2015 – Long Beach, California

August 11-13  Conference
August 10 – Pre-Conference Workshops
Hyatt Regency Long Beach

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Opening Keynote Address by Cass R. Sunstein



Cass R. Sunstein is founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy, as well as the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard. Sunstein’s scholarship spans five major areas: behavioral economics and public policy, constitutional law and democratic theory, legal theory and jurisprudence, administrative law, and the regulation of risk. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He is coauthor of Nudge (2008) and author, more recently of Wiser (2014) and Choosing Not To Choose (2015).


Closing Keynote – Bill Leblanc, Chief Instigation Agent, E Source


LeBlanc_HEADSHOTMoving DSM Evaluation from Defense to Offense: A Marketer’s Perspective

DSM programs must be evaluated in order to support integrated planning, to prove that ratepayer money was spent properly, and to obtain regulatory incentives. But are we building a road to the promised land of more program participation, greater integration of offerings, improved utility brands, and more interactive approaches with partners…OR are we building walls made of ever-stricter evaluation protocols that actually seal us off from our biggest opportunities? Come hear a DSM marketer’s perspective, using humor and anecdotes, about the DSM road less traveled.


Room rate – $179 (includes free in-room WiFi)
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Pre-Conference Workshops
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Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Jane Peters and Steve Schiller

The IEPEC Lifetime Achievement Award is selected through a peer nominations process and the final decision is made by  the IEPEC Planning Committee.  This person is someone who has consistently made significant contributions to the field of energy program evaluation.

Past award winners include:

  • 2013 – Jane Peters, Research Into Action and Steven Schiller, Schiller Consulting
  • 2011 – Marian Brown, Southern California Edison
  • 2009 – Dr. Miriam Goldberg, KEMA, Inc.
  • 2007 – Shel Feldman, Shel Feldman Management Consulting
  • 2005 – Nick Hall, TecMarket Works
  • 2003 – Ed Vine, LBNL and Roger Wright, RLW Analytics
  • 1997 – Jeff Schlegel, Schlegel and Associates
  • 1995 – Ken Train, University of California-Berkeley
  • 1993 – Meg Fels, Princeton University
  • 1991 – Ken Keating, Bonneville Power Administration
  • 1989 – Eric Hirst, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


We would like to gratefully thank and acknowledge the following organizations, whose assistance and support are critical in helping to make the 2015 IEPEC conference a success. (Links to sponsor’s websites open in a separate window.) If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2015 Evaluation Conference, please contact the Conference Coordinator, Cara Lee Mahany Braithwait, at 608-231-2552.

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors



Bronze Sponsors

BTan Consulting
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships
Wirtshafter Associates, Inc.

Student Scholarships

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Yinsight, Inc.