We are delighted to invite you to participate in  Nordic Clay Meeting / 3rd Symposium Clays & Ceramics 2021 on 8-10 February at the University of Latvia in Riga and online. Central Riga and its downtown area are notable for their beautiful Art Nouveau architecture , which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The online event will be hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform provided by the  University of Latvia .

This will be “Research in Progress” meeting with all contributions welcome, in particular in topics of:
  • clay mineralogy;
  • structural characterization of clay;
  • clay in radioactive waste systems;
  • clay minerals in circular economy.


The registration fee is 25 EUR and 15 EUR for students and Latvian Clay group members.

Register here

Abstract submission

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: December 10, 2020.

Registration deadline: January 22, 2021.

Scientific Committee

Jon Fossum    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Kalle Kirsimäe    Tartu University
Ulla Gro Nielsen    University of Southern Denmark
Reiner Dohrmann    AIPEA
Steve Hillier    The James Hutton Institute
Michael     Holmboe    Umeå University
Ilze Vircava    Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Liva Dzene    Universite de Haute-Alsace

Organizing Team

Rūta Ozola-Davidāne    University of Latvia
Solvita Kostjukova    Alina
Ilze Vircava    Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Inga Jurgelāne    Riga Technical University
Olita Medne    Riga Technical University
Valdis Segliņš    University of Latvia
Marta Jemeļjanova    University of Latvia
Līvija Zariņa    Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics
Jūlija Karasa    University of Latvia

Conference venue

The online event will be hosted on the Microsoft Teams platform provided by the University of Latvia.

Academic Center for Natural Sciences, University of Latvia, Jelgavas street 1, Riga, Latvia

In Torņkalns, 20 min walk from the Old Town, Academic Center for Natural Sciences houses three faculties of the University of Latvia: Faculty of Geography and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Chemistry and Faculty of Biology.

The building has 30 modern lecture rooms, of which the largest can accommodate up to 300 listeners.

There is a free Wi-Fi connection through eduroam network. In every floor in the building there are specially designed spaces for creative group work, counters for individual work, loungers and sofas for the rest.

On the 1st floor there is a cafeteria where you can enjoy a warm and healthy lunch.

The Academic Center for Natural Sciences can be reached by bus 23 (bus stop LU DAC), by bicycle, by car or by walking.