ACerS is open for business during COVID-19 with a few changes

Along with our global community of members and customers, ACerS staff are impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The State of Ohio, where ACerS’s office is located, has asked all citizens to stay at home through May 1. As a result, ACerS staff are working from home while conducting their usual Society business.

We want to assure you that ACerS is open, and you can expect business to continue as usual for the most part. Orders for products will continue to be fulfilled, however, there may be a slight delay until the State of Ohio authorizes people to return to their workplaces and our office staffing returns to normal.

ACerS events through 2020 have been canceled or rescheduled. Please check our meetings page for the latest information.

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The Society extends its best wishes for health and safety to our global community during this extraordinary time.

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The American Ceramic Society announces it has rescheduled or canceled several events because of COVID-19. These decisions, not taken lightly, are based on guidance from the WHO and CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venues.

“We considered the emphasis in the near term for ‘social distancing,’ as well as evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government officials to restrict the size of gatherings and felt the best course of action was to reschedule. We made these decisions with the health and welfare of our attendees, volunteers, and staff in mind,” says Mark Mecklenborg, executive director.

“We appreciate the efforts of our organizers, volunteers, vendors, and partners to work with us and respond to a fast-changing situation in a way that allows us to continue to serve our members and mission,” says Mecklenborg. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make future decisions as needed.”

The ACerS staff remains committed to doing its part to promote the health and safety of the ceramic and glass community and the communities we live in. Please watch the for updates and news as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

We have a great lineup of ceramic and glass conferences.



2020 Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting 

New Orleans, LA

August 2–6, 2020
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Ceramic Manufacturing Solutions Conference

Cleveland, oh

September 23–24, 2020
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Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas 

Panama City, Panama
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November 15-19, 2020
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