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Conference Program at a Glance


Core Conference

On Tuesday, 24 September, convene with global thought leaders in presentations and panel discussions addressing the theme of New or Renew: Addressing the Density Dilemma. Over two days of the core conference, delegates will participate in sessions, organized in nine parallel tracks, that relate to this overarching idea, in addition to the opening and closing plenary sessions (where all 1,200 delegates are assembled in one hall).

Select from dozens of peer-reviewed presentations, featuring critical discussions on the future of urban density, the reduction of carbon emissions and energy consumption, and the transformative potential of new and renewed buildings to change the way we live. This will be accompanied by the CTBUH Awards program (see below), which highlights exemplary projects and innovations from around the world.

Awards Program

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Social & Networking Events

Networking and social events are highlights of CTBUH conferences, excellent for making business connections, as well as catching up with colleagues and friends. Typically hosted in the upper floors of a seminal skyscraper, these events showcase incredible views of the host city’s expansive urban context. There will be two major receptions during the conference, a night for sponsors to host their own social events, and a reception in Paris.

Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The highly anticipated Awards Ceremony & Dinner, taking place on Wednesday, 25 September, 6:00–10:00 PM, is the culminating event of the conference, when trophies and titles are conferred on the year’s winning projects. See which Award of Excellence projects advance to category winners and which overall project wins the coveted title of “2024 Best Tall Building Worldwide.”

Off-site Programs

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Paris Regional Program

Experience Paris through a whole new lens on Friday, 27 September, when attendees will have the opportunity to experience the City of Light through a rich and engaging program. Highlights include bold new projects such as HEKLA, bringing new energy to the La Defense district; Opalia, demonstrating the best possibilities of the mass timber movement; Tour Triangle, upending precedents of form and scale; as well as radical redevelopments of 20th-century edifices, such as Tour Aurore and Tour Montparnasse. Conceived in conjunction with major transportation investments, these projects are transforming the city into a greener, more equitable, and more accessible metropolis, heralding an exciting new era for the city.

The Paris regional city program (with transportation and accommodation paid by the delegate) will incorporate two half-day segments that focus on unique themes, each progressing from a presentation format to expansive tours, site visits, and technical demonstrations.

AIA CES Credits

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is a registered American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Credits (CES) provider. Registered attendees can accumulate AIA-approved CES credits during the five-day event (including Health, Safety & Welfare credits). A certificate of completion will be provided to registrants upon request.