International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS)

Cambridge, MA
Monday, July 16, 2018


International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
July 16 - 20, 2018
Kresge Auditorium (Building W16)
48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


Online Registration and Policies
The deadline for submitting your registration and payment is July 9, 2018 at 11:59PM EDT. Payment is due upon registration if paying via credit card or upon receipt of your online invoice if paying by another method. Space cannot be guaranteed for any registration that is not paid in full by this date. Onsite registration may be offered on a space available basis. Please note that as long as registrants were students at the time of abstract submission (January 31, 2018), they may use the student rate. Students in PhD, masters, and other graduate programs are all eligible for the student rate. A participant may present up to two papers maximum with a single registration fee.

Program and Agenda Information
Please visit http://iass2018.org/ or email the organizers at info@iass2018.org.

How to Attend as IASS Member
Fees for IASS members are discounted, and any symposium registrants may join the IASS to access these reduced rates.  A one-year membership costs €85 (about $100) for individuals and €10 (about $12) for students, and can be arranged here. In order to use the discounted membership rates, registrants must join the IASS before July 16. 

The IASS official website (http://www.iass-structures.org) will be unavailable for membership transactions from Sunday, April 22 through Tuesday, May 1. In order to preserve your registration fee discount for membership, you can join the IASS at any time between May 1 and up until the moment you check-in at the symposium registration desk on July 16.


Symposium Registration Fees (in USD)
Registration Type
Early Bird Registration Fee
Valid through April 23, 2018
at 11:59PM EDT
Regular Registration Fee
Valid beginning April 24, 2018
at 12:00AM EDT
Registration includes the following:
*IASS Member
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$600 $700
  • All sessions and conference material
  • Coffee breaks and boxed lunch on July 16 - 19
  • Option to attend the following. RSVP required. Space is limited.
    • Welcome Reception on July 16
    • Women in Engineering and Design Lunch on July 17
    • Young Designers' Reception on July 17
    • Young Designers' Mentorship Lunch on July 18
  • Option to purchase the following. RSVP required. Space is limited.
    • 1 Day Workshop @ $50
    • 2 Day Workshop @ $100
    • Technical tour @ $75
    • Gala dinner cruise @ $150
Non-IASS Member $750 $850
^Student Presenter $250 $350
^Student Non-Presenter 
(Space is limited)
$100 $100
  • All sessions and conference material
  • Coffee breaks July 16 - 19
  • Option to purchase the following. RSVP required. Space is limited.
    • 1 Day Workshop @ $50
    • 2 Day Workshop @ $100
    • Women in Engineering and Design Lunch on July 17 @ $25
    • Young Designers' Reception on July 17 @ $50
    • Young Designers' Mentorship Lunch on July 18 @ $25
    • Technical tour @ $75
    • Gala dinner cruise @ $150
Accompanying Persons
(Special excursion fees may apply)
$350 $350
  • Welcome Reception on July 16
  • Coffee breaks and boxed lunch on July 16 - 19
  • Local area tours
  • Option to purchase the following. RSVP required. Space is limited.
    • Technical tour @ $75
    • Gala dinner cruise @ $150

Optional Programs

Space is limited. RSVP required.

Workshop
Saturday, July 14 and/or Sunday, July 15

Additional charge of $50 for 1 Day Workshop
Additional charge of $100 for 2 Day Workshop

Women in Engineering and Design Lunch
Tuesday, July 17 from 1:00 - 2:30PM
Building E14, 6th Floor

Included in registration fee
(Not included in Student Non-Presenter and Accompanying Person registrations.
Student Non-Presenters may purchase a ticket @ $25.)

Young Designers' Reception
sponsored by Guy Nordenson and Associates
Tuesday, July 17 from 7:30 - 9:30PM
Building E14, 6th Floor
(Age 35 and under
and those young at heart)


Included in registration fee
(Not included in Student Non-Presenter and Accompanying Person registrations.
Student Non-Presenters may purchase a ticket @ $50.)

Young Designers' Mentorship Lunch
sponsored by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Wednesday, July 18 from 1:00 - 2:30PM
Building E14, 6th Floor
(Age 35 and under)

Included in registration fee
(Not included in Student Non-Presenter and Accompanying Person registrations.
Student Non-Presenters may purchase a ticket @ $25)

Gala Dinner Cruise
Thursday, July 19

Additional charge of $150

Technical Tour
Friday, July 20

Additional charge of $75

Accompanying Persons Excursions


Additional fees may apply

*For information on becoming an IASS member or how to renew your membership, please visit: https://www.iass-structures.org/Join-us. Participants will receive IASS member pricing if membership is acquired prior to check-in. IASS membership will be verified at check-in.
^Student ID required. If a valid student ID cannot be presented, Non-IASS Member rates apply. Student registration fees apply to graduate and undergraduate students.

Cancellations & Refunds
No refunds will be given for cancellation of registration, social events, tours, and excursions. No refunds will be given for any portion of registration not used. Cancellations may be made online until July 9, 2018 at 11:59PM EDT. To cancel after that date, please send email to conferences-www@mit.edu

Changes & Substitutions
You may access your registration record and make changes or substitutions until registration closes on July 9, 2018. After July 9, please email conferences-www@mit.edu.

Accessibility
To request disability accommodations, please email MIT Conference Services at conferences-www@mit.edu.

Public Transportation and Parking

The easiest way to get to MIT is by public transportation. The closest MBTA stop to Kresge Auditorium is the 84 Massachusetts Ave stop on the #1 bus line. Information on public transportation is available at: http://www.mbta.com.


If you must drive, allow time for city traffic and limited parking options. On weekdays, there is no public parking available on the MIT campus. The closest public garages to Kresge Auditorium are the 55 Franklin Street Garage, University Park and the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Garage. Hourly rates vary but typically will cost $40 - $50 for a full day. Visitors may find information on off-street parking in the local area at http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/public_parking.html