Northeast Wood Heat Leadership Summit

University of Vermont, January 7-8, 2019

All events take place in the Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom


Monday, January 7

3:00pm      Registration Begins
4:00pm      Welcome
4:15pm       Wood Heat in the Northeast Today: Panel discussion about current challenges and opportunities, laying the groundwork for Day 2.
5:45pm      Reception (sponsored by Froling Energy)
7:00pm      Dinner with guest speaker Neil Harrison, re:heat and UK Wood Heat Association
Later          Enjoy downtown Burlington with fellow wood heat leaders! 

Tuesday, January 8

8:00am      Breakfast
8:30am      Welcome and preparation for the day
8:45am      New Insights on Consumer Decision-Making: results of recent UVM research about wood heat, with time for discussion.
10:30am    Break
10:50am    State Incentive Programs: Lessons and Developments. State agency representatives will discuss what they’ve learned, how they’ve adapted, and what’s on the horizon for incentivizing cordwood, pellet, and/or chip systems.

12:00pm    Lunch

12:45pm    The Tough Questions: facilitated small group discussions about persistent, difficult questions facing our sector
2:10pm      Break
2:30pm      Marketing Wood Heat: Feel Good Heat and other efforts to promote our sector are underway – see examples and learn about new campaign opportunities.
3:30pm      What now? What have we learned about how we can make our sector more successful? Small group discussion and brief sharing.

4:15pm      Conclusion

Northern Forest Center LogoThe Summit is hosted by the Northern Forest Center and University of Vermont with funding from the Northeastern States Research Cooperative.


For more information, contact Ellie Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-229-0679 x101

Special thanks to our planning committee: Bill Bell, Ansley Bloomer, Cecilia Danks, Emma Hanson, Charlie Niebling, Adam Sherman, and Scott Nichols.