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.
Reception and red carpet photos
Presentations, buffet lunch and networking
✓ Exposure at the last official IYOG premier event reporting to the United Nations.
✓ Opportunity to develop relationships with potential national and global customers as
well as connect more strongly with your existing customers.
✓ A cost-effective way to reinforce your organisation's brand and build brand
awareness amongst a relevant audience.
✓ Increased marketing opportunities including visibility on the IYOG website and
associated marketing materials
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.
Research Professor, CSIC and Associate Professor, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Fernando Valladares holds a PhD in biology from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). He is Research Professor at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and associate professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. He is a highly cited scientist (top 1% in Ecology), with more than 400 articles and books on his numerous investigations on the role of biodiversity and the impacts of climate change and human activities on ecosystems. In 2021 he received the Jaime I Award in the category of Environmental Protection as well as the BBVA Foundation Environmental Communication Award. His concern for the environmental crisis has pushed him to actively disseminate about the impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss and different types of pollution in various media and in his channel The Health of Humankind in social networks. More details in www.valladares.info
Research Professor CSIC, Chair of the IYOG2022
Dr. Alicia Durán obtained a degree in Physics from the National University of Córdoba in Argentina and a PhD in Physical Sciences from the UAM, developing her professional career at the Institute of Ceramics and Glass of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Research Professor of CSIC and the responsible of the GlaSS group (http://glass.icv.csic.es), with more than 250 publications in WOK (H index of 46), she is currently President of the International Commission on Glass (ICG). She received the Phoenix Award from the international glass industry, being named Glass Person of the Year 2019. Now she is leading the International Year of Glass 2022, approved by the GA of United Nations on May 18th 2021.
Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, National Glass Association’s Glass Magazine, will present and moderate the session
Katy Devlin is associate publisher and editor-in-chief of the National Glass Association’s Glass Magazine, the glass and glazing authority. Katy is a journalist with nearly 20 years of experience reporting on the architectural glass industry. During her tenure at Glass Magazine, she has become a leading voice covering the glass industry’s high-performance future, major market trends, top challenges facing glass companies and more.
Editor-in-Chief of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly
Andrew Page, the editor-in-chief of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, works with art critics, museum curators, and scholars. From 2012 to 2019, he was director of the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. Prior to editing Glass, Page was the executive editor of Avenue magazine, the arts editor of the PhiladelphiaWeekly newspaper, and a staff writer at Brooklyn Bridge magazine. His articles have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer as well as New York, Details, Philadelphia and Brooklyn Bridge magazines. He co-curated an exhibition of Lino Tagliapietra's at The Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2016-17 entitled "Lino Tagliapietra: Paintings in Glass." Page's essay on the history of Studio Glass appeared in Contemporary Glass (Black Dog Publishing, 2008), and he was editor of Gene Koss: Sculpture (Arnoldsche). Page holds a BA from Vassar College, and lives in Manhattan with his family.
Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield
Following eight years at the University of Cambridge he moved to Sheffield University to specialize in Glass Technology (1972). 50 years on he is still teaching and curates their Turner Museum. An Honorary Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology and Honorary Member of the Deutsches Glastechnische Gesellshaft, he was for 21 years secretary of ICG’s Coordinating Technical Committee, receiving their Turner Award and President’s Award. He contributes to the ICG Winter and Summer Schools and is helping administer the UN International Year of Glass. Having published 200 books and technical articles, he now enjoys writing on Glassmaking History.
Director of Institute for Functional Materials and Devices at Lehigh University
Himanshu Jain is the T.L. Diamond Distinguished Chair Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Director of Institute for Functional Materials and Devices at Lehigh University. He helped establish and served as the director of NSF’s International Materials Institute for New Functionality in Glass, which pioneered globalization of glass research and education and led to multiple international glass research centers in different countries. Over the past three decades he has focused on introducing new functionality and novel processing of glass, and making glass education available worldwide freely. Lately, he has been advocating for use-inspired research, and led the development of a new doctoral education model: Pasteur Partners PhD (P3) based on Industry-University partnerships. He is an author/editor of 12 patents, 10 books and over 400 research publications on glass science and technology.
Vice President, GLASS SERVICE, CZ
Erik Muijsenberg graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Eindhoven (1990). He worked for TNO, Eindhoven, for 8 years, focusing on furnace modeling and glass melting technology, becoming Glass Department leader. He next became Managing Director of GLASS SERVICE B.V., firstly in Maastricht, Netherlands later moving to its headquarters in the Czech Republic as Vice President. Glass Service employs over 100 engineers with offices worldwide.
In 1997, with former TNO colleagues, he received the Otto Schott Award and in 2012 the German Glass Society Adolf Dietzel Industry Award for work on glass furnace modeling & optimization. He became a Fellow of the UK Society of Glass Technology in 2014.He is vice Chairman and a past Chairmen of ICG Technical Committee 21. In 2016 he joined ICG’s Steering Committee. In 2017 he became a Phoenix Award Committee member and has been selected as next Vice Chair and future Chair.
Secretary General of Glass for Europe
Bertrand Cazes is the Secretary General of Glass for Europe, the trade association for Europe’s flat glass sector.
Bertrand is actively involved in all policy and regulatory issues affecting the flat glass sector at European level, be in terms of manufacturing, decarbonisation, energy-efficiency, sustainability and product policy. With over 12 years at the helm of Glass for Europe, Bertrand has a strong insider knowledge of the flat glass sector in Europe and a unique overview over the challenges faced by the industry.
Bertrand is a graduate in political science and holds two master’s degree in the management of European Affairs from universities in Paris and London.
Technical and Advocacy Director for the National Glass Association (NGA)
Urmilla Jokhu-Sowell, P.E., is the Technical and Advocacy Director for the National Glass Association (NGA), the largest glass and glazing trade organization in North America. Urmilla received both a bachelors and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Texas Tech University and is a registered Professional Engineer. Urmilla advocates for and promotes the use of glass in buildings and collaborates with several global organizations on developing industry standards, best practices, and technical education. She has leadership and representative positions on national and international glass-related organizations, including American Society for Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ASTM International, Glazing Industry Code Committee (GICC), and International Standards Organization (ISO).
Cultural Department of the Regional Government of Lombardy, Italy
Teresa Medici works at the Cultural Department of the Regional Government of Lombardy, Italy, supporting museums and their accreditation system. She received a Ph.D. in Archaeology and is the author of papers on archaeological glass, with a special focus on late medieval and early modern Iberian Peninsula. She served as the Chair of ICOM Glass IC from 2019 to 2022 and was the coordinator of the IYOG Museums, Art, Archaeology and History Group. Member of the I&D Unit VICARTE, Portugal, and board member of the Italian Committee of the AIHV - Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre, her main interests are medieval and early modern glass in Portugal and glass as heritage.
Centre piece presentations and associated social events
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