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Ceramic Manufacturing Solutions Conference – VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT


September 29
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


I-X Center
Cleveland, OH 44135 United States + Google Map



Join industry experts for a deeper dive into ceramic and glass manufacturing challenges and practical advice on testing and process solutions.

In light of recent events related to the coronavirus known as COVID-19, The American Ceramic Society is announcing that the Ceramic Manufacturing Solutions Conference (CMSC) 2020 will be held in late September 2020 as a virtual event rather than a live event.

The decision to cancel the live version of CMSC is based on guidance from the WHO and the CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venue. It was also made in conjunction with Smarter Shows, which postponed Ceramics Expo to May 3–5, 2021.

If you have already registered for the conference, your registration fee will be refunded.  If you made hotel bookings through the Ceramics Expo official hotel partner DF Meetings and Events, your bookings will be automatically cancelled. You do not need to contact DF Meetings & Events to arrange the cancellation. 

We will provide more details about the virtual CMSC event in two weeks. 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. We apologize for this inconvenience; however, we believe that cancelling this meeting will protect the health of our attendees and staff members.

Check out our lineup of invited speakers

If you work in ceramic and glass manufacturing, we’ve compiled a superb lineup of speakers and topics important in your daily business. Want to join the discussion? Register today to secure your seat.


View Technical Program Register Today

The inaugural Ceramic Manufacturing Solutions Conference (CMSC) will feature practical programming covering solutions to critical aspects faced by the ceramic manufacturing community. CMSC 2020 will be held at Cleveland’s I-X Center in conjunction with the Ceramics Expo.


The 2020 CMSC program will focus on three important areas:

Session 1. Testing, Quality, and Health & Safety

Session 2. Ceramic Processing

Session 3. Raw Materials


Conference registration includes 1.5 days of technical programming, a networking reception on Wednesday evening, and a networking lunch on Thursday. All events occur in the Ballroom at the I-X Center in Cleveland, OH.

Who should attend

• Plant managers, engineers, and technicians
• Testing and quality control personnel
• R&D engineers
• Academic researchers studying manufacturing processes
• Process improvement specialists
• Engineers and technicians entering the ceramics industry
• Consultants
• Manufacturing supply chain providers

Conference Chair

Mike-Alexander-photo Mike Alexander
Allied Mineral Products, Inc.

Advisory Committee

Don Bray, Sintx Technologies, Inc.

William Headrick, RHI Magnesita and ACerS Manufacturing Division representative

Keith DeCarlo, Blasch Precision Ceramics


The American Ceramic Society values diverse and inclusive participation within the field of ceramic science and engineering. ACerS strives to promote involvement and access to leadership opportunity regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, career path or academic level.