October 26, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:30pm


The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Structures Symposium, which provides a forum for engineers to share analysis, design, and construction information from recent projects with unique and/or distinguishing characteristics. Attendance typically represents a diverse cross-section of all aspects of the profession, including: design, construction management, material suppliers, academia, general contracting, and owners’ representatives.



The Symposium is comprised of a single day-long session including continental breakfast and a group luncheon. We anticipate a one-hour keynote presentation plus an additional six hours of 30-minute presentations on other subjects. Since the Symposium is presented as a single session, attendees benefit from the information shared in every presentation, and presenters are ensured a large audience. Attendees receive 7.0 hours of continuing education credit for the Symposium (attendance is required the entire day to receive a certificate).  CE Certificates will be emailed to participants after the event. 



Individuals wishing to present at the Symposium are invited to submit an abstract on any general-interest subject related to the analysis, design, construction, or inspection of structural projects by August 7, 2017. The abstract should not exceed 500 words, and authors may submit more than one abstract. The Symposium registration fee will be waived for the presenting author. Read the full Call for Abstracts here



The Symposium will take place at Maggiano's Little Italy, 111 W. Grand Avenue in Chicago. 

Registration and a continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 am; the program begins at 8. Lunch will be provided. The program concludes at 5 pm.

The registration fee is just $250 for members and $375 for non-members through October 1. After that, prices increase to $300 and $425, respectively. 



Limited Exhibitor Opportunities are available.  The exhibit fee is $825 and includes recognition the program, mention from the podium, one admission to the Structures Symposium, and access to participants during breakfast, lunch and breaks during the day.  Additional representatives may attend at the member registration rate. 



There are four different levels of corporate sponsorship:

  • Platinum: $1,000 – Recognition in program, poster exhibit at event, and recognition for sponsoring lunch.  
  • Gold: $850 – Recognition in the program, poster exhibit at event, and recognition during the technical session for sponsoring one of the following:     Continental Breakfast, Morning Break or Afternoon Break 
  • Silver: $600 – Recognition in the program and poster exhibit at event
  • Bronze: $300 – Recognition in the program




Participant List coming soon!