The National Council of Structural Engineering Associations (NCSEA) is seeking speakers for the 2024 Structural Engineering Summit, scheduled for November 5-8, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the MGM Grand.

  Education sessions deliver pertinent and useful information that is specific to the practicing structural engineer, in both technical and non-technical tracks.

  Potential submission topics include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Best-design practices
  • New codes and standards
  • Recent project case studies
  • Advanced analysis techniques
  • Management and business practices
  • Ethics
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Technology updates (AI, new platforms, etc)

Presentations are sought for topics that would appeal to seasoned engineers or younger engineers new to their careers (or both). The goal of Summit presentations is to provide structural engineers with tools, techniques and tips that will help them and their firms operate more efficiently and effectively.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Education Committee, and speakers will be notified if they have been accepted by early June. Speakers will be provided with required speaking guidelines after acceptance of their submission. 

NOTE: NCSEA does not pay for any meeting related costs for accepted presenters including hotel travel or registration fees. If you are chosen to be a presenter, you are required to register and pay to attend the conference. NCSEA does provide a reduced registration fee for selected speakers.

NCSEA reserves the right to change and revise the following deadlines. All deadlines are in effect at 11:59 PM (central) on the day it is posted.
  Speaker Submission Deadline                               Sunday, April 14, 2024
  Accept/Reject Notifications Sent                           June 2024

  Questions about the abstract process or the Summit? Contact Katherine Ort Ely, Director of Professional Development, at

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The NCSEA Structural Engineering Continuing Education Committee is seeking presentations for the Webinar program. Ideal presentations are between 75 to 90 minutes, and deliver pertinent and useful information that is specific to the practicing structural engineer, in both technical and non-technical tracks. Sessions will be 60-90 minutes total, including time for Q & A. Submissions on best-design practices, new codes and standards, recent projects, advanced analysis techniques, management, business practices, and other topics that would be of interest to practicing structural engineers, are desired. Other desired topics include:

  • Case Studies
  • Lessons Learned
  • Snow Loads
  • Ethics
  • Bettering Communication
  • Business Practices
  • Accounting
  • Client Growth

Speakers will be provided with required guidelines after acceptance of abstract.