The Joint 6th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (6AESE) and 11th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (11ANCRiSST) will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on August 1-2, 2015. This event provides a unique collaborative environment to expedite further advances in a broad range of structural engineering topics. A special feature of this event is that it will be hosted during the 2015 Asia-Pacific Summer School on Smart Structure Technology.