Host a Pro Tour

Interested in Hosting Virtual Pro Tour?

Below you can find an overview of eligibility, who does what in planning the event, and more information about the virtual format. 

Please note: you are not required to have access to the project site on the day of a virtual tour. Most virtual Pro Tour speakers present from their home offices.

Please contact Florence MacGregor (fmacgregor@nesea.org) with any questions.

Eligibility

  • The opportunity to host a Pro Tour is only available to NESEA Members. If you are not a current member, you are welcome to submit a proposal, but you will be required to become a member before your tour is scheduled. 

  • Projects must be located in NESEA's territory: the six New England States, plus New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Who Does What?

  • The host provides content, expertise, and contact information for the project team members and vendors. The host will also provide learning objectives for CEUs.

  • NESEA staff handle the event logistics. We take care of promotion, registration, customer service for registrants, sponsor recruitment, accreditation, and we manage all of the technical aspects of the tour.

  • Together: if the host chooses to deliver a project overview using a featurette video (more below), the host and NESEA staff will work together to create this component.

The Virtual Format

We’ve developed a format that preserves the interactive, behind-the-scenes vibe of Pro Tours that have made them so popular with attendees, hosts, and sponsors throughout the region. Unlike a traditional webinar, attendees will come with their mics and cameras on: participants are able to see and hear other attendees, ask content experts questions directly, and meet new people in the NESEA community.

Virtual Pro Tours will always be held on Friday afternoons, 12:30-2:30pm.

Event Schedule

12:30

Event begins! Welcome from NESEA

12:35

Opening remarks from series sponsors ZipSystem & NYSERDA

12:40

Project overview from host, preferably in the form of a featurette that includes video and host narration (you can watch an example, here). Alternatively, a slidedeck may be presented.

1:00

Breakout groups. Participants are split into virtual breakout discussion groups, each led by a member of the project team. Team members will go into depth about their specific work on the project. Speakers rotate through breakout rooms – all attendees get small group time with each speaker.

2:00

Participants all brought back as a full group for Q&A panel with all speakers

2:30

Event concludes

 

Our Mission

NESEA advances the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.