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The National Events Team for Engineers Australia works in consultation with College Boards, National Committees, National Panels, Technical Societies and Special Interest Groups as well as with internal stakeholders to deliver over 50-60 international and national conferences, more than 50 award programs including 5 gala awards, the national eminent speaker series', seminars and SIG events.

The conference program averages 20 conferences a year, ranging from annual conferences of 60-750 managed in-house through to major international congresses of more than a 1000 delegates. It works in partnership with other kindred bodies and seeks to further the engineering profession by delivering high level CPD to its members and associates through exceptional meeting management. Events are managed by the highly experienced National Events Team internally as well as with professional conference organisers.

12th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering

On behalf of the Ecohydraulics Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and the National Committee on Water Engineering of Engineers Australia (EA), I am delighted to invite you to the 12th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering on 9-11 Feb 2016, in Melbourne, Australia. This conference will be run jointly with the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE2016).

Under the overall theme of Hydraulics and the Environment – Working with Nature, the National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering will focus on the ways in which hydraulics contributes to sustainable engineering investigations and design in the water environment.

It is my pleasure to announce that the 12th Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering technical program will include the following:

  • Keynote presentations, including Henderson Oration
  • Technical Sessions with oral and poster presentations on water engineering hydraulics

This conference is being jointly run with the 11th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE2016), which will take place on 7-12 Feb. Delegates have the option of registering for the full ISE 2016 meeting (including registration for the three-day Hydraulics in Water Engineering conference) or register just for the three-day Hydraulics in Water Engineering conference.

Abstracts are due on the 22nd May 2015. Further details of the conference, submission of abstracts and registration are available on the conference website.

When: 9-11 Feb 2016
Where: Melbourne, Vic

RISK 2016 Conference

Following the successful RISK 2014 Conference held in Brisbane, Australia, the Executive Committee of Risk Engineering Society (RES) invites you and your colleagues to attend its RISK Engineering Conference on 18-20 May 2016 at the Swissotel Sydney, NSW, Australia.

The theme for the RISK 2016 Conference is

“Risk & Opportunity in a State of Development”

Whether you are interested in learning the latest risk management techniques, simply mastering the basics or to network with other successful practitioners in the field of risk management, the RISK 2016 Conference is a valuable opportunity to be a part of risk the engineering community.

Organised and managed by lead industry practitioners and academia, the national RISK 2016 Conference is the only conference of its kind balancing practical case studies, comprehensive options, future educational topics as well as high level strategic risk management applications and implementation.

Australia as a nation is undergoing serious changes and challenges in many areas – such as geopolitical, infrastructure extension and renewal along with climate change ramifications – with issues such as adaptation and resilience becoming common catch-cries. Sydney is currently seeing many large infrastructure developments such as Sydney Metro, Sydney Light Rail, North Connex, WestConnex, and Badgerys Creek Airport. The ‘development’ in the theme is intended to cover any or all of the issues alluded to above, with the understanding and management of risk being an essential element of any such development.

Chartered Professional Engineers are required to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with at least 10% of their CPD credits being risk-related. Participation in this conference will count towards this requirement and it may also count towards CPD for many other professionals.

I look forward to welcome you at the RISK 2016 Conference as an active member of the risk engineering community.

Ian Ackland FIEAust CPEng
Chair of the Organising Committee,
Risk Engineering Society, Sydney Division

When: 18-20 May 2016
Where: Sydney, NSW


SETE 2016 

The need to manage complexity is now commonplace in almost all fields of undertaking. Both government and industry need to address the development and sustainment of complex systems for aerospace, defence, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, and transport.
Consequently, a systems approach is required for the conception and implementation of effective and efficient system solutions. Systems engineering provides the essential framework, methods and tools required to solve complex problems and to develop and sustain complex systems.
Come to SETE 2016 to share, to learn and to be inspired.
Call for Submissions Now Open 
When: 17-19 May 2016
Where: Melbourne, VIC

CORE 2016

The Conference on Railway Excellence (CORE) is hosted by the Railway Technical Society of Australasia. The Railway Technical Society of Australasia (RTSA) is a joint Technical Society of Engineers Australia and IPENZ New Zealand, formed to further the interests of the railway industry at large and its individual participants.

The activities of the RTSA are directed towards providing leadership for the facilitation and coordination of professionalism in the railway industry and the encouragement of member contributions to the application of railway technology and good management practices. The objectives of the RTSA are, to stimulate the active contribution and participation of its members in the development and dissemination of railway technology and management knowledge, so to support the business of the railway industry, to provide for the continuing professional development of its members and to promote close working relationships amongst participants in the railway industry.

RTSA provides an exciting and convenient portal to the technical world of railways.

It provides opportunities to learn and network with peers and also the opportunity to attend conferences and site events.

When: 16-18 May 2016
Where: Melbourne, Vic

DTE 2016

Engineers Australia supported by the Electrical Committee in Newcastle will host the fourth Australian Down to Earth Conference.

This fourth conference continues the DTEC tradition as the premier Earthing Conference in the Oceanic region and provides opportunities for:

  • Earthing specialists to present their recent experiences and the latest advances
  • Electrical contractors to share installation, maintenance and testing practices
  • Engineers to publish peer-reviewed technical papers
  • Asset owners, regulators, educators, and interested engineers to increase awareness of issues   significant in the field and discuss how they are being handled
  • Earthing practitioners, past earthing course attendees and people new to the field to get together and share experiences
  • Suppliers and consultants to showcase their capabilities and products.

Abstracts are due on the 19 April 2016. Further details of the conference, submission of abstracts and registration are available on the conference website.

When: 13th – 15th September
Where: Hunter Valley
Website: Coming Soon 


Chemeca 2016 

Mark 25-28 September 2016 in your diary for Chemeca's return to Adelaide to explore this year's theme, Chemical Engineering - Regeneration, Recovery and Reinvention.

Chemeca is the annual conference for the Australasian community of chemical and process engineers and industrial chemists to learn and share industry knowledge, experience, ideas and insights that help the industry continue to grow.

The call for papers is now open and the technical committee invites contributions to the programme.

When: 25 - 28 September 2016
Where: Adelaide, SA


ASEC 2016 – Australasian Structural Engineering Conference – The Roles of Structural Engineers

The Australasian Structural Engineers Conference (ASEC) is an initiative of Engineers Australia Structural College.  It aims to promote Structural Engineering and exchange ideas for advancing the profession among practising structural engineers, students, academia and industry.  ASEC’s heritage dates back to 1983, growing a reputation for its practical and research coverage of all things in structural engineering.  The conference has been held in various cities in Australia and New Zealand with different themes, attracting up to 500 participants to each conference.  Conferences held since 2000 are:

Year Theme City
2001 Bridges to the Future Gold Coast
2005 Preserving and Building into the future Newcastle
2008 Engaging with Structural Engineering Melbourne
2010 Innovative Community Building Sydney
2012 The Past, Present and Future of Structural Engineering Perth
2014 Structural Engineering in Australasia – World Standard Auckland, NZ
2016 The Roles of Structural Engineers Brisbane


ASEC2016 will be held in Brisbane, at the world-class Brisbane Exhibition & Convention Centre (venue for the 2014 G20 World Leaders Summit) from 23 to 25 November 2016

When: 23-25 November 2016
Where: Brisbane, Qld