Conferences and lectures
The Institution hosts a range of conferences and lectures
The Institution of Structural Engineers organises and is involved with a variety of conferences and lectures. These vary in content and purpose giving our members a varied programme of events.
Whilst most lectures focus on Institution or industry relevant topics, others are held to provide members with other topics of interest that are not always related to the industry, such as the Maitland Lecture which has previously included talks from Robert Winston and Tony Little.
Providing a platform for interaction and discussion between academia and industry.
The Gold Medal is the Institution's most prestigious award and is given to an individual for exceptional and outstanding contributions to the advancement of structural engineering.
The James Sutherland History Lecture takes place at the beginning of each year at the Institutions' headquarters in London. It covers historical topics related to structural engineering.
The lecture is intended to “review some aspects of contemporary affairs by a person of distinction” with the subject of the lecture not necessarily relating to engineering and being entirely at the lecturer’s discretion..
Y.K. Cheng is the 93rd President of the Institution, and the 3rd President to be based outside the UK.
The Institution of Structural Engineers is keen to develop awareness among young engineers of the importance and potential of research in advancing structural engineering.