Earth USA 2019
The formal conference will be taking place from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Scottish Rite Center's Alhambra Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Earth USA 2019 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.
Pre and post-conference earthbuilding workshops are being planned by Adobe in Action.
Call for Papers
Earth USA 2019 will begin accepting abstract submissions for conference presentations on December 1, 2018. All abstract submissions should be submitted using our online abstract submission form. We cannot accept abstract submissions which are e-mailed directly to us. Please visit Earth USA 2019 Deadlines for a complete overview of our abstract submission timeline.
Paper Subject Categories
Historic buildings and cities including their stabilization, preservation and conservation
Social and cultural elements fostered by earthen building practices and traditions
Education and information transfer including codes, norms and regulations
Physical and thermal properties of materials and structures including seismic, flood and storm resistance
Passive solar heating and cooling of earthen buildings
Earthen structures in commerce, industry, agriculture and energy production
New architecture and construction projects including renovation, modernization and re-purposing of existing buildings
Company presentations including architects, designers, contractors and commercial product manufacturers
Abstracts will be accepted from December 1, 2018 until February 15, 2019. All accepted presenters will be notified by April 30, 2019. Full papers will be due by July 15, 2019.
Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation including time to answer questions. Time limits will be carefully monitored.