CTOTF Request for Abstracts for Fall 2021 Conference September 19-23, 2021

Greetings from CTOTF!  We hope you and your family are doing well in these challenging times. We just completed our CTOTF 2021 Virtual Conference and it was a huge success.  We had over 450 attendees, including 325 User Group Members; we had over 100 Sponsor Attendees, Power Industry media and Invited Engineering student from across the US.

This is a Call for Abstracts for our Fall 2021 program, now scheduled for Scottsdale Arizona over the dates of September 19-23, 2021 at the Omni Monte Lucia.

We are pleased to announce the following for 2021 CTOTF Conference theme:

Achieving the Generation Summit
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out;
it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali

The Champ was referring to the everyday distractions that take us off course and keep us from seeing the bigger picture. While the mountain, our purpose, is always ahead of us, the pebbles often trip us up. With 2020 being a challenging year in every sense, we see an opportunity in 2021 to recommit to the climb and achieve new summits.

Suggested Abstract Topics 

The topic is your choice, something that would be current and valuable to our User attendees -- to help start your consideration, here are some suggested topics: 

  • Use of OEM vs. non-OEM – how to ensure high quality of service/ overhauls?
  • Risk Mitigation: how far is too far?
  • Asset Utilization: single point of failure - condition-based-maintenance approach change?
  • Value of capacity: Seasonal plant lay-up?
  • Safety: 1-Man Shifts?
  • Transformer & Fire Protection

Roundtable Policies

To be fair to all concerned, Sponsors are not allowed to attend any Roundtable session without the prior approval of the Roundtable host & presenter as well as the CTOTF meeting planning team. Roundtables are open to every User Group member; no presenter can admit or deny entry to any User Group Member to any Roundtable without prior CTOTF meeting planning team approval.

Abstract Submission Information: 

Please submit your Abstracts to address our 2021 Conference Theme.  To send your Abstract, please click on the weblink below, complete and submit the form. If you can co-present with a User, that will make your abstract even more compelling and more likely to be selected. Your co-presenter’s name can be provided at a later date.

The Chairs and Vice Chairs of the CTOTF Roundtables have an agenda goal of:

  • 1/3 User Presentations
  • 1/3 Vendor Presentations
  • 1/3 User-to-User Discussions 

CTOTF’s goal is to present information that will make Users aware of industry trends and the resulting technical, operating and business challenges – and to stimulate User discussions in the Roundtables.   Just a reminder, an abstract should not be a sales pitch.  CTOTF’s conference also includes technical training in its CT-Tech Roundtable, so we also welcome your abstracts for Technical Training.

If you haven't submitted an Abstract, please click the “Abstract Submission Form” below.

Please Note:  Abstract Due Date is Friday, July 9, 2021

Once your Abstract is submitted, it will be sent to the Roundtable Chairs and Vice Chairs for their consideration.  We will notify you by mid- to late-July that your Abstract was selected.  Please call or email us if you have any questions and thank you for supporting CTOTF.

Please call or email us if you have any questions, and thank you for supporting CTOTF.

The CTOTF Conference Planning Team

Tom Pasha – Sales Manager
Tel: 407-891-2252
Fax: 407-891-6428


Ms. Beth Doyle – Registration Manager
Tel: 407-913-8494

 Ms. Christine Doyle – Speakers/Session Manager
Tel: 407-538-2735

Ms. Jen Zak – Sponsorship Logistics Manager
Tel: 727-207-2704