Conferences | 11-05-2023

Society of Glass Technology annual conference call for papers

The theme of the Society of Glass Technology’s (SGT) 2023 annual conference is Sustainability in Glass. The organisers are calling for prospective presenters to send abstracts by 15 June 2023.

The SGT conference takes place in Cambridge, UK, from 4-6 September 2023.

A History and Heritage themed session will span two days, starting at 12.30pm on 5 September until 2pm on 6 September (including lunch on both days). It is hoped to have a hybrid event, with online participation by an international audience.

SGT states: “We invite delegates to join us in exploring the lively and diverse, present and future possibilities for communicating glass in all its forms through art, craft and design, history, research and education. Keynote lecturers are being approached, but presentations from students, artists, researchers and academics in the field, based around the following and any related themes, are warmly encouraged.”

Day 1: Tuesday 5 September 12.30-5pm

The proposed focus is on Glass Knowledge acquisition and transmission: through word of mouth, in-house training, literature, craft and trade bodies and, latterly, formal education, covering both practical and technical elements of glass teaching. National glass collections, publications and library resources, academic research and reconstructive modelling, glass displays, online resources and international links are all legitimate topics.

Day 2: Wednesday 6 September 9am-12.30pm

Focusing on glass arts, crafts and design, including the development of practical glass making; the preservation and safeguarding of historical glass skills promoted through UNESCO special status; town twinning projects, national and international glass prizes and funding to support glass practitioners.

The event will be divided into four themed sessions, two each day, each offering one 40-minute slot on a keynote topic and two 20-minute talks for more focused presentations by students or emerging research speakers.

It is hoped to offer opportunities for round table discussions and cross-fertilisation between those attending the different conference sessions.

To present, please submit a 250-word abstract online or email it with your contact details and keywords to: by 15 June 2023.

Following successful admission to the conference, SGT will invite submission of papers for publication (3000-4000 words).

Conference fees for delegates and presenters, including tea, coffee and lunch breaks are:

2 days Full Price Standard £95

1 day Full Price Standard £50

2 days Student £75

1 day Student £40.

The conference banquet on the evening of 5 September takes place at Corpus Christi College and is £70 per person.

On-site accommodation is available at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0DF.

For more information and to book visit:

Image: Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

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