North America Smart Energy Week


Las Vegas, NV - October 21-22, 2020 Virtual Education Microconferences - September 14-October 27

Safely Connecting Initiative

Welcome to the outdoors edition of SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week. Solar Power Events and Las Vegas welcome you to a unique experience this fall under the open skies of Nevada on October 21-22. As the only event this fall bringing the entire renewable energy industry together, you will have the opportunity to build key relationships on-site, while engaging in education both outdoors and virtually. Check back soon for additional details on new opportunities from this new format.  

Our Safely Connecting Initiative

Our Safely Connecting Initiative is our renewed commitment to not only providing you a world-class event, but also a safe place to connect and get the latest technologies and solutions to move our industry forward.

Working with the guidance of global, federal, and local health professionals, our team has worked diligently to assess each layer of our event to ensure that our space most importantly fosters the safest environment for you to do business. Our Safely Connecting Initiative includes several measures in a multi-tier approach that will ensure we deliver a safe experience at this year’s event.

We will continue to evolve as health guidelines and your needs change, ensuring the safest and most comfortable experience for everyone joining us at the event. With your help this year, SPI, ESI, and North America Smart Energy Week will continue to be the place that provides community, support, and answers for our industry.


Exhibitor Guidelines. Exhibitors will receive additional guidelines, which include a limit on the allowable number of booth personnel at the same time. Companies will also be encouraged to explore adding plexiglass shields to counters or meeting tables and other social distancing measures. In place of high-touch items, such as giveaways, we also encourage taking advantage of digital opportunities to distribute collateral.

Food and Beverage. Our venues will provide no-contact exchange of food and beverage and will be using compostable, disposable service-ware.



Cloth Masks.  Face coverings will be required for all attendees, exhibitors, and staff. Masks will be provided for anyone who needs one.

Sanitation Stations. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the event. Touch-free hand sanitizer, as well as gloves, and alcohol wipes will be available as well.

Regular Cleaning. We will work with the convention center, event hotels, and other venues to confirm they have increase cleaning regiments, such sanitizing restrooms on a regular basis.



Registration. Your time spent at registration will be cut down through mobile badge pickup, which allows attendees to scan their registration barcode at one of the registration kiosks and print their badge. We’re also exploring additional touch-free access points.

Hybrid Programming. This year’s hybrid program will be available to our attendees in-person and virtually. We’d love to see you at the event, so we’re implementing a number of measures in order to reduce contact and ensure distance. However, we understand there are a several factors that may prevent you from joining us in person. We’ll be running content online in conjunction with the event and offer attendees the opportunity to access the content virtually from their home or even from their hotel room when desired.


Partners in Health and Safety. In order to ensure a safe experience from the time you arrive in Las Vegas, our partners are implementing a number of health and safety protocols:


Safety Outdoors. There's more and more mounting evidence that being outside is safer. Our biggest goal is always to keep our attendees safe and healthy, so we're moving outside.

See how other organizations are becoming creative during the pandemic in an effort to keep people safe.

  • Schools in Denmark held spring classes on playgrounds, in public parks, and even in the stands of the national soccer stadium.
  • Several towns have held meetings outdoors, including Southwick, Mass., which spaced out folding chairs in a parking lot.
  • Juleanna Glover, a Washington lobbyist, has been holding “outdoor walking meetings” — six feet apart from another person, and along predetermined, lightly populated routes.
  • In Rome, the Michelin-starred Imàgo restaurant in the iconic Hassler Hotel has relocated from its indoor space to the terrace of a seventh-floor suite for the duration of the summer.