August 08, 2012
NWCC Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Will Feature Comprehensive Program, Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities
Registration will soon open for the ninth Wind Wildlife Research Meeting of the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative (NWCC), which will be held November 27-30, 2012, in Denver, Colorado. The internationally-recognized meeting is convened every other year by the Wildlife Workgroup of the NWCC and is presented by AWWI, which now facilitates the NWCC. Dr. Taber Allison, AWWI’s Director of Research and Evaluation, will chair the Meeting.
Interest in the meeting is already running high. Researchers, scientists, and wind-wildlife stakeholders have altogether submitted over 100 abstracts, an increase of 33 over the 2010 Meeting, according to NWCC Facilitator and AWWI Program Manager Lauren Flinn.
“The response this year has been tremendous, both in terms of the number of the proposals and the topics that they cover,” said Flinn. “Currently, expert reviewers are scoring the abstracts, and AWWI will work with the meeting’s Planning Committee and AWWI’s Research Committee to develop the agenda.”
Additional highlights for this year’s meeting include:
- Sponsorship: Supporters are signing up to gain exposure and signal commitment to advancing wind-wildlife science. To date, Platinum sponsors include Duke Energy Renewables, EDP Renewables, NextEra Energy, Pattern Energy Group, Stantec, and WEST. Silver sponsors include Invenergy. For a sponsorship brochure click here.
- Strategic Program: Compared to years past, the meeting will have an increased focus on comprehensive analyses and synthesis of key topics. Research focused on furthering understanding, fostering solutions, and presenting new or novel approaches will be highlighted.
- Exhibitors: This year’s meeting will also feature opportunities for companies and organizations to market their products and services at exhibit tables. Information on exhibiting opportunities can be found in the sponsor packet.
For more information about the Meeting click here.