November 10-12, 2020, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Call for Abstracts

Submission Requirements and FAQs

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. We welcome topics which are not part of the suggested themes in the Other category, and will make decisions based on how they complement the content.

Online Submissions will be open from Monday, March 16, 2020 until the Submission Deadline of Friday, April 17, 2020.

Note: Please use the form for only one submission at a time. You may submit more than one abstract by submitting multiple forms.

If you have any questions, please see our FAQs below or contact Isabel Payne.

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 CanWEA/CanSIA member to submit an abstract?

No. CanWEA/CanSIA 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 (866) 522-6742 x221 or by email at

Need Assistance? We're here to help.

Isabel Payne
+1 (866) 522-6742 x 221

Linda Kool
+1 (613) 807-4184