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GEDC Industry Forum - 2019 Fontainebleau event
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GEDC Industry Forum - 2019 Bucharest event
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concept

Building on 5 highly successful events to date, engineering and technology leaders from the private sector and education, NGOs and government gather in person and online over 4 days to reflect, exchange and propose solutions to critical issues in a unique, interactive format allowing every voice to be heard, and every idea expressed.

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impact

The GEDC Industry Forum leverages collective knowledge and experience, developing an influential, meaningful dialogue among participants. From socially conscious engineering and ethics to micro credentials and open innovation, the content and ideas which emerge from the event address the most important issues of our time.

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2022 EVENT

To build on the key themes of our previous events, in 2022 we will hold an innovative combination of online webinars and small group seminars, producing tailored output for our global audience. These activities will culminate in a dedicated in-person workshop and networking event alongside the 2022 WEEF-GEDC conference.

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Organisers

Global Engineering Deans Council

Established in 2008, the mission of the Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) is to serve as a global network of engineering deans and to leverage the collective strengths of the deans for the advancement of engineering education, research, and service to the global community. The four main arms of GEDC strategic plans are institutional leadership, curriculum leadership, policy leadership and accreditation leadership. The Council’s network includes over 500 leaders and stakeholders representing
over 40 countries from all continents.

www.gedcouncil.org  

PETRUS

Petrus is a multi award-winning international design agency. We deliver impactful learning experiences and creative campaigns. We bring together companies, students, NGO sand universities worldwide for skills development, innovation, brand communications, recruitment and community engagement. We enable young people to fulfil their potential by making the many exciting opportunities the world holds more visible and more attainable. Petrus is a longstanding Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) member and partner.

www.petruscommunications.com

Who Should attend?

Previous participants have come from a wide range of engineering and technology specializations across education and the private sector; from FTSE 100 leaders to dynamic tech start-ups. Typical attendees include President, Vice-Rector, Dean and Director of Education; R&D or HR Director, CEO, HO Engineering Innovation or Technology.

600+

Global online community

120

Invited participants

50/50

Deans / Industry leaders

40+

Countries represented

50/50

Gender balance

90%

Of previous delegates would like to participate again

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Core content

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Inspirational Sessions

The Industry Forum was designed to gather inspiring experts AND to create a platform where a learned community of industry and academic leaders can come together to build on our collective experience.

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Dora Smith

Senior Director, Global Academic Program, Siemens

A very unique opportunity for academic and industry leaders to engage on emerging trends and best practices in engineering education.

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Interactive Panels

Panelists representing industry, education, and the public sector, share their experience and insights on a topic relevant to one of the event themes. The panelists are deliberately chosen to represent a range of perspectives and their presentations are structured not simply to ‘inform’ participants but to stimulate discussion and debate among all attendees.

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Lintuo Wu

Director of Global Partnership Program, Huawei

One of the benefits of the Industry Forum is to be connected to the elite circle of international engineering educators, to learn about the experiences of both industry partners and academia.

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The Global Learning Expedition

The student voice is a key feature of the GEDC Industry Forum. Ahead of the 2020 event, a diverse and truly global cohort of 48 selected students worked together in teams to re-design how we learn, work and live in the future. The best student presentations were shared with Industry Forum delegates for inspiration.

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Jenna Carpenter

Dean of School of Engineering, Campbell University

Truly unique and engaging. The Industry Forum provided a great platform for helping attendees truly get to know one another and share ideas, generate future collaborations and more.

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Dave Wilson

Vice President, Product Marketing Academic, Customer Education, Software, National Instruments

The GEDC Industry Forum gave an excellent opportunity to discuss and generate ideas on how universities and industries can work together to better prepare students for their careers.

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Dynamic Design Groups

Participants work collaboratively in groups, each of which is tasked with designing solutions to challenges identified under one of the event themes. Each design group presents their conclusions and recommendations to the whole audience at the end of the Forum.

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Presentations

Each design group delivers an engaging, creative presentation of their work. This is where we design the future together by agreeing on what recommendations to take forward.

why attend?

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Get involved

To maintain the highly interactive nature of the event which allows every voice to be heard, participation is by invitation only with the number of places available deliberately low. We’d be delighted to hear from more potential participants and contributors so if you would like to receive an invitation, please get in touch: contact@gedc-industryforum.com

A small number of engaging, interactive sponsorship opportunities are available to support the event, our publications and outreach activity. Find out more here or contact dominic@petruscommunications.com

The Global Engineering Deans Council is a remarkable resource and network for leaders in engineering education – find out more about becoming a member of the GEDC here.

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