Buildings 2019

After 25 years the annual Buildings conference decided to start traveling.
We are looking forward to see you all

September 30th to October 2nd 2019 in Magdeburg.

The Buildings conference is a conference series in its 26th year whith a focus on the geometry of spaces of non-positive curvature and in particular the geometry of and group actions on buildings. 
Other topics represented in the conference are Kac-Moody geometry, non-compact type symmetric spaces, Coxeter groups, Artin groups (including braid groups) and lattices in locally compact groups. The conference aims in particular at young researchers in the area and fosters collaboration between researchers in closely related fields.

buildings 2019 Gruppenfoto

Talks will start on Monday morning Sept. 30th around 10 am and we plan to be finished in the early afternoon on Wednesday Oct. 2nd.

Talks are by contribution only (30 and 50mins). Please indicate upon registration whether you would like to give a talk and provide title and abstract.


Registration and list of participants

The deadlines for registering for the conference have passed. Click here to see the list of participants.

Schedule and abstracts

Here you can find the conference program and a link to download the conference booklet.

Travel and practical information

Magdeburg is fairly easy to reach by train. For details see the Deutsche Bahn website.
The closest airports are Hannover, Leipzig and Berlin.
The tram stop closest to the Math Department is called Universität.

The talks will take place in the Math Department, which is building 2 and 3 on Campus Universitätsplatz. 
More detailed information will be provided to all participants in due time.
See here for a Campus map.


At the university and in the surroundings there are a number of options for lunch, dinner or snacks. You can find some of them in the map below.

See the map full screen.

Hotel recommendations

We regret that we can no longer make reservations in your name.
Here is a list of hotels we do recommend:


Links to former conferences

Buildings 2018 - the 25th anniversary
Other former Buildings conferences

Related news

Those planning the trip to Germany for the Buildings 2019 Conference might also be interested in the Conference Outer Space in Bielefeld, which will take place in the preceding week.


This conference is financially supported by the DFG Priority Program 2026.

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