Call for proposals

We now invite you to submit your proposals for presentations, keynote addresses, interviews, panel discussions, posters, and papers for IFBF 2024. Please help us create an interesting and varied agenda. The closing date is the 31st of January.

The International Flow Battery Forum brings together the worldwide community of everyone interested in the research, development, manufacturing, commercialisation, and deployment of flow batteries. Each year since 2010, we have discussed the latest developments in technology, heard about recent flow battery projects, and presented a showcase of this exciting and crucial energy storage technology.

Following last year’s successful conference in Prague, Czechia, our next conference in Glasgow, Scotland, will be the highlight of the flow battery industry in 2024.

Glasgow is a lively, busy city on the banks of the River Clyde. Once a major shipbuilding, engineering and manufacturing centre, it is now also close to the homes of flow battery manufacturing companies and suppliers. IFBF 2024 will be a face-to-face meeting held in the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow from 25 – 27 June 2024. The conference will be held alongside other industry meetings of the flow battery community, including a joint meeting with Flow Batteries Europe. The programme includes a site visit, a poster session, and the ever-popular conference dinner. Click here for more info on the preliminary programme:

IFBF 2024 will be a face-to-face meeting. There will be real-time, online access for remote delegates, but presenters are expected to attend in person. Attendance at the conference is part of Continuing Personal Development and we can provide certificates of attendance upon request. The conference’s language is English.


Proposals can be for oral presentations, panel sessions or posters:

  • Presentations are an ideal way to promote your research, products, or services. Speakers giving oral presentations must submit a paper for the conference proceedings to supplement their talk and further promote their work. We encourage other speakers to submit a paper too.
  • We include panel sessions to encourage discussion between panellists and delegates. This format is suitable for both technical and commercial topics, including reports on current projects, business cases, novel applications, and market assessments. Speakers will be introduced and the discussion led by a moderator. Panellists may also submit a paper to supplement their position and provide additional information.
  • Posters allow you to showcase your research, products, or services. There will be a dedicated poster session at the conference. Before the poster session, selected poster presenters give a one minute ‘speed pitch’ to introduce their poster. After the poster session, awards will be presented to the best poster presenters. Poster presenters may also submit a paper to supplement their poster and further promote their work.

Papers will be published in the book of Conference Papers. This will be distributed to all delegates and can be cited in future work. The list of Conference Papers of the past editions can be found here.

IFBF 2024 will be split into sessions and will include keynote presentations, invited talks, as well as panel discussions on industrial and commercial topics. We look forward to receiving proposals over a wide range of topics. We will be discussing flow batteries of all chemistries, for example inorganic and organic, aqueous and non-aqueous, and of all sizes.

We are particularly interested in:

  • Latest developments in the science and technology of flow batteries
  • Reports and case studies of flow battery projects
  • Operational comparisons of flow battery installations, including financial and non-financial benefits of flow batteries
  • Manufacturing, scale up, and cost reduction for flow batteries
  • System integration and optimisation of the balance of plant
  • Market requirements, including specific regional and national market issues
  • Non-power system applications, for example maritime and transport
  • Insurance, finance, support, and barriers to deployment
  • Supply chain for materials, components, and subsystems
  • Flow battery research programmes and results of collaborative research
  • Standards for systems, compatibility, components, safety, testing and recycling

We are looking for contributions that will be of interest to all parts of the flow battery community. IFBF attendees include customers, potential purchasers of flow battery systems, financiers, developers, and policymakers. They will be interested in presentations from end users of flow battery systems describing their use, application, technical and commercial results. A preliminary programme is available.

Our priority is for recent and novel work, but we also welcome news and updates on recent and existing projects. Authors who have previously presented on a similar topic should highlight the new content in their proposal. Proposals should avoid advertising or self-promotion but may include business activities and technical progress.

Sponsor and exhibitors

Sponsors and exhibitors are also encouraged to give a presentation, or take part in a panel session or interview. Please respond to this call for proposals and further information will follow shortly. For information about sponsorship or exhibiting please contact and go to the sponsorship page.


Please note:

  • Please submit your proposal early if possible.  This helps us to allocate proposals to reviewers and gives extra time if we require additional information from you.
  • Please submit your proposal in accordance with the guidelines on the abstract submission website.
  • Authors may submit more than one proposal as long as they are sufficiently different.
  • Proposals have a maximum of 400 words.
  • For papers with multiple authors, we request that the presenter is the first named author.
  • We strongly suggest you include a one-minute video summarising and highlighting the main points of your proposal. These videos help us to arrange the conference schedule.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by the IFBF Organising and Advisory Committee.
  • The oral presentation sessions are often over-subscribed so we may offer the opportunity to be included in a panel session or to present a poster. Posters are an excellent way to showcase your research, products, or services. Poster presenters can give a one-minute ‘speed pitch’ to introduce their work before the poster session. The poster session is highly interactive with good and lively discussion between the presenters and other delegates. Prizes are awarded for the best poster presenters.
  • By submitting your work the IFBF is given the rights to publish and distribute presentations, posters and papers in printed and electronic format without payment of royalties and fees to authors.


Proposal submissions31 January 2024
Authors notified15 March 2024
Authors to register by21 April 2024
Paper submissions13 May 2024
Poster submissions2 June 2024
Speed pitch submissions9 June 2024
Speaker submissions9 June 2024

Papers are required at least six weeks before the date of the conference to enable them to be collated, reviewed, and published at the conference. The papers are indexed and submitted to major libraries and referencing services. 

We look forward to receiving your proposals. If you have any questions, please email or call +32 (0)2 743 29 81.

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