Global Cooperation in the World of Glass

ICG is a  not-for-profit GLASS SOCIETY comprising 33 national organizations in glass science and technology.

ICG promotes cooperation between glass experts through its Technical Committees (round robin testing, publication of scientific & technical papers) and by assisting in the organisation of conferences.

Its logo features the Egyptian hieroglyph for "brilliance".


ICG encourages:
More national institutions to join as members and more individuals to serve on Technical Committees
How to be involved?  Contact Kun Wang (Executive Secretary).


Proposed International Year of Glass 2022

Following popular talks on the role of glass and glass making on the wealth and health of society, senior figures from industry and academia realised that ‘glass’, with its central role in everyday life, deserved international celebration. The proposed year of celebration, 2022, is the anniversary of several significant events.

From these embryonic thoughts, the Corning Museum of Glass, the International Commission on Glass and the American Ceramic Society came on board and an initial stream of interest quickly became a flood.

To learn more, follow our news feed or register your interest please go to our IYOG2022 web site:


ICG Congresses and Conferences

Every three years ICG organises an International Congress on Glass. The XXVth CONGRESS ran from June 9-14th (2019) in Boston, USA. In the intervening years it sponsors an annual conference. The next such event (2020) will take place in Krakow, Poland, the 2021 Conference in South Korea and the next Congress in Germany (2022).

ICG also offers schools for young researchers from industry and academia. They take place in Europe and Asia annually; a school once every four years in India is also being planned. 

The 12th ICG Summer School will take place in Montpellier from 6-10th July 2020 and will have two streams - one 'Basic Science' and a second on ''Viscosity and viscoelasticity'. The 6th Winter School in Wuhan, China will run from 1-6th November 2020. As well as the Basic Science stream, 'Glass fibres' will  run as a specialist theme. You can find more on the Education pages of this web site.



Annual ICG Conference 
20-24th September 2020
Krakow, Poland

Annual ICG Conference
22-25th August 2021,
Incheon, S Korea


ICG Glass Congress
3-8th July, 2022
Berlin, Germany

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