Welcome to the 2020 ORCAS conference! Undoubtedly this one is a most unusual rendition of ORCAs. Our organizing team worked hard to bring together a concise but compelling conference schedule, with leaders in Clean Energy research and technology and plenty of opportunities to interact with them, and amongst ourselves during seminars, workshops and career panels.
This year we have had the pleasure of working more closely with researchers at Pacific Northwest National Lab in the planning of the conference and we are excited to have the opportunity to learn from them and to showcase our research in front of other innovators in the region.
Bringing our community together to push the scientific boundaries in Clean Energy is now more important than ever, and the opportunities to network in a meaningful way during this two day event – priceless. What will make this year’s conference a success though is your participation. So attend, be curious, ask questions, brainstorm science and win fun prizes in this year’s ORCAs!
On behalf of the organizing team for this year’s ORCAS conference:
Chun-Long Chen and Alexandra Velian, Hilary Bullis, Amanda McCracken, Corin Shelley-Reuss, Rachel Talney, and Madison Weaver
Poster Session Details
The poster session this year will be done using breakout rooms in the Zoom meeting. As a presenter, you will be assigned to a room that you will be screen sharing your poster in. We ask that you have a short 5-10 minute presentation ready that you can give a few times throughout the session. The sessions will be as follows:
10 minutes of 1-2 minute poster pitches by each presenter for the day
Session 1 – 15 minutes of presentations and Q&A in breakout rooms
Session 2 – 15 minutes of presentations and Q&A in, re-sort breakout rooms
Session 3 – 15 minutes of presentations and Q&A in re-sort breakout rooms
Session 4 – 15 minutes of presentations and Q&A in re-sort breakout rooms
If you have already registered and did not sign up to present a poster but would now like to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly with your title and abstract info and we will make sure that you get into the session.
2020 Conference Organizers
COVID-19 CONFERENCE UPDATE
Due to the restrictions on large events during Governor Inslee’s 4-phase plan to return from the Covid-19 lockdown, we have made the decision to host the ORCAS Conference online this year. We will be hosting speakers and events that feature the latest in clean energy technologies as well as opportunities to reconnect with the UW CEI community before the start of the fall quarter.
Orcas 2014 keynote speaker David Cahen
Orcas 2016 speakers Ian Hiskin and Ben Hobbs