Sponsors & Exhibitors | CERTs 2013 Conference



Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors:


Clean Energy Resource Sponsors

University of Minnesota's Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources

Hospitality Sponsor

Southwest Initiative Foundation  

Media Partner

Midwest Energy News  

Platinum Sponsors

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Xcel Energy
Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Center for Energy and Environment

Gold Sponsors

Otter Tail Power Company Happy Dancing Turtle Green Energy Products, LLC Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
CenterPoint Energy Great River Energy Ever-Green Energy ITC Midwest

Silver Sponsors

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Quarve Contracting Hunt Utilities Group CR Planning
Eureka Recycling Clean Air Choice from American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest EnergyMisers, LLC Do It Green! Minnesota
Avant Energy CLASS 5 Energy Silicon Energy Honeywell Building Solutions
EDF Renewable Energy Minnesota Energy Resources Natural Awakenings Magazine - Twin Cities Edition West Central Research and Outreach Center
tenKsolar Institute for Local Self-Reliance AMEC DEKRA Certification
Great Plains Institute Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association NCR-SARE Zinniel Electric
Alliant Energy Juhl Renewable Energy Systems, Inc. Opower 24 HOUR SOLAR


Thank you to our 2013 Exhibitors:

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Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
Aladdin Solar
Alliance for Sustainability
American Lung Association in Minnesota
Avant Energy, Inc.
Blue Net Inc.
Center for Energy and Environment
Center for Renewable Energy Education and Demonstration Project
CenterPoint Energy
City of Elk River
CLASS 5 Energy
ConEdison Solutions
DEKRA Certification, Inc.
Do It Green! Minnesota
EDF Renewable Energy
EnergyMisers, LLC
Energy Services Coalition
Energy Smart
Green Energy Products
Guncheon Financial
Heating the Midwest
Honeywell Building Solutions
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability
Juhl Renewable Energy Systems, Inc.
Kandiyohi County
Lighting House USA
Metal Roofing and Siding of Minnesota
Midwest Energy Alternatives Project
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association
Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources
Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
Natural Awakenings Magazine
Northern Sun
RetroGreen Energy
Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Saint Paul Port Authority
Sierra Club
Silicon Energy
Solar Skies Manufacturing, LLC
Southwest Initiative Foundation
Southwest Regional Development Commission
Sustainable Resources Center
The Minnesota Project
University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships
University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center
USDA Rural Development
Werner Electric Supply
Will Steger Foundation
WoodMaster & Northwest Manufacturing, Inc.
Xcel Energy
Zinniel Electric



Archived Sponsor & Exhibitor Details


Be seen and grow your business

The Opportunities

CERTs Conference attendees are ready to take action. With your help, they will return home and to work with the connections they need to move forward. We are excited to invite your business or organization to be part of the event as a sponsor or exhibitor!

Sponsorship deadline: Feb. 1, 2013

Exhibition deadline: Feb. 8, 2013
Download Sponsor & Exhibitor Packet
Download Packet

Act now to reserve your spot

Register Now

We expect 500-600 people to attend and are providing space for up to 60 exhibitors. As you can see by the lists of CERTs 2011 sponsors and exhibitors, there is a lot of interest in the event, and opportunities fill up quickly. Reserve your spot now to get in on the action! 1. Review packet and forms
2. Pay online and submit forms
3. CERTs follows up to confirm

Details & Questions

All details, policies, and instructions:
The Sponsor & Exhibitor Packet is the most complete resource for all sponsor and exhibitor options and associated information. It also includes the simple forms you need to fill out and send in to register. Some details have also been included below.

Download Sponsor & Exhibitor Packet To pay online using your credit card:

  1. Visit http://sponsor.mncerts.org (through UofM Foundation)
  2. Fill in total amount in “Gift Amount” and click “Next”
  3. Add name & organization for “Name” and fill in contact info
  4. Finalize your payment and click “Submit” when finished
  5. Email completed forms from Sponsor & Exhibitor Packet to:

    Maggie Kozak
    tel. 612-626-0555

To pay by check:

  1. Make checks payable to “University of Minnesota”
  2. Write “CERTs 2013 Conference” on the memo line
  3. Fill out the sponsorship/exhibition forms completely
  4. Mail check and completed forms to:

    Maggie Kozak
    1991 Upper Buford Circle
    411 Borlaug Hall
    Saint Paul, MN 55108

Deadline, payment and benefits:
The sponsorship registration deadline is February 1, 2013. The exhibition registration deadline is February 8, 2013. Payment must be received before sponsor and exhibitor benefits will be provided. The final payment deadline is February 11, 2013. Inclusion as a sponsor or exhibitor cannot be guaranteed if registration and/or payment are received after deadlines.

Attendee information and frequently asked questions:
We provide two documents to help you learn more about the details and attendees of the CERTs Conference. The first is a Frequently Asked Questions Sheet that also includes an attendee overview. The second is the CERTs 2011 Attendee List that allows you to see exactly who attended last year.

Want to chat or need more info?
We look forward to discussing sponsorship opportunities with you. Attendee and other information is available upon request. Contact Dan Thiede, CERTs Communications Manager, at (612) 626-0556 or thie0235@umn.edu.

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission