Marine Renewables Canada aligns industry, academia and government to ensure that Canada is a leader in providing ocean energy solutions to a world market.

Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Annual Conference

Sep 16, 2017 |

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

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


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




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



We have secured a discounted room rate ($249/night)  at the Westin Ottawa (where the conference is taking place). To book please use one of the following methods:
Book online HERE 
Call 1-800-Westin-1 and quote booking reference “MK07AA” or the name of the Conference, Marine Renewable Canada Conference

2017 Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor:


Welcome Reception Sponsors:

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Gold Sponsor:


Lanyard Sponsor:


Silver Sponsor:


Refreshment Sponsor:




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