"Innovate into the Future"

Thursday and Friday October 25-26 2018 at UTS Sydney

In the modern world, progress is fast.  Exciting new opportunities and revolutions in buildings lie around every corner.  New ideas in design and sustainability will shape us and our buildings as we go into the future. Download Conference Flyers here: Summary or Full Prog (5Mb PDF)

Over two days in October, Innovate into the Future will explore the expanding frontiers of architecture and engineering in lightweight structures.  It will both examine the changing ideas and concepts in the field over the years, whilst looking forward to what the future holds.

The conference will show off some of the innovations that will lie at the centre of tomorrow’s world.  Cutting edge modern designs and concepts will be highlighted, illustrating design challenges and solutions.  These will be combined with workshops that leave delegates with a hands-on perspective of these revolutionary ideas.

For the very first time, reflecting the increasing interdisciplinary world around us, expert knowledge from other disciplines will be brought into the forefront, showing how new innovations from outside the lightweight structures field can now be used to inform and shape the road ahead.

Set against the iconic backdrop of Jørn Utzon’s  architectural masterpiece, the Sydney Opera House, so ahead of its time that techniques needed to be invented to enable its construction, the conference aims to fulfil the same spirit of innovation and technological advancement.  It promises to be an exciting, unmissable opportunity for delegates to discover what tomorrow’s world of lightweight structures will look like and to meet some of the key players shaping it.

For actual registration and payments please book directly with Eventbrite

The LSAA Conference would not be possible without the collaboration with UTS and the generous support of our sponsors

Combined jpgPlatinum: Serge Ferrari, Gold: Gale Pacific, Ronstan, Awards: Hiraoka, Silver Pro-Rig, Verseidag

Download Conference Flyer HERE for a complete description of the program, keynote speakers and sponsors.


Some initial discussions have already happened to hold the 2018 LSAA event at the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney.

The two day 2018 Conference and Design Awards, is likely to be a similar affair to the 2016 Event.

The Date is Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26 2018.

We expect to announce the Theme "Innovate into the Future", Keynote Speakers and Session Topics before the end of April - see home page for updates.

We are looking forward to continuing and building on our relationship with Universities.

Any Companies that are interested in a level of sponsorship could contact LSAA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



 LSAA - UTS 2018 Conference and Design Awards "Innovate into the Future"