In connection with the pandemic of COVID-19 the Organizing Committee of the 10th Jubilee Conference MECC 2020, after consulting all members of the Central European Clay Groups, decided to postpone the Conference to 2022. The two-year delay has been chosen in order to avoid the coincidence with the International Clay Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-16 July 2021.
The organizing Committee on behalf of the Clay Groups of Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany-Switzerland-Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland invite scientists from Europe and all over the world to participate in the 10th Jubilee Mid-European Clay Conference, MECC’20/22, which will be held from September 11th to September 15th, 2022 in the Kliczków Castle, Poland.
Participants who intend to travel to Kliczków via Wrocław can use an organized coach transfer from the University of Wrocław to the Kliczków Castle. The main conference activities will run from September 12th to 14th.
Post-conference field trips (September 15th) will visit either:
- a kaolin and a halloysite deposit or
- a copper-bearing black shale (Kupferschiefer) exposed in an underground mine.
The Mid-European Clay Conferences are international meetings open to all who are interested in research on and/or the application of clays. These conferences are an effective path for dissemination of information on scientific and technological potential linked to natural clay resources and environmental problems, mainly of Central Europe. They have gathered researchers, students and PhD students from a broad background interested in clays from all over the world since 2001:
MECC ‘ 01 – Stará Lesná (Slovakia, 2001),
MECC ‘ 04 – Miskolc (Hungary, 2004),
MECC ‘ 06 – Opatija (Croatia, 2006),
MECC ‘ 08 – Zakopane (Poland, 2008),
MECC ‘ 10 – Budapest (Hungary, 2010),
MECC ‘ 12 – Průhonice (Czech Republic, 2012),
MECC ‘ 14 – Dresden (Germany, 2014),
MECC ‘ 16 – Košice (Slovakia, 2016),
MECC ‘ 18 – Zagreb (Croatia, 2018).