IASS Annual Symposium and Spatial Structures Conference 2020

Inspiring the next generation

We are hosting the Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures here at Surrey.

Dates: 24-28 August 2020.

About the event

The International Conference on Spatial Structures is an event that has taken place every nine years since 1966 and has been organised by the Spatial Structures Research Centre of the University of Surrey.

The seventh conference of the series will be held in the summer of 2020 in Guildford, as a joint event with the Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS).

The IASS symposia have been successfully held for over 50 years in various countries such as Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

For easy reference of important information please download the symposium flyer (PDF).

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Get involved

Abstract submissions are now open until 15 February 2020 (extended from 31 January) and we have launched an exciting design competition which challenges entrants to design a new spatial structure for the University campus which will be constructed ready for the conference.

Conference information

Registration for this conference is due to open at the end of January, if you have any queries then please email our Spatial Structures Team. If you require a letter from us to aid your visa application please identify so when you register for the conference.

Social events will be organised for the participants and accompanying persons including a welcome reception, a gala dinner, technical tours and other events.

Why attend the conference?

Listen to our academics talking about what you can expect from the conference.

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