LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference

LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference: May 22-23, 2018

New York State: Leadership in Advancing Clean Energy Solutions for Low-Income Residents and Communities

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), in cooperation with the LIFE Steering Committee, are proud to announce the LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference will be held on May 22 and 23, 2018 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York.

Through interactive and innovative sessions, attendees can expect to learn new skills and gain expertise about energy assistance programs, low-income energy policy, emerging energy issues, innovative programs, consumer protections, and best practices. The Conference features more than 40 workshops, including valuable trainings for contractors, community-based organizations (CBOs), and attorneys. For organizations looking to expand their outreach to low-income energy stakeholders, the Conference offers exhibitor opportunities. Come network with colleagues in the low-income energy field and honor the 2018 LIFE Achievement Award winners.

Don’t miss the premier New York State low-income energy event! 



The LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference includes a full schedule of important and timely program and policy updates, educational presentations, and interactive workshops that directly impact attendees’ jobs and the services provided to clients. The agenda includes a track of sessions valuable for contractors, community-based organizations (CBOs), and attorneys who would benefit from learning about low-income energy issues.

View the Agenda

Exhibitor Opportunities

Organizations seeking to expand their outreach to low-income energy stakeholders can take advantage of the LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference exhibitor opportunities. The exhibitor area will be open throughout the Conference. There are special times reserved during the event to allow conference attendees to focus on exhibitors.

Become an Exhibitor


LIFE has established a scholarship to assist individuals from nonprofit organizations, government agencies, tribal organizations, and educational institutions who are unable to afford the cost of conference registration.

Scholarship applications must be received no later than April 13, 2018.

Apply for a Scholarship

2018 LIFE Achievement Award

As part of the LIFE 2018 Statewide Conference, the LIFE Steering Committee will honor those individuals who have made extraordinary efforts towards addressing the issue of energy affordability for low-income New Yorkers.

The LIFE Steering Committee encourages conference participants and others to nominate a deserving colleague so that their efforts can be recognized by the LIFE community. In addition to the Award, recipients will receive complimentary registration for the conference.

LIFE Achievement Award nominations must be received no later than April 13, 2018.

Nominate a Colleague

Tour of the New York State Capitol Building

Sitting majestically atop Albany’s State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur, built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 25 years. Today the building is undergoing extensive restoration to maintain and protect it for future generations of New Yorkers. Many of the restorations are complete, so even if you have seen the Capitol before, you won’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity to take the updated tour with other LIFE Conference attendees.

The NYS Office of General Services will facilitate a guided tour of the New York State Capitol Building on Tuesday, May 22. There is no cost to attend the tour, but a reservation is required. The tour group will leave the Albany Capitol Center lobby promptly at 5:45 pm. Please note that transportation to and from the Capitol Building is the responsibility of the tour participant. The Capitol Building is located 0.3 miles from the Albany Capitol Center. Participants are invited to walk together as a group, but Lyft and Uber car services are available in Albany.

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