Earlier this year, we decided to take SOLAR 2021 to the next level as a Hybrid event experience. We are excited to announce that the event platform, Brella, will be open for SOLAR 2021 from July 29, 2021 until June 15, 2022 and we hope that you will make the most out of this opportunity. Please review the information below on how to best utilize this new hybrid software for SOLAR 2021.
Attendees may select interests relevant to the solar industry and the National Solar Conference, as well as why they want to network about. Brella’s AI will determines the top matches for that attendee based on analyses from thousands of events
Schedule time slots: From the schedule, you can find a lot of information on the sessions happening at SOLAR 2021 and background information for each session and speaker.
There are several areas in which you can search for content and interesting activities. The navigation for Brella is always found from the left side of the event. You can stream the sessions and events! You can find the Streams in the TV icon of the left side navigation on the event.
You can view the stream content on the event home page and the stream tab in a nutshell, but only in the Stream tab; you can engage with speakers and other viewers of the stream in the live chat and Q&A.
The Q&A functionality is available for desktop use only (not yet available on the smartphone app). When utilizing this function be sure to select the correct ROOM your are streaming in for the Q&A to correctly function.
What are the schedule time slots? You can find content and information on sessions by clicking on the specific time slot in the schedule. You can find the schedule in the calendar icon of the left side navigation on the event.
The event schedule in the Schedule tab is your window to everything that is happening during the event days. By clicking on the schedule time slots, you can find a lot of information about the content of the event, speakers and more.
You can utilize bookmarking on Brella to help you navigate the platform, mark the attendees you would like to connect with, and prevent you from missing any important sessions you would like to attend.
Bookmark a session on the schedule
If you would like to save particular sessions to view later, you can bookmark them in the schedule.
To bookmark sessions in the Schedule
In the breakout room tabs, you can find different virtual “rooms” that work as meeting points for the event attendees. All speakers will be asked to interact with attendees on this interface before and after their sessions so be sure to visit one!
The breakout rooms will allow up to 100 people to gather, chat, and connect in a virtual room at the National Solar Conference.
The breakout rooms available during the conference include:
– Poster Session
– ASES Technical Divisions
– National Solar Tour
– Women in Solar Energy (WISE)
– Emerging Professionals
– Sustainability Track
– Policy, Education & Finance Track
– Solar Advancement Track
– Social & Environmental Justice Track
– Modeling & Scaling Track
– ASES Local & Regional Chapters