13 September - 14 September 2021
Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford, UK

Energy for a Net Zero Society - Notes for Presenters

Registration and Attendance

If your paper/dialogue proposal/student pitch has been accepted for presentation, you need to register to attend the conference by June 18th 2021 . In the case of  Dialogue Session this includes panellists. The Committee reserves the right to withdraw a submission from the programme if the author/presenter has not registered by the agreed date. See Registration Fees for information about conference fees. For questions regarding registration please email 

Paper Submission

The deadline for all submissions is August 31st.

Authors of accepted papers are required to grant the BIEE a non-exclusive license to post their abstract, paper and presentation on the BIEE website. The paper and presentation will be viewable by BIEE members and conference delegates.  This does not preclude subsequent publication elsewhere (economics journals generally accept the pre-publication of “working paper versions” such as these).

Student ‘Short Pitch’ presenters may also submit a paper if wished but this is optional. The same submission deadline of August 31st applies.

Dialogue Panellists are not required to submit written papers/articles for publication but may do so if wished, provided the paper relates to the theme of the Dialogue session. Papers or articles can be submitted on an individual or group basis and must be received by August 31st.

Key information on submitting your paper

Authors will have until August 31st  2021 to submit their papers for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Papers should be no longer than 6000 words and should be in pdf format.

Submission of your paper should be made via the Ex Ordo system.

The pdf file should be named with your surname and the title of the paper (If the title is long please use the first line only). Please also make sure there are no spaces in the file name of your paper for example


To ensure that the correct version of your paper is included in the conference proceedings, you should only send in the final version of your paper.

Please include the following category /keyword information with your paper and presentation when you send both of these in. This is to ensure that your paper/presentation is assigned to the correct categories in our online archive.

Category options (choose any that apply)

Oil Energy Efficiency Energy Storage
Gas Energy Security Energy Distribution
Electricity and Nuclear Energy Modelling Community Energy
Energy and Environment Energy Economics Solar
Energy Consumer – Domestic Energy Finance and Investment Biofuels
Energy Consumer – Industrial Energy Policy Renewables
Energy Demand Heat Transport
Smart Energy Innovation


Keyword/tags  – Any that apply

Paper Format

As a guideline the following is suggested for paper submissions:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction: Overview of the topic including its background and potential significance
  • Methodology: how the matter was addressed and what techniques were used
  • Results: Key and ancillary findings
  • Conclusions: Lessons learned, implications, next steps
  • References
  • Keyword set

Presentation Submission

Submission of your presentation should be made via the Ex Ordo system.

At the conference, facilities will be available for PowerPoint presentations.

Presentations MUST be submitted as  pptx files, PDF versions will not run.

Presentations should be less than 10 Megabyte in file size.

The final deadline for receipt of presentations is Tuesday August 31st  2021 . Presentations received before this date will be checked for compatibility with the venue’s equipment. We cannot guarantee to check presentations received after that date.

We ask that all presenters bring a copy of their presentation (and any video/animation files separately) on USB as a backup. 

Please also ensure that the name of the PowerPoint presentation you send us follows the same format as your paper and includes both your surname and the title of the presentation e.g. White-Modelling-the-UK-energy-system

Please ensure you include category/keyword information as above in your email when you send in your presentation.

Presentation Recording _ NEW

As this is a HYBRID event, you will be required to upload a recording of your presentation to the Conference App (Whova).  Instructions on how to do this may be found by following this link.  This must also be done by 31 August to ensure that we can make technical checks.

Presentation Timings

All parallel sessions are 90 minutes long.


Presentation time for accepted papers in 3 paper sessions will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q&A.


Each 90 minute Dialogue session will begin with 3 to 5 panellists providing a five-minute commentary on that question (without slides). This will be followed by Q&A, discussion and debate from the floor and the session will end with a brief summing up from each of the panellists (10 mins total).

Student’ Short Pitches’

Student Short Pitches will last 3 minutes and should comprise 1 title slide and 1 presentation slide. This is a (slightly extended) version of the well-known ‘elevator pitch’, aiming to interest others in the problem you are addressing, the approach being taken (and the emerging results, for those nearing the end of their studies). Experienced academics will act as facilitators for the session and conference attendees will also be invited to attend and take part in group discussions afterwards. Students are welcome to bring posters or other materials to display in the room.

Students who are also submitting a paper should follow the same paper submission guidelines as other authors (see above) and submit their papers by August  31st.

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