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Futurist Garry Golden to Keynote 25th AESP National Conference

PHOENIX, Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Futurist Garry Golden will deliver the keynote address at the 25th National Conference of the Association of Energy Services Professionals, which will take place in Orlando, February 9-12, 2015.

Golden is an academically trained Futurist (MS Futures Studies) who speaks and consults on issues shaping society and business in the 21st century. He has worked across a wide range of industry sectors and projects related to the future of infrastructure for energy and transportation, learning and talent development, civic and cultural institutions and the implications of global demographic transitions.

At AESP's conference, Golden will be discussing the future of energy efficiency in his presentation titled "Tapping Your Inner Futurist." The presentation will challenge audience members to tap into their inner Futurist to anticipate the real world impact of change for energy customers, utilities and service providers. Attendees will gain an understanding of the dynamics of how technologies create value, as well as see the two sides of behavior change programs and adaptive services. Golden will also highlight activities that help attendees apply foresight into their everyday activities to better influence the future.

The presentation is sponsored by ICF International. "We are delighted to be able to sponsor a world-class keynote speaker for this special AESP 25th National Conference event. Mr. Golden's thought-provoking insights will stimulate long-range thinking and offer a diverse perspective on the future of energy," says, Michael Mernick, ICF senior vice president, energy efficiency division lead.

The AESP national conference gathers leaders in the field of energy efficiency, demand response and demand-side management who share best practices, education and trends in advancing energy efficiency.

The Association of Energy Services Professionals (www.aesp.org) provides professional development programs, a network of energy practitioners, and promotes the transfer of knowledge and experience. Our members work in the energy services industry and represent electric and natural gas utilities, public benefits associations, regulatory and non-profit entities, vendors, manufacturers and consulting firms. Founded in 1989, AESP is a member-based association dedicated to improving the delivery and implementation of energy efficiency, energy management and distributed renewable resources.

CONTACT: David Harrison 410-804-1728 david@harrisoncommunications.netSource: AESP -Association of Energy Services Professionals