The International Year of Glass 2022 (IYOG) has launched a fundraising campaign for its flagship event.

The Opening Ceremony will take place in Geneva Switzerland on February 9 to 11 and will showcase an array of internationally recognised speakers primed to place Glass at the heart of the UN 2030 Humanitarian Goals.

The audience will include important political figures and noteworthy members of the glass community, although in numbers possibly restricted by COVID.

The proceedings will be live streamed for those unable to attend and available later as a recording.

A book highlighting the same aspirations will be released simultaneously.

IYOG is committed to financing the Opening Ceremony without recourse to fees. So, the support of its endorsers: institutions, companies, artists and educators is vital.

A fundraising campaign has been launched through its website,; individual donors can participate using PayPal or Stripe (credit or debit card).

IYOG said: “We are now focusing our campaign on companies, associations and institutions able to support IYOG with larger gifts. Such donations will be invaluable and will decide whether we can proceed.”

Many other events are also planned: trade fairs, conferences, magazine articles, exhibitions in art galleries and museums, talks, factory open days, newspaper articles.

For more information, the donations tool and news items see the web site