The Business Network for Offshore Wind announced its schedule for IPF Virtual, taking place online April 21-22 in advance of this year's in-person conference, now scheduled for August 18-21 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Free to all IPF registrants, IPF Virtual was created to provide a critical platform for federal agencies to solicit industry feedback on pending policy and regulation formulation.
It also ensures attendees receive the time-sensitive information they need to make strategic business decisions for the future, particularly during this unprecedented time of economic uncertainty following the global coronavirus outbreak.
The schedule kicks off at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, April 21, with an hourlong look at "Offshore Wind: The Challenges Ahead." Immediately afterwards, members of the media may join a separate press conference call at 10 a.m. EST to pose questions to Liz Burdock, CEO of the Business Network; Jaime Steve, senior vice president for Policy & Programs; and selected speakers to be announced from the rest of the program.
Other sessions over the two-day IPF Virtual will cover the West Coast opportunity and floating wind turbines; developments in wind resource assessment, maintenance inspections, hiring practices, and worksite safety; and job opportunities for engineers and surveyors. The program concludes with an in-depth look at the offshore wind industry developing in New Jersey, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 22.