Conference Overview

The IYOG 2022 Conference for South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand is inspired by ideas of glass as vision, reflection and imagination. Thank you for your interest!

The conference is underpinned by the United Nation’s goals in “Agenda 2030”: to demonstrate the role of glass in advancing civilization throughout recorded history; to reaffirm the links between glass, art and culture; to stimulate research on glass in education, technology, and the public domain, including museums; to build global alliances in glass practice and research; to celebrate glass’s role in achieving sustainable and equitable growth and in improving the quality of life everywhere.

The conference will focus on Region 16 of IYOG 2022, which encompasses South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and the Pacific.  Panels will explore the possibilities of glass as a creative and innovative medium in art, art history, architecture and building, archaeology, the sciences (botanical, zoological, earth, physics, chemistry, engineering, health sciences and astronomy).  The conference invites both historical and contemporary perspectives and cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

The Conference Committee welcomes panel proposals exploring themes such as:

  • Glass and sustainability
  • Glass and contemporary cultural practice
  • Glass within the sciences
  • Glass within the humanities
  • Glass and First Peoples
  • Glass: collections, exhibitions and curatorial practice
  • Glass in the digital domain
  • The potential of glass within cross-cultural exchanges
  • Glass and technological innovation
  • Glass and the built environment/public space
  • Open Session

Conference Format

The IYOG 2022 Conference ‘GLASS: Vision, Reflection, Imagination’ will be held online over three consecutive days – 15-17 November 2022. There will be a combination of keynote speakers, panel presentations, and papers, depending on the submissions from you!

The Organisers encourage participation from all countries in IYOG2022 Region 16 or panels and papers that focus on Region 16 from elsewhere in the glass world.

For all inquiries please contact the Conference Convenors, Dr Bronwyn Hughes at or Dr Alison Inglis at or use our contact form.


OpenEventClosing Date
11 April 2022Call for PanelsClosed
Panel Convenors notifiedClosed
15 July 2022Call for PapersClosed
Convenors confirm all speakersNovember 2022
8 November 2022Program Schedules are announcedDay One: Vision
Day Two: Reflection
Day Three: Imagination
8 November 2022Registrations open * Click on the links in the box above to see the program for each day.
* At the bottom of each schedule, there is a link to book a ticket.
* Shortly before the conference begins you will be sent Zoom link/s to access the conference.
13 November 2022Registrations close
15 November 2022Conference Dates17 November 2022