2020 National Home Performance Conference
The 2020 National Home Performance Conference, taking place April 27-30 in New Orleans, is the largest meeting of home performance and weatherization professionals in the country, and the conference program is the heart of our national event.
The 2020 National Conference is an inclusive opportunity for all involved in the industry to engage in exceptional formal and informal learning experiences that support career development, increase individual and organizational productivity, and lead programs, businesses, and organizations to achieve superior results. The conference agenda aims to provide meaningful, engaging education and dialogue for both the entry-level field staff and the seasoned professional in the residential energy efficiency, home performance, and weatherization industry.
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113
Registration is open!
Registration Pricing & Information
Regular Registration (ends Thursday, March 26, 2020)
Non-Member Registration: $825
Member Regular Registration: $725
Late Registration (Begins Friday, March 27, 2020)
Non-Member Late Registration: $925
Member Late Full Registration: $825
One Day Pass & Student Rates
One-Day Pass Registration: $425
*Student Rate Full-Registration: $625
*Student Rate One-Day Pass: $240
*To receive this discount, students must submit a copy of their current transcripts for review prior to registering. Please contact Customer Service at (412) 424-0040 for information.
Payment by Invoice Due: April 13, 2020
Invoice Option Closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020
Transcript of Attended Courses: $15
BPA members receive $100 off the price of full conference registration. Members received their discount code via email. If you do not have your code, please contact Kim Dresser at email@example.com to obtain your code. Not a member but want to join to get the discount? Be sure to join as a member when you register for the conference! Additional member benefits can be found here.
An organization that registers five or more employees from the same organization may be eligible to receive a group discount of $75 off the current registration rate per person. For more information about group discounts and to receive the group discount registration code, please contact Customer Service at (412) 424-0040. Only one discount code may be applied per person. Registration codes must be entered during the initial online registration and will not be applied retroactively.
Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Assistant Program (WAP) Training & T&TA
Costs related to attending the 2020 National Home Performance Conference, are allowable as a WAP Training and Technical assistance expense (T&TA). The Weather Assistance Program Manager has released a memo that provides further details regarding the use of allowable training funds for this year’s national conference and can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact your DOE Project Officer.
Whether you are a novice just beginning your career or a veteran who wants to learn the latest trends, all levels of experience in all facets of our industry are encouraged to apply for a Mike Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Each scholarship awarded includes a full conference registration and a $500 travel reimbursement for the 2020 National Home Performance Conference.
The primary criteria for the scholarship awards are:
Diversity in regards to race, gender, and age
Whether the applicant has attended association events in the past
In addition, special consideration will be given to staff from small contracting companies that Mike was so dedicated to helping succeed. These businesses should have annual sales equal to or less than $5 million.
No refunds will be issued as of Friday, March 27, 2020. Requests for refunds that are received by BPA in writing through 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 26, 2020, will be granted, minus a $100 cancellation fee for attendees and a $625 cancellation fee for exhibitor booths. Payment by check is due Monday, April 13, 2020. Registrations may be transferred to another person at no additional charge by "Updating an Existing Registration" online or by contacting BPA.
Participant Code of Conduct
The Building Performance Association (BPA) community is made up of a network of people with a common agenda, cause, and interests, who collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and resources. It is of utmost importance to BPA that each and every person attending one of our conferences and events has a positive and rewarding experience and to that end, we invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, vendors, and others ("Participants") to help us realize a safe, respectful, and positive experience for everyone. When you participate in an event hosted by BPA, you are contributing to the overall experience, which makes us all accountable to each other.
BPA has adopted this Code of Conduct to provide guidelines to Participants and to ensure that all Participants understand what behavior is expected, and what behavior will not be tolerated at a Building Performance Association event. BPA expects all Participants to abide by this Code of Conduct at all events. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Read the full code of conduct here.
2020 National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show Agenda
We are pleased to announce the release of the conference agenda. Check back for updates to presenters, speakers and more!
Monday, April 27, 2020
7:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Workshops with a 10 AM Break
1:30 AM – 5:00 PM Workshops with a 3 PM Break
+Please note, meals are not provided on this day.
+Workshops are included in the full-conference registration.
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast & Exhibits
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM General Session
10:30 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Breakout Session 1
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Exhibits
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Breakout Session 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Breakout Session 3
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Session 4
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Reception at the Trade Show
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Evening Session
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Exhibits
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Session 5
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Breakout Session 6
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch & Exhibits
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Breakout Session 7
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Breakout Session 8
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Breakout Sessions 9
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Reception at the Trade Show
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM Evening Session
Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast & Exhibits
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakout Session 10
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Breakout Session 11
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Session 12
On-site Registration Office Hours
Monday, April 27, 2019: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2019: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 29, 2019: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 30, 2019: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Present at the Conference
The deadline to submit your proposal to present proposals for this conference has passed.
Presenters will be notified in December 2019. Please direct any questions to Bethany Sowinski at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (412) 424-0026.
Session Length - New for 2020!
This year, conference sessions will be 60 minutes long. Workshops, which will take place on the first day of the conference, will be 90 minutes, 3.5 hours, or full day (7 hours) in length. If you have more session content than will fit in a 60-minute time frame, we encourage you to select the ‘workshop’ option or submit a session in 2 parts.
Exhibit at the Conference
Draw the attention of thousands of weatherization professionals, home performance contracting businesses, program administrators, and others working in the residential energy efficiency industry. Meet professionals from all across the country who have plans to buy, network, and learn. Your customers are sure to be at the National Conference in 2020....will you?
View the floorplan and select your booth location!
The standard exhibitor booth space includes:
• Company name and website link on the conference website
• Promotional language provided to promote your presence at the show
• Company listing and profile on the conference mobile app
• Exhibitor booth carpeting
• Two exhibitor representative registrations and best price of $675 for subsequent registrations
• Receptions hosted in the Exhibit Hall
• Full conference access for registered staff, including access to all sessions and meals
• Professional decorator and drayage services
• Six-foot skirted table with seating for two representatives and a trash receptacle
• Identification sign for your booth with a company name and booth number
• Dedicated trade show manager to assist with all of your account needs
• Dedicated customer service manager to assist with all of your registration needs
• Booths 10x20 and larger include one additional conference registration
What’s included in the booth fee?
Your booth fee includes pipe & drape and a booth sign along with a 6’ draped table, two chairs, carpet, and a wastebasket. All furnishings, electrical and other services can be ordered at the expense of the exhibitor.
• 10x10 Booth: $2,600 Non-member // $2,400 Member
• 10x20 Booth: $4,600 Non-member // $4,400 Member
• 10x30 Booth: $5,600 Non-member // $5,400 Member
• 20x20 Booth: $6,500 Non-member // $6,600 Member
Sponsor the Conference
Now in its 34th year, the 2020 National Home Performance Conference & Trade Show brings together contractors, weatherization professionals, trainers, program administrators, energy auditors, and others working in residential energy efficiency for the latest developments and education in the industry.
We offer a wide range of sponsorship packages to suit your needs. We’re here to answer your questions and help determine if the National Home Performance Conference is the right fit for your audience. Contact Building Performance Association’s Director of Strategic Partnership, Chris Docchio, at (412) 424-0046, or email email@example.com.
Book Your Hotel Room
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Book your hotel now for the special conference rate of $249 + tax per night. This block rate is valid until April 3, 2020. To book more than one room, please call the hotel directly at (504) 561-1234 or contact Lois Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org with a rooming list.
Government Rate Hotel Rooms
New Orleans, LA 70113
Volunteers play an important role at Building Performance Association conferences by assisting presenters and attendees in sessions as session assistants. Session assistants ensure that sessions at conferences run efficiently by:
• Introducing sessions and presenters
• Tracking attendance
• Assisting presenters with time management and set up
• Remaining in session rooms to assist attendees
Session assistants are required to attend all sessions in an assigned conference track during the course of the conference. Session assistants must have a friendly, service-oriented attitude and commit to attending all days of the conference.
In exchange for volunteering, you will receive free registration for the conference, which will provide exciting educational and networking opportunities. This includes access to the general session, exhibit hall, education sessions, meals, receptions, and CEUs. This is a great opportunity to participate in sessions and learn new information about the industry! Please note, lodging is not included.
To volunteer at the 2020 National Conference, contact Bethany Sowinski at email@example.com.
This conference includes sessions and workshops that can be used towards CEUs! Attendees can earn 1 credit per hour. The 60-minutes sessions are worth 1 credit. Workshops are worth 1 credit per hour. Your badge must be scanned before leaving each session/workshop to track attendance.
Many sessions offer credits for advancing attendees’ professional careers through educational opportunities from allied organizations.
About the Trade Show
The trade show floor is the hub for learning about and engaging with new products and techniques as well as shopping for immediate and future purchases available at your fingertips.
Trade Show Floor Dates & Times
Responsible Drinking Policy
Recognizing the emphasis on networking done through receptions and social events, the Association encourages responsible drinking at all of its networking events and receptions. All Association sponsored events will offer nonalcoholic drinks. Alcohol will not be served to anyone under the age of 21.
Use BPA professional-quality email banners, signature blocks, and more to introduce your friends and colleagues to exciting opportunities at the National Conference. Be sure to tag BPA in your social media posts and use the hashtag #NHPC20!
Help yourself to the many resources available on this page by simply right-clicking and saving the image on your computer. Flyers and PowerPoint templates can be downloaded.
National Conference Flyer (click on the image for a PDF)
Email Banner - For newsletters or promotional emails
Facebook and LinkedIn
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Sample Facebook, LinkedIn, Newsletter blurb
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Will I receive a Building Performance Association certificate of completion for attending this conference?
You will receive a certificate of completion if you attend a minimum of eight sessions. Please ensure that your badge is scanned at the end of each session to verify your attendance.
How will I receive CEU credits for attending this conference?
When registering online, you will be prompted to indicate if you want to receive CEUs and select from the list of approved CEU organizations. Some of the CEUs require your membership identification number. The barcode on your name badge, provided by BPA onsite, will be scanned at the end of each session you attend. Post-conference, your attendance information will be submitted to the appropriate CEU accrediting bodies.
I’m not sure if I signed up for CEUs/selected a vegetarian, etc. meal when I registered.
You can check to see if you’ve signed up for CEUs and/or have listed any dietary restrictions by accessing your online registration. To do so, go to the registration site, select ‘Update an Existing Registration’ and enter your registration confirmation number and zip code. On the next page, you can update your special meal request, or select your CEUs. In the last question on the registration page, “Are you seeking Continuing Education credits (CEUs)” indicate which CEUs you’d like to receive. Please note, you must add your BPI # in order to receive credit. You can also verify your CEUs or add your membership # onsite at Registration.
Can I attend the exhibitor trade show?
Yes, trade show access is included in the registration fee.
Are the workshops on Monday included in the registration fee?
Yes. Monday workshops are included with full conference registration.
Are meals included during the conference?
As part of your registration, you will be provided breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. You are also invited to attend the Trade Show Receptions on Tuesday, and Wednesday, 5 PM - 6:30 PM where you will have the chance to personally connect with industry leaders and your peers from across the country alongside heavy appetizers and a cash bar.
Coffee and tea are provided during breaks. There are no meals provided on Monday during the workshops.
Can I share a conference badge with someone else and rotate our attendance?
No. Each attendee must purchase an individual conference registration. One day passes are available in addition to the full conference registration if you cannot attend all days.
Can I cancel a registration?
No refunds will be issued as of Friday, March 27, 2020. Requests for refunds that are received by BPA in writing through 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 26, 2020, will be granted, minus a $100 cancellation fee for attendees and a $625 cancellation fee for exhibitor booths. Payment by check is due Monday, April 13, 2020.
Can I transfer a registration to another person if I am no longer able to attend?
Yes, there is no fee to transfer a registration. You can return to the online registration form and select the option to “Update an Existing Registration” or you may contact BPA.