Courses & Events

ASES Meetings (FREE)

  • ASES Chapter Forum (Open to All Attendees) – Hybrid
    Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT
  • Chapters, Divisions, & Board Luncheon/Networking (Invite Only) – In-Person Only
    Tuesday, August 8, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MDT
  • ASES Divisions Forum (Open to All Attendees) – Hybrid
    Tuesday, August 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm MDT
    ASES Technical Divisions bring together diverse members with similar interests in order to engage, educate, and grow the community through an exchange of information. Divisions conduct outreach and ensure that ASES programs and publications are technically accurate. At this Divisions Forum (formerly Technical Divisions Caucus), the Officers of the Divisions will report to the Division membership on the activities and state of affairs of each Division, followed by a discussion of how to engage a broader audience. All conference attendees are welcome to join the Divisions Forum online or in person.
  • Volunteer Training (Invite Only) – In-Person Only
    Tuesday, August 8, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm MDT
  • Annual Membership Meeting & Closing Ceremony (Open to All Attendees) – Hybrid
    Friday, August 11, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm MDT
    > 2:30-3:30 pm MDT – Annual Membership Meeting
    > 3:30-4:00 pm MDT – Closing Ceremony

Workshops & Courses*

  • Women’s Hands-On PV Workshop – In-Person Only
    Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT
    Ticket Price – $900
    Workshop Description
  • NABCEP Course: Energy Storage Intensive – Hybrid
    Instructor: Sean White

    Thursday, August 10, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm MDT
    Ticket Price – $250
  • NABCEP Course: Energy Storage & the NEC – Hybrid
    Instructor: Sean White

    Thursday, August 10, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm MDT
    Ticket Price – $250
  • NABCEP Workshop: PV & the NEC – Hybrid
    Instructor: Sean White

    Friday, August 11, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm MDT
    Ticket Price – $500
  • Technical Workshop: Embedding Justice from the Beginning – JUST-R Metrics for Considering Energy Justice in Early-Stage Energy Research – Hybrid
    Instructor: Elizabeth Gill
    Friday, August 11, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm MDT
    FREE & Open to All Attendees
  • Student Energy Workshop: Entering the Energy Transition Labor Market
    Friday, August 11, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm MDT
    FREE & Open to All Attendees
    Workshop Description


  • NREL Tour – In-Person Only
    Thursday, August 10, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm MDT
    Ticket Price – $100
  • Mini Boulder Solar Tour – In-Person Only
    Tuesday, August 8, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm MDT
    Ticket Price – $100

Networking Events*

  • National Solar Tour Luncheon – Hybrid
    Wednesday, August 9, 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm MDT
    FREE – Please register in advance so we have an accurate headcount and contact information.
  • Boulder Guided Climate Ride (Bike or Walk) – In-Person Only
    Thursday, August 10, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm MDT
    FREE – Must register through Climate Ride by August 9th.
  • Fellows Reception (Invite Only) – In Person Only
    Wednesday, August 9, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm MDT
  • ASES Annual Awards Banquet – Hybrid
    Wednesday, August 9, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm MDT
    Ticket Price – $75
    FREE for Virtual Attendees
  • DOE ‘Fireside Chat’ Luncheon (Open to All Attendees) – Hybrid
    Thursday, August 10, 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm MDT
    FREE & Open to All Attendees
  • Solar Village & EV Show (Open to the Public) – In Person Only
    Friday, August 11, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm MDT
    FREE & Open to the Public 

Attendee, speaker, and sponsor networking is available for all virtual and in-person attendees during the entire conference on the online conference platform!

Special Dialogue Events

Solar Today Office Hour – Join this informal event to discuss story ideas, potential themes, and insightful comments you would like to share with the editor in chief of the magazine Solar Today.

Women in Solar Energy (WISE) Forum  – The purpose of the WISE forum is to inspire women to become more technically involved in solar, not just peripheral to it. It’s easy for us to talk about what we do, but this isn’t a forum to just talk about our jobs. It’s a forum to talk about how we got where we are and what obstacles and barriers we’ve come up against and broke through or just moved out of the way to continue on our path. This is a forum for accomplished women to share lessons learned and heartfelt stories about their lives. It is the story about the journey.

Spirit, Sustainability, and Reality Forum – The ASES Sustainability Division is introducing a new Sprit-Sustainability-Reality initiative that acknowledges reality:

Climate change impacts are intensifying, underscoring the urgency for taking more ambitious action now (UN IPCCC March 20 report).
Economical, technical, and political solutions are available.
Political will and public action are lacking.

Embrace Spirit and Sustainability: Be hopeful, share ideas, and work together.

The goals of the initiative are to educate and motivate everyone to combat climate change now.

These questions will guide our discussions at the Forum:

  • How can we motivate/educate those who are not sure what to do about climate change?
  • How can we engage deniers of climate change in a productive way?
  • What can our governments do, or do better, to combat climate change?
  • What else can you do better/differently/creatively to combat climate change?
  • What/who inspires you to protect the earth?
  • In your opinion, what else can ASES do?

We will be using the results from the discussions at the forum and on the ASES online community to create meaningful strategies for combating climate change as a community and individually.

SOS! Students on Sustainability: Young Professionals Forum – Speed Networking with Professional Mentors – The Young Professionals Forum will provide students and emerging professionals the opportunity to gain knowledge from professionals, build networks, and obtain guidance for navigating early career challenges. This event attracts attendees from diverse professional backgrounds and represents the interdisciplinary nature of the renewable energy community.

Industry Roundtable – All are welcome to join the Industry Roundtable Luncheon, where sponsors will each give a five-minute pitch for their business or offering on renewable energy advances to expedite the energy transition. Join us as we flip the script!

*Event timing subject to change.

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