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 at the Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama. Abstract Submission for the Meeting 2018 (ICG2018) opened on January 4 with a Submission Deadline for Abstracts of March 1, 2018.

 ICG 2018 is organized by the Ceramics Society of Japan (CerSJ), and they have started preparing the meeting to welcome many glass researchers, engineers and related professionals from all over the world. ICG2018 presents as its main issue “Innovations in Glass and Glass Technologies: Contributions to a Sustainable Society” which is of great importance in the field of glass science and technology to protect the global environment. ICG 2018 is also managed in strong collaboration with the Glass Industry Conference of Japan (GIC).

Please check out the topics of papers at: http://www.icg2018yokohama.com/program/index.html

Please check out the abstract submission guideline at: http://www.icg2018yokohama.com/abstract/index.html

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, comes to Istanbul, Turkey, on March 7-10, 2018 in a program organised with the Eurasia Window, Glass and Door Exhibition. It will emphasise innovations in the design, use and processing of glass. Ian Ritchie to give a keynote talk.  
  • Celsian will run a 5 day Glass Technology course at Chapeltown, UK from 12-16 March 2018.
  • Glassman Latin America 2018 will be held 21-22 March, in Jalisco A, Expo Guadalajara,Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • A Glass Performance Days conference: 17th April 2018, will immediately precede the China Glass 2018 Exhibition.
  • 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
  • Challenging Glass Conference 6, on structural & architectural applications, Delft TU, Netherlands 17-18 May, 2018
  • Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting on emerging trends in glass science and technology: May 20-24, 2018, Hilton Palacio del Rio, San Antonio, Texas. To include a Symposium to honor ex ICG president 'Professor L. David Pye: Glass Scholar and Ambassador'. 
  • A Joint Meeting of DGG, Germany, ČSS, Czech Republic & SSS, Slovakia will take place at Bayreuth (Germany) from 28-30 May 2018.
  • 15th Laehnwitzseminar on Calorimetry – “Interplay between Nucleation, Crystallization, and the Glass Transition”
    to be held June 3 - June 8 2018 in Rostock-Warnemuende (by the Baltic Sea)
  • 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. Subject: Frontiers of Glass Science including current and future challenges, plus developments in raw materials, melting, forming, furnaces, refractories, equipment.
  • 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. Abstracts before 24th Jan.
  • 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 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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