Taking our time to ensure the best content possible is a key desire for POWERGEN International. So PGI and POWERGEN University want to give you a little more time to submit your plans for being on stage there.
The biggest annual North American power generation conference and exhibition is still seeking abstracts for sessions during the event November 18-21 in New Orleans. Our call for abstracts deadline has been extended one week to Tuesday, February 26.
We are also open for the submissions to POWERGEN University, happening on Monday, November 18. These are the four- and eight-hour pre-conference workshops offering deeper focus and continuing education for industry professionals.
The POWERGEN call for abstracts link is here. The conference tracks include gas-fired turbine technologies, plant M&O, onsite power, renewables, energy storage breakthroughs, the future of coal-fired generation, money and rules, digital transformation of the power plant and microgrids.
Within these topics are many more areas into which presenters can dive. Sessions which include utility participation at the conference will be given special consideration.
Those who are selected to present content at POWERGEN often gain a lot of positive attention from those who attend and beyond. The total room counts for last year’s event numbered in the thousands, while social media impressions exceeded 18 million.
In addition to the attendance and recognition from your industry peers, those selected to present will receive complimentary full conference registration providing access to nearly all POWERGEN proceedings. Those include delegate lunches, the exhibit floor, Knowledge Hubs and any other session.
The kind of sessions at POWERGEN include “panel sessions” involving three or four industry leaders and a moderator holding discussions about key challenges, as well as “paper presentations” involving three or four presenters talking on related, but separately submitted topics.
We encourage case studies, best practices, forward-looking and disruptive technology presentations. What works, what hasn’t and what might in the future.
POWERGEN also features Knowledge Hubs on the exhibit floor. The Hubs offer shorter, 30-minute solo or tandem presentations on topics such as energy storage, renewables, emerging technologies, safety and security, among many others.
POWERGEN 2018 in Orlando attracted nearly 15,000 attendees from more than 100 nations, as well as almost 950 exhibitors. The November 2019 conference and exhibition will be in New Orleans for the first time since 2007.
(Rod Walton is content manager for Power Engineering and POWERGEN International. He can be reached at 918-831-9177 and [email protected]).