Call for abstracts - 2016 Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity

Start/Stop Date:
24 Sep 2015
The Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney, in conjunction with the Australian Alliance to Save Energyand supported by Australian Government, Department of Industry and Science
Sydney, Australia
Focus Areas:
Energy productivity
Type of Event:

Let’s empower a brighter tomorrow!

The call for abstracts is now open for the 2016 Australian Summer Study on Energy Productivity, Sydney, Australia,  24-26 February 2016.

We invite you to submit proposals for presentations, peer-reviewed papers and short videos on enhancing energy productivity.

The Summer Study is a unique and exciting gathering of leaders, thinkers and practitioners focused on how we can boost economic activity and cut carbon emissions through the smarter use of energy.

For information about the Call for Abstracts, including:

  • Streams and sessions
  • Selection criteria
  • Key dates

Please visit the 2016 Summer Study website HERE.

We look forward to receiving your abstract by 24 September 2015!

What is a Summer Study?

The Summer Study is an international institution, running for over 30 years in the US and 20 in Europe. The Australian Summer study is endorsed by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and its European counterpart the eceee. These are popular events, renowned for bringing together leaders in energy efficiency from government, politics, academia, the private sector and NGOs.

The 2016 Australian Summer Study is a three-day residential event set on the shores of the spectacular Manly Beach in Sydney.

The program balances formal presentations by international experts with informal working sessions while allowing ample time for networking and collaboration. The relaxed, informal line-in format allows for in-depth discussions to develop across the event. Proven to be a great environment for cross fertilising ideas and making lasting connections, Summer Study delegates return year after year!

The Summer Study brings together over 300 leaders, experts, practitioners and researchers from Australia and overseas from industry, government, the research community and consumer groups. The Summer Study offers a unique, informal, fun and creative environment to:

  • Highlight breakthroughs to boost energy productivity
  • Champion best practice across industry sectors 
  • Brainstorm technology, market and policy innovation
  • Develop powerful ideas and strong relationships
  • Trigger effective action for a more productive economy

  • Who should participate?

    • Energy managers
    • Policy makers
    • Researchers
    • NGO's
    • Energy suppliers
    • End-users all sectors
    • Regulators
    • Media - as participants and reporters


Strong cross‐sectoral representation at previous Summer Studies confirms that the program is unlike anything else in Australia. The value of the Summer Study extends far beyond the event. The ideas and relationships that develop over the three days of the event will continue to advance energy productivity.