LF Energy (LFE) hosted the LF Energy Spring Summit on April 14, 2021, and it received overwhelmingly positive feedback from attendees. LF Energy, an umbrella foundation of the Linux Foundation, brings together stakeholders to solve the complex, interconnected problems associated with the decarbonization of energy and sector coupling through neutral governance, an open, collaborative community, and using resilient, secure, and flexible open source software.
The LF Energy Spring Summit 2021 drew nearly 225 virtual attendees from 28 countries. Of the 194 registrants who accessed the event platform, there was an 89% attendance rate with an average of just under six hours spent at the event. This attendance rate is well over the industry average for online, virtual events.
The audience gathered a mix of community professionals, with 49% of attendees in leadership or managerial roles. Just over 20% of attendees identified themselves as Individual Contributors, with nearly 21% Other and 10% Academic following. To encourage and increase the participation of a diverse community, LF Energy was proud to provide 11 Diversity Scholarships to support individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend Linux Foundation events.
Feedback from survey participants was extremely positive with 83% of respondents rating the overall event as Excellent or Great.
The LF Energy Spring Summit 2021 delivered incredible content value for attendees by featuring 34 breakout sessions, four keynotes, two industry expert panels, and interactive discussions and Q&A with speakers. Featured topics included Microgrids, Power System Network Operations for the Future, and Price-Based Grid Coordination with LF Energy project highlights among others. To see videos from the Summit, visit the Summit playlist on the LF Energy YouTube Channel.