IASS Annual Symposium and Spatial Structures Conference 2020/21

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: 23 - 27 August 2021

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 2021 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.

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Register for phase one

Registration is now open! You can register as a remote delegate and pay 50 per cent of the registration fee.

Get involved

Full paper submissions have been postponed in-line with the conference postponement. New dates will be announced in due course.

Conference information

If you have any queries then please email our Spatial Structures Team.

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

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