The 11th International Symposium

on Renewable Energy Education

Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
August 6-7, 2005

The ISREE-11 symposium will be held in Orlando, Florida, before the opening of the 2005 Solar World Congress. Educators, solar energy enthusiasts and others are invited to attend this year's conference at no charge. The intent of this year's program is to provide an opportunity to meet with energy educators from around the world and discuss topics of common interest.

ISREE-11 is sponsored by the International Association of Renewable Energy Education, the education arm of ISES. This year's theme is "A Focus on K-12 School Education." In addition, there will be presentations aimed at university-level programs. The National Energy Education Development project (NEED) is sponsoring lunch on Sunday.

This free educational event will highlight a variety of energy educational programs for students and teachers in school education programs, ranging from K-12 to college level courses. Attendees and presenters will include leading energy educators from around the world discussing energy curricula and activities, courses and materials, and other subjects of interest to anyone involved in energy education.

The symposium concludes the afternoon of August 7 in time for participants registered for the 2005 Solar World Congress to attend the congress opening reception. We acknowledge the support of the Solar World Congress organizing committee in making the hotel meeting facilities available to us for this important program. The program chairs for the conference are Mary Spruill, the National Energy Education Development project, and Blanche Sheinkopf, The Sheinkopf Group.


Saturday, August 6
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Annual meeting of the International Association for Solar Energy Education (IASEE)
6:30 p.m. OPENING PRESENTATION: 25 Years of Energy Education – The NEED Project, Mary E. Spruill, Program Director
7:15 p.m. FORUM: Colleges and Universities Going Solar: Strengthening the Movement Through Increased Partnerships." Moderated by Nick Algee, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
8:30 Adjourn
Sunday, August 7
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Hands On Renewables! Susan Schleith, Florida Solar Energy Center
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. School Power…Naturally – Judy Jarnefeld, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Energy Education Activities – Kelly VanDusen, National Energy Foundation
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. H 2 Educate! Hydrogen Education for Schools – Mary E. Spruill, National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by the NEED project.
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Assuring Quality Training for Workforce Development – Jane Weissman, Interstate Renewable Energy Council
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Solar Schools Monitoring and Education – Chris Beekhuis, Fat Spaniel Technologies
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Video: "Power Shift."
3 p.m. FORUM: "Educational, Economic and Behavioral Impacts of a Solar-Powered Dormitory." Moderated by Frank M. Powell, Furman University.
4:30 p.m. Wrap-up session and discussion
5 p.m. Adjourn


You are invited to participate in ISREE-11 by exhibiting during the conference.

We anticipate that more than 100 K-12, community colleges and college teachers from around the world will be attending. We would like to provide you with a free table to distribute information about your company or organization and have the opportunity to interact with the participating educators. Time will be provided for the attendees to talk with you and the other exhibitors during the conference.

You can set up by 6 p.m. on Saturday and exhibit all day Sunday. If you are unable to participate, you are encouraged to send materials that we can distribute to the teachers.

For more information or to make arrangements for exhibiting or sending your materials, please contact.


All interested educators are invited to submit posters for presentation at ISREE-11. Please send an abstract of your poster by June 1 to. Posters should be brought with you to the symposium and set up in the display area by 9 a.m. Sunday. You are expected to spend the time between 1:30 and 3 p.m. on Sunday in the display area, discussing your poster with attendees.

At the request of some interested educators, it has been suggested that we include a poster area that describes the various laboratories and organizations used by energy educators, along with PDF copies of the posters that can be given out to attendees. This is your chance to let others know about the facilities and programs at your institution. Please submit your abstract by June 1 describing your poster if you plan to participate in this special topic presentation area.

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