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Structures Congress 2017

Denver, Colorado  | April 6–8

Structures 2018


  • Next year's Structures Congress is already in the planning stages. Join us April 19-21, 2018, at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS AND ABSTRACTS FOR INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS

    The National Technical Program Committee seeks sessions and abstracts addressing topics identified in this list. We are placing emphasis on papers and presentations that highlight innovative topics with practical applications and encourage audience participation.

    ALL SESSION PROPOSALS AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE JUNE 5, 2017

    Submit a session or abstract 

    SESSION TYPES

    At time of submission you must select your first choice of one of the following options. Note: First choice is not guaranteed.

    • Innovative Executive Sessions (IES) - 10 speakers present for 3 minutes each, each with one PowerPoint slide. Then all move to an area for small group discussion with each presenter. This consists of three 20 minute blocks so the audience can rotate to different speakers.
    • Comprehensive Sessions may extend beyond the traditional 90 minute session and will provide comprehensive information as well as practical or technical application. An example of this might be a session on a new Code or Standard. Audience participation is encouraged and dividing into small working groups if appropriate.
    • Panel Sessions – multidiscipline project team members discuss project’s success and lessons learned, etc. Panel sessions can also include debates or other formats.
    • Case Studies – presenter(s) describe in detail an entire project including issues like management structure, design, issues encountered, solutions to overcome problems and outcome.
    • Other creative sessions - encourage audience participation and even breakout groups
    • Traditional Sessions –a moderator and 4 -5 presentations/papers.

    ABSTRACTS

    Single Abstracts address a single subject. These are reviewed and grouped with other single abstracts to create a full session, but may also be used in other session types described above.

    Part of the submission process will include you telling NTPC how this abstract/session impacts and improve the Structural Engineering profession?

    Think about - How does this help create leaders in the Structural Engineering Profession? How does this benefit the profession? what impact does this have globally or socially? How does this bring together the broader project teams? Or How does this help SEI move towards the goals of the Vision for the future of Structural Engineering Profession.

    NOTE: All accepted presenters and moderators are required to register for the conference.

    REVIEW AND EVALUATION

    All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated based on the following:

    • Technical Content
      • Contribute to science and/or practice of Structural Engineering
      • Quality of methodology and approach
      • Impact on Structural Engineering Profession
      • How this supports the advancement of the Structural Engineering Profession
      • Practical applications
    • Quality of Presentations
      • New Dynamic presentation formats are strongly encouraged to include audience participation
      • All requested information is included in the submission; including confirmed presenters
      • Content (objectivity, methodology, results, conclusion, and/or limitations
      • Clarity of writing, organization of abstract or session
      • Grammar and mechanics of writing
      • Format and size requirements
    • Goals of NTPC
      • Create a program that supports the advancement of the Structural Engineering Profession including how we are creating leaders, new and innovative information with practical and technical applications, global and social impacts, bringing together project teams and supporting the SEI Vision for the future.
      • Balance the program to include a variety of different topics and new delivery formats that engage the audience and are more interactive.
      • Provide adequate time frame and formats for speakers to share information and allow for audience participation including questions and answers
      • Limit 5 abstracts/presentations per traditional sessions; NTPC prefers 4
      • Create a value-added program for attendees
      • Encourage as many different speakers as possible

    Submit a session or abstract 

    Exhibits and Sponsorships

    Interested in reaching our attendees? Contact Sean Scully at 703-295-6154 for more information.

    Please note: our full exhibits and sponsorship prospectus will be out around March 20, 2017.

    Sponsorships

    With levels from $2,500 through $20,000, your company can reach our attendees via sponsoring such items or events as Congress signage or hotel keycards, PDH scanners, the mobile app, or an evening reception.

    Exhibitors

    Meet qualified buyers and potential new customers in our exhibit hall during dedicated hours. Benefits for all exhibitors include: 1 full Congress registrations and 1 Exhibit Hall only, logo and description of your organization and/or product in the program, as well as listing on the Structures Congress website, and exclusive hours with no competing sessions.

    Our full exhibits and sponsorship prospectus will be out around March 20, 2017.
    For more information, or to sign up, please contact Sean Scully at 703-295-6154.

  • Important 2018 Dates

    Jun 5
    2017
    All abstracts & session proposals due
    Aug 31
    2017
    Notification of acceptance
    Oct 19
    2017
    Publication-ready final paper due
    Nov 18
    2017
    Comments back to authors

Partnering Organizations

IStructE IABSE TMS CASE

COOPERATING ORGANIZATIONS

Bridges to Prosperity Structural Engineers Association Colorado Asce-Colorado-Section SEI-Colorado-Chapter