Following the successful proposal by the North American heat transfer community, the 14th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC) will be coming to Washington D.C. from August 7-13 in 2010 and headquartered at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. The conference, overseen by the Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conferences (AIHTC), which represents some 25 professional engineering societies active worldwide in thermal science and engineering, has not been held in the United States since the highly successful IHTC of 1986 in San Francisco.
With over 260 international associations, 750 multi-national corporations, 20 million visitors a each year, 3 international airports, and 10 major universities, Washington D.C. is the perfect city to host this event. Historically, the conference has taken place in the following cities:
- 1990- Jerusalem, Israel (650 attendees)
- 1994- Brighton, England (930 attendees)
- 1998- Kyong Ju, Korea (750 attendees)
- 2002- Grenoble, France (820 attendees)
- 2006- Sydney, Australia (836 attendees)
The 14th IHTC aims to provide a technical forum that includes keynote lectures, poster sessions, professional development courses, and a live exhibit of heat transfer equipment, services, and publications. In addition to the fundamentals of thermal phenomena and traditional thermal applications, the 14th IHTC is expected to address the emerging domains of thermal transport in nano-materials, bio-systems, Power Generation, MEMS, Microsystems, information systems, energy conversion devices, aerospace and hostile environment systems.