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. 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.

The next ICG Conference is in Yokohama, Japan on 23-26th September 2018.

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. Just 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 78th Conference on Glass Problems including 11th Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass symposium will be from 6-9 November 2017 in the Greater Columbus Convention Centre. Last date for student grant applications is 29 September
  • HVG are organising courses on Temperature Measurement Methods for Glass Production on 8 November 2017 and Redox Reactions in Glass Melts and Glasses on 9 November in Offenbach, Germany
  • 9 Nov 2017: Funding decarbonisation and energy efficiency in the glass industry, a seminar organised by British Glass in Wakefield, UK
  • The next ICG Winter School in Wuhan, China is on 13-17 November 2017
  • International Symposium on Glass Degradation in Atmospheric Conditions, 15-17 Nov 2017, Paris, France
  • Thurs 16 Nov 2017 Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces and Defect Analysis – One Day Training Course  at British Glass, Chapeltown, Sheffield 
  • One day Glass Appreciation Course on 30th November run by Glass Technology Services; will introduce processes, products and benefits of glass.
  • HVG are running a training course on "Security in Glass Production" on 27/28 November in Offenbach am Main
  • ICG's TC20 will run their 7th International Workshop on Photoluminescence in Rare Earths: Photonic Materials and Devices (PRE'17) from Nov 30 to Dec 2, 2017 in Rome, Italy.
  • Glassman Asia will be held from 24-25 January 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand
  • The 6th Int. Conference on Photonics, Optics & Laser Technology will be in Funchal, Portugal from 25-27 Jan, 2018
  • Glassman Latin America 2018 will be held 21-22 March, in Jalisco A, Expo Guadalajara,Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • 29th China International Glass Industrial Technical Exhibition, 19-22 April 2018, Shanghai New International Expo Centre: China Glass 2018
  • The TechCon 2018 organised by the Society of Vacuum Coaters runs from May 5 – 10, 2018. Orlando, Florida
  • The Glass Art Society (GAS) will hold their 47th Annual Meeting in Murano, Italy - 'Il Percorso di Vetro – The Glass Path' - from 16-19 May, 2018
  • Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting: May 20-24, 2018, Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, Texas
  • Challenging Glass Conference 6, on structural & architectural applications, Delft TU, Netherlands 17-18 May, 2018
  • The 12th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics will take place on 11-15 June 2018 in the Conference Centre, Wurzburg, Germany
  • 7th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC7), June 17-21, 2018, in Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná, Brazil. A key subject will be Frontiers of Glass Science.
  • The 10th ICG Montpellier Summer School will be held on 4-8 July 2018 and will include a birthday celebration.
  • 15th International conference on the Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids will combine with the 14 European Society of Glass conference in Saint-Malo, France from 8-12 July 2018. Their web site is: www.ustverre.fr
  • The 13th International Conference on Solid State Chemistry runs from 16-21st September 2018 in Paradubice and includes a session on amorphous materials and glasses
  • The 2018 ICG annual meeting, entitled Innovations in Glass and Glass Technologies (contributions to a sustainable society), will take place in Yokohama, Japan from 23-26 September, 2018
  • Glasstec - an International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products - will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 23-26th October 2018 in Düsseldorf
  • 79th Conference on Glass Problems to take place 5-8th Nov 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • The 25th ICG Congress will be held in Boston USA from 9-14 June 2019 and organised by the GOMD of ACerS. This coincides with their centenary celebrations.
  • 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 in 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 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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