ICT/ECT Joint Conference 2012, July 9-12, 2012, Aalborg, Denmark
“Materials. Devices. Systems. Designing the future. Now.”
ICT/ECT 2012 will be held at Nordkraft which is a former power plant located in the centre of Aalborg. Now, the old, coal-fired power station in the centre of Aalborg generates a completely different kind of power – Culture Power. Nordkraft, the new eagerly awaited cultural powerhouse of Aalborg, opened its doors in 2009. Nordkraft brings together culture, sports, and recreation, combining sports facilities, a cinema, theatres, and restaurants under one roof – all in a fusion of contemporary architecture and authentic industrial styles that create a very special atmosphere. The raw, industrial interior of Nordkraft will provide a perfect setting for presenting one of the hottest topics in advanced energy technology: thermoelectrics. Fitting, also, to present advances in energy science in the realm of energy of the past.
All breaks will be held in a publicly accessible part of Nordkraft. Here, also the exhibition will be located. Rather than separating delegates from ordinary visitors or tourists, this will enhance the visibility of the conference to the general public. The ambition of the ICT/ECT 2012 is – apart from living up to the high standards of science of the previous ICTs – to bring the field of thermoelectrics to the awareness of the general public as a technology with the potential to play a significant role in transforming the energy system in the sustainable, efficient energy system of the future.