Meetings & Events

Each year ACerS hosts and endorses a number of ceramic and glass related technical conferences, meetings, and events around the world.

ACerS returns to in-person meetings in Q4 of 2021

The American Ceramic Society announces that it fully intends to return to in-person meetings for Q4 of 2021 and beyond. ACerS and its Meetings team will continue to comply with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, relevant state and local authorities, and each conference venue in an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for our meeting attendees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While we intend to fully return to in-person meetings, we acknowledge that not all of our international meeting attendees will be able to be vaccinated or to travel in the near future.  As a result, we are considering virtual solutions for each of our conferences on a case-by-case basis that will allow broader participation.  Please continue to watch each individual conference webpage for updates.

“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 Mark Mecklenborg, executive director. “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 ceramics.org for updates and news as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold.

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Our technical conferences, meetings, and events offer attendees the opportunity to share their latest ceramic and glass research, meet experts in the field, and network with colleagues who share an interest in ceramics and glass.

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Upcoming meetings that ACerS has endorsed

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Featured Upcoming Conference:

Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2021 (MCARE 2021) combined with the 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2021) - VIRTUAL EVENT

Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE 2021), organized by The American Ceramic Society and its new Energy Materials and Systems Division, is a premier forum to address opportunities of emerging material technologies that support sustainability of a global society.

This cutting-edge international conference features plenary and invited talks, thematically-focused technical sessions, and poster presentations, enabling participants to network and exchange ideas with professional peers and acclaimed experts. The conference atmosphere engages and promotes the participation of scientists and engineers of all ages to include students and early-stage researchers.

The 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Society workshop has been highly successful in bringing the academic community from around the world together to openly discuss and to exchange ideas about energy harvesting. Those researching energy harvesting know it has become the key to the future of wireless sensor and actuator networks for a variety of applications, including monitoring of temperature, humidity, light, and location of individuals in a building, chemical/gas sensor, structural health monitoring, and more. Join us to share your research in this area and to freely discuss and network with colleagues from around the globe interested in energy harvesting solutions.

ACerS’ Partner Conferences

Learn more and register for ceramic and glass-themed conferences from ACerS’s partners.

ACerS’ Endorsed Meetings

Each year, ACerS endorses ceramic and glass-themed conferences and meetings around the globe.