The largest Australian trade exhibition and conference for the specialised textiles industry known as 'SpecTex' will be taking place in Sydney 2021

SpecTex21, the Australian Textile Trade Event for the industry, is co-ordinated and organised by the Specialised Textiles Association. Exhibit at SpecTex21 and build brand awareness within the industry whilst discovering new and innovative products. 

The event takes place from Saturday July 24 to Monday July 26 2021 at Doltone House, Pyrmont, Sydney.

LSAA is an Industry Partner for this event and many of our members will be exhibiting.

Owing to the late June 2021 Covid developments around Australia, please check the status of this event on the STA website.

Status as of June 24 pm:

Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation evolving in NSW, STA’s Council of Management have made the very difficult decision to postpone SpecTex21.  

The health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and staff is a priority for STA, as is delivering a successful industry event. SpecTex relies on foot traffic to ensure its success. With state borders closed for travel in and out of NSW, as well as limitations placed on NSW residents to travel within their own state, it is uncertain when borders will once again be open and confidence to travel will be reinstated.

ICSA2022: Upcoming Abstract Submission Deadline

Please allow us to remind you of the Call for Participation for the upcoming ’5th International Conference on Structures & Architecture’ to be held at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark in the period 6-8 July 2022. The Call for Participation is for Research Papers including calls for contributions to special sessions and mini-symposia organized by key researchers and for Critical Practices, which is a new experimental contribution format bridging research in academia and research in practice via physical ‘prototypes’:

Abstract Deadline for Research Papers: 28 February 2021 - Extended to March 15 2021

Abstract Deadline for Critical Practices: 1 May 2021


The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2020 is a Virtual Event from November 2-12 2020.

For information visit the IFAI website

Several LSAA members participate in the IFAI activities including Gale Pacific


The following information should be checked on the Bridge Design & Engineering Events Page

Many upcoming bridge events have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled to later this year or 2021.
Here are some useful (NEW) dates for your diary. Keep an eye on our events page for more information:


The planned 2020 IASS Conference has been postponed until 23-27 August 2021.

It will take place at the Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey in Guilford, UK

For further details refer to the Conference website


Textile Roofs 2020

The 25th International (Anniversary) Workshop on the Design and Practical

Realization of Architectural Membrane Structures

18th - 20nd May 2020, Berlin, GERMANY - 


Archenhold Observatory

LSAA Members and others may have an interest in celebrating 25 years of Textile Roofs Workshops.

The 5th International Conference on Structures and Architecture is to be held in Aalborg, Denmark, July 6-8, 2022 ( )


The International Conference on Structures and Architecture, organised by the International Association of Structures & Architecture, is the world’s leading and largest global conference bridging the gap between Structures and Architecture.

The contributions on creative and scientific aspects in the conception and construction of structures, on advanced technologies and on complex architectural and structural applications represent a fine blend of scientific, technical and practical novelties in both fields.

For the first time ICSA, the International Conference on Structures and Architecture is to be held in Aalborg, Denmark. It is a great pleasure for us to invite researchers and practitioners world-wide with a background in architecture and in structural engineering to the 5th ICSA conference.