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Abstract acceptance started
Today we have started with the abstract acceptance notification process. Because of the high number of MECC + IMA abstracts (~1680) and because of the longer submission and shorter evaluation periods, that process will take about one week.
All abstract rejections were communicated earlier.
Please wait for your personal abstract acceptance e-mail in the coming week. Please contact us for an earlier confirmation only if you really need it urgently.
Contact person: Robert Hohol

5th Mid-European Clay Conference (MECC2010)
About MECC in general

The Mid-European Clay Conference (MECC) was originally the joint conference of the national clay groups of Poland, Slovakia, Croatia and Hungary. The plan of joint meetings of the Mid-European clay groups was decided during the EUROCLAY Meeting in Kraków, Poland in 1999, and was supported by the European Clay Groups Association (ECGA). The aim of these bi- or triannual meetings is to promote co-operation and exchange of ideas among specialists of neighbouring countries. Participants from other countries of Europe and from other continents are welcome.

The first conference, MECC'01, was organised by the Slovak Clay Group in 2001 in Stará Lesná, Slovakia. Since that time, MECC grew into a conference of international reputation. MECC'04 was held in Miskolc, Hungary (see MECC'04 report), MECC'06 took place in Opatija, Croatia (see also MECC'06 report), and MECC'08 in Zakopane, Poland (see also MECC'08 report). In 2006 the Czech, in 2008, the German-Austrian-Swiss Clay Group Association (DTTG) also joined the initiative. MECC2010, the fifth Mid-European Clay Conference will be organised in 2010 in Budapest, Hungary, adjoining to IMA2010, the 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. The possibility of joint registration offers a unique opportunity to the participants of both conferences.

5th MECC Conference (MECC2010) date, place and language

25-29 August, 2010

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

The language of the conference is English.


The Conference will be held at the Eötvös Loránd University, a well-tried venue of several scientific meetings in the past 15 years. The Eötvös University, celebrating the 375th anniversary of its foundation, offers a friendly environment also for the current conference in mineral sciences. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the 236-year-old Mineralogical Collection (saved in its historical 19th century form), too.
The Danube Riverside Campus of the Eötvös University (1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C) is close to the heart of Budapest. Architectural monuments, museums, shops are easy to reach from here and may give a pleasant tourist experience also to the accompanying guests.