Call for Posters

Call for posters is now closed. Thank you!

Keep an eye out for the opening of a call for abstracts to help us build out the educational agenda at #ESACon2020!

Conference Format

Divided into three topical areas, each Storage Exchange session will be two hours long and centered around a specific theme. Each session will have three parts:

  • Invited guest speaker presentations

At the beginning of each two-hour session, guest speakers will engage in discussion on stage with the goal of providing technical education on the session theme and context for the upcoming poster presentations. This portion of the session will be approximately 30 minutes long.

  • Rapid-fire topic introductions by poster presenters

Following the invited speaker presentations, the session will shift toward highlights of specific work by poster presenters.Presenters will provide short “pitches” of their work on stage. Each presenter will be allotted two to three minutes and a maximum of two slides to pitch their topic. This portion of the session will be approximately 30 minutes long.

  • Poster session, which includes in-depth, intimate discussion and networking

Following the on-stage topic pitches, audience members will leave their seats for the poster networking session. Presenters may use posters and personal laptops in the designated area. In addition to the poster, content may also be presented as software, video, slide show, and/or handouts. Conference organizers will provide tables, poster board frames and adhesive materials, but presenters will be responsible for printing, shipping and mounting their own posters and providing any other necessary A/Vequipment. Accepted poster presenters will receive instructions on how to print, ship and mount posters.

Important Dates to Remember

May 29                              Storage Exchange Call for Posters Opens; Registration Opens

July 19                                Storage Exchange submission deadline

July 22 - 26                        Submission reviews

August 2 - 7                      Speakers notified of Acceptance/Rejection

August 9                            All presenters are required to sign the presenter agreement.

September 24                  Discounted hotel rate cutoff 

October 15-16                  The Storage Exchange (Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, WA)

Submission Policies

  1. All content must be technical in nature and for educational purposes only. Submissions that are based upon marketing or advertisement of products or services will NOT be accepted into the program. Submissions providing credible data and other evidence will be viewed favorably.
  2. Please be sure to include all authors within the proposal description; however, only one person should be listed as the speaker/presenter in the submission system.
  3. The designated speaker and authors must accept full responsibility for the submission and presentation of the submission, and retain full copyright of their submission, presentation and/or full paper. By submitting, the submitter consents and authorizes the Energy Storage Association (ESA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to publish biography and submission information in any conference publications, website and events app.
  4. You may continue to revise your submission up until the deadline. You will have the option to save and return to your submission; however, submissions that are left in draft form will not be reviewed.
  5. Late submissions will not be considered.
  6. ESA reserves the right to reject any submission for failure to comply with these guidelines. Due to the large number of submissions received for this conference, ESA is unable to provide specific feedback on those that were not accepted for the program.
  7. ESA reserves the right to modify or combine submissions and to modify the speakers associated with a specific submission.

Applicant Responsibilities

  1. Notify event organizers at of any changes, additions and/or corrections in presenter, presentation title, or availability of presenters to give a presentation at the appointed date and time.
  2. Accepted presenters who are not able to attend the conference must notify staff immediately. Replacement presenters may be suggested; however, ESA reserves the right to modify or cancel any session based on a change in presenter.
  3. Failure to meet any requirements or respond to requests will jeopardize your participation as a presenter at any future Storage Exchange conference or other ESA programs.
  4. All speakers must be registered for the Storage Exchange by the deadline provided. Presenters who are not registered by the date noted may be replaced.