A portion so that attendees can engage and interact live with presenters.

To see all the activities taking place over the six-day conference – as well as pre-event activities – view the entire agenda . 

Register online now at . Follow GRC and updates about the conference on Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter (#GRCAM2020).


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 visit