General Information

Conference Language

The conference language is English, and all speakers must be able to make their presentation and respond to questions in clear English.

Conference Venue
The event will take place at Bath University.
Bath University has a joint design, engineering and architecture school developed by Professor Ted Happold in 1976.
Designed to bridge the gap between the teaching of architecture and engineering and foster interdisciplinary working, the university is an ideal place to discuss creativity and collaboration. Further travel information is available at the following link: 

Bath is a beautiful city set in rolling countryside in the south west of England. Famed for its 18th century Georgian architecture, its history extends back to Roman England – and you can still bathe in the natural hot springs in the city’s Roman Baths. A UNESCO world heritage site, the city is home to architectural highlights including Bath Abbey, the oolitic limestone Royal Crescent (by John Wood), and present day gems that respect the extensive heritage of the city.

Social Programme 
On the evening of Wednesday April 19, there will be a gala dinner, which will take place at the historic Roman Baths in the centre of Bath. Ticket details will be made available on registration.

Getting to Bath

Bath is 90 minutes from central London by train, and is readily accessible from several international airports including Heathrow and Bristol. Transport hubs are well connected by bus and train. Further travel information is available at the following link:

Travel by train:
Great Western Railway have announced that construction work will be taking place at Bath Spa Station over the period of the conference. Train services should not be affected during the conference, but replacement buses will be in operation in the weekends before and afterwards if you are looking to extend your stay. Please check the following website for more details:

Organising Committee and Scientific Committee
An organising committee has been formed under the chairmanship of Ian Firth in the UK. A scientific committee for the review of abstracts and the technical programme will be formed in due course.

Associated Conference
'Future of Design 2017' will be taking place in Sheffield on April 21st. This is organised by the IABSE British Group and aimed at younger engineers and architects. If you are interested extending your stay in UK and visiting Sheffield, travel details are available here:
More details are available on the conference website here: