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2020 Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting (GOMD 2020)


August 2 @ 8:00 am
August 6 @ 4:00 pm
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Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
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(504) 523-3341

In light of recent events related to the coronavirus, The American Ceramic Society is announcing that GOMD 2020 will be rescheduled for later this year. The postponed conference will be held August 2–6, 2020, and will remain at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.

If you have an abstract submitted for this conference, our technical programming team will be in touch with you to confirm that you can still present at the later date in August. If you have already registered for the conference, you may either keep your registration and have it applied to the postponed date (which will happen automatically) or contact ACerS Customer Service for a full refund. You can reach a customer service representative at customerservice@ceramics.org or 1-866-721-3322 (toll free U.S. only) or 1-614-890-4700 (outside U.S.).

If you currently have a reservation with the Hotel Monteleone within our ACerS room block, those rooms are all being canceled automatically. Visit the Hotel & Travel link for for details on how to rebook for August.

This decision, which was not taken lightly, is based on guidance from the WHO and the CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venue.

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.

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. And we will continue to monitor the situation closely and make future decisions as needed.

Please visit our website for updates and news as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. On behalf of our leaders, we extend the Society’s best wishes for health. We encourage our members to contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Register Today

Join ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) for its annual meeting August 2-7, 2020 (NEW DATE!), in New Orleans, Louisiana. Technical leaders from industry, national laboratories, and academia will lead technical sessions featuring both oral and poster presentations that provide an open forum for glass scientists and engineers from around the world to present and exchange findings on recent advances in various aspects related to glass science and technology.

Students are encouraged to enter their presentations in the annual student poster competition for professional recognition and cash awards! Students attending GOMD 2020 are also invited to attend a career roundtable discussion with scientists from industry, national laboratories, and academia about career opportunities and other topics in a casual environment. GOMD 2020 will provide a unique opportunity for students to learn, interact, and win!

The GOMD Executive Committee, program chairs, and volunteer organizers sincerely hope you will join us at GOMD 2020 to find new collaborative opportunities and to exchange ideas in the international glass community.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

Glass & Optical Materials Division 2020 Annual Meeting Program Chairs

Jessica Rimsza
Geochemistry Department
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM
Delia Brauer
Otto Schott Institute of Materials Research
Friedrich Schiller University
Jena, Germany
GOMD 2019-2020 Officers
Jincheng Du
University of North Texas
John Mauro
Pennsylvania State University
Vice chair
Sabyasachi Sen
University of California, Davis
Gang Chen
Ohio University

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.