Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Annual Conference

November 8-9, 2017
The Westin Ottawa ~ 11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario

A time to lead:
Advancing Canada’s marine renewable energy industry


***Online registration is now closed.  You can still register for the conference onsite at the Westin Ottawa (Governor General Room) beginning at 8:00 am on Nov 8th, 2017.  Please contact Amanda White if you have any questions – / 902-717-0716

As investment in clean energy begins to outpace fossil fuels and governments develop policies to facilitate that energy transition, new opportunities are emerging for the marine renewable energy sector.

At the same time, marine renewable energy in Canada has been progressing, achieving milestones and industry “firsts.” The question now is – how do we ensure that marine renewable energy continues to progress, building a new industry and playing an important role in Canada’s – and the world’s – new energy mix.

This year’s Marine Renewables Canada Annual Conference will explore the path forward for marine renewable energy. It will examine what the strategy going forward could look like and how the growing focus and priority on renewables and cleantech by society, investors, and governments will play a role.

Key features of the conference will include:

  • Highlights on Canadian achievements, milestones, and progress by industry leaders
  • Insight on strategies, policies, and actions to accelerate sector development
  • Identification of partnership and investment opportunities to support marine renewable energy projects
  • Opportunities and progress in wave, river current, and tidal energy research, innovation, and development
  • Updates on global marine renewable energy market opportunities and challenges
  • Insights on future energy trends and policies that could impact the sector
  • Multiple networking opportunities to meet leaders and experts from business, government, and academia that will help build connections and support emerging industry needs.

2017 Conference Sessions – will cover a range of topics over two days:

  • Building Momentum – Milestones & progress across Canada
  • A growing market for small-scale solutions
  • Realizing the supply chain opportunity
  • International perspective: Successes and challenges in leading and emerging markets
  • Developing strategic partnerships for sector advancement
  • De-risking marine renewable energy through demonstration, research, and innovation
  • Ensuring responsible and sustainable development
  • On the horizon

(Speakers & conference details will be updated on an ongoing basis….check back often)

CLICK HERE for the full conference program, including confirmed speakers


***Online registration is now closed.  You can still register for the conference onsite at the Westin Ottawa (Governor General Room) beginning at 8:00 am on Nov 8th, 2017.  Please contact Amanda White if you have any questions – / 902-717-0716


Conference registration price list (all prices subject to 15% tax):
Full Delegate – Member – $650.00 
Full Delegate – Non-Member – $750.00
Speaker Registration (invited speakers only) – $150.00
Student Registration – $50.00
Industry Showcase – Display – $750.00
Industry Showcase – ADDITIONAL PASS – $75.00

Sponsorship opportunities available – CLICK HERE for details or contact


For questions, please contact Amanda White at / 902-717-0716

Industry Showcase:

The Industry Showcase will be located in the Governor General I (Level 4) room at the Westin Ottawa – this area is located just next to the main session room (Governor General II/III) and will also host all refreshment and lunch breaks.

Cost to exhibit is $750.00 + tx and includes: 8’x8’ space (just space – no structure or pipe & drape being used), table and chairs, power & wifi.

***The Industry Showcase registration  includes one industry showcase pass – includes all refreshment breaks, lunches and the reception.  It DOES NOT include the session – you would have to register as a delegate for that.  Additional Industry showcase passes can be purchased for $75 (basically just to cover the cost of food).


Placement will work on first come, first serve.

For questions, please contact Amanda White at / 902-717-0716

Student Poster Competition:




OERA is pleased to announce that the Student Poster & Video Competition of the Marine Renewables Canada Conference on November 8-9, 2017 at The Westin Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario is now open.

This call for research poster & video presentations is open to students conducting studies in Marine Renewable Energy. The Conference will focus on the theme “A time to lead: Advancing Canada’s Marine Renewable Energy Industry“. The audience for the Conference is expected to be a mix of academic, government and industry energy researchers. Posters and videos will be on display for all Conference delegates.

The Student Poster & Video Competition is open to students conducting studies in marine renewable energy (for example, tidal, wave & river current energy) and environment (for example strategic environmental assessments, environmental effects monitoring, fish & marine mammals, resource characterization, regulatory & best practices, technology, etc). A $500 prize will be awarded to both the best student poster and student video at the conference.

CLICK HERE for full student poster promo and guidelines


The room block at the Westin Ottawa is now full.  You may still be able to book at the Westin Ottawa (they have limited rooms left) but will not be able to get the discounted rate.  Below are a few more options of hotels in the downtown Ottawa area that may have available rooms (but you must book soon as space in downtown Ottawa is limited this time of year):

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