The Event:

MnSEIA's 10th annual Gateway to Solar conference will be October 9-10, 2023 at the InterContinental MSP/St. Paul Airport Hotel. 

The Gateway to Solar Conference, hosted by the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association (MnSEIA), is the Midwest's biggest and best solar + storage conference. Each year solar installers and developers, manufacturers, distributors, financiers, engineers, utilities, job trainers, trade unions, non-profits, government agencies, and more gather for quality networking, education, and fun off-site events.

Meet industry professionals from across the state and country, hear from state officials, regulators, and legislators, and gain in-depth insight into Minnesota's booming market and where it's headed during this exciting two-day conference.

Proceeds from the Gateway Conference support MnSEIA’s year-round regulatory and policy work to protect and promote the growth of Minnesota solar + storage.

General Conference Information:

Location: InterContinental MSP - St. Paul Airport Hotel, 5005 Glumack Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55450

Attend: Registration can be found here. Gateway to Solar offers discounted tickets for MnSEIA members and students. We also welcome volunteers! Email to learn more.

Lodging: Book in MnSEIA’s room block by September 8th. See more about the venue here.

Sponsor: MnSEIA offers a wide range of sponsorships to fit every company's needs. Visit the sponsor page here for more information. 

Agenda: The 2023 Gateway to Solar agenda will be released soon. The 2022 agenda can be found here. Submit your 2023 keynote and breakout session suggestions for consideration by March 31st here

The 2022 Gateway to Solar conference was our biggest event yet! Nearly 500 attendees representing 218 companies joined us for two days of exciting discussions and networking. View the list of 2022 attendees here and check out the 2022 photo gallery!

What Others Are Saying:

We left with a lot of great insight into Minnesota solar and great connections!
The conference was very valuable and a solid use of time. Sponsorship was a fair price and great to connect with potential clients, customers, and other stakeholders. Keep up the great work for the association!
You all continually do a great job -- the speakers and sessions are well thought out and always relevant. I love the content and overall vibe of this conference every year.
The speakers are top notch and the options of sessions to attend were awesome. This event always has high-quality discussions, an inquisitive audience, and good information exchange.
There is a vibrant and growing community of solar companies and advocates in Minnesota and MnSEIA effectively brings them together.
I gained some great new connections and a solid education of the Minnesota market at this event.
This event is a ‘small’ event but feels like a great opportunity to network and get in touch with the Minnesota industry folks. So happy to attend this every year!
The solar industry in Minnesota is not going away anytime....period. I'm excited for the future of solar and it was reflected by all who participated in this conference.
MnSEIA Gateway to Solar Conference