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Please answer these 13 questions to help us improve
Heating The Midwest Conferences
For each question, please select
the answers that apply to you.
1. Tell us a little about yourself so we can better understand your answers.
I own or am employed by a thermal energy
I am a
of thermal energy systems.
I work for a state or federal
I work for an
I am an
I am or I represent an
interested in wood thermal opportunities.
I am an interested
Member of the Public
2. Which (if any) HTM conferences have you attended?
2016 Harris, MI.
2015 Minneapolis, MN.
2014 Green Bay, WI.
2013 Carlton, MN.
2012 Eau Claire, WI.
I haven't been able to attend one of the conferences yet.
3. How did you hear about these conferences?
Word of mouth.
4. Describe your reasons for attending in the past or what would interest you in the future.
Networking with colleagues and building new relationships.
Getting exposure for your program or company.
Seeking formal Continuing Education credits or certification.
Looking to buy wood thermal energy systems or fuel.
Looking to sell wood thermal energy systems or fuel.
Informally seeking biomass technical knowledge.
Formally contributing to the conference as a presenter or exhibitor.
5. Would continuing education credits be useful for you?
If so, what organization coordinates your continuing education program?
6. What general subjects interest you the most?
Local examples or stories of successful wood thermal applications.
Hearing about experience in other parts of the United States or the world.
Learning about public perceptions of using wood for heat.
Exploring innovative techniques for building or expanding markets for wood heat.
Hearing the latest technical advances in wood heating technologies or equipment.
Exploring feedstock and fuel supply challenges and opportunities.
Hearing about financing options for thermal installations.
Listening to updates on national and state legislation or regulations that impact wood thermal applications.
7. What specific aspects of wood thermal energy systems interest you most?
System design and project development.
Heat plant equipment sales.
System installation and maintenance.
System Financing and insurance matters.
Fuel distribution and delivery to end users.
Residential heating systems.
Institutional heating and cooling systems.
District Energy systems.
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
Economic Impact Assessment.
8. What bio-fuel types are you interested in?
Roundwood logs, or firewood.
Municipal solid waste.
Co-firing mixed fuels.
9. Our events have combined a field tour, an indoor conference, and a concurrent equipment and information expo. How much time should be devoted to different parts of this event so it will best fit your busy schedule?
Pre-conference full day field tour (arrive the day beforehand).
Pre-conference half day field tour with a morning open for travel to the event.
1 full-day indoor conference with travel on the preceding and following days.
1 1/2 day indoor conference with the second afternoon open for travel home.
2 full-day indoor conference with travel on the preceding and following days.
10. Was the balance between formal presentations and informal networking adequate?
Yes, the balance was about right.
No, I prefer more networking time and fewer presentations.
No, I prefer more time for presentations and less for networking.
11. What do you most value on the equipment and information expo floor?
System Designers and Installers.
Finance and Grant Organizations.
Associations and Agencies.
12. In what season would you prefer to see future HTM conferences?
13. Where should future "Heating the Midwest's Conference and Expos" take place?
Michigan, Please suggest a city:
Minnesota, Please suggest a city:
Wisconsin, Please suggest a city:
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