CRAC Conference 2018: Call for presentations

Crane and Hoist Staff
January 24, 2018
By Crane and Hoist Staff
The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba
February 6, 2018 - The Crane Rental Association of Canada’s Conference is scheduled for June 6 to 9, 2018 at The Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Man. The 2018 CRAC Conference will include technical presentations, keynote speakers and proceedings. Abstracts for this national conference are being sought now for presentations to be offered at the event.


CRAC 2018 will feature technologies from manufacturers that help the mobile crane industry to compete more effectively in today’s global market.  

Participant opportunities
The CRAC technical program promotes the transfer of knowledge by providing a national forum for presenters to share ideas, experiences and knowledge of the industry. Members are invited to submit an abstract for consideration.

Program development and topics
CRAC Conference programs are developed by Selection Committee members representing crane rental companies and their associated suppliers.  

Presentations and best practices on any of the following topics:
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental
  • Computer applications
  • Project and construction management
  • Material handling
  • Cranes
  • Transportation and logistics
Presentation submittal deadline: October 31, 2017
The first step is to submit an abstract for the Selection Committee to review. The subject matter should be of current interest to those in the crane industry and should present new developments, methods or applications. Please limit your abstract to 100 words and include the following information:
  • Title
  • Contact
  • Company affiliation
  • Complete mailing address
  • Phone
  • Email
Letter of invitation to selected presenters: December 15, 2017
If your abstract is selected, CRAC will send you a formal letter of invitation. This letter contains necessary information, including registration requirements for accepted paper.  If your abstract is not initially selected, we will retain it in case of cancellations in the program.

Final presenter acceptance: January 5, 2018
To verify your acceptance and commitment to present, we require a response to our letter of invitation.

Presenter conference registration deadline: April 30, 2018
This is the final date for presenters to register for the full conference in order to present at the conference.

Presentation draft due: March 15, 2018
A total of 30 minutes is allotted for each presentation. (20 min. plus 10 min. for Q&A).

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