CEC/ICMC 2013, the 19th joint Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference, will take place in Anchorage, Alaska, on 17–21 June. The programme features the latest research and state-of-the-art developments in all cryogenics areas, including superconductivity, cryocoolers, cryogenic materials and applications. For conference and registration details, see www.cec-icmc.org. Immediately before the conference, the Cryogenic Society of America (CSA) is offering CSA Short Courses on 16 June at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. These are aimed at seasoned professionals and those new to the field. For details and to register, visit http://2csa.us/2013shortcourses.

ICALEPCS 2013, the 14th International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems will be held on 6–11 October in San Francisco, hosted by the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. At the conference, managers, scientists, engineers and decision makers of pre-eminent world-class science laboratories and facilities will discuss control and information systems for big science. For further details, see www.icalepcs2013.org.