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 has caused the cancellation of the conference planned this year in Krakow. The next in 2021 will take place in South Korea. Although shorter than the Congresses, several Technical Committees will organise sessions based on their key activities and many papers will be presented.

格鲁竞技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:



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

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Below is a list of those conferences we know about.

  • , 30 August - 4 September 2020, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • SGT Annual Meeting in Cambridge, 7-9th September 2020. CANCELLED
  • , 6-10th September 2020 at Trencin, Slovakia to include several sessions on advanced glasses. Conference Chair is Prof Galusek. POSTPONED TO 13-17 JUNE 2021
  •  will be organized by ICG's TC07 from 16-18th September 2020 in Paris. CANCELLED
  • The  on 20-24th September 2020 will take place in Krakow, Poland and will also run alongside the ESG Annual Meeting. CANCELLED (See ICG News for more information)
  • , Montecatini Terme, Italy, September 21-29, 2020, Includes: Development and Application of Functional Transparent Conducting and Semiconducting Oxides
  • 64th , Aguas de Lindoia, SP.  Now planned for 21-24th September, 2020
  • glassproINDIA 2020 is an International Exhibition for Flat glass Processing Products and Accessories and takes place from 24 – 26 September, 2020. It is a sister show to Glasstec in Düsseldorf. for a brochure
  • The 6th International Conference on Competitive Materials and Technology Processes will be held on October 5th-9th, 2020 in Miskolc-Lillafured, Hungary;
  • 22nd International Symposium on Non-Oxide and New Optical Glasses (ISNOG 2020), 11-15th October 2020, Hangzhou, China
  • Please note glasstech 2020 will run as a from 20th - 23rd October. The live event in Düsseldorf/Germany is POSTPONED TO 15-18th JUNE 2021
  • 26-30th October 2020 (replacing 81st Conference on Glass Problems). Learn about the latest glass manufacturing industry trends in a safe environment
  • ICG Winter School in Wuhan, China from 1-7th Nov. 2020. CANCELLED. Planned for 30th October-6th November 2021
  • will now be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 5,6th November 2020 in conjunction with the Glass South America Exhibition.
  • ABCERAM will hold the this year on November 16-19, at the Hotel Majestic, in Águas de Lindoia - SP. 
  • 20th , Istanbul, 12-14th November, 2020.
  • ACerS newest meeting, , PACC-FMAs, 15-19th November 2020, Panama City, Panama. POSTPONED to 2022.
  • The international meeting VITROGEOWASTES-II will take place on 15-18th November 2020 in BAEZA, Jaen, Spain.
  • , 2-3rd December 2020, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
  • is being organised as a virtual event by the Japanese Ceramic Society from 7-10th and 16-18th December 2020 and will incorporate the following conferences: 

The 61st Conference on Glass and Photonic Materials, International,
The 12th International Conference on Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass (AFPG 2020),
The 16th Symposium of Glass Industry Conference of Japan (GIC), and
The 2nd Workshop on Nuclear Waste Glasses and Related Materials, International.
Student and Young Researcher Forum on Glass Research

  • , 25-29th April, 2021, in Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • The next  on 12-14th May 2021 will be a special international event entited "Where Glass Science, Art and Technology meet together". 
  • 50th : Tacoma, Washington, USA, from May 19th through May 22nd 2021. The organisers are actively seeking fresh ideas from groups that are normally under-represented. POSTPONED TO 18-21st MAY 2022.
  • The next GOMD meeting will return on May 23–28rd, 2021 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, co-located with the .
  • , 13-17th June 2021 at Trencin, Slovakia to include several sessions on advanced glasses. Conference Chair is Prof Galusek.
  • , 21-30th June 2021, Montecatini  Terme, Italy.
  • 4th-10th July 2021, , Canterbury, UK to be run by Society of Glass Technology.
  • The 2021 , "Glass: tradition and emerging innovations" is planned for 5-8th September in Songdo ConventiA, Incheon, S. Korea (Note new dates). Link to Flyer on Home Page of this site.
  • An International Conference on 'Glass Science and Technology from the Golden Era of the Pharaohs to a Sustainable Future' from 18-20th April 2022 in Egypt.
  •  will be held at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany on 3-8 July 2022 on the occasion of the DGG centenary celebrations.
  • : 10-15th August 2022. Oxford, UK organised by the Society of Glass Technology

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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