Events at PVSC

Women in PV

The WiPV program provides educational and networking opportunities to support women working in the field of photovoltaics. The program holds an annual luncheon at the conference that has highlighted women who work in the field of PV and brought in experts to share information about improving diversity in STEM. This year, in addition to our large events, we are working to improve access to resources for women and families juggling the "child care conundrum"1, including a parent/child room, private space for lactation, and coordinating networking for personally organized childcare.

For more information about onsite resources, please see the Attendee Resource page.

1R. M. Calisi, and a Working Group of Mothers in Science PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1803153115

Women in PV Lunch

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Kurtz
Time: Thursday, June 20th, from 12pm to 1:30pm 
Location: Sheraton 3

Title: My Not so Secret Secrets: Things I Learned from my Family and Friends

Dr. Sarah Kurtz received her PhD from Harvard University in Chemical Physics in 1985 with Roy Gordon. She moved directly to the Solar Energy Research Institute (now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL) where she worked for more than 30 years on a variety of solar energy projects.  She is known for her contributions to developing multijunction, GaInP/GaAs solar cells, supporting the Concentrator Photovoltaic (PV) industry, and, more recently, her work with PV performance and reliability.  Her work has been recognized with a jointly received Dan David Prize in 2007, the Cherry Award in 2012, and the C3E Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.  In late 2017 she transitioned to a faculty position at the University of California at Merced, while continuing work with NREL.

A seated luncheon will be provided.  Registration is required.  Please register through the main registration portal.  

Registration Fee: $20.00 for regular attendees, $10.00 for student attendees.