Plenary Presentation Instructions

Plenary Presentation Overview

The ICC21 4-day Conference features four Plenary Presentations, each in one of the four topical Theme Areas of the conference: 

    Day 1 (Dec 7): Aerospace Applications and Stirling & PT Cooler Development

     Day 2 (Dec 8): Brayton, J-T and Low Temperature Cooler Development

     Day 3 (Dec 9) PT & Stirling Cooler Components and Modeling

     Day 4 (Dec 10) Commercial & Lab Cooler Applications & Integration Tech.

As noted in the above table, each day's meeting will start with a 30 minute Open-mic "Social Zoom" session when all zoom attendees will be able to see and talk to each other.  At the start of the formal meeting (10am U.S. EST), external folks will be muted and videos turned off; then The Conference Chair will have some welcome remarks, and the Plenary Speaker will be introduced.

The Plenary talks will be conducted in real time via Zoom, with the speaker speaking (computer audio) and sharing their slides over Zoom.  The approximate timing of the talks in different countries of the world is indicated in the above Table.  The Plenary talks will then be followed by a panel discussion addressing the ICC21 papers in that day's theme area and personal comments of the panelists.  As noted in the above table, the completion of the Panel Discussions will end the ICC21 activities for each day. 

Both the Plenary presentations and the Panel Discussions will be recorded as videos, to be made available on the conference website for viewing by paid attendees up until January 31, 2021.  Conference staff will be responsible for the recordings and posting of the recordings on the ICC website.

Note that the actual ICC21 authors papers will not be presented in real time; they will be available on the ICC website for viewing by paid attendees any time during the Conference or after the conference up until January 31, 2021. 

Content Guidance for Plenary Authors

The basis of the Plenary presentations will be a slide package in either PDF or PowerPoint format.  PDF is preferred to avoid any font related issues.  Each package should begin with a title slide(s) reflecting the paper's title, authors, and affiliations, and the package should end with summary slide(s) of key conclusions.  The slide package should be consistent with a presentation of ~40 minute length.

The key point of the Plenaries is to provide an interesting Overview talk in that Day's Theme subject area.  It should be interesting to the broad audience and highlight the day's Theme subject as noted above. As useful information, the book of abstracts of the submitted papers to date is ATTACHED HERE.  Plenary speakers do not need to address the papers per se, as that is part of the role of the panel discussion....but they are provided as background on work going on around the world in the theme areas.

NEEDED Plenary Speaker inputs and Schedule Milestones

October 17:  Abstract, Short Bio, and Portrait due.  Please email to Ron at:

November 1 to 30: Upload Slides to ICC website using the Slide Upload pagePlenary slide package may be in either PDF or PowerPoint (*.ppt or *.pptx) format.  PDF is preferred to avoid any font related issues.

January 15, 2021:  Upload written manuscript to ICC website using the Manuscript Upload page.  See Manuscript Instructions Plenary Manuscripts will be published in the Cryocoolers 21 hardbound proceedings together with all the ICC21 author-submitted papers.

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