ICG International Congresses On Glass

Every three years the ICG has a Congress, giving glass scientists and technologists a valuable opportunity to meet and disseminate information on glass science and technology. ICG Congresses typically attract 700 - 1000 attendees and up to 900 papers and posters. Special features include:

  1. Invited lectures reviewing major achievements in both the traditional fields of glass science and technology and in new glass applications: optics, photonics, elctronics, nanotechnology, coating technology, biotechnology, and composites
  2. Sessions organised by Technical Committees to review their work.

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. Sadly the ongoing pandemic in 2020 caused the cancellation of the conference planned in Krakow in 2020. The next in 2021 will take place in South Korea on the re-arranged dates from 5-8th December. Although shorter than the Congresses, several Technical Committees will organise sessions based on their key activities and many papers will be presented. Please note this message from the organisers: 'From July 1, 2021, foreigners with vaccination certificates will be exempted from 14-day quarantine if they enter Korea on business (including participation in the ICG conference). We plan to share official documentation as they become available.'

Other organisations also run Glass Conferences. To add an event to our list or edit an existing link please contact: j.m.parker@sheffield.ac.uk. Also do ask to add an electronic poster or a press release after the event on the 'Other News' section of this site.


One consequence of COVID-19 is that many people are turning to Webinars as a means of communicating. More information is available at the sites below:

1) DGG events

2) Glass International Programme

3) American Ceramic Society. Events included in conference list below.

4) British Glass Webinars on Net Zero production.

5) Japanese Ceramic Society


Below is a list of those conferences we know of.

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
Solid State Chemistry Conference Sept 2020. | 13/01/2020
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