Call for Abstracts for the Conference on Glass Problems

The 79th Conference on Glass Problems extends invitations to submit abstracts for oral presentation

The 79th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) invites engineers, educators, students, and solutions providers working on various aspects of glass manufacturing to submit an abstract for an oral presentation at this premier industry conference. The 79th Conference on Glass Problems is organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University, and endorsed by The American Ceramic Society.
Broad topics of interest include:

  • Furnace design and reconstruction
  • Physics and chemistry of the melting process
  • Thermodynamics and reaction kinetics of oxide systems relevant to industrial glass melting
  • Modeling of glass melting and processing
  • Combustion and heat transfer
  • Refractories
  • Safety
  • Raw materials: engineered, minerals, and chemicals, batching and recycling
  • Forming
  • Energy efficiency and management
  • Environmental impact of glass
  • Advanced process controls and sensors
  • New topics (relevant to glass manufacturing)

79th GPC selected oral presentation authors are required to submit a paper for publication in the proceedings of the conference.
The 79th annual GPC will run November 5-8, 2018, once again at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America, and attracts glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and problem solutions. Co-organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University, the conference provides expert lectures, panel discussions and focused courses and symposia, along with exhibiting and networking opportunities.
True to its tagline, GPC is the conference where glass manufacturers meet. Submit your abstract today to become a part of the technical program.

To submit an abstract:
Download the abstract submission form
Fill in the abstract submission form fields
Return the completed abstract submission form as an email attachment to Donna Banks at

Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 24, 2018, 9 pm EST — no exceptions

Interested in reserving an exhibit booth or a hospitality booth or salon?
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If you have questions about the 79th Conference on Glass Problems, please visit, or contact Donna Banks at or (614) 523-3033.

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