North America Smart Energy Week


September 11-14, 2023
The Venetian Convention and Expo Center Las Vegas, NV

Abstract Submission

Call for Thought Leaders

Help shape education for the largest energy event in North America. On behalf of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), the Education Committee for RE+ 2023 is pleased to announce that we are currently accepting submissions for RE+, RE+ Tech, Posters and Speakers.   

No other platform provides this opportunity for collaboration and access to the industry. Here's your chance to showcase your work in our 2023 program. SEIA and SEPA are committed to building a diverse and inclusive industry, and we strongly encourage submissions from women, people of color, and underrepresented groups in the renewable energy industry.

Submissions for RE+ and RE+ Tech sessions are now closed! Thank you for your interest!

Poster deadline: March 31, 2023

RE+ Sessions 


RE+ Tech



Submission Types


Select this option to submit a poster concept.  Posters facilitate the dissemination of research and innovations, analyses of practical problem-solving efforts, and recommended best practices to the solar and smart energy communities Posters may not include marketing. RE+ prints and hangs all posters, and they are displayed for the duration of the conference. One poster representative is required to attend RE+ to discuss the poster during the Poster Reception and/or poster walks. Note: There is no formal speaking role in correspondence with submitting a poster.


Submit a poster


Individual - These sessions are 15-30-minutes and only a single speaker is required and allowed for this submission type. Presentations that are not selected may be offered a poster presentation opportunity. 

Group - These sessions are 45–60-minutes by the Core Committee. An interactive session has two to five speakers and a significant interactive component for audience participation. Speakers listed must be confirmed. Warning: Very few group submissions will be accepted, and the submission module requests a detailed explanation of how the panel plans to engage the audience as well as an outline of the session's structure. 


RE+ Tech sessions are specifically tailored for the technical and scientific communities to present and share innovative research in the solar, storage, and smart energy industries. RE+ Tech sessions are between 15-30 minutes in length and there is only one speaker per submission.



Speakers are interested in speaking or moderating a session at RE+ but not submitting a fully detailed submission. Your information will be shared with our planning committees for consideration, and you will be notified only if the committee would like to extend an invitation to speak.


Session Types

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion is a 60-minute session featuring one (1) moderator and up to three (3) speakers. The session includes the use of PowerPoint, if desired (but not recommended). Participants in this session are asked to conduct the session as a moderated discussion amongst panelists; audience participation is integral as this is meant to be an interactive session.

Quick-Talk Sessions

A Quick-Talk is a “TEDTalk” style session featuring one speaker. The session is 15-30 minutes in length and can be freestanding or include the use of PowerPoint. The speaker participating in this session is asked to stand during the session and engage with the audience. The speaker is encouraged to utilize storytelling (PechaKucha) to connect and polling to interact with the audience.   

Debate (DB)

A spirited debate on an industry standard is always entertaining and creates an unforgettable learning experience. The session is 45-minutes in length and includes one moderator and two speakers (one protagonist and one antagonist). Speakers will each receive 15 minutes to state their position with the use of PowerPoint slides. After the second speaker states his/her position, the first speaker will have 5-minutes for a rebuttal. Then the second speaker will provide a 5-minute rebuttal. Lastly, the moderator will poll the audience for their opinion.

Interactive Sessions (IS)

Interactive sessions are 90-minutes long and focus on a specific topic with a significant amount of audience engagement. An interactive session includes a moderator and no more than four speakers. Audience members are encouraged to actively engage with the speakers and each other.

Rapid Fire (RF)

A rapid-fire session is an audience guided Q&A style session featuring one moderator and four speakers. The session is 60 minutes in length and includes a brief PowerPoint highlighting the panels expertise and diverse viewpoint on a defined topic. The moderator will call for the audience to ask questions. One panel member will respond to the question within 60 seconds.

Session Tracks


Finance and Asset Management 

Grid Integration 

Managing Growth 

Regulatory Innovation and Policy Drivers