The 19th International Sol-Gel Conference will be held on September 3-8, 2017 in Liege, Belgium. The conference is organized in conjunction with the International Sol-Gel Society (ISGS). Previous editions gathered around 500 participants from all over the world. For the 19th edition, the conference will be organized in three parallel sessions. The great success of the Sol-Gel Conference series over the past 35 years attests that sol-gel science and technology is an extraordinarily multidisciplinary research area. The biennial conference gathers the most relevant and innovative advances in the field from the point of view of scientific research and industrial developments. Intensive promotions to interdisciplinary and academia-industry collaborations will be emphasized.