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Statement from ACerS on COVID-19 and its upcoming meetings

The American Ceramic Society announces it has rescheduled or canceled several events because of COVID-19. The decision, not taken lightly, is based on guidance from the WHO and CDC, as well as local government and public health authorities of our conference venues. The calendar below reflects all canceled or postponed events and dates, as well as the events that currently remain on the same schedule.

“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 ceramics.org for updates and news as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

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January 2021

Electronic Materials and Applications 2021 (EMA2021) – VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT

January 19 @ 9:00 am - January 22 @ 6:00 pm EST

Bravura Speaker Portal Bravura Attendee Portal   Online Itinerary now available! VIRTUAL DETAILS FOR PRESENTERS   Meeting Description Electronic Materials and Applications 2021 (EMA 2021) is an international conference focused on electroceramic materials and their applications in electronic, electrochemical, electromechanical, magnetic, dielectric, biological and optical components, devices, and systems. Jointly programmed by the Electronics Division and Basic Science Division of The American Ceramic Society, EMA 2021 will be a virtual event on the same planned dates, January 19–22, 2021. EMA…

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Virtual Winter Workshop 2021

January 28 @ 10:00 am - January 29 @ 3:00 pm EST

Virtual Winter Workshop 2021 The 2021 ACerS Winter Workshop will be held virtually on January 28-29, 2021. The program was specifically designed to accommodate students across time zones from Europe to the USA. The two sessions of approximately five hours each will consist of technical presentations and professional development activities. Noted scientists will share progress and perspective in key areas of ceramics research from additive manufacturing to ceramics for space applications. Attendees will also participate in presentations and group discussions…

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February 2021

45th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC2021) – VIRTUAL ONLY EVENT

February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 12 @ 12:00 pm EST

COVID-19 UpdateDue to uncertainty surrounding the current global pandemic, meeting organizers, along with the meetings team at The American Ceramic Society, have decided to move the 45th International Conference & Exposition on Advanced Ceramics & Composites meeting to a fully virtual format for 2021, running live sessions containing pre-recorded talks on February 8-12, 2021. This will be the first-ever Virtual ICACC organized by ACerS Engineering Ceramics Division, and we'd like for you to be a part of it. Online Itinerary…

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March 2021

56th Annual St. Louis Section / Refractory Ceramics Division Symposium on Refractories

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel St. Louis, MO United States + Google Map

The St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division of The American Ceramic Society will sponsor the 56th Annual Symposium on Refractories on the theme “Properties and Performance of Refractory Ceramics – A Tribute to Richard C. Bradt” on March 24-25, 2021. A kickoff event will held the evening of March 23. The meeting will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. Co-program chairs Kelley Wilkerson, Missouri University of Science &Technology  (krowb4@mst.edu) Jeff Smith,…

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April 2021

International Congress on Ceramics (ICC8)

April 25 - April 30
BEXCO, #55 APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu
Busan, Korea, Republic of
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The 8th International Congress on Ceramics (ICC8) takes place April 25–30, 2021 in Bexco, Busan, Korea. The program will feature a welcome reception, plenary talks, technical sessions, banquet, and an excursion.

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June 2021

ACerS 2021 Structural Clay Products Division & Southwest Section Meeting in conjunction with the National Brick Research Center Meeting

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, 700 San Jacinto Street
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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July 2021

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

July 18 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Hyatt Regency Bellevue Bellevue, WA United States + Google Map

Travel limitations and vaccine concerns due to Covid-19 necessitate including a hybrid option for this meeting.  Speakers who can travel are urged to attend in person. Please note, if you submitted an abstract for the 2020 conference, it will be carried over to 2021 unless you contact us to withdraw your submission. SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR 2021 Due by February 3 SUBMIT ABSTRACT MCARE 2021 Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE 2021), organized by The American Ceramic Society and…

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August 2021

6th Ceramics Expo

August 30 - September 1
Huntington Convention Center Cleveland, OH United States + Google Map

New Date: August 30 – September 1, 2021   300 suppliers | 3,000+ attendees | 50 speakers Apply to be a speaker here Theme for 2021: Enabling a clean, efficient and electrified future Ceramics Expo is the leading annual supply chain exhibition and conference for advanced ceramic and glass materials, manufacturing, technologies, and components. It will showcase the latest innovations in materials, processes, and products that are driving today’s ceramic and glass industry. The event attracts attendance from senior executives, engineers…

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September 2021

ICG Annual Meeting 2021

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm KST

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Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR 2021) 17th Biennial Worldwide Congress on Refractories

September 14 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 5:30 pm CDT
Hilton Chicago Chicago, IL United States + Google Map

FINAL CALL! Abstracts are due by March 15, 2021 Submit your abstract today! SUBMIT ABSTRACT The Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) is a biennial international conference that contributes to the progress and exchange of industrial knowledge and technologies concerning refractories. Refractory organizations from around the world will collaborate on the biennial conference planned for Sept. 14-17, 2021, in Chicago, Ill, with a theme of "Refractories as a Global Industry." Deadline for the paper proceedings will be April 10,…

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