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Technical Program

A dynamic technical program has been planned for Energy Foundations Seminar 2018.View Technical Program here. 


Keynote Speakers

CEO, Energy Web Foundation (Formerly of Shell and Rocky Mountain Institute)

Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professional Development Hours
An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis. DFI is pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for all its technical programs. This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits. There are some states that may not accept the general DFI certificate. Attendees are responsible for determining whether or not DFI PDHs are accepted by their respective licensing board. Attendees of this seminar will receive 6.5 PDHs for this seminar.

Online Registration

Please register for the Energy Foundations Seminar ‘18 today by clicking here. There is no registration fee for Speakers.

Reminders for Speakers 

Please note the following deadlines as you prepare your presentation.

Information/Materials Required

The following items are due to DFI by August 17, 2018 or sooner. Please access the required forms and reference files by

  • clicking on the links below
  • completing them
  • sending them to

Confirmation of Presentation Title

Short Summary of Presentation (one paragraph)

Short Biography of Each Presenter 

Audio/Video Requirements Form 

Please submit the following items by August 1, 2018 or sooner. Click the links provided to download forms.

Draft of PowerPoint Presentation (Final, if ready. This is needed early for PDH* certification.) 

3 Quiz-Type Questions about the content of the presentation (multiple choice, fill-in the blank, etc.; answers not needed)

Presentation Release Form 

You may continue to update your presentation and submit the final version by September 12, 2018.  After this date, you must bring your presentation to the Speaker Preparation Meeting the morning of your presentation using a flash drive. The seminar staff will load it to DFI’s laptop.

All speakers are encouraged to bring a backup of their presentation on a flash drive.

Please be aware of the importance of limiting commercial aspects in your presentation and to focus on technical features. DFI reserves the right to later not accept a presentation that is too commercial. Additionally, unless your organization is a not-for-profit entity, corporate logos may appear on the first and last presentation slide only. Reference the Presentation Guidelines for details.

Please email the DFI Events Team at if you cannot adhere to these deadlines.

Again, thank you for presenting at the Energy Foundation Seminar ‘18.


You may register for this Conference using a major Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Check or Purchase Order. Check payments due within 30 days of registration and made payable to DFI.

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Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, email or fax to: 
Deep Foundations Institute
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Memo: Energy '18
Fax: (973) 423-4031

Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Friday, September 1, 2018.  However, you may transfer your registration to another DFI Member.

Refunds for Exhibit Space will not be issued after Friday, August 17, 2018.
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