The International Colloquium on Refractories ICR® has been a meeting point for refractory experts for 63 years. Traditionally held in Aachen, Germany in the autumn each year, it will be run as a virtual event in 2020 for the first time.
In addition to the original format as a colloquium to exchange and discuss scientific news in dedicated sessions, ICR® today also hosts a large industrial exhibition and is thus both scientific congress and industrial fair. ICR® also provides background information in keynote talks about the future of the refractory industry and hosts the prize giving of the annual Gustav Eirich Award for PhD theses on refractories.
The International Colloquium on Refractories is hosted by the German Refractory Producers Association VDFFI and organised by the European Centre for Refractories ECREF. ICR® usually receives 500-600 attendees from more than 20 nations from all over the world.