A Message To Our Attendees
These are very trying times. Last year’s conference was cancelled, and the 45th International Conference on Clean Energy will be held July 25 to 29, 2021, at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida, USA. The hotel is hosting all of the equipment, technology and personnel necessary to offer over 200 presentations virtually.
All conference events will be offered virtually.
The Program Announcement will be posted in the next few days and will list all of the Short Courses, Workshops, Panels and Technical Sessions that we will offer this year. Our speakers are continuing with us and we are revising and modifying the program as more sessions and papers are added. We appreciate your patience in working through this with us.
There is no doubt that there will be changes ahead, and we will keep you fully informed.
The Call for Papers deadline has been extended indefinitely. These are unusual times that call for us to do things in totally new ways. While many of last year’s speakers are with us for this year’s conference, we are still reaching out to the community for additional papers. That is why the Program Announcement also contains the Call for Papers.
Leading the way for us are our three committee cochairs:
Lawrence E. Bool, Praxair
Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland
They work to bring to you a comprehensive program covering what is happening now and what we see in the future.
Our conference has earned a reputation for excellence as one of the premiere conferences on energy technologies as it has grown in size and scope since its inception in 1975. This year’s conference is special to me because it is my fortieth. My first conference was in 1980 with the 5th conference in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. I hope that we will all be together to celebrate my personal milestone.
Your suggestion, comments and ideas are always welcome, and I look forward to hearing from many of you. Let us all stay safe and healthy.
Barbara A. Sakkestad
We offered a tribute to our beloved colleague Prof. Janos M. Beer, and we are pleased to keep this tribute on our website.