Events & Webinars

National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

ADS is known for its annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid® (NTM). This event is recognized as the premier event focused on the business and policy aspects of demand response and its enabling technologies and applications.  It is unique in that in addition to a conventional format of presentations on case studies, the latest research, etc, it devotes an entire day to a roundtable discussion format where some of the leading experts in demand response discuss with each other and with the audience the latest trends, issues, and business developments.

The 2016 National Town Meeting will be held July 11-13, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

ADS Member Dinner 

The ADS members-only dinner is held annually in conjunction with the National Town Meeting, and is a great opportunity to meet and network with other ADS members while enjoying a great meal. You will also be treated to remarks from a guest speaker. All attendees must be ADS members in good standing.


ADS pioneered the use of Webinars as a vehicle for bringing together parties to learn about and discuss new issues, technologies, programs, and practices in the area of demand response. ADS Webinars are regularly attended by state and federal policy makers as well as a broad cross section of industry experts and stakeholders.

Past Events

National Summit on Smart Grid and Climate Change

A second annual National Summit on Smart Grid & Climate Change brought together policymakers, utilities, technology companies, and a wide variety of environmental and energy stakeholders to address the role of smart grid technologies and practices in mitigating and adapting to climate change.

The Summit took place October 13-14, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Learn more here!

A National Summit on Integrating Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid

ADS partnered with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the National Home Performance Council (NHPC) to present a National Summit on Integrating Energy Efficiency & Smart Grid. The Summit was a place where speakers and the audience worked together and learn from each other, all with a goal of determining how efficiency and smart grid integration can expand opportunities for both energy users and those who provide technologies and services. Attendees came from utilities, state and federal agencies, technology companies, performance contractors, service companies and many other stakeholder segments. Speakers included experts from the program, performance, technology and policy arenas who discussed the barriers and opportunities relative to integrating smart grid and energy efficiency - as well as demand response.

This Summit was held on October 15-16, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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