Young Engineers Program

IABSE Young Engineers Award

Any Young Engineer, who personally presents his/her paper as the main author at the Congress, will be considered for recognition. An independent jury will select the two best contributions, and each will receive a prize of $1,000. The prizes are offered by the IABSE Fellows and the Organizing Committee and will be announced at the Closing Session of the Congress.


Young Engineers Reception


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 / 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm / The Terrace, YOTEL New York (570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036) 


 Immediately following the welcome reception, space has been reserved on the Terrace of the YOTEL New York to allow for the group to continue to socialize and share experiences from the conference thus far. This event is hosted by the Young Engineers, but all are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event includes a cash bar. 


My Thesis/Project in 180 Seconds FULL


Each participant will have three minutes to present his or her research, in plain language, to a non-specialist audience and a multidisciplinary jury. The challenge: Make your thesis/project topic easily understandable with the help of only one slide! This session is an opportunity to promote communication across research disciplines, in link with the topics of the IABSE symposium, and help young academics develop skills to effectively share their work with a broad audience. Prizes will be awarded to the top three presentations from each discipline.




 PechaKucha is a storytelling format, where a presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds of commentary each (6 minutes and 40 seconds total). Let us know whether you are interested in taking part herePlease note that spots are limited to 7 participants only and will be allocated on a first-come, first -served basis. Priority will be given to Young Engineers.


Gala Dinner After Party

Thursday, September 5, 2019 / 10:30 pm – 12:30 am / Guastavino’s (409 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022)

Ticket Required - $40 per person

The after-party includes a two-hour open bar for wine and beer.