The Call for Abstracts is Now Open!
Are you an expert working on innovative projects, products or services related to wind energy? If so, we want to hear from you!
Submit your presentation abstract by May 8, 2019 for a chance to stand out as an industry leader among your peers. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your expertise with an estimated 1,200 industry leaders and decision-makers at the CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition.
All details regarding the submission of abstracts including process timeline, program topics and speaker information can be found within these pages.
Below is a list of themes that CanWEA is currently considering to develop the educational and poster sessions at the 2019 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.
Topics for Educational Sessions
- Operational impacts
- Best practices
- Protocols and guidelines
- Mitigation strategies
- Wind and storage/wind and solar/wind, solar, storage
- Market drivers
- Project economics
- Barriers and challenges
- Social/community benefits
- Regulatory requirements (Federal & Provincial)
- Capacity building
- Case Studies
Managing Operational Expenses
- Disruptive technologies
- Reducing time spent at the turbine
- Occupational health and safety
New Revenue Streams
- System services (ancillary, reliability, flexibility, capacity)
- Environmental attributes
- Post contract expiration options
- Corporate PPAs
- Building merchant
Repowering, Decommissioning and Reclamation
- Regulatory requirements
- Environmental impacts
- Case studies
- Land use and access
- Visual impacts
- Case studies
Wind Resource Assessment
Topics for Poster Presentations
- Asset Management
- Health & Safety
- Offshore Wind Development
- Operations and Maintenance
- Wind Energy Construction and Logistics
- Wind Energy Deployment to Offset Diesel Generation in Remote and Off the Grid Communities / Facilities
- Wind Integration
- Wind Turbines of the Future
Abstract call for papers – opens Monday March 25, 2019
Abstract submission deadline – closes Wednesday May 8, 2019
Notification to primary authors – by the end of June 2019 via email
Abstract Title: 100 characters (as it would appear in the printed in program)
Abstract Length: 2,500 characters
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.
Due to the large number of abstracts that CanWEA receives for presentation at the conference and the limited number of speaking slots that are available, the poster session provides an alternative medium for presenting your work to a large number of attendees at the annual conference. Poster presentations will be displayed in the exhibition hall throughout the duration of the exhibition. The poster session provides an excellent forum for authors and conference attendees to discuss interesting, innovative work or to discuss ongoing research. Authors will be limited to a maximum of 2 posters in this year’s poster session.