About The Congress

Dates and Venue

Date: September 4-6, 2019
Venue: The Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

The Annual Meetings will take place prior to the Congress from Monday, September 2 to Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the offices of Silman, which is located at 32 Old Slip in the heart of the Financial District, a short subway or taxi ride to the venue and hotels.

A Welcome Reception, hosted by the U.S. Group, will be held on the evening of Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


Congress Format

The scientific program will include Plenary and Concurrent Sessions over three days. Panel discussions and Poster Sessions will also be incorporated into the

Papers dealing with different themes and topics of the Congress will be selected from abstracts submitted to the Scientific Committee. These papers will be
presented orally or by poster.

At the Plenary Sessions, invited Keynote Speakers will present lectures on key Congress topics. Sub-Plenary Sessions will be devoted to specialized topics. Concurrent Sessions will be organized by topics according to the selection of the Scientific Committee.

Panel Discussions will highlight themes of widespread interest as identified by IABSE’s Working Commissions and Working Groups as well as IABSE members, in agreement with the Scientific Committee and the Organizing Committee. Posters will be presented by their authors in facilitated sessions to enable contact with the paper authors during the Poster Sessions.

The official language of the Congress is English.



The Congress is intended for civil and structural engineers, architects and associated professionals interested in the Evolving Metropolis.

Participants will include designers, consultants, researchers, owners, contractors, operators, suppliers and representatives of authorities and others interested in the Congress themes and topics.