We deeply regret to inform you that the conference chairs have decided to cancel COIL-7 (7th International Conference on Ionic Liquids), scheduled to be held June 25-30, 2017 at Mont Tremblant, Canada.
The chairs had promised financial support to invited speakers and were unable to raise the necessary funds to fulfill their financial commitment and thus withdrew their leadership and cancelled the conference. We wish to stress that this is not an ECI decision.
On the contrary, we thank the Ionic Liquids community for their support of this conference in that researchers in this area submitted over 160 abstracts for oral presentations and over 90 for poster presentations, thus showing a considerable interest.
ECI will, of course, refund the conference fees already paid by those who have registered for the conference.
As a not-for-profit organization with a history of organizing over 1500 international, interdisciplinary, leading edge engineering research conferences, this is the first time such an unfortunate situation has arisen. We remain committed to the highest level of service to the engineering community.
Barbara K. Hickernell, CAE
Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.
The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.
All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.
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