2013 SPI Call for Presentations
Sessions, Workshops and Posters
The deadline for abstract submission is April 12, 2013.

Solar Power International is North America's premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. Be a part of this important annual global event to network with other instructors, thought leaders and industry experts.

Thank you for your interest in being a presenter at Solar Power International (SPI)—the solar industry’s premier educational event of 2013. No other conference provides the scope, access to experts, and cutting-edge information needed for solar success than SPI and 2013 will mark the beginning of a new approach for delivering relevant, transferrable and inspiring content.

We are seeking outstanding information exchange facilitators who are:

  • Engaging speakers
  • Innovative and interactive communicators
  • Cutting-edge thinkers
  • Practitioners of adult learning techniques

Preference will be given to submissions that meet the following criteria:

  • Proposals that clearly articulate three learning objectives.
  • Proposals that relate to up to two of the following target market(s)
    • Utility Scale Project Developers, Integrators, EPC's
    • Commercial Project Developers, Integrators and EPC's
    • Multi-state Residential & Large Residential, Solar Projector Developers, Integrators and EPC's
  • Sessions that are presented by an individual or co-presenters rather than a panel of three or more.

How and What to Submit

  • All applications must be submitted online by April 12, 2013. Late submissions will not be considered
  • Speaker applications may not exceed 400 words.
  • Proposals must clearly articulate three learning objectives. You must include what behavior you want the learner to be able to do at the end of your presentation – apply, integrate, explain, analyze, etc. For tips on how to write your learning objective visit the CFP Instructions
  • To begin your submission select the appropriate track title your presentation should be considered for from the list below
  • Proposals must be submitted by the person who will speak; if submitted by a surrogate, the proposal will be disqualified.
  • Proposals should address one of the topics identified within each track as key to the current climate for the solar industry. Abstracts that do not focus on a recommended topic are welcome for consideration.

Review Committee

The SPI Review Committee, made up of industry experts, will review applications. Each submission will be evaluated on the basis of the potential contribution to the SPI Conference. Applications need to be well organized, and must address the selected topic and the attendees’ learning objectives. Sales pitches for products or companies will be automatically rejected. Decisions are final. You will not have the opportunity to appeal the SPI Review Committee’s decision.

Concurrent Sessions are 90 minutes long. Workshops may be 4, 8 or 16 hours and should provide NAPCEP continuing education credits. Speakers will receive a substantial discount towards a full-conference registration to Solar Power International 2013, although not to the workshops. SPI does not cover travel and accommodation expenses for speakers.

Once you have submitted your email address and description, you will automatically receive an email that includes a password-protected hyperlink. If you must interrupt the submission process before finishing it, you can resume at any time by clicking on the hyperlink in that email. For help in submitting an application online, e-mail technical support.

Submissions and revisions are no longer being accepted.

But you can still view your abstract. If you can find the confirming email mentioned above (from sets@confex.com) then you will have found a direct link to your submission. If you remember the Submission ID# and password, enter those codes below.

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Click on the appropriate track title below to begin entering your information.

Submissions Closed