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SMU Power Plays Conference

January 10-11, 2018 on the SMU Campus in Dallas, Texas


The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting our 9th international energy conference, Power Plays: Drilling into Geothermal Energy Applications, January 10-11, 2018 on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas. 

Power Plays will advance the understanding of geothermal resources in conjunction with waste-heat and direct-use applications, providing attendees with strategies for developing clean energy.  Join others with expertise in field operations, project development, technology, finance, engineering, and resource assessment from the geothermal, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors to explore economic solutions for geothermal energy at the 2018 SMU Power Plays conference.

The event includes:

  • Opening Networking Reception and Poster Session, January 10, 2018
  • Conference with oral presentations and panel discussions, January 11, 2018

Information on our previous conferences is available here

Pre-conference Workshop 

The SMU Geothermal Lab is hosting a pre-conference workshop, Coal and Geothermal: A Path Forward, January 10, 2018 on the SMU Campus in Dallas.  Visit the Workshop page for more information.  


Increase the visibility of your company and interact with a broad cross section of the geothermal and energy community by becoming a sponsor of the SMU Power Plays conference.  Contact Cathy Chickering Pace at or 214-768-1510 to learn more. 

Speakers and Posters

Check the 2018 Presenters page for a list of speakers and poster presentations.  


Register now for the 2018 SMU Power Plays conference.  

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Contact Us

Contact Maria Richards at or 214-768-1975 for more information, or with questions, comments and suggestions. 

We look forward to seeing you in January.