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Mission Statement

cal con 2011 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, physics, and engineering, as well as emerging areas of research at the interface of core disciplines.

Specific areas of interest include fundamental advances and applications in biology, medicine, biothermodynamics, biomaterials, biopharmaceutical products, environmental sciences, food technology, solutions and fluid mixtures, condensed matter, nanoparticles, polymer science, solid-state materials, computer modeling, simulations, global analysis, and thermodynamic databases. CALCON welcomes original research contributions describing novel and innovative thermodynamic approaches at the interface of core technologies.

The 66th Calorimetry Conference

The 66th Calorimetry Conference (CALCON 2011) follows in the footsteps of last year’s memorable 65th Calorimetry Conference that assembled at the picturesque Glen Eyrie Resort within the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

CALCON 2011 will convene during the period of June 12-17, 2011. The conference setting is the scenic and tranquil Turtle Bay Resort situated on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. CALCON 2011 is the third joint venture between The Calorimetry Conference and our colleagues in the Japan Society for Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis. The preceding joint meetings that convened in 2003 and 2007 at Turtle Bay Resort represented successful milestones for our respective organizations.

The Conference Organizing Committee has planned a diverse technical program comprised of seven scheduled symposia addressing current topics in:

  • Biothermodynamics : Macromolecular Recognition and Stability
  • Condensed Matter and Solid State Studies
  • Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical Applications
  • Aqueous Solutions, Fluid Mixtures, and Polymers
  • Databases, Global Analysis, Modeling, and Simulations
  • Alternate Energy Sources: Design, Development, and Evaluation
  • Specialized Applications of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis

Prospective participants are cordially invited to submit original research papers presenting novel calorimetric and/or thermochemical studies for platform or poster presentation.

Please join us on the North Shore of Oahu for a memorable and productive conference experience.