The European Thermoelectric Society ETS is soliciting organizations from the European region interested in hosting its 17th Annual International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ECT 2019)

The ECT is considered the most important European annual meeting for scientists, engineers, and industry in the field of thermoelectric research, development of new materials and applications in power generation, refrigeration, thermal management, and sensing equipment. The international prestige of this conference has continued to grow over the years with attendance at our most recent meetings typically exceeding 200 – 300 attendees.

Thus, the ETS Board’s preference is for candidate organizations, especially universities and national laboratories, located in Europe to host ECT 2019. It is also expected that the proposing organizations must be or have strong connections with a well-known thermoelectric group.

Interested parties should first send, as soon as possible, a brief notice of intent to propose hosting the 2019 ETS Conference preferably by e-mail to

Anke Weidenkaff  weidenkaff@imw.uni-stuttgart.de  and

Jan König  Jan.Koenig@ipm.fraunhofer.de.

Upon receipt of the notice, details will be provided relative to anticipated conference organizers’ responsibilities and information about the contract to be signed to host the ECT2019.

The full proposals should include relevant information about host organization, location, conference facilities, preliminary dates, Conference Chairperson, projected sponsors and prospects for financial support, and accessibility; briefly state the expected advantages to the ITS/AAT for awarding the conference organization to your institution; describe accommodation facilities and  expected hotel costs, travel connections, plans for accompanying persons, the possibility of holding short courses, evening and satellite events; and last but not least, the expected registration costs for regular participants, students and accompanying persons.

Full proposals should be sent, as early as possible, but not later than August 31, 2017, preferably by e-mail. Presentations will have to be made to the Board meeting during next ECT2017 in Padua, Italy.

Please don’t hesitate to submit your proposal. Proposals will be accepted until August 30th, 2017.

The Organizer of the ECT2019 will be elected by the ETS board members during ECT 2017 in Dresden, Germany.

On behalf of the executive ETS Board