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Conference Program at a Glance


Core Conference

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. Sessions will focus on the following themes and regions:

The core conference will also include 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 on the upper floors of a seminal skyscraper, these events showcase incredible views of the host city’s expansive urban context. There will be an opening networking reception in London on Monday, 23 September; a night for sponsors to host their own social events on Tuesday, 24 September; and a closing reception in Paris on Friday, 27 September. 

Awards Ceremony & Dinner

The highly anticipated awards ceremony & dinner, taking place on Wednesday, 25 September, 6:30–10:00 PM, at the Brewery (a few minutes’ walk from the preceding closing plenary session at the Barbican Centre) 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 encounter the City of Light through a rich and engaging program. The program covers La Defense, Europe’s first purpose-built central business district, now undergoing a major reimagining, as well as tall building sites throughout the city. These include bold new projects such as Trinity and Tour Triangle, as well as radical redevelopments of 20th-century edifices, such as Tour Ariane and Tour Pleyel. 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 French capital. The day concludes with an exciting conversation around regional planning projects and objectives, happening in parallel.

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 core conference (including Health, Safety & Welfare credits). A certificate of completion will be provided to registrants upon request.

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