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- April 12-16, 2021
While we can’t be in person soaking up the sun in Austin for our national conference, we still want to make sure you have fun all week! That’s why we’ve put together a full lineup of social events. From morning mindfulness and a virtual 5K to live music performances by local artists, check out all the ways we’ll be bringing the fun of Austin to you at home. All events are in Eastern Time.
All attendees will receive access instructions via email for these events as part of their registration.
Events & Entertainment Inspired by Austin, TX
Conference Wellness Series with AdZENtures
Need a little time to relax and connect with yourself? Throughout the live conference week, we have a series of events planned to bring attendees a more holistic sense of wellness. These events are hosted by AdZENtures Yoga and will be broadcast from Austin, TX.
Sign-up information will be provided separately for conference registrants.
Conference Concert Series
We can’t wait to bring Austin’s music scene right to your home. All you have to do is grab your device, mix a drink and enjoy the performance. Check out some of the city’s amazing artists we have lined up during the live conference.
Virtual 5K to Benefit Austin-Based Nonprofits
Hit the streets of your own city this year and join us for our first virtual 5K as part of the national conference. By participating, you will help raise money for Foundation Communities and Girlstart! All you have to do is recruit pledges and finish 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, between April 10-16. You can run, walk, stroll, rollerblade, or even kayak!
How to Participate
- Sign up on our virtual 5k registration site
- Download the pledge sheet
Share with your colleagues, family and friends to start fundraising. They can pledge per kilometer or a single amount to the non-profit of their choosing.
- Join the BPA network on Strava, an exercise app. Say hi to other participants, post pictures, and track your run/walk. Search ‘National HP Conference Virtual 5k’ in ‘Clubs.’
- Get motivated with some tunes by listening to our Texas-themed running mix on Spotify!
- Get moving! This is the fun part! Between April 10 and 16, complete your run, walk, stroll, rollerblade, or kayak 5K (3.1 miles). Choose your own route in your hometown or stay home on your treadmill. Track your run via Strava or your preferred running app. This is not a race, so go as fast or slow as you’d like! Please remember to be safe, follow social distancing, and wear proper face coverings as needed.
- Share your results and donations. After you’ve completed your 5k, let your sponsors know of your success! Collect funds and submit them to GirlStart and/or Foundation Communities. When donating to Foundation Communities, please add “5K for Emergency Fund” in the comment section.
Please note, both organizations are gladly accepting donations from all conference attendees, whether you complete the 5K or not. You can make a direct donation using the links above.
Welcome Message from Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm
Monday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m.
We are honored to have U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm deliver a welcome message at this year's National Home Performance Virtual Conference. Granholm started her career in public service as a judicial cleric for Michigan's 6th circuit court of appeals. Now, she is the second woman to lead the U.S. Department of Energy. This is an unforgettable message that you won't want to miss.
Home Diagnosis TV
Live Screening: Creating the First-ever TV Series on Home Performance
Wednesday, April 14
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
'Home Diagnosis' seasons 1 and 2 are now airing on over 60% of PBS stations nationwide- how will that affect your business or program? Talk with the show's creators, writers, and hosts, Grace and Corbett Lunsford, about the long journey to bring this crash course in home performance to American TV, and offer feedback and ideas for future seasons. The couple worked in WAP, HERS Rating, BPI training, and HVAC design, and aimed to take the sales proposition for performance-tuned homes straight to the bosses of the entire residential construction industry: the homeowner.
Common Thread Radio Hour
Season 1: Common Threads of Texas
BPA’s Nate Natale is a music enthusiast who has had a radio program concept on his to-do list for years. This year he found the motivation to bring it to life through a combination of more time at home due to COVID and a genuine sadness about not being in Austin for our industry’s annual gathering. He decided that now is the time to put himself (and his enthusiasm) out there and for the Common Thread Radio hour to hit the interwebs. The focus of the first season was obvious – it would be a celebration of the eclectic sounds of Texas as part of the National Conference’s Austin-inspired events and entertainment.
Common Thread Radio Hour is about finding connections between songs, their creators, and the world around us without sticking to traditional boundaries – and this inaugural five-episode season features many of the Common Threads of Texas. Each day of the conference a new episode will be posted for streaming through Spotify. We wanted to give you a Texas-themed soundtrack – along with factoids and a few laughs – for your commute, breaks, lunch, anytime…other than during our sessions! Enjoy.
After a day filled with educational content, it’s time to connect with peers, kick back, and relax. All you have to do is take your device to your living room and chat with other attendees.
Join your colleagues and presenters to discuss various topics and session content. On our interactive platform, Remo, you'll be able to join small group discussions and rotate through different topics to engage in lively conversations.
Networking Happy Hours
Grab a beverage and head over to our networking platform, Remo! Attendees can interact in real-time by joining virtual “tables,” and move about the space, connecting one on one or in small groups. Conference Sponsors will be on hand Monday and Thursday to share information about their programs, products, and services.
Join Us Online April 12-16, 2021
Sign up today and join us this April for our National Home Performance Virtual Conference.
Access to recorded sessions will be available until 10/12/2021.
$350 Member Rate | $450 Non-Member Rate
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All attendees will receive information and access instructions via email for these events as part of their registration.