2024 IAC Congress in Portugal

16-20 September 2024

Mark your calendars! The IAC is pleased to announce that our next Congress and General Assembly will take place in Portugal from 16-20 September 2024. It will be the first ever IAC Congress hosted by Portugal and as such it is a landmark event!
The Portuguese Association of Ceramic Cities and Towns will be hosting the event in two neighbouring cities, each with very a strong ceramics tradition: Caldas da Rainha and Alcobaça. Located an hour north of Lisbon, these two historic cities are the ideal setting for a gathering of ceramics enthusiasts, with world-class exhibition and conference facilities and a wide array of ceramic and cultural sites.

The five-day Congress programme will include opening and closing galas, international, national and satellite exhibitions, visits to factories and ateliers, a daytrip to Lisbon, panel discussions, roundtables, and breakout sessions exploring contemporary ceramic culture. In addition, there will be pre- and post-Congress tours of nearby “ceramic towns” to the North and South of Portugal for those of you interested in extending your stay.

The host committee is currently working hard in liaison with the IAC to confirm further details. We will announce these to you in due course, notably on the 2024 Congress website when it is launched in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned!


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