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Welcome to Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI), the location of the 2018 Big Ten & Friends Mechanical and Energy Conference

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The Big Ten & Friends Mechanical and Energy Conference will bring together facility owners, operators, engineers and professionals in higher education and business partners to network, listen to, and take back information to continually improve the sustainability and efficiency of campus and university infrastructure.

Mechanical infrastructure and operation directly impact facilities' energy and carbon footprint. This year's conference hopes to blend industry developments and practices to improve energy consumption, ultimately and potentially reducing carbon footprints while meeting ever-increasing demands for resiliency, reliability, comfort, and indoor air quality. Methods of monitoring, measurement, and control allow for facilities personnel to meet these needs.

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September 30th - October 3rd


The Crown Plaza Hotel and Conference Center

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Note: Agenda is subject to change.

Registration Information

Registration includes Sunday night cocktail, Monday – Wednesday breakfast and lunch, plus Monday night dinner at the Indiana State Museum. Special rate can be used 3 days before and after the conference.

$275 through August 31, 2018

$325 beginning September 1, 2018

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Abstracts must include: abstract title, name of author(s), institution/company name, email, mailing address, phone number, and a brief description of session content (300 words) with 3 learning objectives (no pictures). The submission deadline for abstracts is Friday, June 16, 2018.
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Crown Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis, IN

The 2018 conference will be at The Crown Plaza Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, IN near the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and numerous dining options.

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