International Congress of Refrigeration

International Congress of Refrigeration
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International Congress of Refrigeration - ICR 2019


25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration

24 - 30 August 2019

Montreal, Canada


About the event


IIR International Congresses of Refrigeration (ICR) are milestone events. Since 1908, a congress has been held once every 4 years uniting refrigeration stakeholders from every corner of the world.


The ideal environment for dialogue and discussions on important technical issues, the ICR is known as a platform for in-depth exchange and analysis that covers all aspects of refrigeration.





Key dates 


  • Abstract submission opens: January 15, 2018
  • Scientific Prizes nominations due: April 30, 2018
  • Abstracts due: June 28, 2018 EXTENSION July 16
  • IIR Best Student Paper Competition entries: June 28, 2018 EXTENSION July 16
  • Congress dates: 24 - 30 August 2019


Programme topics 

Cryology, gas processing

  • Cryophysics and cryoengineering
  • Liquefaction and separation of gases

Air conditioning, heat pumps and energy recovery

  • Air conditioning
  • Heat pumps and energy recovery

Biology and Food technology

  • Cryobiology, cryomedicine and health products
  • Food science and engineering

Thermodynamics, equipment and systems

  • Thermodynamics and transfer processes
  • Refrigerating equipment

Storage and transport

  • Refrigerated storage
  • Refrigerated transport



Prizes and Awards


The procedures for:



Exclusive advantages for IIR members


IIR members benefit from discounts on registration fees to IIR conferences equalling up to a one-year individual membership fee!



More information 


For more infomation on the programme, calls for papers, registration, technical tours, and cultural events (visits to historical sites and places of interest), please visit the the congress website at



ICR 2019




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