SGT prepares for “Meeting of the Minds 2018” in Cambridge

Three days of sessions will be hosted at Murray Edwards College in September

The Society of Glass Technology will hold its Annual Conference this coming September in Cambridge at Murray Edwards College and are extending invitations to attend a “Meeting of Minds” to mull over the multifaceted world of glass studies.

Science Session – Monday September 3 to Wednesday September 5
As ever, the theme of glass science is well to the fore, and the society welcomes the submission of abstracts for the conference stream under the title “Today and the Future.”  These sessions will focus on the development of the science of the glassy state and its application to the world of glass manufacture and the application of glass in the very diverse world of today.  For such a fascinating field it is almost impossible to be prescriptive about topics.  The society will consider carefully any aspect of glass science or technology that speakers wish to communicate.

Industry Session – returning for 2018 – Tuesday September 4
The Industry Session at the 2018 SGT Conference in Cambridge will focus on Energy and how it will be delivered to and used by glassmakers worldwide. Two keynote speakers will frame the challenges and provide the platform for our specialist speakers to outline some solutions, British Glass Manufacturers Confederation CEO Dave Dalton, who will speak on Glass Futures; and FIC Ltd CEO (and SGT President Designate) Stuart Hakes will speak on The Use of Electricity in Glass making.

History and Heritage Session – Wednesday September 5
The society will also dedicate a platform to the rich and varied history of glass and the heritage of historic glass artefacts which create insight into the life and work of our forebears. They are accepting abstracts for the conference stream under the title ‘Yesterday and the Past’. The focus of this session concerns the heritage we enjoy – its appreciation, conservation, understanding and presentation to today’s audience.  The subject area is so interesting and diverse that it defies verbal delineation. As such applicants active in any field which intersects with the revealing the human history or the ancient technology which has woven glass into the fabric of human society through the ages are welcome to submit an abstract.