An ECS editor recently shared a peculiar, but not uncommon, experience in the world of publication. He and a colleague were chatting, when she began to share details of a recent experience she had. She had been invited to speak at an international conference in Europe. Before she accepted, she looked at the plenary speaker, who was advertised extensively, and was a Novel Laureate. She was told the registration fee of $800 and travel expenses would not be covered, however, after reviewing the event, she decided to accept. When she arrived, she soon realized the only “name” person at the meeting was the Nobel Laureate and attendance was very low.

According to Physics Today, it’s not unusual for speakers invited to give keynote addresses to be tricked for the organizer’s profit.


ECS has announced its schedule and locations for biannual meetings, PRiME, and SOFC-XV through 2020. First on the list is the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, which will be the third meeting that ECS has held in the city in motion. In 2017, we’ll be making our fourth trip to New Orleans for the 231st ECS Meeting. Check out the rest of the meeting dates and locations below.


229th ECS Meeting

San Diego, CA
May 29-June 3, 2016
Hilton San Diego Bayfront & San Diego Convention Center

PRiME 2016

Honolulu, HI
October 2-7, 2016
Hawaii Convention Center & Hilton Hawaiian Village


231st ECS Meeting

New Orleans, LA
May 28-June 2, 2017
Hilton New Orleans Riverside


Hollywood, FL
July 23-28, 2017
Diplomat Hotel

232nd ECS Meeting

National Harbor, MD
(greater Washington, DC area)
October 1-6, 2017
Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center


233rd ECS Meeting

Seattle, WA
May 13-17, 2018
Seattle Sheraton and Washington State Convention Center

AiMES 2018

Cancun, Mexico
September 30-October 4, 2018
Moon Palace Resort


235th ECS Meeting

Dallas, TX
May 26-June 2, 2019
Sheraton Dallas

236th ECS Meeting

Atlanta, GA
October 13-17, 2019
Hilton Atlanta


237th ECS Meeting

Montreal, Canada
May 10-15, 2020
Palais des congress de Montreal

PRiME 2020

Honolulu, HI
October 4-9, 2020
Hawaii Convention Center & Hilton Hawaiian Village

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