ICC21 Fall 2020 Venue Poll Results
ICC21 has developed a New Venue for its 2020 Conference. Given the current Coronavirus pandemic and the strong possibility of restrictions on travel and meetings extending through summer 2020, we have scheduled a new combined on-site/virtual conference for November 9-12, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida.
Thanks are extended to the nearly 100 cryocooler followers around the world who provided needed feedback in our recent polls.
Summary of the Overall Findings
Combined On-site Virtual Web Conference Option: Based on our poll results (below) there appears to be a large contingent that wants to attend a face-to-face conference and also a substantially large contingent that feels that a virtual conference option will best allow their attendance. Many foreign folks feel travel restrictions may prevent face-to-face attendance and prefer a virtual option be available.
Conference Timing: As shown in the below graphs, the preferred date was the second week of November 2020 (Nov 9-12)...hopefully late enough to allow for the coronavirus to die out, yet early enough to avoid any winter resurgence.
Site Location: From the poll, it is expected that on-site attendance will be modestly reduced from our normal ICC attendance. As a result, we expect the conference to fit into a smaller, less expensive venue. This suggests a combined Virtual and Face-to-face meeting in a location such as on-site at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.