Events

47th German Liquid Crystal Conference

We are happy to announce the 47th German Liquid Crystal Conference, which will be organised in 2020 together with the Polish Liquid Crystal Society as a German-Polish Liquid Crystal Conference.The conference will take place in Magdeburg, at the Festung Mark from Tuesday, March 24 to Friday, March 27, 2020. This conference continues the tradition of bringing together researchers from various fields of liquid crystal soft matter and beyond. The German Topical Meeting on Liquid Crystals has long become an international-scale workshop promoting an exchange of views among scientists working with Soft Matter and, in particular, liquid crystals. It became a tradition to organise the German LC Conference in collaboration with Liquid Crystal societies of other countries. This time, we are bringing together the most advanced researchers from Poland and Germany in a joint effort. The activities at the meeting will consist of a few invited lectures from distinguished international scientists, and oral presentation and posters mainly from young researchers. Diverse topics cover a wide range of chemistry, physics, and application technologies of thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystals, including relevant areas such as - Soft Matter Physics and Material Science - Synthesis and Characterisation of New Liquid Crystal Compounds - Adaptive Optics and Photonics - Colloid chemistry and physics - Nanoscience - Thin Fluid Films - Active liquid crystals - Biological and medical applications On behalf of the organisers, we ask you to mark this date in your schedule for 2020. We will invite you to submit contributions and to register for the meeting shortly. The deadline for abstract submission is January 6, 2020. Detailed information will be announced soon. Alexey Eremin and Ralf Stannarius Paweł Perkowski and Mateusz Mrukiewicz

International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference

International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference

15-18 September 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference (ILCEC) will be held from September 15 – 18, 2019, at NATLAB in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The ILCEC 2019 will bring together chemists, physicists, and engineers to share both fundamental advances and discuss application opportunities for this exciting class of materials.

ILCEC 2019 is organized in a building with history, the Philips NATLAB. It is the original building of Philips Research Laboratories founded in 1914 by Gilles Holst, the world-renowned inventor of the low-pressure sodium lamp. The building was also the home of many other Philips Inventions such as the compact disc, the magnetic cassette tape and the IC LOCOS technology and was visited by many famous scientists including Albert Einstein in 1923. Also, at Philips Research, the liquid crystal network technology was developed in 1985. Initially to function as low thermal expansion coating for optical telecommunication fibers. Later very successfully for optical film improving liquid crystal displays on their viewing performance.

We hope you will consider joining us in Eindhoven!

https://www.ilcec2019.com

Flyer_ILCEC2019

EuroDisplay 2019 conference

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder concerning the forthcoming 34th SID Conference "EuroDisplay-2019" hosted in Minsk from September 16 to 20, 2019.

https://eurodisplay2019.bsuir.by

Please note that abstract submission and early bird registration dead line are 15th of June and 15th of July 2019 correspondingly.

"EuroDisplay-2019" conference has been for many years an important event for the display community. The strength of this meeting is to gather a selection of important topics into a single Conference on a short period of time, maximizing the chances of fruitful interaction between scientists, technologists and engineers.
The large array of invited and keynote speakers highlights the broad field of interest covered by this conference, ranging from synthesis and characterization of modern display materials and physical phenomena to advanced displays, production technologies and equipment.
Finally, in addition of the high quality scientific communications, coming to Minsk might also be the good occasion to discover our city.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Minsk in September, 2019.

Best regards,

The ED-2019 Organizing Committee

International Workshop on Topological Structures in Ferroic Materials (TOPO 2019)

International Workshop on Topological Structures in Ferroic Materials (TOPO2019), 16-20 June, Prague–Průhonice, Czech Republic

46th German Liquid Crystal Conference

The 46th German Liquid Crystal Conference will be held from 27 to 29 March 2019 at Paderborn University in Paderborn, Germany. Invited speakers are Peter Collings, Ewa Górecka, Lech Longa, Pawel Perkowski, and Pawel Pieranski.

Heinz Kitzerow

More events you can find in the ILCS calendar.

The 8th International Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics

In 2019, The 8th International Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics will be organized by the Liquid Crystal Branch of the Chinese Physical Society, and jointly organized by South China Normal University and Shenzhen Guohua Optoelectronic Tech. Co., Ltd. SLCP 2019 will take place in Guangzhou from March 29th until March 31st.

2019 Annual Conference of British Liquid Crystal Society

We are delighted to announce the British Liquid Crystal Society's 2019 annual conference, 15-17 April 2019. This year, the conference will take place at the University of Leeds and will include the first lyotropic liquid crystals workshop.

2019 Annual Conference of British Liquid Crystal Society, 15-17 April, Leeds

15th European Conference on Liquid Crystals

15th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, June 30-July 5, 2019, Wrocław (Poland)

We cordially invite you to attend the 15th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, which will be held at the Hotel "Scandic" in Wrocław.

ECLC 2019 is an International Conference organized by Military University of Technology, Warsaw, under the auspices of the Polish Liquid Crystal Society.

The program of ECLC will cover the following topics:

• Novel LC phases Structure and Phase Behaviour.
• Design and Synthesis of LC Materials.
• Photonic, Electro- and Photo-Responsive LC Systems.
• Theory and Simulations of LC Systems.
• LC Polymers, Elastomers, Colloids and Gels.
• Hybrid and Nanostructured LC Systems.
• Biological, Lyotropic and Chromonic LC Systems.
• Ferroelectric LC Systems.
• Confined LC Systems and Defects.
• Hydrodynamics and Microfluids of LC Systems.
• Applications of Liquid Crystals.
• Other Subject Related to LC.

The Conference is organized by the Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry at the Warsaw Military University of Technology.

Please take further information on the conference from the attached flyer and the website http://eclc2019.pl

We are looking forward to seeing you in Wrocław

With best regards,
Chairman: Marzena Tykarska
Co-chairs: Wiktor Piecek, Przemysław Kula
Chairman of the Programme Committee: Janusz Parka
Chairman of the Organizing Committee: Jerzy Zieliński

ECLC 2019

Events

Optics of Liquid Crystals 2019

Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 18th edition of Optics of Liquid Crystals 2019 (OLC-2019)! The symposium will take place during the pleasant month of September at Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, from September 8 to 13, 2019.

Building on the success of past editions, OLC-2019 is a top-level international conference bringing together scientists to share on recent developments in liquid crystal technologies and applications. Industry is more than welcomed to contribute. The conference program will be broad with topics including the discovery, synthesis, modeling and study of new liquid crystalline materials as well as their integration into components and devices with a special focus of biophotonics applications. The primary goal of OLC-2019 is to present state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in liquid crystal technologies and to promote cross-disciplinary interactions that can spur the development of this exciting materials research field.

You are warmly invited to mark those dates on your calendar and visit our website to get the list of topics and more information about the event!

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you in Québec City next September.
Tigran Galstian, Université Laval, Québec City and the Organizing Committee


Events

FLC 2019: Frontiers of Chirality and Polarity in Soft Matter

The Soft Materials Research Center at the University of Colorado Boulder is delighted to announce the 17th International Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Conference, FLC 2019: Frontiers of Chirality and Polarity in Soft Matter.

The conference will take place
Sunday – Wednesday, August 4 – 7, 2019, on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder. FLC 2019 will feature oral and poster presentations in all areas involving chirality and/or polarity in soft matter. There will also be excursions scheduled for Thursday, August 8, allowing conference participants an opportunity to take advantage of the world class sightseeing and outdoor activities available near Boulder and in the greater Rocky Mountain area.

The conference website:
https://flc2019.colorado.edu will be live within a week (by 9/19/2018).

Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for further information!

With best regards,
David M. Walba
Conference Chair


Events

Smart Nanomaterials, 10-13 December 2018, France

The following international conference on Smart Nanomaterials will take place in Ecole Nationale Chimie Paris Tech from 10th to 13th of December 2018: Smart Nanomaterials: Advances, Innovation and Application Conference with more information to be found at www.snaia2018.com.

The conference focus is to discuss the most critical technological advances, innovations and new practical applications in Smart Technologies.
Smart NanoMaterials 2018 (SNAIA2018) will provide a unique platform to meet, share knowledge and establish links between experts from academia and industry in the emerging fields of Wearable (Opto)Electronics, CMOS Photonics, Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, OptoGenetics, Smart Coatings and Thin Films.
The conference programme will also include the Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Nanomaterials Symposium in partnership with the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS), UK, and the European Microscopy Society (EMS). The symposium will cover fundamental techniques such as optical microscopy, TEM, STEM, EELS, EDX, SEM, AFM, Raman, and FTIR for a wide range of possible applications, from chemistry and material fabrication of nanomaterials to nanophotonic and (opto)-electronic systems and thin-film coating engineering. The symposium will further include a workshop with hands-on demonstrations and the possibility to test participants' samples on-site.

We have an exciting list of Keynote and Invited Speakers lined up for this event:
Prof. Andrea C. Ferrari - Cambridge Graphene Centre
Prof. Pavlos Lagoudakis - University of Southampton & Skoltech University Prof. David Andrews - University of East Anglia
Prof. Coskun Kocabas - University of Manchester
Prof. Frank A. Nüesch - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Prof. László Forró - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Prof. Jérôme Tignon – École Normale Supérieure and UPMC
Prof. Mikhail Portnoi - University of Exeter
Prof. Igor Lukyanchuk - University of Amiens
Prof. Oleg Yazev - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Prof. Alexander Baranov - ITMO University
Prof. Monica Craciun - University of Exeter
Prof. Andrey Somov - Skoltech University
Prof. Alberto G. Curto - Eindhoven University of Technology
Prof. Igor Bondarev - North Carolina Central University
Prof. Zhe Li - Cardiff University
Prof. Michelle Sander - Boston University Dr. Stanislav Leesment - NT-MDT
Dr. Ingo Dierking - University of Manchester

More information on Smart Nanomaterials: Advances, Innovation and Application Conference can be found at www.snaia2018.com.

Thank you very much for your cooperation,
Prof Anna Baldycheva Centre for Graphene Science

ILCC2018: Deadline for abstract submission is extended until 15th February.

Dear the Members of International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS). The deadline for abstract submission of 27th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2018) is extended until 15th February. ILCC2018 will be held in Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan from July 22 to 27, 2018. ILCC2018 will be held in Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan from July 22 to 27, 2018. Information of ILCC2018 is available from the website and abstract submission is possible on the conference website.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto.

Sincerely yours
Masahiro Funahashi
Secretariat general of ILCC2018

ILCC 2018: Deadline for abstract submission

Dear the Members of International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) The deadline for abstract submission of 27th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC2018) is rapidly approaching on 1st February. ILCC2018 will be held in Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan from July 22 to 27, 2018. Information of ILCC2018 is available from the website and abstract submission is possible on the conference website.

http://ilcc2018.org/

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto.

Sincerely yours
Masahiro Funahashi
Secretariat general of ILCC2018

7th Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics

Workshop on Liquid Crystals for Photonics (WLCP 2018) will be organized in parallel with XXII Conference on Liquid Crystals Chemistry, Physics and Applications (CLC 2018) in Jastrzębia Góra, Poland, from 17th to 21st September 2018.

Event List

XXIII Czech-Polish seminar - Structural and ferroelectric phase transitions

New Conference in the Event Calendar:

German LC conference in Luxembourg

45th German Liquid Crystal Conference, will be held in Luxembourg from 21st to 23rd of March 2018. The conference website is http://glcc18lux.lcsoftmatter.com.

New Event: Coherent SAXS

02 - 04 October 2017: Coherent SAXS workshop at ALS User meeting 2017, Berkeley, California, USA

22nd Conference on Liquid Crystals

The 22nd Conference on Liquid Crystals (Physics, Chemistry & Applications) will take place in Poland from 17th to 21st of September 2018. Organisers do not know a specific location yet. It will be announced soon.

24th National Conference on Liquid Crystals

We would like to invite you to attend the 24th National Conference on Liquid Crystals, which will be held at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali in India (11-13 October 2017).


24th NCLC

Frontiers of Photoactive Soft Matter Workshop 2017

Frontiers of Photoactive Soft Matter Workshop 2017

University of Colorado Boulder
21 - 22 September, 2017

ILCS Calendar

2018 MRS Spring Meeting

New event: 2018 MRS Spring Meeting (April 2-6, 2018) on Active Colloids with Order, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

ILCS Calendar

Two new confreences in San Francisco, California

We have added two new events in the ILCS calendar:

To learn more about liquid crystal events please look at ILCS Events Calendar.

Summer School "Liquid Crystal Modelling and Simulation: A Comprehensive Introduction"

We announce a Summer School to be held in Erice (Italy) from July 14th to July 18th, 2017. Main lecturers: Claudio Zannoni (Bottom-up models of liquid crystals), Slobodan Zumer (Complex topological defects in constrained LCs), Peter Palffy-Muhoray (Modelling LC devices), Tim Sluckin (Approximate statistical mechanics methods), Paolo Biscari and Antonio Di Carlo (Hydrodynamical models). More information you can find on the website.

New Event: Joint Conference of the German & British Liquid Crystal Societies

New event:
Joint Conference of the German & British Liquid Crystal Societies, 3-5.04.2017, Würzburg, Germany

Update: International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference (ILCEC)

Update: International Liquid Crystal Elastomers Conference (ILCEC), 16-18.10.2017, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

New Event: Twisted, May 2017

New Event: Twisted, 10-12.05.2017, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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New event: EuroDisplay 2017

New event: EuroDisplay 2017, 31.10 - 2.11.2017, Berlin, Germany

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