Innovation, Sustainability and Legacy

19 - 23 September 2022,Bejing, China

For further details, see the Conference website

The 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be held in Beijing.   This makes Beijing the first city in the world to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Some new sports buildings, like National Speed Skating Oval, will be built employing spatial structures with innovation.

Besides, sports facilities built for 2008 Summer Games, like National Stadium (Birds Nest) and National Aquatic Center (Water Cube) will be refurbished and capitalized on the legacy from 2008. Either old or new, all the construction will integrate long-term benefits of sustainability.

The annual symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS 2022)will be affiliated with 13th Asian-Pacific Conference on Shell and Spatial Structures (APCS 2022). Special sessions pertinent to issues in Asian-Pacific area will be organized.


The theme of the symposium is: Innovation, Sustainability and Legacy.

The theme of the symposium covers all aspects of shell and spatial structures and will include but not limited to the following topics:

Integration of Design and Fabrication

the IASS Annual Symposium 2023, will be organized by the RMIT University and the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, on 10 – 14 July 2023 (tentative dates).

Co-chairs of Local Organizing Committee: Professor Mike Xie (RMIT University) and Professor Jane Burry (Swinburne University of Technology)

The Venue is expected to be the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

For further informations please see the IASS website

The largest Australian trade exhibition and conference for the specialised textiles industry known as 'SpecTex' will be taking place in Sydney 2021

SpecTex21, the Australian Textile Trade Event for the industry, is co-ordinated and organised by the Specialised Textiles Association. Exhibit at SpecTex21 and build brand awareness within the industry whilst discovering new and innovative products. 

The event takes place from Saturday July 24 to Monday July 26 2021 at Doltone House, Pyrmont, Sydney.

LSAA is an Industry Partner for this event and many of our members will be exhibiting.

ICSA2022: Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadline

Please allow us to remind you of the Call for Participation for the upcoming ’5th International Conference on Structures & Architecture’ to be held at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark in the period 6-8 July 2022. The Call for Participation is for Research Papers including calls for contributions to special sessions and mini-symposia organized by key researchers and for Critical Practices, which is a new experimental contribution format bridging research in academia and research in practice via physical ‘prototypes’:

Abstract Deadline for Research Papers: 28 February 2021 - Extended to March 15 2021

Abstract Deadline for Critical Practices: 1 May 2021


The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2020 is a Virtual Event from November 2-12 2020.

For information visit the IFAI website

Several LSAA members participate in the IFAI activities including Gale Pacific


The following information should be checked on the Bridge Design & Engineering Events Page

Many upcoming bridge events have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled to later this year or 2021.
Here are some useful (NEW) dates for your diary. Keep an eye on our events page for more information:


The planned 2020 IASS Conference has been postponed until 23-27 August 2021.

It will take place at the Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey in Guilford, UK

For further details refer to the Conference website www.surrey.ac.uk/IASS2021


Textile Roofs 2020

The 25th International (Anniversary) Workshop on the Design and Practical

Realization of Architectural Membrane Structures

18th - 20nd May 2020, Berlin, GERMANY - 


Archenhold Observatory

LSAA Members and others may have an interest in celebrating 25 years of Textile Roofs Workshops.