IIAR, in partnership with the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), will be introducing a Commercial and Food Retail Refrigeration Track to the annual IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo technical program.  IIAR will be launching this track at the 2019 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo in Phoenix, AZ  - March 3rd-6th.

Launched in 2015, the NASRC is an action-oriented nonprofit dedicated to advancing natural refrigerants in commercial applications.  NASRC brings together stakeholders from the commercial refrigeration industry including end users, manufacturers, contractors, design engineers and other stakeholders to overcome the barriers preventing the widespread adoption of natural refrigerants.

Since, 1971, the mission of IIAR has been to promote the safe, efficient and sustainable use of ammonia as a refrigerant. In the last decade that mission has expanded to include ammonia and all other natural refrigerants.  As times have changed and international, as well as national, regulations have prompted the ACH&R industry to adopt new, more environmentally friendly technologies we have seen a crossover in terms of the use of ammonia in what IIAR considers light industrial, commercial and food retail refrigeration settings.  We have seen similar patterns with CO2 and propane as well.  IIAR sets the standard for the providing advocacy, education and the most up-to-date technical information to the ammonia and natural refrigeration community.  IIAR has broad industry representation including manufactures, design engineers, contractors, end users, academics and scientists. 

The goal of IIAR's partnership with the NASRC is to continue to advocate and educate on behalf of ammonia and natural refrigerants.
Call For Commercial Technical Papers

Become active in the natural refrigeration industry by presenting a Technical Paper or Workshop Program at the 2019 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo in Phoenix Arizona, March 3-6, 2019.
Technical Paper Guidelines

Technical papers should explore technical or regulatory topics that are substantiated by original research and development with documented references.  Case studies should describe actual situations where actions, testing, or data accumulation are used to prove or demonstrate the outcome of applied methods, and could be reasonably applied to other similar situations. Promotion of products or companies (commercialism) is prohibited.  The IIAR recognizes that new technologies are often offered by only one or a few companies. In these cases, it might be obvious that a method or technology is unique to a company. However, authors must strive to describe the method or technology based on a neutral analysis.

Why You Should Present

IIAR Technical Papers are peer reviewed technical documents which are professionally edited, published and distributed to IIAR Conference attendees at the show in which they are presented.  After they are published IIAR Technical Papers are made available through the IIAR eLibrary as a industry technical resource.  IIAR offers one complimentary conference registration per technical paper to the primary author. The primary author of the highest rated technical paper presentation during the conference will receive the IIAR Award for Presentation Excellence. 

Authors work as part of a team that includes IIAR staff, peer reviewers, professional editors, and layout and printing specialists. An important element of your commitment to authoring a technical paper is providing your draft and graphics in forms and styles that require the least amount of modification in preparation for printing the proceedings. It is also important that each author meet the deadline and for each draft. Your cooperation in meeting the draft deadlines using the guidelines, is crucial for your paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

If you have any questions or need further information you may contact Eric Smith, IIAR Vice President and Technical Director at eric.smith@iiar.org or Danielle Wright, NASRC Executive Director danielle.wright@nasrc.org

Technical Presentation Guidelines and Policy

Peer Review Process
Editorial Guidelines
Oral Presentation
Commercialism Policy
Copyright Policy
Technical Paper Schedule
Advice for Authors
Technical Paper Guidelines

Note:  Presentations are meant to be non-commercial in nature.  In their essence, they are meant to be developed as technical resources to be used by the natural refrigeration industry as references to substantiated research and development of original topics.  If you would like to promote products or services at the IIAR conference, you may do so by either a) sponsoring b) exhibiting or c) presenting a Technomercial/product services showcase.  Technomercial presentations are only available to IIAR exhibitors. If you have any questions regarding these opportunities please contact Eileen McKeown at eileen_mckeown@iiar.org
How to Submit a Technical Program Proposal

Proposals to present a technical paper, workshop, panel, or other program element during the IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo must include:  

  • Contact information including; names, addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for each author
  • 150-200 word abstract
  • 50-75 word summary of the practical application
  • 100 word biographical paragraph for each author 
  • Author photo
  • Signed copyright release form.

  Online Submission Form  


Workshop Presentations:  Technical papers presentations are the preferred method of technical content delivery for the IIAR annual conference, however, IIAR does provide the opportunity to present a workshop as well.  Workshops are presentations that do not include a peer reviewed technical paper.  Often, workshops are developed when a technical paper submission does not meet the criteria to become a technical paper presentation. When a technical paper submission does not meet technical paper criteria requested, IIAR will either ask the presenter to resubmit for the next year's meeting or to develop the content into a workshop.  Workshops are not eligible for the IIAR Award for Presentation Excellence.  If you would prefer to produce a workshop instead of a technical paper presentation, please use the submission process above and note that you would like to be considered for a workshop presentation instead. You may also contact Eric Smith, IIAR Vice President and Technical Director at eric.smith@iiar.org or Danielle Wright, NASRC Executive Director at info@nasrc.org with questions or concerns.