North America Smart Energy Week

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September 23-26, 2019
Salt Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, UT

Diversity & Inclusion

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) are committed to ensuring that every person has a place in the future of the renewable energy industry. We believe that having a diverse workforce creates a more resilient organization - one that supports a strong, equitable solar industry.  We envision an industry that is committed to fostering a culture of inclusiveness at all levels.

Please join us at these sessions listed below and help drive progress towards a more inclusive industry.

Sessions

Monday, September 23
4:00 pm | Leveraging Public Resources for Solar Workforce Development (Pre-Conference Workshop)
Room 251C

Tuesday, September 24
9:30 am | Unleashing Apollo’s Fire: State Policy, Political Organizing, and The New Climate Politics (FC)
Room 251C

12:00 pm | NAACP Solar Equity Initiative: Elevating Clean Energy as a Matter of Civil Rights (EXPO)
Industry Trends Theater: Booth 7341

2:30 pm | Models that Inspire: New Ways Underserved Communities are Going Solar and Their Keys to Success (EXPO)
Industry Trends Theater: Booth 7341

4:00 pm | Scaling Up Low and Moderate Income Solar Access (FC)
Room 251C

5:00 pm | SEIA Blacks in Energy Reception
Hilton Salt Lake City Center - Alpine Ballroom

5:00 pm | SEIA LGBTQ+ Reception
Hilton Salt Lake City Center - Alpine Ballroom

Wednesday, September 25
11:00 am | Scaling Up Low and Moderate Income Solar Access (EXPO)
Poster Showcase Area: Booth 4680

11:30 am | Solar Industry Diversity and Inclusion: New Data and the Path Forward (EXPO)
Poster Showcase Area: Booth 4680

12:00 pm | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Clean Jobs Sector (EXPO)
Installer Training Theater: Booth 137

12:00 pm | Women in Solar & Storage Luncheon (ticket required)
Room 355

1:00 pm | Solar Job Fair (free registration for job seekers)
Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Alpine Ballroom

4:30 pm | Young Professionals Networking Reception (EXPO)
Industry Trends Theater: Booth 7341

5:00 pm | WRISE Solar and Storage Networking Reception (registration required)
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Ballroom F

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Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Read about the #DiversityChallenge and learn how to get involved.

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Community Engagement Lounge

Connect with other attendees, learn about exciting new diversity and inclusion initiatives in the renewable industry, and dive deeper into education session topics in small group Q&A with featured speakers.

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