Battery Show NA 2024

2024 CONFERENCE CALL FOR SPEAKERS
Huntington Place - Detroit, MI
October 7-10, 2024

You are invited to submit a speaking proposal for The Battery Show (TBS) and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology (EVT) Expo North America, to be held October 7-10, 2024.

We are looking for pioneering proposals and speakers who share specific industry knowledge and expertise in battery development and electric & hybrid vehicle technologies and advancements.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March. 4th, 2024

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL. YOUR PAPER PROPSAL IS SUBJECT TO A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE REVIEW PROCESS ASSESED BY OUR ADVISORY BOARD OF MORE THAN 45 INDUSTRY EXPERTS.

 

TOPIC AREAS FOR SUBMISSION

We are looking for proposals that promote a forward-thinking approach, feature bold ideas, and support the conference tracks—particularly those that highlight the following themes and topics:

Industry Market Forecast and Analysis 
The 5-track conference features 5 Industry Updates sessions, 30 minutes long. The purpose of these sessions is to help businesses understand market trends, anticipate changes in customer demand and adapt their products and services accordingly. The proposals that will be given preference demonstrate thorough reporting of Battery and EV global market outlook, recent development, growth, data analysis, competitive insight, forecasts etc.

Policy and Regulations
This year we will expand the conversation on federal legislation. When planning your proposal, think of purchase incentives, charging infrastructure and fleet electrification funding, EV manufacturing and supply chain federal programs… etc. We will also select proposals that highlight State-level programs which support the transition for both the light-duty and medium- and heavy-duty sectors. We are additionally interested in other global EV policy framework and initiatives for comparatives and lessons-learned sessions.

Battery Chemistries
Innovative materials and technologies for next-generation lithium-ion batteries are a key element that govern cost, environmental impact, and recyclability of battery cells. This is a highly competitive portion of the conference program. When evaluating proposals, we look for state-of-the art cell chemistries that will dominate the battery landscape in the next decade. While high energy lithium-ion chemistries still dominate the discussion, we will cover emerging applications beyond lithium-ion such as sodium ion, li sulfur battery, high-nickel cathodes, silicon and metallic lithium anodes, liquid electrolyte formulations, solid-state electrolytes, metal air etc.

Supply Chain for Battery Raw Material
The discussion will focus on supply, demand and cost forecasts, and challenges and opportunities throughout each step of the battery supply chain. It will also address key questions regarding the United States’ industrial strategy and vision for a sustainable battery supply chain. In addition, discussions of ESG issues arising in the Li-ion battery supply chain and policy guidelines for developing a robust supply chain policy, are highly anticipated.

Battery Safety
Battery safety remains a top priority for OEMs, battery manufacturers and regulators. We are planning a full day of content focused on battery safety in each stage of the battery lifecycle from manufacturing, operation, recycling, refurbishing…. etc. Essentially, we want to know about the latest testing methodologies for the cell and pack designs while mitigating thermal runaway. Also address current regulatory initiatives for battery safety.

Battery Recycling & Reuse
The battery recycling market sees tremendous growth opportunities. We are interested in a critical assessment of the global battery recycling market including battery recycling market demands, drivers and restraints, advanced recycling methods for sustainable battery materials supply and governmental initiatives. Likewise, we are interested in proposals on battery repurposing – giving batteries second-life in the grid, and its environment impact, legislation interests, private investments etc.

Battery Manufacturing
We want to hear about key trends impacting manufacturers; challenges in modern battery manufacturing (safety, agility/speed, efficiency, environmental issues), AI and machine learning in advanced batteries (smart manufacturing), talent shortage and workforce education, manufacturing techniques and scaling, design challenges to create the ideal BMS, different battery manufacturing stages: pole pieces, the assembly process, the capacity grading and formation, and the manufacturing process of module/pack stage.

Advancing Battery Design
Case studies that illustrate the latest methodologies and technologies combating the major challenges of battery design (energy density, power density, charging time, life, cost, and sustainability). Topic ideas include (but are not limited to): cell chemistry, cell design, pack assembly, thermal design, energy-storage capacity and charge/discharge rate, interfaces challenges, performance vs cost, other battery design challenges etc.

Battery Applications
Battery applications for automotive batteries (HEV, PHEV, EV), military, industrial batteries (motive, stationary telecom, UPS, Energy Storage Systems (ESS), etc.), portable batteries (consumer electronics etc.), power tool batteries, SLI batteries, telecom & data communication, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), energy, equipment, grid storage, others (railways, utility, and security), etc.

EV Charging Infrastructure
This track looks at the roles and responsibilities of all members in the e-mobility ecosystem including utility companies, electric mobility policy and charging infrastructure lessons from across Europe etc. Topics may include infrastructure investment pace and scale, innovation at the grid level, charging stations demand, Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC), charging management etc.

Stationary Energy Storage
We are planning a full day to discuss this crucial factor of a clean-energy future. We are encouraging proposals on stationary storage market analysis, government initiatives and investments. Other areas of focus include long duration energy storage, energy storage technologies, chemistry advances, conversion advances, transmission and interconnection, fire risk and safety. 

EV & HEV Design Innovation 
Top Trends in next-gen EV design: Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS), EV powertrain, EV/HEV inverter and motor control, digital twin, EV digitization, battery cooling technology trends, connectivity, and personalization of electric vehicles (advanced creative design, intelligent vehicles, increased range, growing EV production, electrifying ICE, accelerating EV innovation etc.)

Heavy Duty & Alternative Applications
In this track we will learn about the latest battery technologies for heavy-duty truck. Trends that include charging infrastructure and design tailored to support fleet type (mining, trucks & construction, and delivery vehicles), maintenance trends, data analytics and lifecycle management, financing the commercial fleet electrification and investment trends, regulatory initiatives, organizational transformation fundamentals etc.

Aviation and Marine Electrification
We are interested in research papers that demonstrate progress and hurdles in the electrified aviation space. Meeting the combined need for high energy density, fast charging, and long cycle life in aerospace applications. Identifying and overcoming safety concerns for aerospace applications of electric batteries, certification. Addressing the specific challenges of battery design.

 

PRESENTATION FORMATS

WORKSHOP – 3 HOURS
Workshops are intensive 3-hour sessions encouraging attendees to explore topics with greater depth and breadth. Workshops are held on Day 1 of the conference, before the Expo begins, and offer a more detailed and interactive learning experience on battery and E/HV topics. In your submission, please provide an outline of how the 3-hour session will progress. It is advised that workshops should be presented by more than one person if possible.

LIGHTNING TALKS – 15-20-MINUTES
Lightning Talks are individual 15-20-minute presentations explaining recent innovations, research, and findings. These individual talks will each be followed by a short Q&A and will be grouped together by topic.

TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS – 30-45 MINUTES
Technical presentations are more in-depth sessions explaining a new technology or research and its implications. Time for Q&A from attendees should be included in the 30-45 minute time frame.

PANEL DISCUSSION – 60 MINUTES
Panel discussions provide an analysis of broad industry trends from a variety of angles. These discussions will begin with the moderator providing an overview of the topic, then each panelist will give a short introduction to themselves and their area of topic expertise. The moderator will then move to open discussion with prepared questions and questions from the attendees. If you propose a panel discussion, be prepared to serve as moderator and invite speakers from around the industry. A LIST OF PROSPECTIVE SPEAKERS MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSAL. PANELS WITHOUT A LIST OF CONFIRMED SPEAKERS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED. PANELS THAT HAVE AN OEM SPEAKER LISTED ARE GIVEN HIGHER PREFERENCE.

CASE STUDIES – 30 MINUTES
Case Studies are compelling stories/lessons learned based on real-world experiences that will be instructive and of interest to other members of the community.

 

PROPOSALS THAT WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE IN THE REVIEW PROCESS:

  • Talks that reveal new ways of thinking about applying battery and VE/HV technologies.
  • Talks that feature content never seen before and not available online, but which have been created specifically for this event.
  • In-depth analysis of market and industry topics that will shape the future of the community.
  • Major breakthrough announcements revealed for the first time. 
  • Real-world examples that show a novel application of technology or illustrate a solution to a technical challenge in a product.
  • Talks that engage the audience in a highly creative or interactive way.
  • Proposals from OEMs and tier 1 battery and EV manufacturers, or joint presentations with these companies, are of particular interest.
  • Proposals from emerging battery or EV start-ups that will shed light on innovative business and technology applications.

In general, we look for speakers who are willing to share their knowledge to help design and innovation continue and grow. PROPOSALS THAT AIM TO MARKET A SPECIFIC COMPANY OR PRODUCT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
 

CALL-FOR-SPEAKERS SUBMISSION PROCESS AND TIMELINE 

Proposals must be submitted by March 4, 2024 through this electronic portal – Please fill out the submission form completely and submit it no later than the stated deadline. All individuals who submit a proposal will be contacted and advised of the status of their submission by end- March 2024.

 

IMPORTANT SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

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If you have any questions, please contact Jumana Abdulla at Jumana.abdulla@informa.com

Thank you for your interest in speaking at The Battery Show 2024.