WGC2020+1 finally kicking off

26 March 2021
WGC2020+1 finally kicking off

The kick-off for the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1 on March 30. 2021 is free to join for everyone!  

Tuesday, March 20, 2021 – 15:00-17:00 UTC

These have been interesting and challenging times for all of us around the world and with the dawn of a new spring (or autumn), it is time to look forward to an exciting decade for geothermal and the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1. Planned since 2014, the event is now finally ready to go.

The free to join kick-off event features a high-profile line-up of speakers and will share details about the World Congress events and logistics and provides a great opportunity to prepare for an exciting 7 months of all things geothermal.

So join us on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 15:00 to 17:00 UTC for the live stream for the virtual official kick-off of the World Geothermal Congress 2020+1. A recording will be available afterwards. We have secured a great line up of speakers. Joining us will be Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, Thórdís Kolbrún Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation of Iceland, Edda Síf Pind Aradóttir, CEO of CarbFix, Ahmad Yuniarto, President Director of PT Pertamina Geothermal Energy, and Andrea Blair, President of the International Geothermal Association. This kick-off event will be chaired by Hidda Thorsteinsson, Head of Research at Reykjavik Energy, and Dr. Bjarni Pálsson, Chairman of the Organising Committee and Head of Geothermal at Landsvirkjun.

With the challenges of these times, a large part of the program has been moved into an extensive virtual event series of five fully packed days of presentations and discussions. This set-up creates a complete new experience and value, given that all 1,800+ presentations will be available online for a minimum of 12 months. Never before have we had this level of access to the state of knowledge and of course the planned onsite/ hybrid event October 24-27, 2021 will then round things up in person, as much as possible.

„We have been hard at work in the recent weeks and months and launched a new website for the congress. There you will find all details related to the new format of the event, including the extensive agenda of the program, details on the set-up, speakers, social program and all the things that make the World Geothermal Congress the great meeting venue for the global geothermal community. We hope to engage with you all in the coming months and see you in Reykjavik in October.“,

Dr. Bjarni Pálsson, Chairman of the WGC2020 Organising Committee and Head of Geothermal, Landsvirkjun.

Registration for the full congress is open, for more details visit our website – the Kick-off event is free to attend and requires no registration.

The WGC Organising Committee thanks for the continued support of our main sponsors, partners and stakeholders around the world, in particular Ormat Technologies as Platinum sponsor, as well as the Icelandic energy companies, HS Orka, Landsvirkjun, and Reykjavik Energy.