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.

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.



In case you would like to participate please register through the following form.

Registration form

Unfortunately, the deadlines for financial support and submission of talks have passed.

Schedule and talks

Here you can find the conference program along with the abstracts of the talks and a link to download the conference booklet.


Click here for the list of participants registered so far.

Travel  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. 

Below is a map of the surroundings which shows Building 2 / 3 (where the conference will take place). You can navigate the map to check out places near the campus and the city center, including spots where you can go grab a bite.

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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


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


Letzte Änderung: 15.10.2019 - Ansprechpartner: P. Schwer