November 17-19, 2021, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Call for Abstracts

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for Electricity Transformation Canada 2020!

All abstract submissions will be carefully reviewed by our Program Advisory Team and assessed on suitability for the conference and applicability to main themes listed below.

General Information

Electricity Transformation Canada undertakes a Call for Abstracts which are published on the Conference website and on industry-related platforms. Proposals are reviewed and selected based on whether:

  • The topic is interesting and clearly demonstrates its relevance to the Canadian wind, solar and storage industries and conference attendees
  • The material is new or a new perspective on previous material
  • The abstract is well organized, complete, concise, error-free, conforms to all guidelines and received by the deadline
  • The presentation does not sell products or services
  • Applicant is a Canadian member of our affiliated industry organization

Often, we receive more proposals than we can fit into our event programs. Please do not be discouraged if you are not selected. Electricity Transformation Canada organizes multiple events and there may be a future opportunity for your presentation. Additionally, if you are a tradeshow exhibitor, your content may qualify as a Sponsored Spotlight Presentation.

Program Advisory Committee

The Electricity Transformation Canada 2020 Program Advisory Committee was formed from highly experienced industry professionals to create an exceptional program for this exciting new event for Canada's electricity transformation.

The Program Advisory Committee is working on putting together plenaries and education sessions that are timely and forward-thinking. The Conference will showcase various scenarios of wind energy, solar energy, and energy storage working together, while also including other renewable and flexible technologies.

All of the committee members are volunteers who are passionate about the future of the renewable energy industry. We thank them for their participation and continued support of Electricity Transformation Canada.

2020 Program Advisory Committee

Utilia Amaral
C2 Solutions

Scott Harper
Wind Energy Institute of Canada

Michael Jeske
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada

Shanna Li
Saturn Power Inc.

Andrew Luther
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Limited

Matthew Wadham-Gagnon

Mohsen Zadeh

Abstract Submission FAQs

We've answered our most frequently asked Abstract Submission questions below. If you don't see your question answered, please contact Isabel Payne.

Do I need to be a CanREA member to submit an abstract?

No. CanREA welcomes both members and non-members to submit.

What language should I submit my abstract in?

We encourage all speakers to present their topics in English.

How long is each session?

Standard Sessions are either 1 hour or 75 minutes in length. Timing will depend on number and nature of abstracts, and is assigned by the Program Advisory Committee.

How long is my individual presentation?

Individual (or group) presentations should be no longer than 15-20 minutes.

Will there be a Moderator?

Yes, all sessions that have presenters have a Moderator.

Can I apply to be a Moderator?

Yes. Preference will be given to those who have previously spoken at a CanWEA/CanSIA events. Please indicate on the Call for Abstract that you are interested.

Do I need prior travel approval?

Yes. Speakers and Moderators are responsible for travel costs and arrangements. When submitting an Abstract, please let us know the status of travel approval.

Are substitute Speakers allowed?

No. Selection of abstracts is done in part by content and also by consideration of the Program Advisory Committee. Substitution of a speaker may result in the removal of the presentation from the program.

How are Speakers compensated?

Conference speakers are eligible for a 50% discount from the standard conference rates. Once speakers have provided confirmation of participation in the conference a special promotional code will be issued which is required in order to complete your conference registration. Speakers will not be reimbursed for travel or accommodations.

Who should I contact with questions?

If you have questions about your submitted Abstract or about the process, please contact Isabel Payne at 1-800-922-6932 or by email at

Need Assistance? We're here to help.

Isabel Payne

Linda Kool