ECTC and ITherm 2020 - In-Person Conference Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Virtual Conference forthcoming
The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. IEEE has been continuing to monitor the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic as the situation continues to evolve.
Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, many governments have enacted travel bans and numerous state and local governments have prohibited large or even moderately-sized public gatherings. Such bans on travel and public gatherings are likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
After studying and evaluating the announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant authorities, we are sorry to announce that the in-person gathering of ECTC and ITherm 2020, scheduled to be held May 26-29th, has been cancelled.
In its place, ECTC and ITherm 2020 will now be held as virtual events. The Organizing Committees are in the process of making arrangements to convert the event into an online format. Information of the virtual event, including how and when it will occur, will be confirmed in the coming days.
Additionally, we realize that we will not be able to deliver the full conference experience that has come to be expected at ECTC, and which our participants, authors, exhibitors and sponsors expected when they registered to attend our 2020 event. As a result, we will be issuing refunds. More information regarding details and timing will be provided shortly.
We appreciate your patience during this transition and look forward to welcoming you at our virtual event in the near future.