Conference new date!

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Santiago, Abril 2020.

The conference organizing team has been constantly monitoring the world COVID-19 crisis and studying its implications not only for the realization of the conference, but also for the health and safety of everybody involved. The latter being the top priority.

Consequently, it has been considered that the original date for this conference is not suitable anymore to hold such a massive and international event. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that the WCTE 2020 will be held on January 11th-14th, 2021

We are extremely grateful for all your kind words of support, and the strong commitment that you have shown to our national and international collaborators, especially in difficult times like these. We will keep the hard work to develop this event. It is the organizing team strong belief that this new date is in the best interest of all our attendees, keynote speakers, sponsors and organizing team. It considers the international context of both, the northern and southern hemisphere, as well as the weather implications that may favour the realization of the conference. 

If you have any doubts or require more information, please do not hesitate to write to Our team will be happy to guide you!


See you all in January 2021!

COVID-19 Chile has activated protocols

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Santiago, March 2020. There is understandably a great deal of concern about the current events regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world. We want to assure you that we are constantly monitoring the situation and that your health and safety are our top priority.

We are working on contingency plans to alleviate everyone who has been affected one way or another by the health crisis. All our team and collaborators are committed to the development of the conference. Nevertheless, we are currently working on a plan of action, and we will launch a special statement as soon as possible. If you have any specific concerns about this or any other matter related to the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us through our official emails. We will be more than happy to assist you.

We have taken the preventive measures suggested by the World Health Organization, which we would like to share with you. These are:

  1. Wash your hands often and thoroughly.
  2. Maintain social distancing.
  3. Avoid touching mouth, eyes and nose.
  4. Cover your mouth and nose with the elbow when sneezing or coughing. Discard any used tissue immediately.
  5. Use the mask only if you suspect that you are sick or are caring for sick people.

Location for the WCTE2020

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Dear WCTE Community


We are happy to announce that we have received over 750 extended abstracts coming from all the five continents, with a never seen before Latin-American participation. As the Conference Secretariat, we take this information as a clear signal of the great interest in timber construction, and trust that the conference will have an important impact on our country and region.

Along with this great news, we would like to communicate that we have decided to move to a new location. We have opted for Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center to develop the scientific and academic event, while the social events will take place in the Architectural Faculty of the Pontifical Catholic University, Campus Lo Contador UC, only two blocks away.

We can’t thank enough the privilege to host this event and receive such a high-level guests and professionals; we greatly hope that this gathering will have an important repercussion in our region towards the increase of timber construction, in both scientific and a professional field, as well as industry and public policies. We hope to see you next August, so we can show you the goodness of our beautiful country, its vast geography, culinary excellence and the warmth of our people. On behalf of the WCTE 2020 National Board and the large professional team that is working with passion to make this conference a memorable experience for all who may attend, we greet you with affection.

Best regards WCTE 2020 Secretariat