Engineers qualify for continuing education credits at the 2013 Illinois Geothermal Conference, March 11-13 in Collinsville


Be in Collinsville for the Illinois Geothermal Conference on March 11-13, 2013. There is a tremendous Engineer/Architect track of training at the conference — and continuing education credits forms will be distributed for credits for all participants.

This year’s attendees will have a chance to win a new iPad.That’s the registration prize that will be given at this year’s conference.

The Gateway Center at Collinsville is the location for this year’s conference. Early bird registration ($125 for members and $200 for non members) is available until March 1. Your registration can be free again this year …. Illinois residents just need to complete the Workforce Development paperwork and get approved for funding to receive a $125 rebate for the conference registration.

The Early Bird registration deadline is March 1.

A block of rooms is available at the Doubletree Hotel, next door to the Gateway Center, until February 22.  

You’ll find all the links and information for the conference at  Just click this link and then click on either of the RED conference links on the home page. 

We have a great conference lined up this year, starting with a pre-conference seminar for utility personnel on Monday, March 11.  The cost of this seminar is $30.  You’ll find a registration form for this separate pre-conference seminar along with conference registration information at

During the conference itself we’ll have everything from fusion training to case studies of geothermal conversions in historic buildings.  There will be sessions on geothermal financing, new residential energy codes, troubleshooting and geothermal radiant heat applications.  Right now we’re working on about 30 different breakout training sessions at this year’s conference.

The GAOI accreditation exams will be given at the conclusion of the conference on Wednesday, March 13.  Send your geo installers and service technicians to this year’s show and communicate that your firm is GREAT and one of the top geothermal firms in our state.

Attending the show this year might be FREE! We have accessed a Workforce Development grant again this year to underwrite the cost for GAOI member-organizations to send their people to the training at the conference. An early-bird, member registration is $125. The Workforce Development funds will refund $125 for all Illinois attendees who take the training at the conference sessions. There is a pretty simple registration process. The forms can be accessed along with the conference registration information on the website.

We encourage you all to do the same thing that more than 100 of last year’s participants did — fill out the forms and have your registration cost refunded by Workforce Development. 

For information on this year’s conference, GAOI accreditation or membership or anything related to geo in Illinois, go to, or call GAOI Executive Director John Freitag. 

John Freitag
Executive Director
Geothermal Alliance of Illinois
P.O. Box 3787
Springfield, IL 62712

Direct: 217-241-7973
Iphone: 217-971-3533
Office: 217-529-5561