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Mission Statement

cal con 2014 welcomeThe North American Calorimetry Conference (CALCON) has served as the premier collegial forum for the dissemination of current research and state-of-the-art technological developments in calorimetry and thermodynamics since its inception in 1946. CALCON convenes annually at selected sites in the United States or Canada, and jointly with the IUPAC sponsored International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics whenever ICCT meets in North America. CALCON participants represent a broad cross-section of scientists in academia, government, and industry whose research interests primarily focus on the development and application of calorimetric methods and/or thermochemical techniques. Papers presented at CALCON span a diverse range of disciplines within the fields of biology, chemistry, and physics as well as emerging areas of research at the interface of core disciplines. Specific areas of interest include fundamental advances and applications in biology and medicine, biothermodynamics, biomaterials, environmental sciences, pharmaceutical products, food technology, solutions and fluid mixtures, condensed matter, nanoparticles, polymer science, solid-state materials, computer simulations, and thermodynamic databases. CALCON welcomes original research contributions describing novel and innovative thermodynamic approaches at the interface of core technologies.

The 69th Calorimetry Conference

The 69th Calorimetry Conference (CALCON 2014) follows in the footsteps of last year's retrospective journey to honor our heritage and legacy. CALCON 2013 offered participants an opportunity to experience the formative years of The Calorimetry Conference in the seaside resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey. This year's conference convenes in the land of enchantment as we journey to historic and picturesque Santa Fe, New Mexico. The southwest has represented a favorite destination for The Calorimetry Conference in recent years with Santa Fe hosting successful meetings in 1994, 2004, and 2009. For the first time in our distinguished history, The Calorimetry Conference will meet on native Indian Territory in the majestic Pojoaque valley of northern New Mexico. The site of CALCON 2014 is the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, a luxurious resort offering all of the latest amenities that are synonymous with first class accommodations afforded to Calorimetry Conference participants. The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to join us for an incredible conference experience as we enjoy the spectacular views and breathtaking high desert scenery of the southwestern landscape.

Amidst the scenic splendor of northern New Mexico, the Organizing Committee has planned a diverse technical program comprised of eight symposia addressing current topics in:

  • Biomolecular Structure, Function, and Stability
  • Macromolecular Association and Recognition
  • Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Nanotechnology: Microfluidics and Interfacial Characterization
  • Low Temperature Specific Heat Capacity Studies
  • Aqueous Solutions, Fluid Mixtures, and Polymers
  • Databases, Global Analysis, Modeling, and Simulations
  • Specialized Applications of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis

Conference participants are invited to submit original research papers presenting novel calorimetric, thermochemical, and thermodynamic studies for platform or poster presentation. Please join your colleagues during the week of 06-10 July 2014 as we convene our sixty-ninth annual meeting at the luxurious Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder and enjoy a memorable visit to the Land of Enchantment in the picturesque state of New Mexico.