Marine renewables – tidal and wave
- Policy; cost reduction (including learning from other sectors); international cooperation and experience; opportunities and challenges; technology transfer from the oil and gas industry + offshore engineering expertise, skills; sharing of learned practices in subsea sector; tidal large/small projects/developments at home and overseas; wave projects/developments at home and overseas – case histories welcome; and innovative solutions always key
Smart and sustainable cities – challenges and opportunities; delivering net zero cities -case histories from cities and towns (UK and overseas); smart solutions; the human factor – getting communities and individuals on board. We would welcome input from construction companies, large property owners, investors, and transport companies with city routes.
(Energy efficiency solutions best submitted to Energy efficiency; most transport solutions best submitted to Low carbon transport)
Skills, training, development including switching from other industries
- Relevant to All-Energy (i.e. renewable energy generation)
- Relevant to Dcarbonise (i.e. energy efficiency, low carbon heat, industry decarbonisation, smart and sustainable cities; low carbon transport)
Solar (PV and thermal) – case histories; project/development updates; innovative solutions
Sustainable cities – see above under ‘Smart and sustainable cities’
Transmission and networks - policy; demand side management (DSM)/ monitoring systems/smart meters; DC power; islands need-cases (e.g. covering interconnection vs active management); interconnectors.
Transport (see Low carbon transport)
Wind – offshore – policy/strategy; lowering LCOE; projects/developments at home and overseas; floating wind developments and innovations; the ‘vital ingredients’ – current and future turbines; environmental considerations; installation vessels; O&M; fabrication etc
Wind – onshore – How can we move things on with speed? Policy/strategy; challenges and opportunities; pre-construction – measurements and analysis in the real world; post-construction – monitoring and modelling for asset productivity and longevity; life extension and repowering – going the extra mile without falling over; cooperation; and innovative solutions
Other – what suggestions would you like to make? These could be on topics; on speakers you would love to hear; lively panel discussions you think should be held. Please let us know by opting for the ‘Other’ section on the Call for Papers and give your submission a ‘sector’ heading as well as your own title for it.
Meet the Developer.
- Are you a developer or owner/operator of a project or a device eager to enlarge or substitute parts of your supply chain? Then our Share Fair is the ideal place for you to hold speed-dating-style 1-2-1 meetings. We’d like to invite you to take part in this All-Energy/Dcarbonise feature in 2020.
We will publicise your presence (you may also be invited to speak in the conference) and set up the meeting schedule, letting you see a draft schedule in advance so you are confident you will be meeting people of genuine interest to your business.
If you would like to take part in ‘Meet the Developer’ complete the relevant section on the Call for Papers form and we will be in touch.
Note: Suppliers eager to meet with developers, please do not complete this section of the form; an invitation to book meetings will be widely publicised in the Spring.
What happens once the Call for Papers closes?
Once the Call for Papers closes, we work closely with ‘session champions’ – experts in their field - to determine the composition of sessions. With such a far-ranging conference involving so many speakers (over 600 in 2019) this takes a considerable amount of time.
We plan to contact all who have submitted abstracts by the end of April/early May to let them know whether or not their abstract is being accepted.
If it is a yes, we will then tell you the day and time of the session in which we would like you to speak and collect biographical details and a photograph and give details of when and how to submit your full presentation.
What effect might the ‘new normal’ have on the conference?
The level of acceptance for presentation either in the main conference or in show floor theatres will depend on social distancing rules in place in August 2021 (smaller rooms may not be available for use). We will be continuing our popular webinar series to ensure that as many potential speakers as possible have a chance to present/take part in panel discussions in the lead-up to the 2021 duo of shows, and in the months after they are held.
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