Australia’s peak conference for engineering professionals.
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Join the world’s 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
Earn 19 CPD points
SPEAKERS

Richard Palmer

Director of Sustainability, WSP

Richard is an engineer by training, a consultant by profession, and an ecologist at heart. He has spent over 13 years working in industrialised and emerging economies, using sustainable design and urban resilience approaches to improve built environments. As Director of Sustainability at WSP, Richard advises on green buildings, sustainable infrastructure and urban renewal projects. His multidisciplinary team works on increasing sustainability across the built environment.

Major General Marcus Thompson AM

Deputy Chief Information Warfare, Australian Defence Force

Since graduating from the Royal Military College - Duntroon in 1988, Major General Marcus Thompson has held commands at every level in the Australian Army and has been deployed on several overseas missions. As Deputy Chief Information Warfare, Marcus oversees four branches: Information Warfare Capability; Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Battle Management Capability; Capability Support Directorate; and the Joint Cyber Unit. Marcus also holds a PhD in cyber security from the University of New South Wales, and is a Member of the Order of Australia.

Flavia Tata Nardini

CEO, Fleet Space, Australia

Flavia began her career at the European Space Agency as Propulsion Test Engineer. She then joined TNO – the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research – to work on advanced space propulsion projects. In 2015, Flavia co-founded Fleet, a connectivity company set to launch over 100 planned nanosatellites this year, spearheading a new era in human communication.

Roma Agrawal MBE (UK)

Structural Engineer, AECOM

Roma Agrawal MBE is a structural engineer at AECOM. Her projects include footbridges and sculptures, train stations and skyscrapers, including London’s iconic The Shard.
Roma is a tireless promoter of engineering and technical careers to young people, particularly under-represented groups such as women. She has advised policymakers and governments on science education, and has given talks to thousands around the world at universities, schools and organisations, including two for TEDx. She is also a television presenter, and writes articles about engineering, education and leadership.
Roma has received international awards for her technical prowess and success in promoting the profession, including the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Rooke Award. Her first book, Built, was published by Bloomsbury to glowing reviews earlier this year.
Who Should Attend.
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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
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“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)
THE VENUE
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE SYDNEY
(ICC Sydney)

14 Darling Dr,
Sydney NSW 2009
Australia

To discuss opportunities in more detail please contact:  

Amanda Rodgers
Corporate Engagement Manager

Email: arodgers@engineersaustralia.org.au
(03) 9321 1716

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