Call for papers: «Earth USA 2024» (9/2/2024)

Earth USA 2024 is our 12th International Conference on Architecture & Construction with Earthen Materials. The formal conference will be taking place from Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2024 at the Scottish Rite Center’s Alhambra Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Earth USA 2024 indicates a wider field of interest than previous conferences and includes adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block (CEB) and monolithic adobe (cob). Any material or method that uses clay as a binder is considered. Activities include:

  • Three days of podium presentations and poster sessions on topics related to the current state of architecture and construction with earthen materials.
  • Friday evening Speaker Meet & Greet for all conference attendees sponsored by The Earthbuilders’ Guild.
  • Tours to local earthbuilding sites of interest in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Earth USA is now accepting abstracts for presentations at the 2024 conference. All abstracts should be submitted using the following online abstract submission form:

Abstracts will be accepted from Monday, September 11, 2023 until Friday, February 9, 2024. All accepted presenters will be notified by Friday, April 5, 2024. Full papers are due by Friday, June 7, 2024.

Paper Subject Categories

  1. Historic buildings and cities including their stabilization, preservation, modernization and re-purposing.
  2. New architecture, construction projects and construction methods.
  3. Education and information transfer including codes, norms and regulations.
  4. Physical and thermal properties of materials and structures including seismic, flood and storm resistance and passive solar heating and cooling of earthen buildings.
  5. Social and cultural elements fostered by earthen building practices and traditions.
  6. Company presentations including architects, designers, contractors and product manufacturers.

Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation including time to answer questions. Time limits will be carefully monitored.

Earth USA 2024 – Important Deadlines

  • Online abstract submission form opens: Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Call for abstracts ends and online abstract submission form closes: Friday, February 9, 2024
  • Notification of speaker acceptance: by Friday, April 5, 2024
  • Online conference registration opens: Monday, June 3, 2024
  • Full papers due: by Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Online conference registration closes: Friday, September 6, 2024
  • Conference: Friday, September 13, 2024 through Sunday, September 15, 2024
  • Conference Tour: Monday, September 16, 2024

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