Conventions, Conferences, Conflabs

EEI Annual Convention

Start date: June 4, 2018

End date: June 7, 2018

Location: San Diego, CA, U.S.A.


Edison Electric EEI Convention

The 2018 Edison Electric Institute Annual Convention brings together leading industry CEOs, thought leaders, policymakers and partners for three days of dynamic keynotes, cutting-edge breakout content and stimulating dialogue at the industry’s premier networking forum. At a time of dramatic transformation across the electric power sector, this year’s event promises to be a highly immersive experience. Picture yourself in the “shark tank” with Robert Herjavec, and enjoy an evening of networking with colleagues at the House of Blues with iconic rock artists Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo and participate in the most unique attendee engagement platform, The Grid, all serving to make this year’s conference one you won’t want to miss.

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Building Lasting Change

Start date: June 5, 2018

End date: June 7, 2018

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

From the Canada Green Building Council Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Canada’s largest green building industry event. Online registration is now open.

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Start date: June 9, 2018

End date: June 10, 2018

Location: Silverstone, UK

After 8 years following the developments of low-emission vehicles and renewable technologies, Fully Charged is going live at Silverstone!

Over 2 days, June 9th and 10th 2018, Fully Charged LIVE offers dozens of attractions, including every electric vehicle in the UK, an exhibition of relevant technologies, an Ask the Expert area, lots of live theatre sessions and almost everyone you’ve seen on the show will be attending in person.

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Formula E Race: Zurich

Date: June 10, 2018

Location: Zurich, Switzerland


Formula E logoFor the first time in 60 years, circuit racing returns to Switzerland in the form of the inaugural Zurich E-Prix on June 10.

With the track measuring 2.46km long, all ten teams and 20 drivers will race along the lakeside, past the Arboretum – the home of the Allianz E-Village festival – before bearing left, into the historic city centre and looping back to the start/finish line in front of Enge harbour.

Just two rounds from the end of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, expect records and rivalries to be settled on Zurich’s harbourfront.

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Solar Canada

Start date: June 20, 2018

End date: June 21, 2018

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Canada’s largest solar energy conference. Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) annual conference and exhibition. A must-attend event for solar energy professionals, stakeholders and advocates

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Intersolar North America

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Location: San Francisco, CA

The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

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Formula Sun Grand Prix

Start date: July 10, 2018

End date: July 12, 2018

Location: Hastings, NE, USA


A prelude to the American Solar Challenge solar car endurance event (see below), the Formula Sun Grand Prix is a track-based qualifying event.

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Formula E Race: Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix

Start date: July 14, 2018

End date: July 15, 2018

Location: New York, NY, USA


Formula E logoThe 2018 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix sees all-electric racing return to the neighbourhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn for the second year running. Featuring stunning views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, the waterfront location will host the double-header season finale, bringing Season Four of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to a close, with a new champion crowned. 

Featuring an even longer track than last season, spanning 1.52-miles (2.45-km), the drivers will race along the waterfront, in front of fans and families, lining the track. Who will win? Join us to find out. With the competition closer than ever, it’s all still to play for.

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American Solar Challenge

Start date: July 14, 2018

End date: July 22, 2018

Location: Omaha NE, USA to Bend, OR, USA


American Solar Challenge Solar Car RaceThe American Solar Challenge is a biennial solar car endurance event which takes teams across more than a thousand miles of open road. As with previous events, the American Solar Challenge in 2018 will be preceded by a track-based qualifying event, the Formula Sun Grand Prix.

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Global Climate Action Summit

Start date: September 12, 2018

End date: September 14, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A

Global Climate Action SummitThe 2018 Summit will bring people together from around the world to showcase climate action and inspire deeper commitments from national governments, and each other, in support of the Paris Agreement.

Come join us – entrepreneurs, singers, musicians, mathematicians, professors, students – we need people that represent the whole world because this is about the whole world and the people who live here … It’s time to act, it’s time to join together, and that’s why at this Climate Action Summit, we’re going to get it done.” – California Governor Jerry Brown

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Solar Power International and Energy Storage International

Start date: September 24, 2018

End date: September 27, 2018

Location: Anaheim, CA

Solar Power International (SPI) and Energy Storage International (ESI) generates success for energy professionals and the global solar industry. SPI sets the standard for solar events as the fastest growing and largest solar show in North America as recognized by Trade Show Executive and Trade Show News Network. SPI has also been among the Gold 100 for eight years running and named this year’s “Best Use of Technology” and the 2016 “Stickiest Show Floor” by Trade Show Executive for the innovative ways in which attendees stay engaged.

Under the umbrella of North America Smart Energy Week, SPI’s expanded scope reflects the growth of energy innovation through the addition of ESI, Hydrogen + Fuel Cells North America, and the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace. ESI is the largest energy storage conference in North America, featuring over 160 energy storage exhibitors on the show floor, dedicated full conference education, show floor education in Storage Central and an exclusive storage networking event.

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