Sunday, June 10, 2018

Event - Solar Canada Conference & Exposition 2018

The 2018 edition of CanSIA’s annual Solar Canada Conference & Exposition will take place starting with pre-conference events on June 19th. The event will take place in   in Calgary, Alberta and it formally begins on Wednesday, June 20 and concludes on Thursday, June 21. 

This is the largest solar energy conference and a must-attend event for solar energy professionals, stakeholders, and advocates. At this event, attendees can connect with the entire spectrum of the solar energy industry. Solar Canada offers unique educational opportunities to gain the latest insight into solar policy frameworks in each of Canada’s provincial markets from industry leaders and influencers. Topics will also include both utility-scale and consumer/business focused installations.

At this event attendees can network and build relationships with Canada’s most important solar energy professionals. They can also discover the latest innovations, technology, trends, and visions the industry has to offer as well as promote their brands.

Featured Speakers

  • The Honourable Sandra Jansen, Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Alberta
  • The Honourable Iain Rankin, Minister of Environment, Government of Nova Scotia
  • Monica Curtis, CEO, Energy Efficiency Alberta
  • Bernadette Del Chiaro, Executive Director, California Solar & Storage Association
  • Tim Eckel, Vice-President, Asset Management, Planning & Sustainability, SaskPower
  • Autumn Proudlove, Lead Author of “50 States of Solar” Quarterly Report & Manager of Policy Research, NC Clean Energy Technology Center
  • David James, MBA, Assistant Deputy Minister, Electricity and Sustainable Energy, Alberta Energy Guy Lonechild, Chief Executive Officer, First Nations Power Authority
  • Rob Sinclair, Manager System and Sector Development, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
  • Merran Smith, Executive Director, Clean Energy Canada

Full Conference Schedule

June 19
  • Pre-conference workshops on June 19th:
  • 9:00am-12:30pm Solar Power Market Primer: Doing Business in Alberta
  • 2:00pm-4:30pm Solar Energy Land-Use Planning for Municipalities: The “Least Conflict Lands” Approach
  • Pre-Conference Event on June 19th – Going Solar: Getting connected with the people, products and processes
  • Solar Canada’s Summer Solstice BBQ hosted by SAIT – June 19th 7pm-10pm

June 20 -21
  • Access to Conference Plenaries & Breakout Sessions on June 20th and 21st
  • Entrance to the Expo on June 20th and 21st (includes learning pod sessions in Exhibit Hall)
  • Lunch on June 20th and 21st
  • Happy Hour June 20th in the Exhibit Hall (5:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
  • SolarPalooza on June 20th beginning at 7:00 pm
  • Farewell Dessert Reception June 21
  • Post-Conference workshop on June 22nd:
  • 9:00am-12:00pm Distribution-Connected Generation in Alberta

To register click here.

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