Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when will SPI 2017 take place?
SPI will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 10-13, 2017.
How many exhibitors are at SPI?
More than 650 exhibiting companies. View exhibiting companies.
Are there guest badges for future exhibitors?
No, but you can contact Wes Sutler to schedule a visit to the show floor.
Are children allowed to attend SPI?
No infants or children under the age of 18 are allowed on the exhibit floor or in education sessions.
What is the cost of registration?
Registration costs vary. More information will be available in early 2017 when registration opens.
How can I get the discounted member registration rate?
To get the discounted member rate, you must be a member of either SEPA or national SEIA when you register. New membership takes up to 72 hours to process. You must be a member of SEIA and/or SEPA in good standing to receive the member rate for SPI.
Is there a student rate?
Yes, we do offer a special student rate, but please note that we do not have any student scholarships available.
How do I make a hotel reservation?
Solar Power International has negotiated discounted hotel rates to help you save money while you are in Las Vegas for the event. Housing information will be available in early 2017.
What is the SPI policy on photography?
A professional photographer will be on site to document Solar Power International and event activities. Photographs and video footage are the sole property of Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC. By registering for and/or attending this event, you consent to being recorded or photographed for press or promotional purposes without limitation or compensation. All images submitted through any show management tool or device will be considered the property of Solar Energy Trade Shows, LCC upon submission and can be used for press and/or promotional purposes without limitation or compensation. All submitted pictures will be reviewed by show management for approval before use.
What happens when show policies are updated?
VISA Invitation Letters:
Before an invitation letter can be provided, you must register for the conference and payment must be received via credit card, check (in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank) or wire transfer. At that point, an invitation letter will be provided through the online registration system or the Registration Resource Center. Once an invitation letter has been provided, the remaining requirements of VISA application, necessary documentation, embassy or consulate interviews, etc… are the sole responsibility of the attendee. Should the VISA application be denied or not approved in time to attend the event, SETS will refund the full registration fee back to the original credit card or by check if the original payment was provided by check or wire transfer. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org should you not be able to attend the event due to VISA application related issues.
Is there a cost to attend if I’m an elected government official?
Government Elected Officials interested in attending Solar Power International are eligible to register at no cost. This complimentary pass includes everything that is included in full Conference Registration. Please note that to qualify as a Government Elected Official you must be an Elected Official in government, through election. Employees working in the office of an elected official do not qualify. Please email email@example.com in order to obtain the promotional code.
What is the dress code?
Attendees should come in business/business casual attire.
What are the terms and conditions for participating at SPI?
I acknowledge that I participate in SETS events and activities at my own risk, and I agree to hold harmless, release, and discharge SETS, Solar Energy Industry Association, Solar Energy Power Alliance, and any sponsors or providers to any of them, from any and all claims, actions, damages, losses, costs, expenses and liability of any kind, including but not limited to any personal injury or property damage claims, liquor or dram shop claims, intellectual property infringement claims, privacy or security claims, and/or contract claims, that may arise out of my attendance at or participation in a SETS event or activity.