CALL FOR PRESENTERS

This year, in addition to the main stage at the Halifax Convention Centre, H2O is offering two new presentation opportunities: Spotlight and Tech Track, providing a unique opportunity to present your company/organization/initiatives.

Why Present?


  1. Showcase Your Expertise: Share your knowledge, research, and experiences with a diverse audience eager to learn from your insights.

  2. Expand Your Network: Connect with like-minded professionals, industry leaders, and potential collaborators who share your passion.

  3. Elevate Your Profile: Gain visibility and recognition as a thought leader in your field, enhancing your professional reputation and opening doors to new opportunities.

  4. Make an Impact: Inspire and empower others to make a difference, driving positive change and advancement within our community and beyond.

Spotlight Presentation


Spotlight presentations will take place on the industry showcase trade show floor and offer an unparalleled marketing opportunity to promote the products, services and/or technologies offered by your company/organization. The Spotlight presentation area will include a riser, podium, sound system and large format monitor/laptop for presenters. Spotlight sessions will focus on innovation, company technologies, and start-ups.

Prices for this marketing opportunity are: 5 minutes for $200; 10 minutes for $350; and 15 minutes for $500. Spotlight presentations will run concurrently with the main stage presentations. Session attendance is voluntary and is influenced by the needs and interests of the participants. Limited opportunities are available, and all Spotlight presentations are subject to committee approval.

Spotlight Format
Presentation length ranges from 5 to 15 minutes and fees are based on duration.

Spotlight General Guidelines

  1. To be considered, presentations must be submitted electronically via the online application form (see button below). Submission deadline is Monday, March 18, 2024.

  2. All presenters must be registered for the H2O Conference.

Preparing Your Spotlight Presentation Submission

  1. Your presentation submission must include the following:

    • title of the session

    • session description (100 words max.)

    • name(s) of presenter(s)

    • presenter(s) position and organization/affiliation

    • length of presentation (5,10 or 15 minutes)

  2. Please single space your submission.

  3. Submission will be in English.

Spotlight Presentation Acceptance
Presenters will be notified of their presentation acceptance on or before March 29, 2024. Selected presenters will be contacted by the conference coordinator regarding logistics and to pay the presentation fee.

Spotlight Submission Deadline
Deadline to submit is Monday, March 18, 2024.

Tech Track Presentation


Are you a thought leader, innovator, or expert in your field? Share your insights and inspire others by presenting at the H2O conference!

We’re on the lookout for dynamic speakers like you to join us in shaping the conversation and driving progress in the marine industry. Whether you’re an experienced presenter or a first-time speaker, we welcome your unique perspective and fresh ideas.

Tech Track presentations will be staged in a meeting room adjacent to the main stage room. Presentations may focus on marine electrification, environmental acoustics, robotics, cleantech, technology, communication or whatever you choose. The Tech Track is a forum for sharing ideas, best practices and your story, and sparking discussion and collaborations.

Individual presentations will be 15 minutes and panel presentations may be up to 45 minutes. Sound system, podium, projector/screen and presentation laptop will be provided in the meeting room. Session attendance is voluntary and is influenced by the needs and interests of the participants.

Tech Track Format
Presentations are 15 minutes in length for individual presentations and up to 45 minutes for panel presentations. They may not be sales pitches. If you wish to promote your product or service the Spotlight Presentations are for you (see above).

The Program Committee will review the submissions for:

  • Relevance to the marine industry;

  • Timeliness and interest of the topic;

  • Innovative ideas;

  • Promising practices with demonstrated impact; and

  • Qualification(s) of the presenter(s).

Tech Track General Guidelines

  1. To be considered, presentations must be submitted electronically via the Online Application Form (see button below). Submission deadline is Monday, March 18, 2024.

  2. All presenters must be registered for the H2O Conference.

  3. Presenters understand that neither honoraria nor expenses for preparation, travel or accommodation will be paid.

Preparing Your Tech Track Presentation Submission

  1. Your presentation submission must include the following:

    • title of the session

    • session description (150 words max.)

    • name(s) of presenter(s)

    • presenter(s) position and organization/affiliation

    • a brief bio of presenter(s) (100 words max.)

    • length of presentation (15, 30 or 45 minutes)

  2. Submission will be in English.

  3. Complete all required fields. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. We suggest that you first develop your submission in a word processing program and copy and paste information in the appropriate sections. Be sure to submit your presentation when all required fields are provided.

Tech Track Presentation Acceptance
Presenters will be notified of their presentation acceptance on or before March 29, 2024. Selected presenters will be contacted by the conference coordinator regarding logistics.

Tech Track Submission Deadline
Deadline to submit is Monday, March 18, 2024.

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