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IIR Congress moves to Canada in 2019

FRANCE: The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has announced that Montreal will be the venue for its next International Congress in 2019.

Every four years, the International Congress (ICR) provides the opportunity for researchers and engineers from all over the world, and from all refrigeration sectors and technologies to meet, exchange and publish the results of their research.

These congresses are at the heart of the IIR’s activities, and it was on the occasion of its first congress in 1908 that the IIR was created.

Following the last ICR in Yokohama, Japan in 2015, the next congress will be held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal from 24-30 August 2019. The call for abstracts will open in January 2018.

The Palais des Congrès in Montreal will be the venue for the next IIR Congress in 2019
Awards and recognitions

The 2019 event will also see the presentation of a series of prestigious academic and scientific awards to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of refrigeration or have completed noteworthy research. These awards will comprise:

IIR Gustav Lorentzen Medal
IIR Science And Technology Medal
IIR Medal of Merit
IIR Young Researchers Awards:
Peter Kapitza Award (cryophysics)
Carl von Linde Award (cryogenic engineering)
Sadi Carnot Award (thermodynamics)
James Joule Award (systems and equipment for refrigeration)
Alexis Carrel Award (cryobiology, cryomedicine)
Clarence Birdseye Award (food science and engineering)
James Harrison Award (refrigerated storage and transport)
Willis H Carrier Award (air conditioning and heat pumps)
IIR Student Competition

Information on conditions and how to apply for these awards will be announced later.

For more information, visit the Congress website at or the IIR website in the Events section.

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