World of Coal Ash (WOCA) is an international conference organised by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Centre for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER).
In May 2024, ACAA and the University of Kentucky Centre for Applied Energy Research UK CAER will be jointly hosting the 10th World of Coal Ash Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
While planning has already begun for WOCA 2024, the technical program is still in its early stages of being organised, and the Call for Papers is officially open.
The 2024 conference is the 10th joint biennial meeting with a focus on the science, applications, and sustainability of worldwide coal combustion products (CCPs) as well as gasification products.
The previous World Coal Ash Conference was in 2022, which set a record for presentations, and had over 1,000 attendees at the Northern Kentucky Convention Centre.
The conference will be held on 13-16th May, with call for abstracts closing November 13, 2023.
Previous attendees, such as Lisa Bradley from Haley & Aldrich stated, "if you want to know about coal ash, and you want to know the companies that work in the field of coal ash, and the people that work in the field of coal ash, you need to be at WOCA. that's the place to be."
John Seymour, Senior Principal at Geosyntec Consultants also said, "it's one of the most valuable events I go to because I meet a lot of clients and learn a lot about what other people are doing."