Welcome to the Events page! We are the ELSE Events Committee and our objective is to prepare signature events that bring together students, young professionals, innovative entrepreneurs, and passionate individuals sharing a common interest in solar. We want to provide an exciting opportunity for you to get more involved with ELSE and the solar industry by coming out, volunteering their time, or participating in the planning process!

As we continue to grow and expand our horizons, we also want to make sure we deliver great opportunities for networking and career development, while serving as a key resource to help foster the development of your knowledge and active involvement in the solar industry. Events range from hands-on workshops, power plant and manufacturing facility tours, to speaker panels and networking events just to name a few!

The ELSE Events Committee is guided by three primary objectives:

  1. To generate public understanding and thought-provoking discussion about solar energy;
  2. To enable professional development to foster Canada’s next generation of solar energy leaders with new skills, knowledge, and connections; and
  3. To expand awareness of the work of ELSE and grow its membership base, through building a sense of value and community.


On occasion, ELSE partners with other organizations for co-hosting or co-promoting events. If your organization is interested in an Event partnership, please email:


ELSE is partnering with TREC to bring you the Kids' World of Energy Festival! You can learn more about this awesome event here, and no matter your age, check out the festivities and the forward-thinking groups behind them next weekend!

ELSE University of Calgary’s inaugural symposium event on solar energy’s potential in Alberta was a success, with over 85 attendees, including students, professors, and community members.

The panelists, including two from the private sector and two university professors, had a diverse background and contributed to the discussion with their unique perspectives. Brodie Yyelland moderated the discussion well, summarizing the main points for the audience throughout the evening.


Want to learn more about exciting opportunities like this? Like & follow ELSE UT on Facebook for future updates!

John Gorman, President and CEO of the Canadian Solar Industries Association, will be speaking at UofT's sustainability conference at the end of the month! The conference is an amazing and accessible opportunity to engage in our sustainable energy future, during which experts and emerging leaders alike will discuss how to...

Will you be joining thousands of attendees from around the globe at Canada’s biggest solar show – Solar Canada on December 7 & 8? As an emerging leader for solar energy, do you want a guided tour of some of the hundreds of exhibitors that will be there? This is your chance!

ELSE (Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy) will be holding three guided floor tours of the exhibit hall – including stopping by companies such as Fronius Canada,...

Interested in meeting other emerging leaders for solar energy alongside Canada’s biggest solar show? Then join Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) (and YPE – TBC) for a mixer / networking event:

When: Tuesday, December 7th starting from 4:30pm (to around 7:00pm)

Where: Grace O’Malley’s at 14 Duncan Street, Toronto (between King Street West and Adelaide Street West, and just a few minutes’ walk from the MTCC / Solar Canada...

Based on your prior experience with the Green Party what advice would you give to young voters? 


The biggest challenge that we have is…well did you know that more people during the election don’t vote than vote for the winning party. When people say “ohhh you can’t vote for this party or that party”, what they are really saying is that you can’t vote for what you believe in…then people worry because voter turnout is declining. The most important thing is...