The scientific program of AWEC 2017 consists of invited keynote and plenary talks, parallel talks, and poster sessions.  The following schedules are preliminary, and subject to change.

 

Conference Global Schedule 

Wednesday, 4th October

13:00

Outdoors exhibit
[TBD]

16:00

Registration
[Entrance Hall]

17:00

City Tour (1 hour)
[Meet at Entrance Hall]

18:30

Reception
[Prometheus Hall]

Thursday, 5th October

8:30

Registration
[Entrance Hall]

9:00

Conference Opening
[Loyd Aula]

9:20

Keynote - Dr. Ford Felker
"Progress and Challenges in Airborne Wind Energy"
[Loyd Aula]

10:10

Poster Spotlights (1)
[Loyd Aula]

10:30

Coffee Break
[Prometheus Hall]

11:00

Poster Session (1)
[Prometheus Hall]

11:30

Commercialization (1)
[Ockels Auditorium]

Ground Stations
[Payne Auditorium]

Safety
[Hardham Auditorium]

12:30

Lunch
[Entrance Hall]

14:00

System Optimization
[Ockels Auditorium]

Concept Design
[Payne Auditorium]
Policy Panel
[Hardham Auditorium]
15:20

Coffee Break
[Prometheus Hall]

15:50

Commercialization (2)
[Ockels Auditorium]

System Control
[Payne Auditorium]
Wind Resource
[Hardham Auditorium]
16:50

Plenary - Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Fagiano
"On Autonomous Take-Off of Tethered Rigid Wings in Compact Space
for Airborne Wind Energy"

[Loyd Aula]

17:15

Plenary - Dr. Michiel Kruijf
"AP-3, a Safety and Autonomy Demonstator for Utility-Scale Airborne Wind Energy"
[Loyd Aula]

17:40 End of Day
18:30

Reception
[Restaurant Dattler -  Terrace]

19:30

Dinner
[Restaurant Dattler]

Friday, 6th October

8:30

Registration
[Entrance Hall]

9:00

Keynote - Prof. Dr. Henrik Stiesdal
"Airborne Wind Energy – Challenges and Opportunities Based on Experiences From the Conventional Wind Industry"
[Loyd Aula]

9:50

Poster Spotlights (2)
[Loyd Aula]

10:10

Coffee Break
[Prometheus Hall]

10:40

Poster Session (1)
[Prometheus Hall]

11:10 Aero-Structural Modelling
[Ockels Auditorium]

Testing and Experimentation
[Payne Auditorium]

Design and the Environment
[Hardham Auditorium]
12:30

Lunch
[Entrance Hall]

14:00 Aero-Structural Optimization
[Ockels Auditorium]

Sensors and Identification
[Payne Auditorium]

AWE Outlook
[Hardham Auditorium]
15:20

Coffee Break
[Prometheus Hall]

15:50

Panel Discussion - "AWE in 2025"
[Loyd Aula]

17:10

Conference Closing
[Loyd Aula]

17:30 End of Day


 

 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Fort Felker, General Manager, Makani, X, California

Progress and Challenges in Airborne Wind Energy
Dr. Fort Felker

Dr. Fort F. Felker is the General Director of the X project Makani since May 2015. He was previously at the National Wind Technology Center of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Felker is a Co-Founder of Winglet Technology, LLC in June 2001 and served as its Vice-President of Engineering and holds a patent for elliptical winglet design. He has 30 years of aeronautical and mechanical engineering research and technology development expertise, including work at Kenetec Windpower, NASA Ames Research Center, the U.S. Army Research and Technology Labs. He has a master's of science and a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. 

 

Prof. Dr. Henrik Stiesdal, DTU Wind, Denmark

Airborne Wind Energy – Challenges and Opportunities Based on Experiences From the Conventional Wind Industry
Prof. Henrik Stiesdal

Prof. Stiesdal is an affiliate professor at DTU Wind, the Technical University of Denmark's Department of Wind Energy. Among his many achievements, Prof. Stiesdal designed one of the first wind turbines representing the so-called "Danish concept", a design that was licensed to Vestas A/S. He has worked for two Danish wind turbine manufacturers: for Vestas, as a project manager betwee 1983 and 1987, and for Bonus Energy A/S as a development specialist and technical manager. Prof. Stiesdal further served as Chief Technology Officer of Bonus Energy between 2000 and 2004, the year when Bonus was acquired by Siemens. Stiesdal became the Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Wind Power and remained in this position until the end of 2014, when he retired.