SMU Power Plays Conference


The SMU Geothermal Lab hosted 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 advanced the understanding of geothermal resources in conjunction with waste-heat and direct-use applications, providing attendees with strategies for developing clean energy. 

The event included:

  • 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 hosted a pre-conference workshop, Coal and Geothermal: A Path Forward, January 10, 2018 on the SMU campus in Dallas.  Visit the Pre-conference Workshop page for more information.  

Post-conference Workshop 

C-FER Technologies (1999) Inc. hosted a post-conference workshop, Thermal Well Design & Integrity for Geothermal Applications, January 12, 2018 on the SMU campus in Dallas.  Visit the Post-conference Workshop page for more information.  

Speakers and Posters

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

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Contact Us

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

Thank you to all those who attended!