ASES to host National Solar Conference in D.C. in June

Tuesday March 3, 2020 Tags: Boulder, American Solar Energy Society

BOULDER -- The Boulder-based American Solar Energy Society will hold its 49th Annual National Solar Conference June 23-26.American-Solar-logo 

SOLAR 20/20: Renewable Energy Vision will be held at George Washington University's Foggy Bottom Campus in Washington, D.C.

Registration is now open and the early bird deadline has been extended to April 1. Register at ases.org/conference for the best available rates.

The event features a week of sharing bold ideas and solutions along with informative sessions, innovative research, and lobbying on Capitol Hill for 100% renewable energy.

The conference will feature keynote presentations by Scott Sklar, Dave Renné, Denis Hayes and more. Joint events with the U.S. DOE Solar Decathlon, happening simultaneously in D.C., include a forum on Friday morning and visits to the competing solar homes on the National Mall Thursday evening.

The conference will also feature the Stronger Together Town Hall highlighting a panel of business, nonprofit, and advocacy leaders shaping a shared action plan for the future, Solar Citizen Action Day -- which will include a trip to Capitol Hill -- and Solar Speed Networking for the industries' emerging professionals.

To view a full list of events, sessions, and more, click ases.org/conference/schedule.

The conference National Organizing Committee is excited to announce key speakers joining us at SOLAR 20/20. The opening plenary session -- Clear Vision for World Wide Action -- features stage setting remarks by Scott Sklar, conference chair, adjunct professor at George Washington University, and leader of the Stella Group ltd.

Scott is joined by Dave Renné, immediate past president of the International Solar Energy Society and frequent speaker on progress to a renewable energy world.

We will also hear from Denis Hayes, president of the Bullitt Foundation and National Coordinator of the first Earth Day 50 years ago.

SOLAR 20/20 Citizen's Action Day kicks off with Steve Nadel, director of American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). These speakers provide wide ranging views of renewable energy progress and challenges, and promise to inspire action now.

"From a technological perspective, we have been successful,” said Renne. “The challenge of gaining the support of the broadest segment of the population to embrace the energy transformation must certainly be a big part of the work of ASES and others who are best positioned to articulate the policies and societal benefits that show how there will be no losers in the transformation."

"This is an exciting moment to create strategies and opportunities to push forth an even faster-paced clean energy agenda,” said Sklar. “I look forward to seeing everyone with an interest in clean energy, driving a new economy, and shrinking emissions and pollution as low as possible -- all here in Washington, D.C. in 2020."