Engineers Australia National Conferences

National Conferences

What's On:

Down To Earth Conference 13 - 15 September 2016
Chemeca 25 - 28 September 2016
EECON NSW 2016 28 September 2016
Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference 30 October - 2 November 2016
EECON 2016 17 - 18 November 2016
Australian Systems Engineering Workshop 21 - 22 November 2016
Australian Engineering Conference 23 - 25 November 2016
Australian Structural Engineers Conference 23 - 25 November 2016
CAMS 2016 6 - 8 December 2016
17th Australian International Aerospace Congress 26 February - 2 March 2017
Coasts & Ports 2017 21 - 23 June 2017


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.

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Don’t miss out on the engineering flagship event of the year!


 DTE 2016 - Down to Earth Conference

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.
When: 13th - 15th September 2016
Where: Hunter Valley, New South Wales


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 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: 25th - 28th September 2016
Where: Adelaide, South Australia



The Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA) NSW Chapter is holding a 1 day Electric Energy Conference and Exhibition on Wednesday 28th September 2016 with the theme – “Managing the many changes in the NSW Electric Energy sector now and for the future”.

EECON NSW 2016 will allow attendees to understand some of the latest technologies, products or services available to the electric energy industry.

When: 28th September 2016
Where: Sydney
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 ABEC 2016 - Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference

Engineers Australia in conjunction with the College of Biomedical Engineers will host the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference.

Biomedical Engineering is an integral part of modern health care. Biomedical Engineering teams bring their skills to a broad range of fields ranging from Clinical Engineers managing all aspects of the health technology lifecycle; Rehabilitation Engineers taking lead roles as front line clinicians in assessment, design and manufacture of assistive technology for people with disabilities; engineers in industry developing and manufacturing medical devices; engineers leading or supporting standards development, review and implementation across the health care sector; through to researchers working closely with other clinicians or industry partners to develop new technologies and procedures.

Abstracts are due on the 23 May 2016. Further details of the conference, submission of abstracts and registration are available on the conference website.

When: 30th October - 2nd November 2016
Where: Brisbane, Queensland

 EECON 2016

At EECON 2016 you will come away with an understanding of a variety of utility issues, the methods and tools which have worked successfully, and return to your organisation to implement the solutions outlined.

The conference’s theme is “Evolution in the Electricity Industry, – understanding the opportunities and the threats”. EECON 2016 will have great speakers that will explain why Australia and particularly Western Australia are challenged with the problem of high and increasing costs of electricity services. The opportunities and threats that are facing our industry and the requirements and challenges to integrate new technologies, while maintaining existing technologies.

When: 17th - 18th November 2016
Where: Perth, Western Australia

 ASEW 2016 - Australian Systems Engineering Workshop

Mark 21 & 22 November 2016 in your diary for Australian Systems Engineering workshop  in Brisbane supported by Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA)

The 2016 ASEW  will bring together leading technical, research, government and industry delegates from around Australia and overseas. SESA is the leading professional body for sharing, promoting and advancing complex Systems Engineering within Australia

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

When: 21st - 22nd November 2016
Where: Brisbane, Queensland


 Australian Engineering Conference 2016

Join the national conversations on transport, infrastructure, defence energy and leadership. For the first time Engineers Australia are bringing together leaders from around the country to tackle the critical challenges and opportunities facing your industry.

Leaders from across these industries will descend on Brisbane this November to discuss the dynamics that will shape the future of engineering. The program of speakers is developing every day with David Morrision AO and Dr Alan Finkel AO already scheduled to deliver keynote addresses.

Throughout the conference a number of panel and stream sessions will be held where we have secured Phillip Davies, CEO, Infrastructure Australia, Marita Cheng, Founder of Robogals, Holly Ransom, CEO Emergent Solutions and Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Science, Federal Member for McPherson to lead the conversations.

The Australian Engineering Conference will provide the perfect platform to network with industry leaders, colleagues, and members of the engineering community.

To keep up to date on ausengcon 2016 visit the website.

When: 23rd - 25th November 2016
Where: Brisbane, Queensland

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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.

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: 23rd - 25th November 2016
Where: Brisbane, Queensland

 CAMS 2016 – Advancing Materials and Manufacturing

CAMS 2016 is set to be an exceptional interdisciplinary technical meeting, covering the latest advancements and technological innovation in the field of materials science and engineering. Featuring world-renowned invited speakers, an intensive scientific program with various concurrent streams, and a veritable smorgasbord of networking events, it is sure to inform, engage and excite delegates.
When: 6th - 8th December 2016
Where: Melbourne, Victoria

 17th Australian International Aerospace Congress

The Australian International Aerospace Congress (AIAC) series is the preeminent aerospace forum in the region and is held in conjunction with the Australian International Airshow at Avalon.
The Seventeenth in the series, AIAC17 and its participating Conferences and Associated events, has been organised to provide significant technical and business opportunities for aerospace professionals worldwide, but particularly for those in the Australasian region.
When: 26 February - 2 March 2017
Where: Melbourne, Victoria


 Coasts & Ports 2017

The Coasts & Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss issues extending across all disciplines related to coasts and ports.

The conference theme "Working with Nature" reflects the increasing recognition of the need to design and operate projects from a perspective that places the natural environment at the forefront of the project, to benefit the community and nature.

Coasts & Ports 2017 will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Cairns, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts.

When: 21-23 June 2017
Where: Cairns, Queensland