We deeply regret to inform you that the conference chairs have decided to cancel COIL-7 (7thInternational Conference on Ionic Liquids), scheduled to be held June 25-30, 2017 at Mont Tremblant, Canada.
The chairs had promised financial support to invited speakers and were unable to raise the necessary funds to fulfill their financial commitment and thus withdrew their leadership and cancelled the conference. We wish to stress that this is not an ECI decision.
On the contrary, we thank the Ionic Liquids community for their support of this conference in that researchers in this area submitted over 160 abstracts for oral presentations and over 90 for poster presentations, thus showing a considerable interest.
ECI will, of course, refund the conference fees already paid by those who have registered for the conference.
As a not-for-profit organization with a history of organizing over 1500 international, interdisciplinary, leading edge engineering research conferences, this is the first time such an unfortunate situation has arisen. We remain committed to the highest level of service to the engineering community.
Barbara K. Hickernell, CAE