September 26-27th | Portland, Maine
Holiday Inn By the Bay

Monday, September 25

Evening Reception & Welcome

Tuesday, September 26

Conference Sessions & Lobster Bake

Wednesday, September 27

Conference Sessions

Thursday, September 28

Optional Tour of the Advanced Structures & Composites Center

Along with the US West Coast, the Gulf of Maine (GOM) is poised to become the birthplace of the nation’s floating offshore wind industry. The 156GW offshore wind resource in the GOM is in close proximity to the New England region where electricity prices are some of the highest in the nation. With a tri-state BOEM task force in place, ambitious renewable energy policies in Maine and other Northeast states, advances in technology, and lowering costs, floating offshore wind is gaining significant momentum. To seize the opportunity, technical, regulatory, and permitting challenges must be addressed. AFloat 2023 brings together leading experts to address these drivers and challenges to chart a course for floating offshore wind in the US.

AFloat 2022 Featured Speakers

U.S. Senator Susan Collins

Senator Susan Collins

U.S. Senate
James Bennett

James Bennett

Program Manager for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Renewable Energy Program
Walt Musial

Walt Musial

Manager Offshore Wind, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Damian Brady

Dr. Damian Brady

Professor of Oceanography, University of Maine Darling Marine Center
Senator Angus King

Senator Angus King

U.S. Senate
Photo of Dr. Habib Dagher

Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E.

Executive Director, University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center
Randy Male

Randy Male

Director, Boston Office, Green Giraffe
Nathan McKenzie

Nathan McKenzie

Technology Manager for Offshore Wind (R&D), U.S. Department of Energy
Anthony Viselli

Dr. Anthony Viselli, P.E.

manager of offshore model testing and structural design, University of Maine

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