New Congress Dates: February 3-5, 2021

We are pleased to announce that following to IABSE’s confirmation, the IABSE 2020 Congress in Christchurch, New Zealand, will be postponed due to the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IABSE 2020 Congress which was supposed to take place on 2 – 4 September 2020 is now rescheduled to take place on February 3-5, 2021.

We sincerely hope that this date is far enough in the future that will allow us to have a successful and productive event. This decision has been taken in consideration of the safety and comfort of all our participants especially those coming from abroad.

February is a beautiful time of year to visit New Zealand, with it being summer we encourage you to make a plan to have an extended trip to this side of the world once international travel bookings can commence again.

The registration platform remains open and we encourage you to register as soon as you are in a position to do so. We will extend the early registration deadline out to 2 October 2020 to ensure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to get a discounted rate.

We are currently undertaking the paper review process and this will continue as normal, however authors will receive feedback at a slightly later date than previously advertised. Please refer to for revised dates.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to New Zealand when we’re all in a position to meet again!

IABSE 2020 Congress Organising Committee

Important Dates

Notification Paper Acceptance:
June 22, 2020

Submission final paper:
July 3, 2020

Early Registration:
October 2, 2020

Deadline Author Registration:
October 2 , 2020

February 3-5, 2021