Due to the uncertainty surrounding access to Australia from overseas we have found it necessary to postpone this conference from February to 4 – 9 December 2022, by which time we are hopeful that there will be minimum conditions of entry required for international visitors. Many of our colleagues have said that they miss the advantages of face-to-face events such as this so we hope to see you in person. Nevertheless we hope to see you in person even though we still intend to hold the conference online for those of you that cannot make the trip.
Professor Ali Sayigh, Director General of the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), and Dr Martin Anda, Chair of Environmental Engineering at Murdoch University, welcome you to the World Renewable Energy Congress XXI (WREC2022) to be held at Murdoch University in Perth Western Australia from 4 – 9 December, 2022. What an exciting time to be sharing ideas, presenting the latest research, and discussing renewable energy science, technology, policy and associated social issues. The ongoing pandemic clearly presents us with many challenges at the same time making way for new ideas and innovation. At no time has energy played a more crucial role in the development and wellbeing of nations than at present. The source and nature of energy, the security of supply and equity of distribution, the environmental impact of its supply and utilization, are all crucial matters to be addressed by suppliers, consumers governments, industry, academia, and financial institutions. The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) is a major forum for networking between these sectors and addresses these issues through regular meetings, exhibitions, and conferences such as WREC2022.
About the conference
The conference will be held at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia a 15-minute train ride south of the CBD. Set on the banks of the spectacular Swan River, Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital city and the fastest growing urban centre offering cultural diversity and sophistication combined with a relaxed and friendly vibe. Beyond Perth, delegates can choose to experience the breathtaking and unparalleled beauty of the natural attractions in the regional areas of Western Australia.
The conference offers several networking and social functions: a welcome reception on the first evening; an opportunity to attend a gala dinner on a river cruise on the Swan River; and catered events after the day’s work is concluded.
For early arrivals, and prior to the welcome reception, there will be an instructional forum hosted by experts in a topical field. This will give delegates an opportunity to register early and avoid the traditional first day stampede.
A choice of free field visits will be offered - each stream will include a visit to two or more related sites guided by an expert in the field. This will give participants a unique opportunity to experience the practice of some cutting-edge technologies in the Perth region. On the last day of the conference a choice of technical tours will be offered for a nominal fee. Details will be found in the website.
In addition to the traditional common and parallel session format the conference will be offering several workshops relating to specific research, industry and policy issues.