SOLAR 2011 - The American Solar Energy Society's national clean energy conference - which is the longest-running educational event for renewable energy and energy efficiency professionals in the U.S., will be held in Raleigh, N.C. on May 17-21, 2011. Click here to learn more about SOLAR 2011 and register today.
An estimated 5,000 people are expected to attend the conference and "Public Day," including renewable energy and energy efficiency leaders from all industry sectors, economic developers, finance, legal, government, non-profits, consumers and more. Now in its 40th year, the "Cashing In on Clean Energy" conference's program was developed by clean energy experts in all topical areas - technology, buildings, policy, professional education, workforce development, and consumer education. Many sessions will offer continuing education credits for architects, installers, engineers, and more.
"MAKING ENERGY WORK IN THE SOUTHEAST" PANELS
NCSEA organized 9 panel sessions during the ASES conference, which will focus on specific clean energy and economic issues, opportunities and challenges impacting the Southeast. If you live, own a business, work for local governments or the military in the Southeast, etc., you must attend these valuable sessions!
These sessions will take place on Wed., Thurs., and Friday at 10:30am, 2pm and 4pm. Click here to view these sessions.
Wed., May 18-Fri., May 20 "Cashing In on Clean Energy" Conference
**Stop by NCSEA's "Open House" in Rm 303 on Thurs., from 2-3 pm and on Saturday at 11am or 2pm.**
One Day Only Pricing:
Full Conference Pricing:
April 18-May 16, $839
EXHIBIT ONLY (May 19-21) Includes ONE DAY PASS for Exhibit Hall Access Only. (Friday pass also includes access to opening Plenary) Pricing: $5
Sat., May 21 - "Public Day"
Special Guest: Ed Begley, Jr. (1-2pm)
Featuring exhibitors, special presentations, green careers resources center, give-aways, and much more.
Click here to view the full "Public Day" agenda.
*NCSEA will hold an "Open House" in Rm 303 at 11am and 2pm. Stop by to say hello and hear the latest news and developments!
There is no better way to begin or continue your professional education in clean energy than the ASES national conference!
As the co-host of this conference, NCSEA encourages you to attend and help us make it a huge success! Click here to learn more and register. (Walk-up registrations will be allowed at the Raleigh Convention Center - at a higher price.) NCSEA Members can receive a $100 Off registration discount - use the following discount code when registering: NCSEAMEM.
For those of you living and working in the South, don't miss the 9 "Making Energy Work in the Southeast" panel sessions, organized by NCSEA. These 90-minute panel discussions, which focus on specific issues, opportunities and challenges impacting the Southeast, will take place at 10:30am, 2pm and 4pm each day of the conference.
And, don't forget "Public Day" on Saturday, May 21st - $5 gets you into the Exhibit Hall. Register online or at the door. Attendees on Saturday can...
- Visit the Exhibit Hall and learn about the latest renewable energy and energy efficiency products, solutions and trends. Talk directly with the experts who can help you with your "must do" and "would love to do" projects.
- Enter to win great give-aways!
- Hear presentations on Green Careers, Greening Your Home and Renewable Energy Technologies, and more.
- Visit the Green Careers Resources Center and find out how to land your green energy dream job.
SOLAR 2011 is forecasted to pump $3-6 million into the region, benefiting local businesses, boosting the economy, generating tax revenue - and shining the national spot light on North Carolina's emerging clean energy economy and its businesses, employees and consumers.
NCSEA strongly encouraged ASES to hold their national conference in North Carolina, including meeting with and hosting ASES staff in Raleigh for tours of the city and its meeting facilities in early 2009, and we will partner with the national organization to plan a successful event that shows off our state.
ASES selected Raleigh as the host of this major conference due to our:
- Passionate support for renewable energy by local leaders
- Recent economic development within the region
- The opportunity to partner with policy-makers to expand the use of renewable energy
ASES is partnering with several North Carolina organizations to make the conference a success, including NCSEA, the NC Solar Center, NC Department of Commerce, and the State Energy Office.