Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to the pandemic, CAADRIA 2021 will be organised in an online format, offering the possibility for online attendance and participation via platforms such as Zoom.

While the costs for online participation are lower than in-person conferences in previous years, they represent the significant efforts that are required to organise an online conference, which result in the following benefits for participants:

  • CAADRIA Membership 2021-2022
  • a digital copy of the conference proceedings
  • access to all online events, include keynote lectures, roundtable discussions, virtual networking sessions and virtual tours;
  • for authors: a rigorous, two stage peer-review process offering valuable feedback on your research paper;
  • for accepted authors: inclusion in the conference presentation and sharing sessions, discussing your work with peers and experts in your field;
  • for accepted authors: inclusion of your paper in conference proceedings, which will be made available both online and in research libraries around the world and will be indexed in CUMINCAD, a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design;
  • a selection of accepted papers may be invited for a special issue of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC) or other affiliated journals.

CAADRIA 2021 Support Grant

A “CAADRIA 2021 Support Grant” has been set up with the aim to increase connections with regions and institutions that are currently underrepresented in the CAADRIA community. This grant will cover grantees’ online conference registration fees and will be awarded to select individual students, academics or professionals who have successfully passed the conference paper peer-review process and need financial support for conference registration. A total of up to 25 applicants will be supported. Priority will be given to individuals from currently underrepresented Asian countries and/or institutions.

The application period for the CAADRIA Support Grant has now ended, the deadline was on 28 January 2021

Online participation registration fees:

Conference Registration (Regular)HKD 1,750.00
Conference Registration (Student)

HKD 750.00

Individual Keynote or Roundtable Event TicketsHKD 250.00
Individual Keynote or Roundtable Event Tickets (Discounted*)

HKD 200.00

* Requires Special Code from Affiliated Organisations

Each Attendee Must Register

  • No refund is given for cancellation of any reason.
  • Registrations cannot be transferred to another person.
  • A valid student ID is required to be uploaded during payment for student registration.
  • To be eligible for publication, each paper requires one conference registration. Multiple submissions by the same author are subject to multiple registrations.

Workshops participation:

Participation in all workshops is free for registered conference participants.


The CAADRIA Postgraduate Student Consortium provides a supportive setting for feedback on your current research and guidance on future research directions. It offers you comments and fresh perspectives on your work from international academics and students outside your institution. It promotes the development of a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research. The Postgraduate Student Consortium is an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues of similar background or interests and from the international community and to explore potential external examiners. Your supervisors don’t have to attend the consortium, but they are invited to join.

The consortium is different from a paper presentation since it addresses your research process and offers you advice on your overall study and progress and explores in more detail your thesis. You present your ongoing research work and results to date. You have the chance to discuss your research in an informal session with peers and experienced academics from your field. Applications should include:

  • An extended abstract or full paper describing work in process and key questions addressed.
  • A one-page curriculum vitae (attached to the end of the paper).
  • Submission Deadline: 21 March 2021
  • Notifications of Acceptance: 23 March 2021
  • All inquiries & submission via email to: