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Host NAPS 2020

2017 North American Power Symposium - West Virginia University, September 17-19

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

The NAPS 2017 organizing and steering committees would like to invite you to submit a proposal to host NAPS 2020.

NAPS has been a very active symposium since its inception in 1969 as the Midwest Power Symposium and later renamed as North American Power Symposium in 1986. NAPS has been held annually at one of the universities in North America to provide an international open forum for participants from academia and industry. Student participation is the gem of this symposium leading to graduate and undergraduate student interactions with their peers in other universities as well as exchange of knowledge with faculty and industry. Since students are at the core of any research, their development and interaction enhances opportunities for novel research ideas, which is encouraged in the symposium through the student paper competition awards. Please submit your NAPS 2020 hosting proposal to with subject line “NAPS 2020 Hosting Proposal” by Thursday, August 31, 2017.

The following criteria will be used for selection:

  • Sustained participation in previous NAPS
  • Time since last hosting NAPS
  • Plans to maintain low registration costs
  • Plans to support student participation
  • Evidence of long-term interest in power
  • Need for exposure
  • Quality of facilities

The site selection committee will do a preliminary selection and will invite NAPS 2020 hosting candidates to present their proposal at the NAPS steering committee meeting on Sunday, September 17, 2017, during NAPS 2017 in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA.

We are looking forward to your application.