SusTech 2024 Program and Events

11th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability
Portland, OR — April 14-17, 2024

SusTech 2024 is pleased to announce the preliminary conference program.

The 11th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2024) will take place in person at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center from April 14-17, 2024.

Registration is open – Early rates end March 30.
See the SusTech 2024 Registration page for details on fees and options.

See the SusTech 2024 Program pages for details. Four day program with workshop, poster contest, receptions, dinner, technical presentations, keynotes and plenary talks and panels.

SusTech is designed to explore technical development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future generations. The conference brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from disparate disciplines to conduct a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will explore emerging relevant technologies, latest tools, and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

Why Attend?

  • Participate in an extensive, vibrant, and innovative technical program
  • Prominent experts will be giving keynotes, plenary presentations and invited talks
  • Exchange information, share experiences and network with attendees actively involved in the fields
  • Gain visibility and recognition for your sustainability work, projects and ideas
  • Find new resources and potential partners or investors

SusTech 2024 features:

Four day program with workshop, poster contest, receptions, dinner, technical presentations, keynotes and plenary talks and panels.

  • Student Poster Contest (virtual)

Undergraduate and graduate students submitted abstracts and will present their posters for judging and prizes, April 14, 3:00-6:00 pm.

  • Networking Social

Join attendees in a networking social on Sunday April 14th, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

  • Conference Dinner, Tuesday April 16, 6:30-8:00 pm, ($15 reservation at registration)
  • Technical Paper Sessions

Over 65 paper presentations (see list) in 18 sessions in the IEEE SusTech 2024 Thematic areas:

    • Energy Efficiency (3)
    • Renewable / Alternate Energy (2)
    • Smart and Micro Grids (2)
    • eWaste & Circular Economy
    • IOT (2)
    • ML Application
    • Societal Implications (2)
    • Sustainable Electronics (3)
    • Sustainable Management
    • Water
  • Sustainability Forum, Wednesday April 17, featuring distinguished speakers and panels (with CEU/PDH)

Plenary and Keynote Speakers

  • Solar Trends, Wei-Jen Lee, University of Texas at Arlington



IEEE SSIT has been bringing together diverse areas of expertise, including researchers, industry, and communities to address and collectively answer this vital societal question. Ethics takes cognizance of the intrinsic value of nature, the interconnection of all living things, and the responsibility of humans to act in accordance with ethical principles. In creating ethically aligned IEEE Recommended Practices for technology, SSIT members must consider the values of care, fairness, privacy, trust, sustainability and respect. The panelists share their practical experience and insights in evaluating what practices produce human well being while preserving the natural world.

Co-organizer & Moderator: Susan Dickey, secretary of IEEE SA P7800 “Recommended Practice for Addressing Sustainability, Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Challenges in Professional Practice.”


    • Clinton Andrews, Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers University
    • Wei Jen Lee, Energy Systems Research Center, University of Texas Arlington
    • Ann M. Marcus, The Marcus Consulting Group Inc., Portland, Oregon


    • Robert Wallace CEM, Executive Director, Wy’East Resource Conservation and Development (Wy’East RCD), The Dalles (OR): “Oregon E-Farms Program”
    • Marcelo Moretti, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, OSU:  “Electricity for Weed Management”
    • Chris Toman, PhD candidate, College of Agricultural Sciences, OSU: “Agrivoltaics”

The IEEE SusTech 2024 conference panel on “Novel Technologies for Sustainable Offshore Energy Generation” brings together leading experts, researchers, and innovators to explore groundbreaking advancements in the realm of offshore renewable energy. With the pressing need to mitigate climate change and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, offshore energy generation presents a promising avenue towards achieving sustainability goals. The panel aims to showcase emerging technologies and discuss their potential to revolutionize the offshore energy landscape while addressing environmental concerns.


    • Dr. Peter F. Green, National Energy Research Laboratory (NREL
    • Dr. Daniel Deng, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
    • Dr. Landon Mackey, C-Power, Corvallis, OR
    • Andy Stough, Windlift, Durham, NC
  • Promising Heat Pump Developments: Perspectives from the Pacific Northwest
    Join us for a panel discussion featuring industry experts tasked with deploying heat pumps in the Pacific Northwest. Panelists will be sharing current opportunities and challenges that they are facing. This is a great opportunity to hear updates on how technology and policy developments may offer solutions for heat pump incentive programs.

Hosted/moderated by Stephanie Kruse, P.E., a Facilities Engineer from the Oregon Department of Energy.


    • Christopher Dymond, Senior Product Manager, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
    • Thomas Elzinga, Energy Services Manager, Central Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    • Rick Wittgraf, Southern Region Equipment Sales Manager, from Gensco, Inc.


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