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Bill Shafarman
Chair IEEE PVSC 49
It is with distinct pleasure and anticipation that we invite you to join us at the 49th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference on June 5-10 in Philadelphia at the spectacular Pennsylvania Convention Center. Plenty of rooms are reserved in the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel conveniently connected to the Convention Center in the heart of the city. The Hotel has all the amenities you want from a conference hotel to allow networking including extra meeting and gathering sites. Its location in Center City puts the conference within walking distance of countless great restaurants, museums and, yes, historical sites.

For 60 years, PVSC has been the premier scientific and technical conference focused on all areas of photovoltaics from fundamental science to commercial applications and, increasingly, to deployment, policy, and resources. We continue that tradition by offering a diverse technical program divided into eleven areas and featuring several special and joint technical sessions highlighting our cross cutting synergies. We will have a slate of exciting keynote, plenary and invited speakers giving up-to-date research summaries and breakthroughs. A day dedicated to tutorials from leading experts in seminal areas will enable students and scientists joining the field or any participants to expand their knowledge to new areas. Importantly, the conference’s Exhibits area will provide a chance to learn about some of the latest developments in characterization, materials and manufacturing. All of these events will be enhanced by ample opportunities for networking to form new collaborations and friendships as well as renew old acquaintances.

The PVSC is strongly committed to creating an inclusive, respectful conference environment that welcomes participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientations because we are more innovative and enriched when we reflect the diversity of our photovoltaics and broader community.

On behalf of all the dedicated volunteers who comprise the PVSC Organizing, Cherry, and International Committees, we look forward to personally welcoming you to Philadelphia for the 49th IEEE PVSC!

Bill Shafarman
49th IEEE PVSC Chair

Karin Hinzer
49th IEEE PVSC Program Chair


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