Earth USA - Adobe in Action's Biennial Earthbuilding Conference

Our next conference - Earth USA 2019 - will be taking place at the Scottish Rite Center's Alhambra Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA from October 25 to October 27, 2019. Please visit the Earth USA website for more information.

Earth USA is Adobe in Action's biennial, international conference on architecture and construction with earthen materials. The 3-day formal conference takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico and attracts presenters and attendees from around the world. The 2017 conference was attended by approximately 130 people representing 14 countries.

Earth USA indicates a wide field of interest in the earthbuilding world and includes adobe, rammed earth, compressed earth block (CEB) and monolithic adobe (cob). Any material or method that uses clay as a binder is considered. Conference activities include:

  • three days of podium presentations and poster sessions on topics related to the current state of architecture and construction with earthen materials

  • a Friday Evening Reception for all conference attendees sponsored by The Earthbuilders' Guild

  • tours to local earthbuilding sites of interest in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • pre and post-conference earthbuilding workshops

Earth USA 2017 group photo

Earth USA 2017 group photo