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September 24-27, 2018Anaheim Convention CenterAnaheim, 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.

Welcome Networking

Start the conference off right. Network with colleagues the first evening of the event. This is included with Full Conference registration (ticket required).

Monday, September 24 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Arena Plaza

ESI: Beers with Peers

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

Tuesday, September 25 from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at ESI

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour

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

Wednesday, September 26 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Exhibit Halls A - D

Start-Up Program

Hear from emerging companies that are developing cutting-edge technologies in the solar, storage, and smart-energy industry. Learn more.

Young Professionals Happy Hour

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

Wednesday, September 26 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Booth 3386

Poster Reception

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

Tuesday, September 25 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Hall D

SEPA Oktoberfest

SEPA is throwing a bash for utilities and interested utility partners that you won't want to miss. RSVP here.

Wednesday, September 26 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the rooftop of the convention center

SPI Tweetup

Join fellow solar and storage Twitter friends at the annual SPI Tweetup as we formally commemorate the solar and smart energy connection with cake. RSVP here.

Wednesday, September 26 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace


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.

Block Party

The annual Block Party is a highlight of the week! Join your colleagues for an exclusive networking party. Included with Full Conference registration only. Other attendees may purchase a ticket for the Block Party as an add-on during the registration process.

7:00 pm Tuesday, September 25 at the House of Blues

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Professional Women in Solar and Storage Luncheon

Last year, attendees heard from some of the most powerful women in solar and storage as they shared their executive insight on the latest trends that were impacting the industry, how they have adapted to these changes, and their forecast of the industry’ future. Add-on cost to SPI/ESI registration.
Online sales have ended, a limited quantity of tickets may be available at the door.
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Run with the Sun 5k

Meet your colleagues for a quick run before you start the day. Add-on cost to SPI/ESI registration.

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Golf Tournament

Join your colleagues for a friendly game of golf. Add-on cost to SPI/ESI registration.

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Solar Job Fair

Now’s your chance to meet face-to-face with over 30 top industry employers to start your solar career or take it the next level. Free to attend.

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Film Screenings

See how solar has changed and is changing the future by attending a film screening at SPI 2018.

Free to attend.

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