Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. The AWEA Offshore Windpower Conference & Exhibition program is gathering top developers and experts to define the next steps in maintaining a positive trend for the industry. The program will analyze new developments, apply the latest lessons learned, and highlight the best areas for potential cost reductions. Over 20 exhibitors will be present at the event. Attendees will be able to: hear from leading developers on the current state of play of their projects; determine what is attracting major European developers to dip their toes in U.S. water; learn how to ramp up the supply chain and have Jones Act compliant ships ready to meet future demand; examine how advances in technology, foundations and installation methods can contribute to cost reductions as the industry scales up; explore why state policies that align with federal programs are required to provide the stability and financial incentive to drive offshore wind forward; discover how developers, regulators and environmental stakeholders are navigating permitting issues for North Atlantic Right Whale and other wildlife considerations.