2018 Energy Efficiency Advocates Meeting

Wednesday, April 18 – Friday, April 20, 2018
Hyatt Regency Denver
Denver, Colorado

The Energy Efficiency Advocates Meeting will provide advocates from across the country with a venue to discuss strategies to advance energy efficiency at the local, state, and federal levels. This invitation-only meeting will offer a forum for new and seasoned advocates to share strategies and best practices. There will also be ample time for networking with friends and colleagues.

The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado. It will begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 18 (with the option to participate in a pre-conference field trip to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the morning), will continue with a full day on Thursday, April 19, and end midday on Friday, April 20. 

The event is free and most meals are included. Energy Foundation will also reimburse travel expenses for nonprofit advocacy participants after the conference. Dress is casual throughout the conference. 

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The Energy Efficiency Advocates Meeting is an invite-only meeting. As space is very limited, please do not forward the invitation. If you are unable to attend, please email eeadvocates2018@ef.org to let us know so that we can make room for another participant. Meeting invitees will receive an email notice in early 2018 to register.




Please click here for a draft meeting agenda.




PLEASE NOTE: The Hyatt Regency currently has no more rooms available. We have made a new room block at a nearby hotel (The Warwick) for the nights of 4/18 and 4/19. Please click here for the link to book a room using Energy Foundation’s group code. The deadline to book a room at The Warwick using the block is Tuesday, April 3. Please note that check-out is 12pm and you may be charged $75 for any late check-out that is not previously discussed with the hotel.



The Hyatt Regency is located at 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202, and is adjacent to the Colorado Convention Center. (Click here for a Google map of the hotel).

Nearest Airport

The closest airport is Denver International Airport (DEN), which is 27 miles away. The Denver International Airport is a hub for United, Frontier, and Great Lakes Airlines, and a focus airport for Southwest Airlines.

Public Transportation to-and-from the Denver International Airport

Public transportation is available to-and-from the Denver International Airport via the “University of Colorado A-Line” commuter rail. Simply take the A- Line commuter rail from Denver Airport Station to Union Station (a total of 7 stops, ~37 min). Trains leave every 15 minutes during most parts of the day.

A one-way ticket costs $9. You can purchase your train ticket at the ticket vending machines or at the RTD Customer Care counter which are both located in the middle of Denver Airport Station. Please note that ticket vending machines are not available on the Denver Airport Station train platform.

When you arrive at Union Station, you can either walk from Union Station or take the free MallRide bus. The walk is about 1-mile (click here for walking directions). If you take the bus, get off at 16th Street Mall and California St (a total of 10 stops, ~7 min). The Hyatt is at 15th St and California.



The Hyatt Regency Denver offers both valet and self-parking options based upon availability.

Underground, covered self-parking is located off of 14th and Welton Streets. The parking office for vehicle departure is adjacent to the parking elevators on the lobby floor.

Parking fees:

  • Self-parking: $35 for 5+ hours and overnight per night until 12:30 PM on departure day
  • Valet parking: $45 for 8+ hours and overnight per night until 12:30 PM on departure day
  • Late checkout fees for vehicles parked past 12:30 PM on scheduled departure day may apply



Energy Foundation is able to offer up to $350 of travel reimbursement for nonprofit advocacy participants after the conference. Please download the reimbursement form here and send the form and receipts to aceeeconf@aceee.org



Please email eeadvocates2018@ef.org with any questions about the meeting.