As industrial nations look for ways to become more energy efficient, engineers and technology leaders will convene in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to discuss topics related to climate change, sustainable processes, alternative energy and fuel cell technology during proceedings of the 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nov. 12-18.
Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s greenest and most energy efficient urban centers, the ASME Congress will gather engineers and scientists at the Vancouver Convention and Exposition Centre to assess new advances in energy production and utilization and the role of these technologies in pollution control and environmental sustainability.
The ASME Congress, the Society’s largest technical conference, will devote a full track of technical presentations focused on energy systems and sustainability. Sixteen technical sessions in the track will cover the state of the art in engineering research and applications and feature presenters from leading academic institutions, corporations and engineering consulting firms.
Topics will include hydrogen energy, solar and wind power, bio-fuels, energy conversion, and emerging technologies.
In addition, the 2010 Congress will include a tour of the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) and National Research Council Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC-IFCI) at the University of British Columbia. Both organizations lead research in clean energy technology, with NRC-IFCI focused on building collaborations with Canadian universities, companies, and government agencies to promote the growing hydrogen and fuel cell businesses.
In addition to energy, the multidisciplinary technical program of the ASME Congress will address the latest advancements in aerospace technology, manufacturing, dynamic systems, safety engineering, and transportation, among other subjects.
The seven-day conference also will include an exposition and poster session featuring advanced research and applications in micro devices and nanotechnology. A highlight of the Congress will be the ASME Honors Assembly, “A Celebration of Engineering,” a tribute to distinguished service and outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering.
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.