On the 22nd February 2017, Professor RNDr. Jiři Konta DrSc. died at the age of 95. He was an Honorary Member of the Mineralogical Society of Poland.
POLISH CLAY GROUP
The Polish Clay Group has the formal status of a section of the
Mineralogical Society of Poland. The group was founded on March 22,
Over past 45 years, the group organised numerous
lectures devoted to clay minerals, 23 one or two-day symposia, and 4 three to
four-day national conferences (
In 1998 the group formally joined AIPEA. At the beginning of 2018 the Polish Clay Group amounted to 44 formal members. At present, the group meets once a year for a one-day session in November. A fund supporting the participation of young scientists in EUROCLAY conferences was established in 2000. The first awards were granted in 2003 at the EUROCLAY meeting in Modena, the second – in 2007 at the EUROCLAY meeting in Aveiro, the third – in 2011 at the EUROCLAY meeting in Antalaya, Turkey. The next EUROCLAY will be held in 2019 in Paris, France.
Information on the Polish Clay Group Award 2019
In 1999, the group formed a federation with Slovak, Hungarian and Croatian partners, which decided to held joint conferences Mid-European Clay Conference (MECC) (2001: Stará Lesná, Slovakia; 2004: Miskolc, Hungary; 2006: Opatija, Croatia; 2008: Zakopane, Poland; 2010: Budapest, Hungary; 2012: Dresden, Germany; 2014: Průhonice, Czech Republic; 2016: Košice, Slovakia). The next MECC will be held in 2018 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2020 the 10th MECC will be organized in Poland.