International Year of Glass

A United Nations International Year celebrating the heritage and importance of glass

Celebrating the world of glass

On May 18, 2021, the United Nations General Assembly formally approved a resolution declaring the year 2022 as the International Year of Glass to celebrate the heritage and importance of this material in our lives.

On this page, learn the history of the IYOG initiative and explore the activities that are planned for 2022.

About IYOG

North American Steering Committee

The North American Steering Committee will help coordinate and promote the best ideas for celebrating IYOG 2022 and will multiply their impact. Contact the committee at

International Year of Glass: Calendar of events

A list of events taking place in 2022 to celebrate the International Year of Glass.

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EventDates in 2022LocationOrganizers
IYOG Inaugural ConferenceFebruary 10–11Palace of Nations, Geneva, SwitzerlandIYOG
National Day of GlassApril 5–7Washington, D.C.ACerS
ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division Annual MeetingMay 22–26Baltimore, Md.ACerS GOMD
International Congress on Glass and German Glass Society centennial recognitionJuly 3–8Berlin, GermanyInternational Commission on Glass
Interdisciplinary Conference/Workshop and CelebrationJuly 13–17Alfred, New YorkAlfred University
American Glass Guild Annual ConferenceJuly 14–17Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y.American Glass Guild

ACerS resources on glass

Learn more about glass through several of ACerS resources!

International Journal of Applied Glass Science

The International Journal of Applied Glass Science (IJAGS) endeavors to be an indispensable source of information dealing with the application of glass science and engineering across the entire materials spectrum.

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ACerS books

ACerS and Wiley co-publish books and proceedings that will assist you with research & development, ceramic and glass processing, and educational advancement in materials science.

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Online courses

ACerS online courses provide instruction in ceramic science technology—available in formats that make it easy for individuals to learn and cost-effective for companies to train their employees.

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