International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry

Thank you to all the participants from 48 countries for a great Conference!!

SWC / SHC 2019 Group Photo
SWC / SHC 2019 Attendees - View the rest of the conference photos here.


  • Conference Photos
    The Conference photos are now online! You are welcome to use any that you need.  Download button on lower right when viewing an image.
  • Updated Program Online
    Check out the updated conference program.
  • Download Area
    Registered participants can now access the Download Area including a list of participants and all accepted abstracts.
  • Instructions for Authors
    Please see the instructions for authors on how to prepare your presentation and poster for the SWC/SHC 2019.
  • Copyright Agreement
    For each paper, an ISES copyright agreement has to be signed and submitted.


Video by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Khalifa University

Update on SWC/SHC 2019

31 October 2019

The organisers are aware that the Chilean President has recently announced the cancellation of the upcoming APEC and COP25 events that were scheduled to take place in Santiago in late November/early December. The reason given for the cancellation of these high-level international government meetings was that the Chilean Government needs to concentrate on domestic issues.

The cancellations of these events have not affected the SWC/SHC 2019 and we are proceeding as planned as announced recently (see below). The SWC/SHC 2019 is taking place in an area that has not been impacted by the recent demonstrations. The public demonstrations are taking place close to the government palace which is located around 9 km away from the Congress venue, and the situation, including public transport, seems to slowly improve over the past few days. The airport is fully operational. Nevertheless, it is likely that public demonstrations in the city center may continue throughout this coming week, so we encourage everyone to keep checking the Congress website for updates and note some travel tips provided below.

We look forward to welcoming all the speakers and participants to the Congress soon.

Gearing up for SWC/SHC 2019

October 29, 2019

The start of the ISES Solar World Congress (SWC) 2019 and the IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (SHC) International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry is just around the corner and we want to take a moment to provide you with some information to help you prepare for your trip and stay in Santiago. We are also sharing some information about the Welcome Reception, Congress Dinner and the Poster Videos.

The organizing team is aware of the recent public demonstrations in Santiago and has been monitoring the circumstances very closely. The situation in Santiago has been returning to normal this week as the curfew has been lifted as well as the state of emergency. The Metro lines and public transportation are getting back to normal operation, and the airport is operating normally. The demonstrations over the last approximately 10 days have been mainly located in the downtown area, Plaza Ñuñoa and Plaza Italia, several kilometers away from where the congress is taking place. The congress venue, Centro Parque is located in an area that has not been impacted by the demonstrations.

To help you prepare your trip, we have put together some information below that may be useful.

Traveling from the Airport to your Hotel/ the Congress Venue

When travelling from the airport to your hotel or the congress venue, delays are possible as not all metro lines and stations are currently open. Taxi operations are running normally and may be the quickest option to the venue and hotels near the venue. There is information on website about how to reach the Congress venue from the airport here. Please check the availability of metro and busses on the day of your travel.


We recommend that all participants book hotels that are close to the venue as there may be delays in public transportation which can make the journey to the venue longer than normal. There are some hotel options on our website here. We also recommend looking for accommodation near the “Manquehue” or “Escuela Militar” Metro Stations. These are the stations closest to the venue.

National Travel Advice & Check with your Airline

If you are unsure about traveling, please check the homepage of your national foreign office for any announcements regarding travel advice for going to Chile. We also recommend to check with your airline about any possible delays in your flight.

Communication and Contact

We will be updating the Congress website and will keep you informed of any changes via email. As a new service, we have also set up WhatsApp and Telegram groups which you can register for online to get regular updates on, for example travel instructions and information, and the venue. For any changes to the program, please check the congress homepage here. For any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at or

We are doing all that we can to make your stay in Santiago a wonderful one and the Congress an enjoyable event for all involved!.

Plenary and Keynote Speakers

Check out our excellent line-up for plenary and keynote speakers. We are excited to welcome renowned experts from around the globe who will speak on the foremost and pressing issues shaping the transition to 100% renewable energy.

Read more about our confirmed plenary speakers here and special session speakers here.  Read more about our confirmed keynote speakers here.

Congress Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The Congress Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening, 06 November and we invite you to join us for this special event! Join us to celebrate the SWC/SHC 2019 and the winners of the ISES and IEA Solar Heating and Cooling Awards who will be honored at the dinner. The dinner will be the social event to attend at the Congress, with excellent food and entertainment in the company of your fellow participants, you won't want to miss out.The dinner will take place in El Parque 3.

The price is 70.000 CLP (100 USD) per ticket. Please reserve your space at the dinner by completing the form below. All tickets must be paid for on-site by 12:00 (noon) on 06 November 2019. Only registered participants or their accompanying persons may attend the dinner. If you have not registered for the Congress, please do so here.

International Conference on Solar Air Conditioning 2019

The 9th Edition of the International Conference on Solar Air Conditioning will take place within the framework of the ISES Solar World Congress 2019. More information will be available here shortly.


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Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission : March 22, 2019
Notification of Authors: May 24, 2019
Registration Opens: May 29 2019
Deadline for Full Papers: September 16, 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 16, 2019
Author Registration Dealine: September 16, 2019

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