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Marine Renewable Energy Conference 2019

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind & Water

Don't have time to attend the whole conference? Come network with key players in the industry at the post conference reception. Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind & Water. May 23rd, 151 Martine St., Fall River, Conference 10am-4:30pm | Reception 4:30pm-6:30pm

Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England: Wind and Water 


Offshore wind is one of today’s most promising interventions to make a significant difference in reducing carbon emissions. This conference will gather experts in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy from government, utility, and stakeholder engagement to discuss the state of play in the implementation of Marine Renewables and implications for the creation of a supply chain ecosystem to drive economic development here on the South Coast.

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Agenda (10:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

Read a detailed and most up-to-date agenda..

  • Keynote: How Marine Renewables can be a Game Changer by Philippe Frangules, VP Power, Gas, Coal and Renewables, IHS Markit
  • Panel 1: How Government is Investing to Spur Innovation
  • Panel 2: Current Experiences in and the Economics of “Putting Steel in the Water”
  • Panel 3: Stakeholder Engagement Models for Implementation Success
  • Panel 4: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Supply Chain

Who will be attending

  • Representatives from state and federal government agencies
  • Professionals from Offshore Wind, Tidal and Wave Energy
  • Companies and researchers who have innovative solutions
  • Companies that have an interest in the emerging supply chain

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Conference Date & Time

Thursday May 23rd, 2019, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM


UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)
151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA 02723
(free parking is available in front of the building and right across the street)

Call for Technical Poster Abstracts

We are seeking poster abstracts pertaining to technical innovations for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy as well as posters about stakeholder engagement and policy advancements.

Submit poster abstract (300 word description with figures) no later than FRIDAY MAY 10, 2019 to Conference Manager, Maggie Merrill at

Event Sponsors / Organizers

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Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship MassCEC Logo
EOM Offshore Woods Hole Group
Pace Associates - Manufacturer's Representatives Anbaric Canada logo
Ocean Tech Services

Rogue Wave Sponsor - Coffee Breaks $500 x 4

  • 6’ exhibit table with placement in conference lobby
  • Banner placement in conference lobby
  • Logo placement in all published and electronic literature and website
  • Recognition during opening and closing remarks
  • Quarter-page listing in conference brochure
  • Opportunity to provide content for CIE newsletter with 12,000 subscribers
  • 1 General Admission ticket included

Flood Tide Sponsor - Lunch $1,000 x 2

Rogue Wave Sponsor Plus:

  • Half-page listing in conference brochure
  • Logo placement on LCD screens in conference lobby
  • 2 General Admission tickets included

Gale Force Sponsor - Reception $2,000 x 1

Flood Tide Sponsor Plus:

  • Full-page listing in conference brochure
  • Electronic copy of attendee list
  • All members receive General Admission gratis

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Promotional Partner Opportunity

Relevant non-profit organizations help promote this event through their networks, and will be recognized in conference materials and receive one General Admission Ticket.

If interested, contact conference manager, Maggie Merrill at

Conference Steering Committee

  • Phil Adams, UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Megan Amsler, Self-Reliance, Inc.
  • Steve Barrett, Barrett Energy Group
  • Bruce Carlisle, MassCEC
  • David Duquette, Littoral Marine Systems
  • Robert Fitzgerald, MassCEC
  • John Miller, Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative
  • Rhonda Moniz, Marine Technology and Oceanographic Network
  • Galen Nelson, MassCEC
  • Roger Race, Boston Engineering
  • Bill Staby, Resolute Marine
  • Toby Stapleton, Salve Regina University
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