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Note all times below are in the Mountain Time Zone.


ASES Meetings (all free)

  • Chapter Caucus (invite only)
    Tuesday, August 3, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MDT
  • Technical Divisions Caucus
    Tuesday, August 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm MDT
  • Annual ASES Fellow Reception (invite only)
    Wednesday, August 4, 5:45 – 6:30 pm MDT
  • Annual Membership Meeting 
    Friday, August 6, 12:30 – 2:15 pm MDT

Workshops & Courses*

  • DIY Energy Efficiency Workshop – Hybrid
    Friday, August 6, 10:45 – 12:15pm MDT
  • Nuances of Residential Battery System Design Forum – Hybrid
    Friday, August 6, 10:45 – 12:15pm MDT
  • Solar PV Intensive Workshop (NABCEP Registered) – Hybrid
    Friday, August 6, 10:45 – 12:15pm MDT
  • Energy Storage, PV & NEC Workshop (NABCEP Registered) – Hybrid
    Friday, August 6, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm MDT


  • Climate Ride Solar Fundraiser
    Thursday, August 5, 6:00 – 7:00pm MDT
    • After registering, you will be given an online fundraising portal through Climate Ride to invite your friends and family to make contributions in support of you completing the challenge and advancing solar energy. Each participant is challenged to raise at least $100 for ASES through their participation in the ride.
  • Jack’s Solar Garden – In Person Only
    Friday, August 6, 11:00 am – 12:45pm MDT
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Tour – Virtual Only
    Friday, August 6, 2:30 – 4:00 pm MDT

Networking Events*

  • Women in Solar Energy Networking & Lunch – In Person Only
    Wednesday, August 4, 12:30 – 2:00 pm MDT
  • Annual ASES Awards Banquet
    Wednesday, August 4, 6:30 – 9:00 pm MDT
  • Emerging Professionals Networking & Lunch – In Person Only
    Thursday, August 5, 12:30 – 2:00 pm MDT
  • Evening Event at the Rayback Collective – In Person Only
    Thursday, August 5, 6:00 – 9:00 pm MDT
    $20 (if you require transportation)

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

Special Dialogue Events*

Women in Solar Energy  – 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, but about how we got where we are and the obstacles and barriers that 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. The forum will be followed by a lunch and networking event.

Colorado Spotlight SessionJoin us for a session highlighting all of the wonderful actions people and organizations are taking around the state of Colorado to implement sustainable actions and renewable energy policy.

Social/Environmental Justice Keynote – Building on the conference theme of “Empowering a Sustainable Future,” this session focuses on the topics of racism and social justice as they intersect with energy in general and renewable energy in particular.  People in marginalized communities have often borne the burden of environmental exploitation and energy injustice in the name of unrestrained development and technical advancement.  Here, the discussion is on these problem areas and on a vision of paths forward, how we can work together to ensure that all communities benefit from the clean energy transition, and how empowering a sustainable future can bring benefit to everyone without harming the most vulnerable among us.  Each speaker presentation will be 20 minutes, and will allow questions in the final few minutes.

Student and Emerging Professional Engagement – Emerging Professionals Forum will feature young professionals and their stories of success followed by a lunch and networking event.

Industry Roundtable  – All are welcome to join Industry Round Table Luncheon where sponsors will each give a five-minute pitch for their business or offering, along with an insightful discussion 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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