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.

  • The Society of Glass Technology are planning their next Annual Meeting entitled 'From Sand to Splendour' from Sunday 1st to Wednesday 4th September 2019  at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
  • The PRE’19 Workshop (8th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices) will take place in Nice, France from 4th to 6th September 2019. Submission deadline: June 7th, 2019.
  • 9–13 Sept 2019, Ninth Otto Schott Colloquium with the 4th Workshop on Glass and Entropy organised by ICG's TC06, Jena, Germany.
  • A Glass Appreciation course is being run by Glass Technology Services on 10th September in Sheffield, UK.
  • GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window and Door Expo, Atlanta, September 17-19th, 2019.
  • 1st European Conference on Silicon and Silica based based materials, with the 4th International Conference and Rheology and Modelling of Materials, Oct 7-11th, 2019, Miskolc-Lillafured in Hungary
  • Vitrum 2019, a Glass Fair in Milan, Italy incorporating VHG (Vitrum Hollow Glass) and Vitrum Energy is planned for 1-4th October, 2019.
  • glasspex INDIA 2019 and glasspro INDIA 2019 will take place in Mumbai/India from 10th to 12th October 2019.
  • A course ion Glass Failure Analysis is being run by experts at Glass Technology Services from 15-17th October in Sheffield, UK
  • The 5th ICG Winter School in Wuhan is planned for 20-26th October 2019
  • The Angell International Symposium, dedicated to honoring the lifetime achievements of Prof. Austen Angell, will be held in Cyprus, October 23-27th, 2019.
  • The 80th Conference on Glass Problems will be on 28-31st October 2019 in Columbus Ohio. Now is the time to register.
  • How to assess the structure of glasses?  Thematic school - Grenoble 18-22 Novembre 2019.
  • Şişecam International Glass Conference combined with the 34th Şişecam Glass Symposium on “Glass in the Sustainable Future: Achieving What is Possible”, Crowne Plaza Istanbul Asia Hotel, Istanbul, Nov 21-22, 2019.
  • GLASSPRINT 2019 runs from  27-28th Nov 2019 in Dusseldorf, Germany and is dedicated to Glass Decoration
  • AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, 9-13 December, 2019 on Redox Variables in Magmatism and Volcanism
  • 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
  • ACerS newest meeting, Pan American Ceramics Conference, PACC-FMAs, July 19–23th 2020, Panama City, Panama
  • The ICG meeting on 20-24th 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, 7-9th September 2020
  • 22nd International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses (ISNOG 2020), Hangzhou, China
  • Please note the date for glasstec 2020: 20th - 23rd October in Düsseldorf/Germany
  • The 2021 ICG Annual Meeting will take place from 22nd to 25th August in Songdo ConventiA, Incheon, South Korea.
  • 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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