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Call for Abstracts: NAWEA/WindTech 2024

NAWEA/WindTech 2024 Conference

Hosted by Rutgers University
Oct. 28–Nov. 1, 2024 (All-Inclusive)


The NAWEA/WindTech 2024 Conference will be held in person Oct. 30–Nov. 1, 2024, at Rutgers University, New Jersey, with additional programming Oct. 28-29, 2024. The conference will bring together wind energy students, faculty members, researchers, industry, governmental, and nongovernmental representatives from around the world.


Important Dates

  • May 3, 2024: Abstracts due
  • June 30, 2024: Authors notified of acceptance (option for speakers to submit full paper)
  • Oct. 28–29, 2024: Side events, including Graduate Student Symposium, takes place in person, agenda to be announced
  • Oct. 30–Nov. 1, 2024: NAWEA/WindTech Conference


Technical and Social Program of the Conference Week

The all–inclusive event period is Oct. 28 (Monday)–Nov. 1 (Friday), 2024.

The main conference will take place Oct. 30 (Wednesday)–Nov. 1 (Friday), 2024, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Side events will be on various Rutgers–New Brunswick locations (College Ave. and Busch campuses). Professional side events include: Software workshops hosted by NREL (e.g., OpenFAST, WOMBAT, HOPP, FLORIS, etc.), a Graduate Student Symposium, (open to undergraduate researchers,) and professional meetings for IEA, NAWEA, and professional societies.


Explore the schedule




The 2024 theme of the conference centers on a future where high levels of wind energy deployment meet the needs of a grid dominated by renewables. The conference will feature the latest research to integrate wind with solar, marine hydrokinetic, storage, and other renewables into the complex and highly interdependent energy system of the future and address the social and environmental issues at the core of such an expansion. All of the “Grand Challenges” of wind energy will be included: the social, environmental, grid integrations, plant optimization, turbine technology, and atmospheric/ocean science aspects of wind as a foundation of the energy system of the future.




Those interested in presenting their research at the conference will need to submit a two- to three-page abstract for review and can select consideration for a podium or poster presentation. The Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and set the speaking and poster agendas. Some tracks will have multiple sessions.


Track Topics

  • Airborne Wind
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Blade Design & Manufacturing
  • Controls
  • Digitalization, AI, Machine Learning
  • Distributed Wind
  • Education
  • Environmental
  • Experiments and Instrumentation
  • Extreme Weather
  • Floating Wind Systems
  • Grid Integration
  • Hybrids and Power to X
  • Offshore Infrastructure, Supply Chain, and Policy
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Reliability, Operations, and Maintenance
  • Rotor Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity
  • Social Science
  • Systems Engineering
  • Wind Plant and Wakes Modeling


Submit an Abstract




The journal Wind Energy Science will host a special issue on the NAWEA/WindTech 2024 Conference with a reduced publication fee. Authors interested in publishing in the special issue will be required to submit a full paper a week after the conference. Final publication will be subject to the full journal review process. Authors will be responsible for the publication fees.



Conference Organizers

Meet the organizers:

  • (Conference Chair) Onur Bilgen (, Rutgers University
  • Denise Hien, Rutgers New Brunswick Chancellor’s Office, Local Committee
  • Margaret Brennan-Tonetta, Rutgers NJ Agriculture Extension Station, Local Committee
  • Josh Kohut, Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Local Committee
  • Michelle Williams, Sandia National Laboratories, Scientific Committee Co-Lead
  • Kelsey Shaler, Shell, Scientific Committee Co-Lead
  • Luis A Martinez Tossas, NREL, NAWEA Conference Committee Chair
  • Paul Veers, NREL, NAWEA Executive Director
  • Chelsie Riche, Rutgers Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Graduate Student Symposium Co-Lead
  • Tabbetha Dobbins, Rowan University, Graduate Student Symposium Co-Lead


Thank you, and we hope to see you in New Jersey!



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