70th Gaseous Electronics Conference
The 70th Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference will be held Monday - Friday,
November 6 to 10, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh - Green Tree,
500 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15205 USA.
TEL: +1-412-922-8400 FAX: +1-412-922-8981
GEC-70 Meeting Schedule
The 70th Gaseous Electronics Conference is 6-10 November 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, hosted by West Virginia University, with Monday workshops and Tue-Fri scientific program. By car, the conference venue is 20 min from PIT airport, 15 min from city center, and 1 hr from WVU. Pittsburgh’s multiple universities and established cultural institutions lie on the Allegheny Plateau, where Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers join, surrounded by wooded hills of the Appalachian Mountains.
PIT airport offers direct flights from Paris (Wed, Fri, Sun) and Toronto (2/day). Several other hotels are in proximity of the conference venue. Downtown Pittsburgh has ample eateries, nightlife, and cultural centers. November climate is cool (high of 12° C (54° F), low of 3° C (37° F)). Fall foliage colors linger but are past their prime.
West Virginia University, in nearby Morgantown, West Virginia, welcomes you to GEC 2017 and invites you to become more familiar with the institution’s pioneering, passionate, innovate, tireless, and caring spirit at about.wvu.edu.
WVU researchers developed the world’s first fully transportable heavy-duty vehicle emissions testing laboratory. In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency credited a 2014 WVU study for raising questions about real-world emissions levels in Volkswagen light-duty diesel engines. Dan Carder, the WVU engineer who led the research team, was named to the 2016 Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Decades before the country was “going green,” WVU launched one of the country’s only eco-efficient people movers – the Personal Rapid Transit, or “PRT.” It’s the only system in the world that allows riders to travel point to point without stopping at another station.
WVU was the first in the nation to train miners and houses one of the world’s largest simulated underground coal mines. Building on its heritage of energy research, WVU is fostering the responsible use of fossil energy and the development of sustainable energy technologies. Initiatives like EcoCAR are inspiring a new generation of leaders.