“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. -Charles Mingus How in the world can you deliver an engaging conference in these pandemic times? What kind of steps and measures must you take to make it awesomely simple and fun for attendees and exhibitors? This kind of challenge requires creativity. In todays’ podcast, we are joined by Steve Baden and Emma Bennett to learn about the creative and exciting changes in store for the RESNET 2021 Virtual Conference. Since early in 2020, the team at RESNET has been planning this virtual event, actually an on-line experience. This professionally executed, dynamic conference will be like two events under one roof: – A 3-day, 3-hour live streaming event on key issues, from February 22 to 24, 2021. – Plus, a library of about 100 prerecorded, 1-hour technical sessions housed in a virtual library accessible all through 2021! There will be four session themes, offering something for everyone: • New frontiers of RESNET • Building science, water efficiency and health • Steering energy programs and policy • Navigating finance and real estate Exhibitors and sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall will be able to focus on and reach specific types of attendees. There will be lots of fun events: work out classes, cocktail classes, on line chat forums for networking and more. The most active participants will be awarded prizes! There’s a chance for more attendees to come with bulk pricing for 5 or more attendees from the same organization. Please take note of the early bird registration deadline of January 15, 2021. Learn more by visiting the Conference website: https://www.resnet.us/conference/2021-conference/ or emailing Emma@resnet.us or Conference@resnet.us Listen to the full episode here.