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World Engineers Symposium

November 18 - November 20

Launched by Engineers Australia, The World Engineers Symposium will host global engineering experts as they revisit topics and themes from their presentations last year, during World Engineers Convention (WEC 2019) held in Melbourne, and explore questions such as; How can we navigate a changing landscape? How will these implications shape the future of engineering?

Over three days, among many renowned experts, you will hear from WFEO plenary speakers from WEC 2019, including:

Prof. Daniel Favrat, Member of WFEO Committee on Energy (Switzerland)
Dr. Tomas Sancho, Chair of WFEO Working Group on Water (Spain)
Prof. Jean Venables, Former Chair of WFEO Committee on Engineering and Environment (UK)
Mr. Davide Stronati, Chair of WFEO Committee for Engineering and Environment (UK)


Kathleen Boseley FIEAust CPEng – Airbus Australia Pacific
Felicity Furey – Swinburne University of Technology
Matt Gough – MACE (UK)
Jie Lu – Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute
Prof. Carlo Ratti – Senseable City Lab, MIT (ITALY)
William Rodger – Jacobs
John Sukkar – Minderoo Foundation (AUS)
Meredith Westafer – Tesla (USA)
Stephen Witherden – Beca

Symposium Themes

Wednesday 18 November | Greater Liveability
Thursday 19 November | Future Ready
Friday 20 November | Climate Smart Engineering

Presentation Topics

  • Build Back Better
  • The Future of the Office
  • Future of Engineering
  • Re-imagining the Built Environment in a Post-Pandemic Era
  • Aligning Recycling and Manufacturing with New Technologies

Register to the World Engineers Symposium in this page.
For more information:

Symposium website

Registration webpage

Speakers webpage