• [ March 6 – 7, 2013 ]
    Altoona, IA

  • Conference: 2013 Iowa Geothermal


2013 Iowa Geothermal Conference: From the Ground Up

March 6-7, 2013

Pre-conference: March 5, 2013 Well Contractor Certification Training

Altoona, IA

The “Geothermal: From the Ground Up” 2013 Iowa Geothermal Conference is sponsored by the Iowa Geothermal Association (IGA), a not-for-profit Iowa corporation. The purpose of the 2013 Iowa Geothermal Conference is to update attendees on new geothermal technologies and educate them on the efficiencies, feasibility and practicality of installing ground source heat pump systems installations in both new and retrofit residential and commercial climate control installations.

The annual conference has developed a reputation within the geothermal industry as one of the premier educational and networking opportunities for industry manufactures dealers and installation personnel.  The focus of the conference is to educate homeowners, architects, builders, drillers and other industry professionals interested in the HVAC industry on how ground source heat pumps provide extremely efficient, reliable, energy saving heating and cooling to both commercial and residential consumers while at the same time delivering a significantly reduced carbon footprint, renewable energy by using the earth’s constant ground temperature.

The 2013 Iowa Geothermal Conference workshops have been developed to educate industry professionals, who may or may not currently be involved in geothermal systems, on the proper design, proper installation and other technologies needed to install efficient, trouble free geothermal heating and cooling systems.

Agenda(please see the click on the links for the printable Agenda, Session Descriptions and Speaker Bios for more details, including pre-approved CEU credits. Also, please click on the “How To Register” link to see directions printable directions on how to register!):

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (Pre-Conference)
8:30 am- 9:00 am        Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am- 12:15 pm      Well Contractor Certification Training
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm     Lunch Provided
1:15 pm – 4:30 pm       Well Contractor Certification Training*Pre-Conference: Well Contractor Certification Training ONLY: Registration cut-off is February 20, 2013 in order for materials to be sent to registrants. Course and price DOES NOT include the test.  Contact IDNR directly @ 515-725-0282 to schedule and pay for testing. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
7:30 am-8:00 am         Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am- 10:00 am      Concurrent Session 1
10:00 am-10:15 am     Break, Move to concurrent sessions
10:15 am-12:15 pm     Concurrent Session 2
12:15 pm-12:45 pm     Luncheon, Introduction of Exhibitors and Keynote Address
12:45 pm -1:00 pm      Iowa Geothermal Annual Meeting
1:00 pm-2:30 pm         Tradeshow Floor Open – Dessert Break, Visit Exhibitors
2:30 pm-4:30 pm         Concurrent Session 3
4:30 pm-6:30 pm         Tradeshow Floor Open, Visit Exhibitors & Prize Drawings


Thursday, March 7, 2013
7:00 am-8:00 am         Breakfast, Opening Remarks, Legislative Update
8:00 am-10:00 am       Concurrent Session 4
10:00 am-10:15 am     Break- Move to concurrent sessions
10:15 am-12:15 pm     Concurrent Session 5
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm     Keynote Speaker
1:45 pm – 3:45 pm       Concurrent Session 6


Continuing Education Units (CEU):
The CEUs for these courses have been pre-approved for the credits noted under each session on the printed agenda by the following:
PMB (Plumbing and Mechanical Board, Iowa Department of Public Health)
IDNR (Iowa Department of Natural Resources)

Praire Meadows Hotel and Conference Center
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009

Hotel Accommodations:
Lodging is at Prairie Meadows Hotel, Altoona, IA. A block of guest rooms has been reserved under 2013 Iowa Geothermal Conference for a discounted rate of $92+ tax for the evenings of Monday, March 4, Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Individuals are responsible for placing their own reservations at their own expense.
Call for reservations at 515-957-3000 or 800-325-9015 or register online at using a Group Code: IAGEOTHERMA. Reservations must be made by February 4, 2013.

Instructions for RegisteringRegistration Form- printableAgenda- Session & CEU information

Session Descriptions

Speaker Info and Bios

Please call Training Resources with any questions 515-309-3315 or email: