The submission deadline for abstracts – 17 March – has now passed. We have received a very high number of abstracts for consideration at the conference. The portal will remain open but, please note, members submitting late will be considered in a second tier of category. For reasons on why abstracts are accepted or rejected, please see here.

Submitters will be notified of the acceptance status of their abstract by 28 April.

The 2017 conference will convene speaking and 20|20 panel discussions, program rooms, exhibitors, and regular panel discussions, focused on the overall conference theme: “Connecting the City; People, Density & Infrastructure.” After a plenary session each morning, up to ten parallel speaking tracks will operate.

CTBUH members of all disciplines interested in presenting at the event are encouraged to submit an abstract using the on-line portal by the 17 March 2017 deadline, showing how their proposed presentation will address the conference theme and synopsis. All abstracts will be subject to review before acceptance into the conference program. NOTE: No paper substantiations will be required for the 2017 conference – only abstract submissions.

Please also note that competition for oral presentations at the conference will be extremely high. Reasons some abstracts have been rejected in past years can be seen here.

For each accepted presentation, one presenter will be eligible to register for the conference at the subsidized presenter registration rate.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

NOTE: All presenters at the 2017 Conference must be CTBUH members at either the organizational or individual level. To see if your company is already an organizational member of the CTBUH, see the full list here.

2016 China Conference Day 2 Plenary panelist (from left to right): Timothy Johnson, NBBJ (Chair); Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; Winy Maas, MVRDV; Yan Meng, Urbanus; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Jerry Yin, SOHO China Co. Ltd

 

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As the recognized international authority on tall buildings, CTBUH conferences differ significantly from the many commercial conferences that are now being held around the world, in terms of both quality of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities (see industry leader endorsement statement here). Dissemination of best-practice information is of primary importance at every CTBUH conference. Thus, every presentation given at the 2017 Conference will be substantiated by an abstract and captured in the form of video for dissemination after the event. All delegates will receive a USB drive at the event, containing all abstracts and presentations given at the event.