The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. IEEE has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic as the situation has evolved.
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 disappointed to announce that the in-person gathering of ITherm 2020, scheduled to be held May 26-29th, has been cancelled.
In place of the in-person event, ITherm 2020 will be held as a virtual conference at a later date. The Organizing Committee is in the process of making arrangements to convert the event into this virtual format. Information regarding 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 ITherm, 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 to those who have already registered. More information regarding details and timing will be provided on or about Friday, April 10.
We appreciate your patience during this transition, and look forward to welcoming you at our virtual event in the near future.