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.

  • Glass Appreciation for Retail, a short course run by Glass Technology Services in Sheffield, UK on 26th February, 2019
  • The 7th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology will take place on 25-27th February 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic. 
  • British Glass are running a one day course on new legislation concerned with Machinery Safety (PUWER), 13th March 2019 in Sheffield
  • 2 day training on redox, fining, and glass quality. 13-14 March, Etrop Grange Hotel, Manchester, run by Celsian.
  • Future of Information and Communication Conference (FICC) 14-15th March 2019, San Francisco
  • The 2019 GAS conference,  'Visions of Glass' will be held in St Petersburg, Florida on 28-31st March 2019.
  • ICG's TC03 are organising a School on Thermodynamics of Glass  on Sunday 12th May 2019 in Erlangen-Nürnberg Universität, Germany. Registration is free of charge. Please apply to: dominique.de.ligny@fau.de
  • The 25th ICG Congress will be held in Boston USA from 9-14th June 2019 and organised by the GOMD of ACerS. This coincides with their centenary celebrations.
  • 2019 Summer School on Photonic Materials, is  being organised at the Universite Laval, Canada on June 15-22th 2019 to follow ICG2019 in Boston.
  • GPD Finland - from 26th to 28th June 2019 - is now open for registration.
  • The 11th ICG Summer School in Montpellier will take place from 8-12th July 2019.
  • A school for reseach students is planned in Brazil during August 2019 with some funding available to support overseas student attendance. More information on this site as it becomes available.
  • The Society of Glass Technology are planning their next Annual Meeting 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, Jena, Germany.
  • 1st European Conference on Silicon and Silica based based materials, Sept 17-20th, 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.
  • The 5th ICG Winter School in Wuhan is planned for 20-25th October 2019
  • The 80th Conference on Glass Problems will be on 28-31st October 2019 in Columbus Ohio. Now is the time to submit an abstract.
  • 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
  • Please note the date for glasstec 2020: 20th - 23rd of October in Düsseldorf/Germany
  • The 2021 ICG Annual Meeting will take place in 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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