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Calendar of Events

The ISEA Events Calendar provides information about events, courses, conferences and workshops offered by the ISEA as well as other organizations related to solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy.

Online registration for all courses is available by clicking on the register button at the bottom of the page.  Events that require payment can be paid with a debit card, credit card, or PayPal account.  To receive the membership rate for any events, please login as a member first, then register for the event.

You may also email us at contactisea@illinoissolar.org if you know of an event that is not listed and think it would benefit our members, if you wish to partner or sponsor an event, or if you have questions or experience any difficulties.

Upcoming events

    • 01 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • GoToWebinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2392599280404796427

    Find out how you can shine with solar energy, even if you do not always get direct sunlight. In this discussion with an Illinois Solar Energy Association Solar Ambassador, you will learn:

    • How solar energy works in Illinois
    • The benefits and challenges of residential solar energy
    • The upfront costs and long-terms savings, including current financial incentives in Illinois
    • Considerations for properties with shade
    • Resources for finding reputable installers

    Register for the Webinar Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2392599280404796427

    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Prairieview Education Center - 2112 Behan Road Crystal Lake, IL 60014

    Presented by the McHenry County Conservation District and Environmental Defenders of McHenry County. The event is held both indoors and out and will go on rain or shine! Help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Join us for environmental exhibitors, games, crafts, live music, puppet show, guided hikes, and a habitat restoration project!

    Musical Guest: Georgia Rae Family Band, Two family-friendly performances! 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

    Guided Hikes: 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

    Food Trucks: 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.: AJz Kettlecorn Company and Perk N’ Pickle

    Habitat Restoration Project, ongoing

    Household Recycling Drop Off: A variety of items are accepted for recycling including electronics, CDs/DVDs/cassettes, fiber/textiles/shoes, batteries, fluorescent tubes and polystyrene foam. Check back closer to the event for a more complete list of accepted items and any associated fees.

    See more information here!

    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fort Hill Activity Center - 20 Fort Hill Drive Naperville, IL 60540

    Join the Naperville Park District at their Environmental Fair during Earth Week! Learn about the businesses in your community that support sustainable practices, talk to the experts, get free native plant seeds and LED lightbulbs, make a mini trellis, meet Zippy the Bee, donate a new or like-new children's item, or a used bicycle and more!

    See more information here!

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • E Illinois St, Freeport, IL

    Join the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society for their Earth Day Event!

    See here for more information coming soon.
    • 16 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • University of St. Francis - 500 Wilcox St, Joliet, IL 60435

    Celebrate our Earth by attending the Bluestem Earth Festival, hosted by the Joliet Franciscan Sisters and Associates. Get ready for an exciting day featuring over 100 eco-conscious exhibits and vendors, earth-friendly activities, workshops, live demos, entertainment, local food and children’s activities.

    • Families with children can stop by Bluestem’s Children’s Tent for neat crafts, activities, as well as an interactive animal program.
    • At the 2017 festival, Bluestem introduced “Bluestem University” to all guests! BU course lists, instructors and descriptions will be available soon.
    • Enjoy live music from the Running Fox Bluegrass Band.
    • Browse the website for more info, this year’s event sponsors and vendor list (sponsors & vendors added updated each week).
     See more information here!
    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • George Washington University

    The annual ASES Solar conference is back; this time in our nation's capital city! ASES conferences have a long track record of tackling tough topics, revealing game-changing breakthroughs, and serving to inspire the community. Attendees look to ASES conferences to provide a community for the exchange of ideas, information, business insights, and unbiased perspectives on progress toward greater sustainability. 

    Super Early Bird rates apply now through January 1 and include a discount of $250 off the Full Conference Pass. Register for the conference here.

    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Midwest Renewable Energy Association - 7558 Deer Road Custer, WI 54423

    This will be The 31st Annual Energy Fair held in the rolling hills of Custer, WI! The Fair brings over 11,500 attendees together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a more sustainable future. The Energy Fair features all things sustainable with 200 exhibitors, over 200 workshops, Solar Professional CECs, live music, inspiring keynotes, camping, food trucks, solar-brewed beverages, and activities for the whole family. Hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), the Fair promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. 

    Join us this coming June to discover why "The Future is Electric!" 
    Tickets on sale April 1st. Volunteers, MREA Members, and kids 12 and under get in free! Learn more at TheEnergyFair.org



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