ICG International Congresses On Glass

Held every three years, the ICG Congresses are an important way of disseminating information on glass science and technology and provide valuable opportunities for glass scientists and technologists to meet. Since the late 1980s ICG Congresses have expanded significantly. They now attract 700 - 1000 attendees and up to 900 papers and posters. Their special features include:

  1. Invited lectures reviewing major achievements not only in the traditional fields of glass science and technology, but also on new glass applications such as optics, photonics, electronics, nanotechnology, coating technology, biotechnology, and composites
  2. and sessions organised by Technical Committees to review key aspects of their work.

Every three years ICG organises an International Congress on Glass. The XXV CONGRESS (2019) will be in Boston, USA. A list of previous Congress venues is given below.

ICG Annual Conferences and other events in the Glass Field

In the years between its Congresses ICG organises an Annual Conference. In 2020 there will be ICG Conference in Krakow and in 2021 in South Korean. Although shorter than the Congresses, several Technical Committees will organise sessions based around their key activities and a full programme of papers will be presented.

Other organisations also run Glass Conferences. To add an event to our list and keep our list complete please contact: j.m.parker@sheffield.ac.uk. Also do ask to add an electronic poster and your press release after the event to the 'Other News' section of this web site.

Below is a list of those conferences we know about.

  • Glass Technology Services are organising a Glass Appreciation course on 16th October 2018 in Sheffield to cover: essential topics from manufacturing & processing, properties, defects, failures, recycling and quality.
  • DGG are organising a Technical Committee meeting on 19th October 2018 in Aachen entitled 'Physics and Chemistry of Glasses'. 
  • Glasstec - an International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products - will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 23-26th October 2018 in Düsseldorf. Visit the ICG stand there.
  • DGG will organise a Symposium on 'Glass Melting and Emissions' during the Trade Fair in Düsseldorf on 23rd October 2018.
  • 79th Conference on Glass Problems to take place 5-8th Nov 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Applications for student travel grants being accepted from 4 June.
  • HVG-DGG will organise a training course on 'Metrology for Quality Assurance in the container glass production' on 26/27th November 2018 in Offenbach am Main.
  • XXXIII ATIV conference on 23rd November 2018, Santa Elisabetta Congress center, Parma, Italy. It will focus on technological development in flat and hollow glass furnaces.
  • The latest knowledge transfer event organised by British Glass, Future energy options for glass melting, will take place on 4 December in Wakefield, UK
  • Conference-cum-Workshop on History, Science and Technology of Ancient Indian Glass, IIT Gandhinagar, India, 21-25th January, 2019
  • GLASSMAN ASIA, which will take place at Jakarta International Expo on 30 - 31st January 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. 
  • The 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology will take place on 25-27th February 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. Abstract submissions by 1st October
  • Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC) 14-15th March 2019, San Francisco
  • The 2019 GAS conference on Visions of Glass will be held in St Petersburg, Florida on 28-31st March 2019.
  • The 25th ICG Congress will be held in Boston USA from 9-14th June 2019 and organised by the GOMD of ACerS. This coincides with their centenary celebrations.
  • 2019 Summer School on Photonic Materials, is  being organised at the Universite Laval on June 15-22th 2019 to follow ICG2019 in Boston.
  • GPD Finland - from 26th to 28th June 2019 - is now open for registration.
  • The 11th ICG Summer School in Montpellier will take place from 8-12th July 2019.
  • The Society of Glass Technology are planning their next Annual Meeting from Sunday 1st to Wednesday 4th September 2019  at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
  • glasspex INDIA 2019 and glasspro INDIA 2019 will take place in Mumbai/India from 10th to 12th October 2019.
  • The 80th Conference on Glass Problems will be on 28-31st October 2019 in Columbus Ohio. Now is the time to submit an abstract.
  • A school for reseach students is planned in Brazil during August 2019 with some funding available to support overseas student attendance. More information on this site as it becomes available.
  • The ICG meeting in September 2020 will take place in Krakow, Poland and will also run alongside the ESG Annual Meeting
  • Provisional date for SGT Annual Meeting in Cambridge, 7-9 September 2020
  • The 2021 ICG Annual Meeting will take place in South Korea
  • ICG XXVI will be held at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany on 3-8 July 2022 on the occasion of their centenary celebrations.

Venues for Congresses

XXV ICG Congress Boston, USA 2019
XXIV ICG Congress Shanghai, China 2016
XXIII ICG Congress Prague, Czech Republic 2013
XXII ICG Congress Salvador, Brazil 2010
XXI ICG Congress Strasbourg, France 2007
XX ICG Congress Kyoto, Japan 2004
XIX ICG Congress Edinburgh, Scotland 2001
XVIII ICG Congress San Francisco, USA 1998
XVII ICG Congress Beijing, China 1995
XVI ICG Congress Madrid, Spain 1992
XV ICG Congress Leningrad, Russia 1989
XIV ICG Congress New Delhi, India 1986
XIII ICG Congress Hamburg, Germany 1983
XII ICG Congress Albuquerque 1980
XI ICG Congress Prague, Czechoslovakia 1977
X ICG Congress Kyoto, Japan 1974
IX ICG Congress Versailles, France 1971 
VIII ICG Congress London, England 1968 
VII ICG Congress Brussels, Belgium 1965
VI ICG Congress Washington DC, USA 1962
V ICG Congress Munich, Germany 1959
IV ICG Congress Paris, France 1956
III ICG Congress Venice, Italy 1953
II ICG Congress London-Sheffield, England 1936
I ICG Congress Venice, Italy 1933

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