Please note the abstract submission deadline of 31 January has now passed. Abstracts submitted late will be considered, but date of submission will be an influencing factor in the abstract review process. Each year we are significantly over-subscribed with high-quality abstracts from CTBUH members around the world, and unfortunately we must disappoint many colleagues who want to present at the event. We thus have to take into consideration the timing of submitted abstracts. You can see this and other reasons abstracts are included/rejected here.

Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

The 2020 Conference will convene speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, program rooms, and themed tracks, focused on the overall Conference theme: Humanizing High Density—People, Nature & the Urban Realm.

CTBUH Members* of all disciplines interested in presenting at the event are encouraged to submit an abstract. Abstracts must relate directly to the conference theme. To reinforce this, submitters will be asked to select a track and subtopic from a list provided by CTBUH, which aligns most closely with their abstract content. Explore these tracks and topics in the menu below:

Key Dates
Official LaunchOctober 2019
Call for SpeakersDecember 2019
Initial Abstract Submission Deadline31 January 2020
Initial Abstract Acceptance Notification25 March
Final Abstract Submission Deadline15 April
Final Poster Submission Deadline
2 September
Final PPT Submission Deadline23 September

All abstracts will be submitted to peer review before possible acceptance into the conference program. Please also note that competition for oral presentations will be extremely high. Reasons that some abstracts have been rejected in past years can be seen here.

For each accepted abstract, one author will be eligible to present at the conference. Only the author that will present will be eligible to register for the conference at the subsidized presenter registration rate.

For more information, please contact [email protected]


*All presenters at the 2020 Conference must be CTBUH members at either the organizational or individual level. If interested in presenting at the conference, then you must first become a member to submit an abstract. To see if your company is already an organizational member of the CTBUH, see the full list here. If you are not a member, please contact CTBUH Membership at [email protected].
Note: Becoming a member does not guarantee your abstract will be accepted.