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 XXVI CONGRESS (2022) will be in Berlin, Germany. 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.

  • GPD China will take place on 13th April 2020 and be followed by the 2020 China Glass Exhibition (14-17 April) in Shanghai.  CANCELLED
  • Glass Failure analysis course, British Glass, Sheffield, 29-30th April, to book email: training@britglass.co.uk
  • The Brazilian Ceramic Association is running a training course on 6,7th May on Projects and Assembly of Refractory Materials in Sao Paulo. For more information visit: www.abceram.org.br
  • Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting (GOMD 2020). May 17- 21th, 2020, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, United States. POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST
  • 64th Brazilian Congress on Ceramics, 25-28th May, 2020, Aguas de Lindoia, SP.  POSTPONED to 21-24 SEPTEMBER
  • 49th Annual GAS conference (Glass Art Society) 2020, Smaland, Sweden, 20-23rd May 2020, CANCELLED
  • GPD South America 2020 will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 4th of June 2020 in conjunction with the Glass South America Exhibition (3 - 6 June, 2020). POSTPONED TO 5, 6th NOVEMBER
  • Joint Meeting of USTV-DGG, Orleans, France,15-19 June, 2020 with workshops on a) NMR of Glass and b) For students and young researchers. Abstracts requested - closing date 31 Jan. 2020. (Final decision posted 15th April)
  • 15th International Ceramics Conference (CIMTEC) and 9th Forum on New Materials, 15-23rd June 2020, Montecatini  Terme, Italy. POSTPONED TO 21-29th SEPTEMBER
  • The 34th meeting of ATIV on 24-26th June 2020 will be a special international event entited "Where Glass Science, Art and Technology meet together" and will celebrate the appointment of Parma as the Italian Capital of Culture 2020
  • 12th ICG Montpellier Summer School for research workers. 6-10th July 2020. Themes are Glass science & Glass rheology. CANCELLED
  • ACerS newest meeting, Pan American Ceramics Conference, PACC-FMAs, July 19–23th 2020, Panama City, Panama
  • 9th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference, 30 August - 4 September 2020, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Provisional date for SGT Annual Meeting in Cambridge, 7-9th September 2020
  • 14th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry, 6-10th September 2020 at Trencin, Slovakia to include several sessions on advanced glasses. Conference Chair is Prof Galusek. 
  • 13th International Symposium on Crystallization in Glasses and Liquids will be organized by ICG's TC07 from 16-18th September 2020 in Paris. Abstract submission closing date is: 1st April 2020.
  • The ICG meeting on 20-24th September 2020 will take place in Krakow, Poland and will also run alongside the ESG Annual Meeting
  • glassproINDIA 2020 is an International Exhibition for Flat glass Processing Products and Accessories and takes place from 24 – 26 September, 2020. It is a sister show to Glasstec in Düsseldorf. Click here for a brochure
  • The 6th International Conference on Competitive Materials and Technology Processes will be held on 06-09 October 5th-9th, 2020 in Miskolc-Lillafured, Hungary; http://www.ic-cmtp6.eu
  • 22nd International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses (ISNOG 2020), 11-15th October 2020, Hangzhou, China
  • Please note the date for glasstec 2020: 20th - 23rd October in Düsseldorf/Germany
  • 81st Conference on Glass Problems, 26-28th October, 2020, Greater Columbus Convention Centre, Ohio, USA. Abstracts by 29th January 9pm EST
  • 6th ICG Winter School in Wuhan, China from 1-7th November 2020
  • 20th International Metallurgy and Materials Congress, Istanbul, 12-14th November, 2020
  • The international meeting VITROGEOWASTES-II will take place on 15-18th November 2020 in BAEZA, Jaen, Spain
  • The 2021 ICG Annual Meeting will take place from 22nd to 25th August in Songdo ConventiA, Incheon, South Korea
  • An International Conference on 'Glass Science and Technology from the Golden Era of the Pharaohs to a Sustainable Future' from 18-20th April 2022 in Egypt.
  • ICG XXVI will be held at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany on 3-8 July 2022 on the occasion of the DGG 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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