Buildings 2021

After a one-year break the annual Buildings conference will take place again. The organisers are Isobel DaviesAnna MichaelYuri Santos Rego and Petra Schwer - we are looking forward to seeing you all.

We hope the conference will be able to take place in person, with a hybrid format allowing participants to join online if they wish. However, it may be that the conference takes place entirely online, depending on the rules surrounding the coronavirus pandemic at the beginning of October.

The conference will take place from

    October 6th to 8th 2021 in Magdeburg.

The Buildings conference is a conference series in its 27th year with a focus on the geometry of spaces of non-positive curvature and in particular the geometry of and group actions on buildings. The conference aims in particular at young researchers in the area and fosters collaboration between researchers in closely related fields.

The program will start on Wednesday afternoon Oct. 6th around 2.00 pm and we plan to be finished by 4 pm on Friday Oct. 8th.

Talks will be 30 and 50 min and by contribution only. We are also planning to have a poster session. Please indicate upon registration whether you would like to present a poster or give a talk and provide title and abstract.


Registration and list of participants

The deadline for registration has passed.

Click here to see the list of participants.


For further questions please contact the organizers.

Schedule and abstracts

Please find the programme here.

Slides and notes from talks can be accessed here.

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. Please notice that the building is wheelchair accessible.
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

You can apply for hotel funding at registration, in which case we book the hotel room for you. Of course you might want to book your accommodation yourself - here is a list of hotels we do recommend:


Links to former conferences

Buildings 2019

Buildings 2018 - the 25th anniversary

Previous Buildings conferences


Last Modification: 17.01.2024 - Contact Person: Webmaster