The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) is organizing and hosting the 2nd Global Forum on Advanced Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Development (GFMAT-2) in Toronto, Canada from July 21-26, 2019. GFMAT-2 will address various key issues, challenges and opportunities in a wide variety of advanced materials and technologies which are critically needed for the sustainable societal development. The focus of these concurrent meetings will lay on recent societal challenges in the new millennium including, but not being limited to, health, energy, and environmental aspects. In addition, novel materials design paradigms are needed for fabricating materials with multifunctional applications which can bring game changing solutions to some of the problems facing the society. This event aims to bring together researchers and scientists from around the globe to discuss new approaches in addressing these challenges, and to provide a platform for intensive exchange of ideas, knowledge, and network building.