THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN
Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for the 2018 CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition. This year’s show will be held from October 23-25 at the BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
All details regarding the submission of abstracts including process timeline, program topics and speaker information can be found here.
Abstract call for papers – opens Monday April 16, 2018
Abstract submission deadline – closes Friday May 25, 2018
Notification to primary authors – by the end of June 2018 via email
Sessions are 60 minutes in length and will have 2-3 speakers. Each speaker will have 15-20 minutes for their presentation (amount of time will vary depending on the number of speakers in each session). A 10-15 minute question and answer period will conclude the session following all of the presentations. Only one speaker per abstract will be allowed to participate in the presentation and will be acknowledged in the Conference Program. Co-authors can be listed in the speaker’s PowerPoint presentation.
Below is a list of themes that CanWEA is currently considering to develop the educational sessions at the 2018 conference. Proposed keywords have been listed as suggestions and guidelines; however you are welcome to expand on these themes. In an effort to ensure that the content of the educational sessions is current and fresh we invite all authors to highlight the “new and exciting” elements of their submission.
|Storage / Wind Integration||
|Operations and Maintenance||
|New Customers for Wind Energy||
|New Revenue Streams for Wind Energy||
|Evolution of the Grid||
|End of Contract Asset Options – business focused session||
|Environmental Management – Siting and Operations||
|Energy Assessment Advances||
Confirmation of Participation
All accepted abstract authors will be required to complete and return the “speaker agreement form” to confirm their participation as a session speaker. Forms will be sent via the acceptance email and must be returned no later than Friday July 20, 2018. If participation has not been confirmed by this date the speaking slot will be offered to an alternate speaker.
Conference speakers are eligible for a 50% discount from the standard conference rates. Once speakers have provided confirmation of participation in the conference a special promotional code will be issued which is required in order to complete your conference registration. Speakers will not be reimbursed for travel or accommodations.
Conference Audio-Visual Equipment
All session rooms will be equipped with one screen, an LCD projector, a remote control for advancing slides, a podium with microphone, head table with table microphones and confidence monitor.
Most presenters choose to prepare PowerPoint presentations, although other media may also be used. As a general guideline, presentations should not have more than 15 slides. Please ensure that presentations are no longer than 15-20 minutes in length depending on the number of speakers in the session. Note that in the interest of time, presenters will be cut off by the session moderator if a presentation exceeds this time limit.
Session Conference Calls
All session speakers will be required to attend a conference call with their Session Chair and fellow speakers. These calls will be scheduled to occur in September/October, and will allow speakers to develop and modify their presentations with input from fellow speakers and the session moderator in order to ensure a well-rounded session.
We ask that all presenters bring their presentation on a memory stick to the conference.