North America Smart Energy Week


September 20-23, 2021
New Orleans, LA New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Road to New Orleans

Get ready for SPI, ESI, and Smart Energy Week by traveling down on our Road to New Orleans. Here you'll find links to additional upcoming events, book and movie club discussions, and fun New Orleans-themed activities you can do at home.

Featured Events

Smart Energy Market Tours

SPI is bringing the Smart Energy Market Tour to the Carolinas in April 2021, partnering with CED Greentech to bring safe-sized, outdoor roadshow events to the region. Your local farmers market for the energy industry.

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Engage Webinar Series

Connect directly with industry leaders discussing the latest impacting the solar, energy storage, and renewable energy industry. These pieces give you a chance to directly engage with guests through webinars, panels & more.

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Book & Movie Club Discussions


Solar Power Events is very excited to partner with Eco.Logic for a series of book and movie club conversations around energy and broader climate topics. We realize how much our community misses each other, so this is an opportunity for intimate networking on issues that impact our industry and us as individuals. Our club will meet the third Wednesday of every other month at 8:30 pm est via Zoom. All are welcome! 2021 dates below:

If you are buying your books or renting movies through Amazon, please indicate EcoLogic as your charitable organization, and they will receive 0.5% of your total purchases at no extra cost to you.



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The Overstory- fiction by: Richard Powers
May 19, 2021

The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of―and paean to―the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours―vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.

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Mossville: When Great Trees Fall
July 21, 2021

As a centuries old black community in Louisiana, contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants, comes to terms with the loss of its ancestral home, one man standing in the way of a plant’s expansion refuses to give up

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New Orleans at Home

GoNOLA How-to: The Sazerac 

The Sazerac is considered the official cocktail of New Orleans. Check out this how-to from the historic Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel to learn how to make your own.

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GoNOLA Eats: Guide to Gumbo

Watch as New Orleans Chefs Kevin Belton and Isaac Toups make land- and sea-based gumbos. For the full low-down on gumbo and New Orleans’ best traditional foods, click below.

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Virtual Concerts

Enjoy jazz at home with the New Orleans Jazz Museum's weekly Courtyard Live-stream Concert Series. Dynamic musicians perform live from the balcony! Every Tuesday at 5 pm CT.

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Thank you Road to New Orleans partners