No cost registration for GAOI Conference this year!

The Geothermal Alliance of Illinois has accessed funding from Workforce Network and the State of Illinois, for this year’s Illinois Geothermal Conference. The funding can be used to support registration for the conference. The net effect is that anyone approved for the funding can attend this year’s conference, essentially, at no cost.

Those attending the conference should register as they normally would. The early bird, member registration price is $125. The early bird, non-member registration is $200.

To apply for the $125 Workforce Network funding, just print and fill out the PDF application form and either fax to 309-495-8999 to the attention of David Vaughn or scan and email to If you have any questions regarding the funding you can contact David Vaughn at 309-495-8942 or Jennifer Brackney at 309-495-8928 with the Workforce Network. During the conference, Workforce Network personnel will get a photocopy of each applicant’s driver’s license. There will also be an employer survey that will need to be signed by management/supervisor from each firm sending personnel to the conference.

Following the conference the funding will be sent to the GAOI, which will in turn issue checks back to companies registering and sending personnel to this year’s conference.

If you have any questions about the process, please call GAOI Executive Director John Freitag at 217-971-3533 or email

Click here to download the application.