Call for Abstracts

Jan 29, 2019 to Jan 30, 2019

Toronto, Ontario

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Call for Abstracts is now closed

The 2019 CanWEA Operations and Maintenance Summit extends an open invitation for the submission of abstracts for presentations at this year’s summit.  Abstracts are to be 250 words long and must be submitted electronically to the program committee.

  • Deadline for Abstract Submissions – Wednesday October 31, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance – by the end of November, 2018

O&M Summit Themes

The 2019 O&M Summit will engage with the rapidly developing operations and maintenance sector of the Canadian wind industry. This year’s event will follow two main themes of Connecting and Safety. An emphasis will be placed on the tangible connections between people, organizations, tasks and equipment such as the ties between digitalization and repowering decisions or technical innovation and customer contracts. Space will also be made for health and safety insights that can be embedded throughout the event.

Session Topics

CanWEA is seeking abstracts that address the topics outlined below. In each of these areas, we are looking for presentations that focus on solutions to current and future challenges – overcoming barriers and capturing new opportunities. We also are keen to hear speakers with innovative ideas on health and safety practices that help break down the walls of existing health and safety silos. Abstracts can represent both technical or “case study” submissions, including lessons learned and best practices. Case studies can showcase new/innovative approaches to wind farm O&M activities, wind turbine upgrades, asset optimization and/or use, or research into emerging new technologies.

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*CanWEA members in good standing will be given higher consideration over non-members for abstract selection.


Why you should present at the 2019 CanWEA O&M Summit

The largest benefit of presenting is exposure to peers and colleagues.  Presenters will have an opportunity to “talk shop” with people who do what you do and have the same challenges faced by owners, operators and manufacturers; most importantly, you will have an opportunity to share your experience/knowledge with others.

Other benefits include:

  • Meet and network with industry peers
  • Establish professional credibility by demonstrating knowledge, skills and experience
  • Opportunity to learn from others and discuss topics of common interest and concern
  • Grow your network, establish new contacts, identify new business opportunities and share your knowledge
  • Opportunity to showcase your personal and your company’s accomplishments
  • Opportunity to stand out from the crowd
  • Be actively involved in your own personal professional development