Programme Overview

The SWC50 will include

  • A 2-day virtual conference in December 2020, with invited speakers and panellists who will:
    • address strategies to accelerate the “Journey to 100% Renewables”
    • address all energy sectors and regions
    • focus on social issues, technological issues, and enabling framework issues

Learn more about the confirmed sessions here.

  • Three follow-up webinars during 2021
  • A virtual museum providing a timeline and focusing on the stories from the past 50+ years and visions for the next 50 years through the eyes of:
    • Institutions (research laboratories and universities);
    • NGOs and Non-profit organizations:
    • Industry; and
    • Governments.
  • Monthly newsletters during 2020 and 2021
  • Development of a Commemorative Booklet called The Century of Solar - Stories and Visions of Renewable Energy
  • Individuals recognised as Renewable Energy Pioneers in the booklet
  • A solar time-line display which will be launched at the 2020 Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC20)  (Dec 1st to 3rd   2020) in Melbourne and will be available to be displayed at future ISES and ISES partner events.  (Note: At this stage, the Australia PV Institute (APVI) still plans to hold the local conference the same week in Melbourne)
  • A historical display at APSRC20
  • A 50-year celebratory dinner at APSRC20 and potentially celebrations (dinner or receptions) at other conferences during 2021

Audience

The SWC50 will bring together a global audience from the renewable energy community. Online participants and invited speakers will include scientists and researchers, industry representatives, government and NGO leaders, entrepreneurs, practitioners, and students from around the world.The SWC50 will bring together a global audience from the renewable energy community. Online participants and invited speakers will include scientists and researchers, industry representatives, government and NGO leaders, entrepreneurs, practitioners, and students from around the world.