united nations International year of glass 2022 Debriefing Event

Celebrating the past, present and future of glass for a sustainable, equitable and better tomorrow!

A historic closing event for IYOG2022

This debriefing session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York will unpack the many activities that have taken place over the year, their positive impacts on society, and explain to those that granted a United Nations stamp, how IYOG2022 will send ripples into future years.

13 December

Reception and red carpet photos

14 December

Presentations, buffet lunch and networking

people involved

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world-class speakers Inspiring presentations from global experts

There will be lively multimedia presentations by a team of speakers. These will highlight why glass has been worth celebrating and the best of the many hundreds of activities that took place during the year, involving hundreds of thousands of people from across five continents.

Fernando Valladares

Research Professor, CSIC and Associate Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Alicia Duran

Research Professor CSIC, Chair of the IYOG2022

Katy Devlin

Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, National Glass Association’s Glass Magazine, will present and moderate the session

Andrew Page

Editor-in-Chief of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly

John Parker

Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield

Himanshu Jain

Director of Institute for Functional Materials and Devices at Lehigh University

Erik Muijsenberg

Vice President, GLASS SERVICE, CZ

Bertrand Cazes

Secretary General of Glass for Europe

Urmilla Jokhu-Sowell

Technical and Advocacy Director for the National Glass Association (NGA)

Teresa Medici

Cultural Department of the Regional Government of Lombardy, Italy

Programme Celebrating the Year of Glass 2022

Centre piece presentations and associated social events

Equality and Education

Health Issues


Climate Change

Recap of the Year of Glass


Important Information for travel and attendance

Please check the visa and medical requirements if you are travelling from abroad. If you require a formal invitation letter to obtain a visa please follow the instructions on the ACerS web site as soon as possible.

You will also need to undergo a security check and instructions will be sent only to those registered on 14th November or soon after.

Instructions for the Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon events will be circulated shortly to all registered to attend the main event in the UN.

sponsors Event Partners

This historic ceremony and gathering would not be possible without the support of our partners. A heartfelt thank you from the IYOG2022 community.

Don't miss this historic event! Book your place at the closing event of the International Year of Glass

You can join these events in person; the UN Ceremony will also be streamed live and a recording will be available online. To attend any of these events please use the contact form via the link below: