Engineers Australia’s National President and CEO invite you to join them at the World Engineers Convention in Melbourne.
Australian engineering will be on the global stage this November, when the World Engineers Convention (WEC) comes here for the first time ever.
Held every four years, the three-day convention is a unique opportunity to advance your technical knowledge, network, and tackle many of the big questions the world is facing.
Fittingly, for an event held in Engineers Australia’s centenary year, the overarching theme of the convention is ‘Engineering a Sustainable World: The Next 100 Years’.
Speakers include Tesla industrial engineer Meredith Westafer, Professor Carlo Ratti of the MIT Senseable City Lab, Australian Chief Scientist Alan Finkel AO and many others, with more than 500 oral presentations.
The program will enable engineers to learn firsthand about cutting-edge technologies and processes across a range of sectors and identify real-world applications, as well as to engage in bigger picture thinking.
Quality content relevant to engineers in both developing and developed nations will be arranged under six themes that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The themes include how new technology and innovations are reshaping engineering, as the gap between human and robot diminishes and amid the rise of artificial intelligence, data analytics, quantum computing and the Internet of Things.
‘Engineering for humanity: responsive design for greater liveability’ is a theme that will look at sustainable assets and utilities, transport systems, smart cities and farming, and more.
Climate change will also be a focus, as we look at options for mitigation, resilience and adaptation, and how we can harness technology to assist in planning.
WEC will also explore the importance of diversity, engineering leadership, governance and influence, and how we can prepare the next generation of engineers with future education frameworks, industry-education collaboration and working across engineering disciplines.
There won’t just be plenty to hear at WEC, but plenty to see, including poster displays, exhibitions, an installation by university group Engineers Without Borders and the world’s longest Lego bridge.
The bridge — which is longer than a basketball court and contains more than 200,000 Lego bricks — will also be a focus for our fully subscribed engagement program for primary school students, who will undertake a STEM-related Lego workshop.
Our program for high school students will enable them to hear from male and female engineers who are making the world a better place.
Engineers Australia is proud to host WEC in collaboration with the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, and we thank our sponsors Autodesk, Liberty, the University of Melbourne, BHP, Cyient, Metro Trains Melbourne, Engineering Education Australia, Queensland University of Technology and Swinburne University of Technology.
We look forward to welcoming many participants from more than 70 countries and hope you’ll be one of them!
For more information and to register, click here.