While we hope to be able to welcome the entire CAADRIA community in person in Hong Kong, the conference format will be adapted in response to the the current global uncertainty regarding international travel. The format will be a hybrid between a traditional in-person conference held in Hong Kong and a virtual on-line conference accessible from anywhere in the world: Both the Hong Kong-based community and those able to travel into the city will be welcome to meet in person at the conference venue. Participants and guests unable to join in person will have the option to join all events online at a reduced ticket price through a platform such as ZOOM. Arrangements will be made to give all presenters the option to present either in person or through our online platform.


The main conference will be four days long and will consist of a series of talks and debates combined with parallel academic research paper presentation sessions. All presentations will be accessible via an online platform and it is antipated that a large proportion of paper presenters will present remotely. The conference will be complemented by online social events and networking sessions, and a digital exhibition of posters and workshop outcomes.


Depending on travel restrictions in place in March 2021, it is anticipated that people based in Hong Kong or in the region can attend the conference in person, which will offer benefits of being able to participate in in-person social networking events in addition to taking part in the online conference from within our central Hong Kong location.

The Asia Society Hong Kong Center, will act as a hosting partner for the CAADRIA 2021 conference, offering its unique range of indoor and outdoor event spaces situated in the heart of Hong Kong Island. Located just behind the central business district behind Pacific Place in Admiralty, the Asia Society is housed in the Old Victoria Barracks, a former explosives magazine site. It was revitalized in 2005 and 2012 by internationally acclaimed Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects as an adaptive re-use heritage site to become a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub in Hong Kong.