This selection lists events and conferences organised, sponsored or co-sponsored by FIG, its commissions and its member associations:
FIG organises international congresses, held every four years, and annual working weeks, held in the intervening years. Congresses and Working Weeks are hosted by FIG together with its local member association. The last congresses were held in Brighton (UK) in 1998, in Washington, DC (USA) in 2002, in Munich, Germany in 2006, in Sydney, Australia, 11-16 April 2010 and in Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia in June 2014. The next congress will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, 6-11 May 2018
Congresses attract several thousand participants from all over the world and are the most important events in the FIG calendar. The technical programme, which marks the culmination of the 10 commissions’ four-year programme of work, is complemented by a major international exhibition.
Working Weeks combine meetings of FIG’s administrative bodies with technical seminars organised by the commissions and the host member associations and as such provide the opportunity for commissions to develop their work programmes and for FIG to network at a more regional level. In the later years the Working Weeks have taken place in Abuja, Nigeria 6-10 May 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria in 2015 and Christchurch, New Zealand 2016. www.fig.net/fig2016. The next Working Weeks will be held inHelsinki, Finland in 2017 www.fig.net/fig2017, Hanoi, Vietnam 2019 www.fig.net/fig2019 and Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2020.
In addition to their involvement with FIG congresses and working weeks, commissions and their working groups organise or co-sponsor a wide range of seminars and workshops, usually in collaboration with member associations or other international professional bodies.