As we all know only too well, the global pandemic has had some tragic consequences as well as disrupting our personal and professional lives very significantly. Whilst many valiant efforts have been made to continue with meeting and conferences on-line, our ability to talk face-to-face with each other and enjoy each other's company has in many cases simply not been possible. However, the good news is that, hopefully, things look as if we may be able to start planning again for a world where we can meet, learn and laugh together.
The undersigned below would very much like to invite all of you to a meeting that we hope will help to re-unify the worldwide ceramics community in one place and at one time. By agreement between the European Ceramics Society, the International Ceramic Federation and the International Committee of Electroceramics, and with excellent international co-operation, it has been decided to combine three major conferences into a single major conference. We realise just how busy 2022 is likely to be as many conferences that have had to be postponed are now jostling for timeslots – and attendees' budgets. Our move will see ECerS XVII, ICC9 and Electroceramics XVIII all held simultaneously in Krakow, Poland, 10-14 July 2022. A single registration fee will provide access to all three conferences, which are being hosted under the common title Ceramics in Europe 2022.
We truly hope that you will let this wonderful and ancient city with an old university and scientific tradition become the background for a tremendously fruitful meeting, which will give us all a much-needed boost for achieving progress again in our professional lives for the benefit of our world.
Prof. Francis Cambier
Belgian Ceramic Research Centre
Prof. Jon Binner
University of Birmingham
JECS Trust President
Prof. Suk-Joong L. Kang
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Prof. Zbigniew Pędzich
AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow
Prof. Alexander Michaelis
Fraunhofer IKTS Dresden
ECerS XVIII Chairman
Prof. Pascal Marchet
University of Limoges
Electroceramics Conference Chairman
"The conference supported by Ministry of Education and Science under Excellent Science Programme"