A public meeting is being held at the BIC over how Bournemouth council should respond to the Navitus Bay wind farm application.
The Planning Inspectorate has confirmed Navitus Bay has lodged a valid planning application and has published 18,000 pages of supporting documents.
The £3billion wind farm would consist of up to 194 turbines, up to 200 metres high.
Cables would hit land at Taddiford Gap, between Barton-on-Sea and New Milton, and run 22 miles to a new sub-station at Mannington near Wimborne.
Bournemouth Borough Council does not get to decide on the application but is being consulted.
The Planning Inspectorate is expected to make the final decision next year.