General overview


The details of the conference programme will be added to this page as the planning of the event progresses.

Currently in the process of definition.

Currently in the process of definition.

This is an initiative of the International Association of Earthquake Engineering (IAEE), deployed with the support of Computers & Structures Inc. (CSI), aimed at creating an opportunity for the younger generations of practitioners and researchers to meet in person illustrious representatives of the older generation of scholars in our field.

In addition to the oral presentations included in the conference programme, it is also foreseen that (hard-copy) monographs prepared by each one of the four IAEE-invited distinguished scholars will be distributed to all participants of the conference. These volumes will feature overviews of the history of developments in a given technical area and/or discussion of significant past applications or milestone scientific advancements and/or an insight on future needs, challenges and opportunities.

Soon the four scholars selected by IAEE to be present at the WCEE2024 will be announced and listed on this page, together with a preview of their talk. In the meantime, you might want to follow here the captivating Masters’ lectures that were delivered at the previous world conference.

We are expecting to receive several tens of technical session proposals from the community. These will be reviewed as they arrive, and, once approved, listed here for your consultation. Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for further details and clarifications. The first set of approved Technical Sessions will be available very soon.

Poster presentations, an integral part of the parallel technical sessions, are also foreseen in this conference, not only because it is not feasible for all submissions to be presented orally, but also because poster presentation constitutes a preferred presentation modality for many participants.

Posters will have to be prepared in electronic format, so that they may be both shown on multimedia displays, as well as made available for preview on the conference website. We want to render poster sessions as enticing and engaging as possible, and are thus thinking of ways to efficiently blend them with coffee and lunch breaks.

The time and duration of each single poster presentation will be explicitly indicated in the conference programme and conference mobile application, so that participants may plan their schedule accordingly.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for further details and clarifications.

We are planning to organise technical visits to large-scale structural testing laboratories in the vicinity of the conference venue, such as the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, the European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering (EUCENTRE) in Pavia, etc. As soon as further details on these potential activities will be available, we will let you know (through the updating of this webpage and the sending out of an announcement).

Working hard is important, but so too is having moments of relaxation and non-sedentary activity amongst friends and colleagues.

Conference participants will thus be able to make use of the table tennis and table football facilities that we will be rendering available at the venue.

And, because competition always renders physical activities even more fun, we are planning to organise two tournaments that will run in parallel throughout the event, with the top teams being then awarded at the Conference’s closing ceremony.

During the registration phase you will be asked to express your potential interest in taking part in the table tennis and/or table football championship, and then we will get back to you for further details on the tournament organisation.

You might want to start getting some training sessions in!

We are working hard to make sure that the Gala Dinner will not only be truthful to Italy’s gastronomic tradition and reputation, but also that the event will constitute the ideal venue for a relaxed evening amongst friends and colleagues.

As soon as these will become available, we will be updating this page with further details on e.g. location, menu, cost, etc.

Conference participants will be given the opportunity to attend an exceptional evening at the famous “La Scala” theatre, enjoying the unique pleasure of a famous opera show at this world celebrated Opera House.

We will soon render details on the (discounted) ticket cost available here, so that interested participants may enroll in such special event.


Gala dinner

We are working hard to make sure that the Gala Dinner will not only be truthful to Italy’s gastronomic tradition

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During the Conference technical visits to prestigious laboratories of research and the main construction sites in progress will be organized; great emphasis will be given to the works under construction for the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026.
Earthquakes and natural disasters have always been a characteristic of the Italian territory. In 2001, the Rose School for higher education in the mitigation of natural risks was established in Pavia and in 2003 the Eucentre Foundation and the ReLUIS network of university laboratories were established both with the aim to study the effects of seismic ground shaking on buildings and damage reduction methods. During the 18th WCEE it will be possible to visit Eucentre and its shake labs.
A mobile shake-table will be hosted at the conference and delegates will be able to experiment it.