Symposia Colloquia & Conferences
To extend and enhance the dissemination of technical and design information about shell and spatial structures, the IASS engages in organizing or endorsing gatherings all over the world. All of the upcoming meetings are listed in the Events page of this website. There are three principal types of conferences as related in the following.
The Association organizes annual International Symposia on themes related to lightweight long-span structures of interest to engineers, architects and builders. Traditionally, the annual symposium is held in Spain every ten years to mark a decadal anniversary of the 1959 founding of the Association in Spain. A list of the IASS Annual Symposia held since 1989 is available here.
Since 2013, the IASS publishes the proceedings of these symposia online, hosted by Ingenta Connect. All IASS members have full access to the Proceedings, including the ability to view the full articles and/or to download them as .pdf files, while non-members and the public may browse the metadata.
For members, full online access to the electronic proceedings is at the Publications Gateway (access requires login).
For the public, only the tables of contents, abstracts, keywords and other article metadata are visible, and these are accessible by selecting this button:
about Colloquia are not only listed in the Events page of this website
but are also recorded in the Annual Reports of the Technical Activities
Committee (TAC), accessed here.
Association co-sponsors or endorses other symposia or conferences,
typically with partner associations. Typical examples are the
Asia-Pacific Conferences on Spatial Structures (APCS), the Structural
Engineering World Congresses (SEWC), and the Latin American Symposia of
Tensile Structures (SLTE).