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International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

About Orcas

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 directly with your title and abstract info and we will make sure that you get into the session.

Download the Poster Template Here

2020 Conference Organizers

, International Conference on Energy Conversion & Storage (Orcas)

Chun-Long Chen
Affiliate Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, UW-PNNL Faculty Fellow

Alexandra Velian

Alexandra Velian
Assistant Professor of Chemistry



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.

Past Conferences

Orcas 2014 keynote speaker David Cahen

Orcas 2016 speakers Ian Hiskin and Ben Hobbs

Orcas 2014
Orcas 2014
Orcas 2016
Orcas 2016
Orcas 2018
Orcas 2018