In August 24-30, 2019 Montreal (Canada) will host the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration – ICR 2019.



The congress theme will be “Refrigeration for Human Health and Future Prosperity" and will focus on the current issues we are all facing: energy saving and energy efficiency, food supply, health, reduction of global warming and the protection of the ozone layer.

Taking place in a different country and continent each time, and gathering over thousand individuals, the IIR International Congress of Refrigeration (ICR) is a unique opportunity for researchers and engineers from all over the world, and from all refrigeration sectors and technologies to meet, exchange and publish the results of their research.  ICR 2019 will offer dynamic programme of quality technical, scientific and industry insights inducing technical tours visits, networking opportunities and focused work meetings.

Information on giving papers and submitting extracts


Awards and Recognition

During the ICR the IIR will present a series of prestigious academic and scientific awards to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of refrigeration or have completed noteworthy research. In 2019 these awards will comprise:

  • IIR Gustav Lorentzen Medal
  • IIR Science And Technology Medal
  • IIR Medal of Merit
  • IIR Young Researchers Awards:
  • Peter Kapitza Award (Cryophysics)
  • Carl von Linde Award (Cryogenic Engineering)
  • Sadi Carnot Award (Thermodynamics)
  • James Joule Award (Systems and Equipment for Refrigeration)
  • Alexis Carrel Award (Cryobiology, Cryomedicine)
  • Clarence Birdseye Award (Food Science and Engineering)
  • James Harrison Award (Refrigerated Storage and Transport)
  • Willis H. Carrier Award (Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps)
  • IIR Student Competition


Corporate involvement: Details on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at ICR 2019 can be found on the congress website.

For more information, visit the Congress website at