ALL CTBUH Conferences

As the recognized international authority on tall buildings, CTBUH conferences differ significantly from the many commercial conferences now being held around the world, in terms of both quality of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities. CTBUH events offer a wide variety of benefits to attendees, speakers, and sponsors.

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Past Conferences

CTBUH 2019 Chicago Congress

28 Oct-2 Nov 2019, Chicago

On the 50th anniversary of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s founding, the 10th World Congress returns to the Council’s home, and birthplace of the skyscraper: Chicago.

2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

8-10 Apr 2019, Shenzhen

The annual CTBUH Tall + Urban Innovation Conference moved to China for the first time in 2019, where a global audience witnessed the final rounds of the CTBUH Awards Program and toured numerous projects underway in one of China's most dynamic cities.

CTBUH 2018 Middle East Conference

20-25 Oct 2018, Dubai

The future of cities is evolving along polycentric, multi-nodal lines, with several central business districts, offering different merits to the urban inhabitant.

2018 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference

30-31 May 2018, Chicago

The expanded version of the CTBUH Awards event debuted in Chicago in 2018, delivering a full program on the latest innovations in tall buildings, urban design, materials, and construction methods, with participants from around the world.

CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference

30 Oct-3 Nov 2017, Sydney

We have a responsibility to ensure that permanent urban structures engender a future-oriented urban response to the greatest challenges of our time.

2016 Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner

3 Nov 2016, Chicago

The CTBUH 2016 Award Winners will be recognized at the CTBUH 15th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner, organized in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology.

CTBUH 2016 Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong Conference

16-21 Oct 2016

There is perhaps nowhere on the planet that demonstrates the impact of urbanization as markedly as the cities of China’s Pearl River Delta.

2016 China Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner

13 May 2016, Shanghai

The inaugural CITAB-CTBUH China Tall Building Awards were held at Shanghai Tower culminating with Bund SOHO winning China Best Tall Building Overall Award.

2015 Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner

12 Nov 2015, Chicago

The CTBUH 2015 Award Winners are recognized at the CTBUH 14th Annual Awards Symposium, Ceremony & Dinner, organized in conjunction with the Illinois Institute of Technology.

CTBUH 2015 New York Conference

26-30 Oct 2015, New York City

After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.

CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference

16-19 Sep 2014, Shanghai

The survival of humanity relies on a repositioning of our cities to develop them beyond a collection of disparate icons, towards a connected Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.

2013 Awards Symposium

7 Nov 2013, Chicago

In its fourth year, the CTBUH’s free Awards Symposium was expanded to a full day event, bringing in presentations from four of the Finalist projects and the Innovation Winners.