AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 Proposal Submission Instructions

AWEA is now accepting proposals for WINDPOWER 2018 until 11:59 PM ET, Monday, October 9th, 2017

AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 is the wind industry’s premier North American event with wind energy professionals from all over the world gathering in one place. It’s the most effective way for attendees to expand their knowledge base and business network. We want to connect them with thought leaders and industry experts.

With competitive pricing and stable policy in place, the wind industry is booming. Now the industry can focus on the future and the other drivers that will propel the industry forward through the 2020s. The program committee is looking for proposals with “disruptive” or innovative ideas that will continue to strengthen wind energy’s value proposition and challenge the current way we do business. Proposals that illustrate how technology advances will continue to lower LCOE, lessons learned from other industries that are more mature or have experienced similar rapid growth, state policy support, transmission infrastructure efforts, and emerging and growing offtake trends are welcomed. Help us provide the industry with the business confidence to capitalize on the future. 

Please follow the steps below:

  1. Read the proposal submission policy below.
  2. Review the topic list that your proposal should address.
  3. Review the list of information you’ll need.
  4. Submit a proposal by logging in below.

The primary authors of the proposals will be notified via email whether or not their proposals were selected by February 12, 2018. Please do not contact AWEA before this date, as it will only delay the process. If you are accepted, you must register for the conference within 10 business days of notification at the discounted presenter registration rate.

Proposal Submission Policy:

  1. All obvious commercial sales pitches will not be accepted for a presentation.
  2. Proposals must be well-organized and clearly describe their relevance to the industry and how the information presented could be applied or used in practice. Applicants are encouraged to use case studies, offer solutions, and include specifics.
  3. Proposals should contain new perspective or data and not have been presented previously.
  4. More than one proposal may be submitted. However, only one author per proposal is permitted to present. A presenter may be allowed to have more than one poster presented if the proposals have been accepted.
  5. Selected presenters will be asked to present their proposals along with other accepted proposals in a designated time slot, with single PPT presentations ranging from 5 -15 minutes. In some cases, proposal authors may be asked to speak as a panelist. Session topics are pre-determined by the program committee.
  6. AWEA will review all the submitted proposals, and select the most interesting and appropriate proposals for this year’s program. We will also invite others to present on topics that we did not receive suitable proposals on.
  7. Only one presenter per proposal will be allowed to participate in the presentation and acknowledged. Co-authors can be listed in the speaker's PowerPoint and the final paper.
  8. *Late proposals may be submitted with a $25 administrative fee. AWEA reserves the right to reject any proposals at any time. Due to the large number of proposals received for this conference, AWEA is unable to provide feedback on proposals not accepted for the program.

Click HERE to Submit Your Proposal