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Your Opportunity to Help Shape the Smart Energy Industry is Here

This past September, the largest energy show in North America filled the Salt Lake City Convention. The excitement at North America Smart Energy Week was striking with more than 700 exhibitors and 19,000 attendees representing more than 110 countries from the solar, storage, wind, smart energy, hydrogen, fuel cells, and EV industries filling the halls.

While there, attendees learned from subject matter experts who discussed solutions, opportunities, and the latest industry trends and technologies. Here are just a few examples of individual and group presentations from this year’s show.

  • The Promise of Solar and Storage Solutions for Utilities
    • Presenters: Exelon Utilities, Tucson Electric Power, Recurrent Energy Group, Ameresco, GE Renewable Energy, Sunpower
  • The Emergence of a Decentralized Energy Exchange: A Postcard from Australia
    • Presenters: GreenSync
  • Solar Plus Storage Plus Load Flexibility
    • Presenters: Extensible Energy, CleanPath Ventures, IPOWER Alliance, PXiSE Energy Solutions, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Unlocking Scale in the Community Solar Market
    • Presenters: Coalition for Community Solar Access, Nexamp, Pivot Energy, Clearway Energy GRoup, NYSERDA

Have you ever wondered how these individuals were selected to showcase their work on the industry’s biggest stage? Would it surprise you to learn that you have that same opportunity?

The Time is Now
With a commitment to solicit diverse, industry-leading education, the North America Smart Energy Week Education Committee is currently accepting submissions for individual and group presentations. Each year, the committee, which includes representatives from two of the nation’s leading energy associations, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), alongside executives from some of the most notable companies in the world, work tirelessly to review hundreds of abstract submissions.


  • Individual and Group Presentation Abstracts: Now Open – November 29, 2019
  • Content Curator Machine: Now Open – November 29, 2019
  • Poster Presentation Abstracts: Opens December 6, 2019 – Closes February 28, 2020
  • The Technical Symposium Scientific Abstracts: Opens December 6, 2019 – Closes February 28, 2020

“Smart Energy Week is the largest energy event in North America, and the entire industry shows up to grow themselves and their businesses. It’s essential for the continued growth and improvement of our industry that thought leaders share best practices through our call for presenters to help our team of subject matter experts develop content that is thoughtful, balanced, and actionable. Your professional successes and best practices can help your colleagues, and our industry grow.” – Andrew Jerdonek, Senior Director, Programming at SEPA

Maybe the submission process wasn’t holding you back from becoming a speaker.  Perhaps, you are uncertain of the advantages in participating as a speaker? The benefits of speaking go far beyond receiving a deeply discounted registration rate to attend the event.

Your Credibility
Speaking at Smart Energy Week showcases your knowledge and experience to industry, and aligns your brand with the industry’s leading education platform. Attendees will see you and your organization as an expert in your field.

Not only will accepted abstracts reach the session rooms and stages, but your content will be promoted via the event’s numerous marketing platforms, including the printed guide, website, app and other digital platforms.

Your Target Audience in One Location
This is the only event, lauded by the industry’s top accolades, that hosts 19,000+ professionals from every facet of the smart and clean energy industries. You will be in front of a targeted audience of businesses and individuals eagerly seeking the next new product, the latest trend, and the best service to put them ahead. Here’s your opportunity to convert these audience members into new leads or customers.

Tips for Success

  • Incorporate content developed by SEPA and SEIA research, including citations, discussions, and findings in an appropriate manner.
  • Submissions from recognized SEPA and SEIA Committees, Task Forces, or Working Groups will receive priority from the Education Committee.
  • Diversity matters– all panels (3-4 person sessions) that include diversity in gender, race, location, and employment of speakers, as well as diversity in thought and opinion, will receive priority from the Education Committee.

“Smart Energy Week is a unique collaboration between SEIA and SEPA, two established organizations with complementary missions. As such, the key to developing a session is to highlight effective collaboration between different stakeholders that solve real issues in a compelling way. Delivery design is also essential… Adults learn best through relatable and experiential exercises, so designing content that is engaging and interactive helps define Smart Energy Week as The Event in our Industry.” – Andrew Jerdonek, Senior Director, Programming at SEPA

Don’t forget, the deadline to submit abstracts for individual and group presentations is November 29, 2019. Submit your abstract today!