Preparing for workshops, conferences, and public meetings has always been exciting for me; but when I was asked to help suggest topics and give input for a public meeting on a subject on which I had merely skimmed the surface, I asked myself the obvious question- “how could I possibly prepare myself to give a substantial contribution to this meeting?”
Bob Dylan nails what we are experiencing in the energy industry today with the title of his classic ballad, The Times They Are A’Changin’. In that song, he notes “The slow one now will later be fast, as the present now will later be past.” He may as well be singing to evaluators of energy efficiency programs, since evaluators have a lot of experience looking back at the past to explain the present – and also using that information to inform future plans, by the way.
The Regional Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Forum will host its Annual Public Meeting on January 14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, Md. Mark your calendar and make plans to be in Baltimore for a day filled with exciting discussion, connecting with new and old colleagues and learning from the best and brightest in the evaluation community and beyond.