History

It was back in 1991 on November 5th at the Vilnius Technical University when following the initiative of the professor Petras Audzijonis the representatives of seven Departments of Engineering Graphics from six universities of the Baltic States came together. Assuming the lately changed political situation in Eastern Europe in general and in the Baltic region in particular at this meeting an International Baltic Association BALTGRAF was founded. The Declaration of the Association was accepted and Council elected, the main goal determined and the tasks set. The principal purpose of the BALTGRAF was to establish a new scientific journal for publications, organize the scientific conferences, coordinate the efforts and exchange the ideas in the field of engineering background education dealing with wide range of Engineering Graphics matters. Special attention was paid to the emerging computer graphics technologies, how to integrate them both into syllabus in particular and into engineering curricula in general.

The conference is occurring every two years at the technical universities of three Baltic countries according the rotating schedule. The conference language is English. The previous 11th Conference BALTGRAF 2011 took place in Tallinn, Estonia on June 9-10, 2011.

BALTGRAF website

The fourth and current President of the BALTGRAF Association is
professor Daiva Makutėnienė
from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
elected on the Conference BALTGRAF-9 in Riga 2008.

The third President of the BALTGRAF Association was
professor Modris Dobelis
from Riga Technical University (Latvia),
elected on the Conference BALTGRAF-6 in Riga, 2002.

The second President of the BALTGRAF Association was
professor Rein Mägi
from Tallinn Technical University (Estonia),
elected on the Conference BALTGRAF-3 in Tallinn, 1996.

The first President of the BALTGRAF Association was
professor Petras Audzijonis
from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
elected on the foundation Conference in Vilnius, 1991.