• IASS Annual Symposium and Spatial Structures Conference 2020/2021 - Inspiring the next generation - VIRTUAL EDITION

    23 - 27 August 2021

    Inspiring the next generation incorporates:

    The IASS Annual Symposium (IASS SYMPOSIUM 2020/21) and the 7th International Conference on Spatial Structures (SPATIAL STRUCTURES 2020/21) will be held 23-27 August 2021 as a fully virtual conference.

    List of confirmed keynote speakers: Sigrid Adriaenssens, Ian Firth, Massimo Maffeis, Marijke Mollaert, Sergio Pellegrino, Boris Reyher, Ulrik Støttrup-Andersen, and Chris Williams. See link



    13 - 15 September 2021


    The tenth edition of the conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures (STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2021) will be organised on 13-15 September 2021 at the premises of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. The previous conferences of these series were held in Barcelona (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015), Stuttgart (2005, 2009) and Munich (2013, 2017). The last edition of Structural Membranes took place in Barcelona on 7-10 October 2019, in conjunction with the conference commemorating the 60th anniversary of the IASS.


    The objectives of Structural Membranes 2021 are to collect and disseminate state-of-the-art research and technology for design, analysis, construction and maintenance of textile and inflatable structures. The conference will address both the theoretical bases for structural analysis and the numerical algorithms necessary for efficient and robust computer implementation. A significant part of the conference will be devoted to discuss advances in new textile composites for applications in membrane and inflatable structures in the building and construction sectors, as well as in innovative design, construction and maintenance procedures.

    Structural Membranes 2021 aims to be a forum for discussing recent progress and identifying future research directions in the field of textile composites and inflatable structures.

    Structural Membranes 2021 will be supported by the IASS. It will also be a Thematic Conference of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and a Special Interest Conference of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).



  • 16th Advanced Building Skins Conference & Expo in 2021

    21 - 22 October 2021



    International platform for architects, engineers, scientists and the building industry

    Architects, engineers and representatives of the worldwide building industry are meeting at the annual International Conference on Advanced Building Skins in Bern to discuss the latest trends and new developments in sustainable building design.

    The conference is Europe’s leading event on building envelopes and combines top-class presentations with active networking in the construction industry. Every year, over 150 speakers present new projects and developments in the design of building skins.

    The TensiNet Association will be represented at this 16th Conference on Advanced Building Skins with two TensiNet sessions on Membrane Architecture and with a TensiNet booth designed by associate partner POLIMI. Lastly, we will organise the TensiNet Meeting “TensiNet and friends” scheduled on Thursday 21st October at 18.00.


  • Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 - VIRTUAL EDITION

    9 - 10 November 2021


  • Techtextil & Texprocess 2022

    21 - 24 June 2022

    Beyond innovation

    Performance. Function. Future.

    Techtextil is held concurrently with Texprocess and presents the complete spectrum of applications for high-tech textiles, which make products lighter, more functional and more sustainable.

    With supplementary digital features, a comprehensive hygiene and safety concept and a new position at the Exhibition Centre, both exhibitors and visitors can look forward to a host of innovations.


    TensiNet's General Assembly 2022 will be held during this event.