September 24-27, 2018

Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim, CA

Networking & Special Events

Networking Events

If you are attending SPI and ESI, prepare to network with the industry. The events below are open to everyone who has access to the exhibit hall.

Poster Reception | Monday, Sept. 11, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Grab a drink and network one-on-one with poster representatives.

ESI: Beers with Peers | Monday, Sept. 11, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Feel the energy at this lively gathering of energy storage professionals. Mix and mingle with colleagues during the beers with peers happy hour.

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour | Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Close out a full day of learning with libations and laughter on the expo floor.

Start-Up Showcase | Tuesday, September 12, 10:00 am - 3:45 pm

Hear from companies with some of the most cutting-edge technologies in the solar industry! Learn more about the SunShot Start-Up Alley.

Young Professionals Happy Hour | Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New to solar? Stop by this networking reception for libations and connections.

Special Events

Beyond the educational opportunities and expo floor at SPI, there are additional chances for networking and making those important business connections. Please note, an additional registration fee may be required for these events.

Golf Tournament | Sunday, Sept. 10, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join your colleagues for a friendly game of golf. Add-on cost to SPI registration, $135 USD per person.  Sold out!

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Welcome Networking | Sunday, Sept. 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Start the conference off right. Network with colleagues the first evening of the event.

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Run With the Sun 5K | Monday, Sept. 11, 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Get ready for some friendly competition! Meet your colleagues for a quick run before you start the day. Cost: $45 USD.

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Block Party | Monday, Sept. 11, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sponsored by: Talesun

The annual Block Party is a highlight of the week! Join your colleagues for an exclusive networking party at Mandalay Bay Beach, Monday, September 11, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Block Party is included with Full Conference registration only. Other attendees may purchase a ticket for the Block Party as an add-on during the registration process for $150.

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Professional Women in Solar Lunch | Tuesday, Sept. 12, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This annual event sells out every year! Hear from some of the most powerful women in solar as they give their executive insight on the latest trends that are impacting the industry, how they have adapted to these changes, and their forecast of the industry’ future. Panelists will also discuss how these trends are impacting careers in the industry and share their unique journeys. Add-on cost to SPI registration, $65 USD. Sold out!

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