SOLAR 2018 -- ASES National Solar Conference & Summit

  • August 05, 2018
  • 6:00 PM (MDT)
  • August 08, 2018
  • 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder -- Glenn Miller Ballroom Register at



Registration Now Open! 



47th National Solar Conference and Summit

August 5-8, 2018 | Boulder, Colorado



The American Solar Energy Society heads to the campus of The University of Colorado, Boulder, this August 5-8, 2018, to continue the conversation on maximizing renewable energy and to forge pathways for communities in every state to follow to achieve the renewable energy transformation.



Program Summary:


Join Participants from All Disciplines to Democratize the Conversation About What We Need and What We Bring to Achieve the Renewables Transformation


At this unique Conference and Summit, participants will map three Pathways to Renewables and commit to follow-up actions:

  • Broadening access to renewables to give everyone a choice and a voice;
  • Orchestrating a cleaner electricity grid for energy in buildings, transportation, and other sectors via renewables, energy efficiency and storage;
  • Working toward energy resilience, preparedness and recovery from accelerating climate emergencies.

Each of these tracks draws upon diverse technical disciplines, educational and political strategies, and home-grown solutions. Each will start with a general session overview from inspiring leaders, followed by a full day of talks that look at each topic from many angles. In keeping with the Summit format, the agenda also provides ample time for participant questions, discussion and the spark of new ideas.


A poster session will call out these Pathway topics and will reward authors of select posters with a chance to take the microphone in a final panel session.


A fourth track, Research Pathways, will accommodate "outside the box" thinkers and researchers and will have a more traditional format. In addition, ASES will host a one-day, co-located workshop that will draw out the theme of Broadening Access to Renewables, by focusing on case studies and local solar project replication from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar in Your Community Challenge.


ASES will again publish proceedings in cooperation with the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). In addition, a special report, Pathways to Renewables, will document this Summit. ASES is working with media partners to keep the conversation going.


The official Call for Participants has been extended to close on April 13.  (Now Closed)

See the website,, for more details. Stay tuned for updates on ASES Solar Awards, Women in Solar Luncheon and other events, including a co-located workshop for participants in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar in Your Community Challenge.


The main conference will be held at the  Glenn Miller Ballroom. Questions? Contact See you there!


Want a glimpse of what it is all about? Check out presentations and proceedings from last year's conference.


Join the conversation at ASES SOLAR 2018!

See you in Boulder,



Carly Rixham, ASES Executive Director

Jill Cliburn, ASES Conference and Summit Content Chair

Carly Cipolla, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee

Elaine Hebert, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee

Paulette Middleton, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee

Lucas Dixon, ASES Chair, ASES SOLAR 2018 National Organizing Committee




About ASES


Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports widespread progress and education in support of sustainable living and 100% renewable energy. ASES is the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the networking center for 34 state, local and student chapters. As such, ASES is uniquely positioned to facilitate a broad-based transition to a thriving renewable energy society.





Solar 2018 will kick-off with an Opening Reception on Sunday evening, August 5th, 2018, followed by three days of thought-provoking speakers, panels and poster presentations, August 6th-8th.  


Plus, there will also be an Awards Banquet, empowering Workshops, tours and other special events during that week.


Apply today to present at one of the greatest annual solar conferences on Planet Earth!   


And if you'd like to volunteer at the conference, please contact ASES directly. 


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MASES is a regional chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. 

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