The call for education committee members is now open!
Solar Power International (SPI), Energy Storage International (ESI), and North America Smart Energy Week (NASEW) is supported by dedicated industry representatives who share their expertise and time to support our strategic initiatives. Our committee leverages their diversity in expertise, backgrounds, geographical locations, market segments, and perspectives to create the largest renewable energy event in North America. The educational programming aims to illuminate issues that will impact the industry within the next 36 months. A strong preference will be given to members of Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and/or Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).
The deadline to apply is Friday, October 4 at 11:59 pm PDT.
Goals of the Committee
The Education Committee will work with SETS staff liaisons to provide guidance on matters that directly concern the educational offerings at SPI, ESI, and NASEW and select regional events (optional).
Responsibilities include the following:
- Actively promote NASEW and/or regional event(s), if applicable
- Monitor industry trends, public policy developments, regulatory landscape changes, and leverage areas of expertise that could be topics for educational offerings
- Identify session topics, speakers, and demand from SPI, ESI, and NASEW and/or regional event(s) participants, industry leaders, and other industry professionals
- Provide review, analysis, and commentary of SPI, ESI, and NASEW and/or regional event(s) based on attendee feedback
Roles Within the Committee
Commitment: September 26, 2019 – One in-person meeting at the 2019 SPI, ESI, and NASEW event and additional post show work completed online (two one-hour conference calls). Additional details will be provided for those who are selected as volunteers for the committee.
Description: Work with other committee members at SPI, ESI, and NASEW to frame the high-level topics and tracks that we will offered at the 2020 SPI, ESI, and NASEW. After the meeting, work collaboratively with 2-4 other members to develop a vision and outcome goals for each track (i.e., clarification of the needs, problems, issues of the track’s target market segment).
Technical Abstract/Poster and Educational Poster Reviewer
Commitment: March – April 2020, 2-4 hours total via an online review system.
Descriptions: Reviewers will receive 20+ abstracts, based on their individual subject matter expertise, for review within their designated learning pathway (i.e., solar, energy storage, wind, etc.). A short training will be available addressing how to access your assigned abstracts, how to grade the abstract, how to submit comments, and answer questions.
Commitment: Two day, in-person meeting, held January 2020; and one in-person meeting held at SPI, ESI, and NASEW in September 2020 (less than 120 hours annually); create session via the online session builder system.
Description: Develop a minimum of three sessions for the 2020 SPI, ESI, and NASEW. Participate on a series of conference calls and collaborate with event staff to develop sessions based on abstract submissions. Each session should apply adult education best practices (i.e., formats that transition away from didactic instruction and disjointed panels into more interactive formats).
Technical Session Designer/Developer
Commitment: March – April 2020, 2-4 hours total via an online review and session builder system.
Description: Develop a minimum of two sessions for the Technical Symposium at the 2020 SPI, ESI, and NASEW. Participate on a series of conference calls, work with presenters, and event staff to develop a session based on blind peer reviewed abstract submissions. Each session should apply adult education best practices (i.e., formats that transition away from didactic instruction and disjointed panels into more interactive formats).