Clean Currents 2022

Call for Speakers

The National Hydropower Association – owner and organizer of Clean Currents – is accepting proposals from prospective speakers for selected portions of the conference.

Submit your proposal below!



We seek proposals for these information-sharing opportunities:

Any topics will be considered that are relevant to the work in one or more of these industry sectors:

  • Conventional Hydro
  • Pumped Storage Hydro
  • Small Hydro
  • Marine Energy

The mission of NHA and the Clean Currents Content Development Committee is to create an overall conference program that is:

  • of high quality
  • delivered in innovative, interesting, and useful ways
  • provides added value to event attendees in meeting their educational needs

Proposals that aid in accomplishing this mission will be given high consideration.


More Details about the Information-Sharing Opportunities

1. Classroom Presentations

For these presentations, NHA is looking for proposals focused on state-of-the-art technical advances, applications of innovation that solved a problem, or lessons learned in a particular situation that could be useful to others.

2. Technology and Innovation Exchanges in a Demonstration Station in the Innovation Power House

For these presentations, NHA is looking for proposals focused on state-of-the-art technical advances, applications of innovation that solved a problem, or lessons learned in a particular situation that could be useful to others.

3. Poster Presentations in the Waterpower Learning Center

(Includes visual display and short “Hear from the Expert” oral summary) 

This opportunity involves 2 activities:

Creating a visual display to mount on a display board (8 feet wide by 4 feet tall), which will be on display in the Waterpower Learning Center on Wednesday and Thursday.(Displays do not have to be manned throughout the event.)

 Participating in a “Hear from the Expert” session, in which the poster presenter stands next to his/her poster to give a short oral overview (not a formal technical presentation) of your work and answer questions from attendees gathered around you. It’s an opportunity to highlight the significance of your work and WHY it will make a difference for the waterpower industry.

4. Deep-Dive Workshops

These workshops (either 2 hours or 4 hours), occurring Tuesday afternoon, October 18, are designed to help attendees solve problems and meet challenges they experience in their day-to-day work. Workshops are meant to be informal, practical, and hands-on. Workshop Faculty need to be engaging, knowledgeable, and non-promotional. If you are a great teacher, this format is for you.

Proposals for this opportunity should describe the workshop content and proposed Faculty members.


What To Consider When Submitting

Proposals that contribute toward advancing attendees’ knowledge and understanding are non-commercial (no sales pitches!), and generally contribute toward attendees’ professional development are of the highest priority.

“New” content (not presented at a previous conference in the hydropower, marine energy, or dam safety sectors) is strongly preferred.

Proposals featuring project owners, operators, and/or developers as speakers will be given high consideration.

In developing the Clean Currents program, NHA and the Content Development Committee are focusing on quality, vs. quantity. While all proposals will be given due consideration, a submission does not guarantee a speaking slot.


What To Expect After Submission

All proposals will be reviewed by NHA and the Clean Currents Content Development Committee.

The results of the review will be communicated to all submitters by June 15, 2022.

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