World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 kicked-off
The virtual event series of the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 was kicked-off March 30th with a virtual opening.
The event takes place every three years (previously 5 years) and was expecting around 3,000 participants to join for a full-week and more of conference, exhibition, side events and field trips last year. Due to the pandemic, the event – like so many others – had to be postponed. An event by the International Geothermal Association, the hosts of the event are the Icelandic geothermal community represented by the large energy companies HS Orka, Landsvirkjun, Orkuveita Reykjavikur and the Iceland Renewable Energy Cluster (Orkuklasinn).
With the event, the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 officially started. Initially planned as a full on-site event and likely the largest conference ever planned in Iceland, It is now held with an extensive virtual event series from April through July 2021, and an extensive onsite/ hybrid program in Reykjavik, Iceland Oct. 24-27, 2021.
Virtual Event Series:
- Tuesday, April 13, 2021 – Business and Environment
- Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – Geosciences A
- Wednesday, May 11, 2021 – Geosciences B
- Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – Engineering
- Tuesday, July 6, 2021 – Cutting Edge
The event would not be able with the support of our partners in Iceland and internationally, the technical support by Advania, which provides its online event technical solution, and the event venue, Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center.
„While now held in a different format than planned, the World Geothermal Congress as planned now provides a fantastic opportunity to highlight not only what geothermal energy has to offer in the context of the global energy transition, but also the incredible role geothermal energy plays in Iceland‘s energy mix. The Icelandic geothermal community is incredibly proud to highlight its achievements and international experience to the international geothermal community both during the virtual event series and the on site at Harpa in Reykjavik.“, Bjarni Pálsson, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the World Geothermal Congress and Head of Geothermal and Landsvirkjun.