Call for proposals ICT2026

The following is an announcement from the President of the International Thermoelectric Society.

Dear Prospective Conference Organizer,

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) is looking for organizations interested in hosting its 42nd annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT) in the year 2026.

The ICT has been the most important annual meeting for scientists, engineers and industry in the field of thermoelectric research and development for application to power generation, thermal management and sensing equipment. Thanks to a renewal in the field of thermoelectrics, and a string of well-organized conferences, interest in this conference has been high in the past decade with attendance between 400 and 800 “thermoelectricians”.

ITS typically holds a three year rotation for conference sites between Europe, Asia and the Americas, where most of the activities in thermoelectrics are located. In 2026, the ICT is scheduled to return to the Americas, where it was last held in 2023 in Seattle, Washington. Thus, ITS’s preference is for candidate organizations, especially universities and national laboratories, located in the Americas to host ICT2026. However, that does not preclude ITS from entertaining strong proposals from other parts of the world and other types of organizations.

Interested parties should first send, preferably by e-mail, a brief notice of intent to propose to the ITS President. Upon receipt of the notice, the ITS president will provide details relative to anticipated conference organizers responsibilities, guidelines and other ITS expectations. Full proposals should be sent, as early as possible but no later than May 26th 2024, preferably by e-mail to the ITS President, to the ITS treasurer, and to the ITS Secretary.

Proposals should include relevant details including host organization, location, preliminary dates, Conference Chairperson, projected sponsors and prospects for financial support, and accessibility; briefly state the expected advantages to the ITS for awarding the conference organization to you; describe accommodation facilities, travel connections, plans for accompanying persons, the possibility of holding short courses, evening events; last but not least, the expected registration costs for regular participants, students and accompanying persons.

The ITS Board plans on reviewing the proposals at the annual ITS Board Meeting immediately prior to ICT2024 and award organization of the conference at the 2024 ICT in Krakow, Poland. You may be invited to give a brief presentation on your proposal to the ITS Board at the conference in Krakow.

On behalf of the International Thermoelectric Society, I am looking forward to your proposals.

Best regards,
Takao Mori
President, International Thermoelectric Society
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Namiki 1-1
Tsukuba 305-0044
Japan
Phone: +81-29-860-4323
MORI.Takao@nims.go.jp

Prof. Takao Mori, ITS President <MORI.Takao@nims.go.jp>
Prof. Alexandra Zevalkink, ITS Treasurer <alexzev@msu.edu>
Prof. Dario Narducci, ITS Secretary <dario.narducci@unimib.it>

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