Every two/three years a conference is held in turn in one of the three regions, Asia, Europe and North America. Participants are members or potential members of ICSBOA. Consultants, suppliers and research/educational institutions may participate if they are recommended by an ICSBOA member and are accepted by the steering committee of the conference.
The main content of the conferences is operation and maintenance of bridges. Papers and presentations are reserved for bridge operators. Consultants, suppliers and research/educational institutions may participate as speakers on behalf of an operator on condition that they present papers related to the operation and maintenance of bridges.
The organiser of a conference is appointed by the permanent body and a steering committee is set up with participants from the organiser and one representative from the permanent body of each region.
The steering committee for a conference has the following duties:
- Define the programme for the conference and assist with the planning and management of the conference
- Assist the organiser with active promotion of the conference to potential participants and speakers, and review and comment on abstracts for the conference, if asked.
- Update the website with information about the next conference