DistribuTECH 2016 officially opens call for abstracts, proposals

DistribuTECH 2016, considered the largest annual transmission and distribution event in North America, is now calling for abstracts and Utility University proposals from industry leaders to speak at the conference.

April 27, 2015 -- DistribuTECH 2016, considered the largest annual transmission and distribution event in North America, is now calling for abstracts and Utility University proposals from industry leaders to speak at the conference. (Click here to submit an abstract.)

Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 9-11, 2016, DistribuTECH is expected to bring together nearly 12,000 attendees and close to 500 exhibitors. Further, it will feature 14 conference tracks and more than 350 of the industry's leading speakers.

The show will take an in-depth look at the fundamental principles, business practices and newest technologies shaping the utility industry and will also offer major topics of concern for interested participants looking to submit abstracts and proposals.

Conference Major Topics

When submitting an abstracts online, applicants should read carefully to determine which of the conference major topics listed below best aligns with their abstract and select this topic when submitting. (Clickhere to download the Call for Abstracts PDF.)

  • Advanced Metering
  • Asset Management
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Communications Solutions
  • Customer Strategies and Technologies
  • Defending the Grid (Cyber and Physical Security)
  • Demand Response and Energy Efficiency
  • Distribution Automation
  • Emerging DER Technologies
  • Energy Storage
  • Enterprise Grid Management
  • Geospatial
  • Microgrids
  • Mobile Solutions
  • Renewables - Large Scale
  • Renewables - Small Scale
  • Substation Automation and Integration

Utility University Courses

Education influences delegates' ability to adapt to the constant changes that occur in the industry. To meet this need, DistribuTECH offers pre-conference Utility University courses. These courses are issue-concentrated, practical classes that feature the utility industry's most trending topics taught by experts in their respective fields. The courses are offered in half-day (four-hour) or full-day (eight-hour) increments.

Selection Process

The DistribuTECH Advisory Committee conducts a thorough review of all submissions and will select those strongest in technical content, market relevance and conciseness of the abstract. Abstracts deemed commercial in nature will not be selected. Preference is given to abstracts and proposals featuring utility personnel as presenters. (Click here for tips to increase chances of selection.)

Notification and Timetable

Abstract Submittal Deadline: June 8, 2015
Abstract Review by Committee: June 2015
Notification: July 2015
Submission Deadline for Presentation Draft: December 18, 2015

See also:

"Video Interviews: DistribuTECH 2015"

"DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition 2015 Preview"

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