Australia’s peak conference for engineering professionals.

Join the worlds leading engineering professionals and discover how our industry will transform in the years ahead.

Accelerating technological change is transforming our world by the minute. Smart homes and self-driving cars are already shaping our daily lives. Automation is radically changing the way we work.

How can you future-proof your career in the face of these changes? This year’s conference will tackle the impacts of engineering challenges, from the ethics and limits of artificial intelligence to the role of robots in our daily lives. We’ll introduce you to leaders in the field, and concrete applications of emerging technologies.

Explore how you can prepare for the opportunities in our future.

Are you ready for the new frontier?

Attend the Australian Engineering Conference to:
Hear from international leaders in the field, including Google’s Futurist and Lead Engineer Ray Kurzweil, and Michael McAllum from Global Foresight
Get ahead of the next wave of digital disruption by understanding future trends and technologies
Take exclusive off-site visits to Sydney’s most iconic and ambitious engineering projects
Learn how to future-proof your career with insights into artificial intelligence, robotics and other leading technologies
Tackle the big questions around ethics, including how humans will interact with AI and robots
Go beyond technical skills and learn practical strategies for engineering business leadership
Who Should Attend.

All Australian engineers will benefit from this conference which combines inspiration with highly practical takeaways.

In particular, you should attend if you:
  • Are an engineer in any discipline who wants to understand the latest trends and developments in the field
  • Are stepping into a leadership role and need to improve your leadership and business skills
  • Are seeking direction to shape your career to meet the engineering challenges of the future
  • Want to understand how your job could look in 10, 15, or 20 years into the future
  • Work closely with engineers or in an engineering firm (even if you’re not an engineer yourself)
  • Need to embark on Continuing Professional Development in 2018
Feedback from the Australian Engineering Conference 2016

“I learnt about great works by our fellow engineers in a short period of conference time that are certainly inspiring. I met engineers from a wide spectrum of our industry and the Defence Department that certainly make me proud of my profession”

Hamid KavoosiEngineering Design Authority | Broadcast Australia

“Infrastructure decisions create obligations and consequences that last for generations at any one point”

Dr Tim StoneNon Executive Director | European Investment Bank

“The key to a future proof job is to have a deeply creative element”

Dr Andrew HarrisLaing O'Rourke

“The was one of the most inspiring conferences I have ever attended”

Steve BrownProjects Operations Manager | Sage Automation

“Terrific conference with dynamic speakers and thought provoking topics. A must for Australia's engineering community”

Wayne LeongPrincipal Engineer | Qld Dept. of Transport and Main Roads

“A great place to learn and be inspired as engineers”

Dominic CavanoughContract Engineer | Byron Shire Council

“The keynote speakers were very inspiring and encouraging”

Mary-Anne StuartLead Electrical Engineer | H.I. Fraser

“High quality conference from any aspect considered: content, networking, food, entertainment, business, exhibition”

Geoff HurstDirector | Engeneohs Pty Ltd

“AusEngCon 2016 was a brilliant opportunity for anybody related to the engineering profession - I thoroughly encouraged my colleagues to attend at least once. Looking forward to SYD 2018”

Frances GarlandMechanical Engineer | Origin Energy

“AusEngCon 2016 was by far the best conference I have attended in my career. The quality of presenters, program and overall conference all exceeded my rather high expectations”

Phil HendyEngineering Manager | McConnel Dowell

“It was an excellent opportunity for a recently arrived engineer from the UK. Fantastic exposure to where the Australian engineering sector is currently sitting and the direction of travel”

Drew JardineAustralian Army

“Start before you're ready. you can't always wait for things to stabilise”

Holly RansomCEO Emergent Solutions

“Engineering has given us the space to imagine”

Dr Alan FinkelChief Scientist of Australia

“AusEngCon2016 was a great way to reconnect to what we are all actually trying to achieve for our communities which can often get lost in the pressures of the commercial world we work in”

Mark BennetDesign Manager | Operations | Environmental Services | Ventia Utility Services

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”

David MorrisonLieutenant General (Retd)

Geoffrey Robertson

Human Rights Barrister and host of television series ``Hypothetical``.

Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers and has argued many landmark human rights cases in British and Commonwealth Courts and the European Court of Human Rights. He has served as first President of the UN's Special Court for Sierra Leone and is one of the three ``distinguished jurists`` on the United Nations internal justice council

He has had a distinguished career as a trial and appellate counsel, an international judge, and author of leading textbooks. He has argued many landmark cases in media, constitutional and criminal law, in the European Court of Justice; the European Court of Human Rights; the Supreme Court (House of Lords and Privy Council); the UN War Crimes courts; the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and in the highest courts of many commonwealth countries.

He has argued hundreds of death sentence appeals, prosecuted Hastings Banda, defended Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson and Julian Assange and acted for Human Rights Watch in the proceedings against Genera lPnochet. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and author of Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice; The Case of the Pope; Mullahs without Mercy: Human Rights and Nuclear Weapons; and The Tyrannicide Brief. In 2011

Geoffrey has, as a jury advocate, appeared in many criminal trials at the Old Bailey and libel trials in the High Court. He has appeared in several hundred reported cases in the Court of Appeal (both civil and criminal divisions) and in judicial reviews in the High Court, and in subsequent appeals. He has a large advisory practice, for clients including governments, media corporations, NGO’s and local councils.

Geoffrey was awarded the New York Bar Association prize for achievement in international law and affairs.

Geoffrey hosted an Australian television series of programmes called Geoffrey Robertson's Hypotheticals. These shows invite notable people, often including former and current political leaders, to discuss contemporary issues by assuming imagined identities in hypothetical situations.

Robertson Q.C.

Human Rights Barrister and host of television series "Hypothetical".

Hypothetical – Do robotic slaves have rights?

Advances in technology and engineering will lead to machines that are many times smarter than human beings. This singularity has begun and is accelerating fast. Geoffrey Robertson QC hosts a ‘hypothetical’ where a panel of experts discuss the ramifications as the thinking machine evolves.

Ray Kurzweil

Futurist, Author, Inventor and Director of Engineering, Google (USA)

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called ``the restless genius`` by The Wall Street Journal and ``the ultimate thinking machine`` by Forbes magazine, he was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the ``rightful heir to Thomas Edison.`` PBS selected him as one of the ``sixteen revolutionaries who made America.``

Ray was the principal inventor of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.

Among Ray’s many honors, he received a Grammy Award for outstanding achievements in music technology; he is the recipient of the National Medal of Technology, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, holds twenty-one honorary Doctorates, and honors from three U.S. presidents.

Ray has written five national best-selling books, including New York Times best sellers The Singularity Is Near (2005) and How To Create A Mind (2012). He is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University and a Director of Engineering at Google heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.

Ray Kurzweil

Futurist, Author, Inventor and Director of Engineering, Google (USA)

Thinking Machines – The Promise and the Peril

A world run by robots is no longer just a notion. Signs of the growing prevalence of robotic technology are all around us. The question for the future is will we be in charge, or will they?

(ICC Sydney)

14 Darling Dr,
Sydney NSW 2009


Register your interest now and we’ll update you when ticket
sales start and new speakers are announced.

To discuss opportunities in more detail please contact:  

Murray Mussett
National Manager, Corporate Partnerships

(03) 9321 1734