The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is looking for volunteers to help out at our Annual Conference and Exhibition, being held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal from November 1-3, 2010. CanWEA 2010 will gather over 2,500 wind energy professionals from all over the world to discuss the opportunities and the latest developments in the Canadian wind energy industry. The impressive exhibition hall will feature over 250 exhibiting companies and will provide excellent networking opportunities for participants.
Volunteers working for a full day will be provided with a free day admission to the Conference sessions and Exhibition. Volunteers who work for a half day will benefit from a free half day admission to the Conference sessions and Exhibition. Attending our Conference and Exhibition will allow you to network and meet prospective employers, and will give you the opportunity to learn more about the wind energy industry in Canada.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Policing entrances to session rooms and the exhibition hall
- Poster Set-Up
- Providing general directions and information to delegates
- Handing out Conference programs, Exhibition programs, and delegate bags
- Escorting speakers, members of the press and other VIPs as needed
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has more than 400 members and is the national association for the wind energy industry in Canada. Our mission is to promote the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy in Canada through policy development and advocacy with different levels of government, a broad range of communications and outreach activities, and educational and networking opportunities for all stakeholders. For more information about the Canadian Wind Energy Association, visit our website at www.canwea.ca.
“In 2005, I made at least one good decision: To contact CanWEA and get involved. What began as a “hail-mary” strategy for carving out a new career path, led me to a place I hadn’t seriously entertained as possible. A little good fortune and a healthy dose of perseverance landed me in a field offering a steep learning curve, an emerging market and growth opportunity, and work I could genuinely feel passionate about. Now, five years later, I happily look back at the knocks and occasional successes, the personal and professional growth, and the wind energy community for whom I’ve developed tremendous amount of respect. The people who make up the CanWEA membership are very good company to keep. Now a Project Manager at Mainstream Renewable Power, I look eagerly towards the five years ahead and the inroads we will make towards a fossil-free energy economy.”
Mainstream Renewable Power
“Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to get involved and develop friendships and contacts through a work experience. I volunteered at CanWEA conferences in Halifax (2002) and Pincher Creek (2003) and met many colleagues that I keep in touch with today, and many others that I look forward to seeing again at CanWEA's conferences.”
Manager, Government Relations Canada
Vestas - Canadian Wind Technology Inc.
“CanWEA is a progressive association representing a fast-growing, cleantech industry. While volunteering at several CanWEA events, I have met dozens of established and interesting players in the wind power sector, and have learned much about their exciting developments and future prospects.”