THE 2021 GLOBAL ENGINEERING
DEANS COUNCIL INDUSTRY FORUM

DRESDEN, GERMANY AND ONLINE 20 - 23 SEPT 2021

The 2021 Global Engineering Deans Council Industry Forum

Dresden, Germany and online

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The 2021 GEDC Industry Forum will take place from 20th-23rd September 2021 in partnership with the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP) and TU Dresden’s Faculty of Transportation and Traffic Sciences “Friedrich List”, Institute of Traffic Telematics (TUD IoT).

The Forum will precede the 24th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning and the 50thIGIP International Conference on Engineering Pedagogy (ICL2021) taking place from 22-24 September, also in Dresden, Germany and Online. The core theme of the IGIP events will be “Mobility for Smart Cities and Regional Development – Challenges for Higher Education”.

Agile Engineering Education: Developing the Next Generation of Engineering Innovators, Experts and Leaders for Our Ever-Evolving World

Reflecting together one very thing we have learned both collectively and individually over the challenging past 18 months, at the 2021 GEDC Industry Forum we will explore how universities, companies and our stakeholders can work better together to prepare for and pre-empt the global challenges that lie ahead. Alongside the pressing need for action on sustainability, with better university-industry-society collaboration, we can shape the future of work, the workforce and our workplace together.  

We will explore key topics from inter-disciplinarity and virtualisation to micro-credentials and modularity along with how to enable rapid adaptation for reskilling and upskilling. In this new normal age of digital disruption, our meeting of expertise will enable us to build the resilience and responsibility among engineers and enterprises that society and the planet needs.

To ensure an inclusive and immersive experience, fully accessible to our global community, all content for the GEDC Industry Forum 2021 will be delivered entirely online. This includes inspirational sessions and dynamic design workshops as well as networking event designed for the digital space and involving all participants.

In addition, for those participants who wish to travel to Dresden, an engaging social, experiential and networking programme will be organised outside of the core event timings, and in parallel with delegates from the IGIP/ICL event.

More information about travel and accommodation for the event can be found here.

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY..

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Programme overview

A preliminary programme can be found below. A detailed programme with specific timings and more information on the organisation of online and in person activity will be published here soon.
The core event takes place from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd September with 4 to 6 hours of online activity each day, there will be a short closing session on Thursday 23rd September.
In line with the location of the event hosts at TU Dresden, all timings are listed in Central European Summer Time (CEST). Participation in the IGIP/ICL programme in person or online will be possible for all GEDC participants who sign up to the joint registration offer.

GEDC Industry Forum – Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd September 2021

Timing (CEST)
Monday 20th
Tuesday 21st
Wednesday 22nd
Thursday 23rd
Morning
Morning
Morning
Morning
Afternoon
Afternoon
Afternoon
Afternoon
Evening
Evening
Evening
Registrations & Optional Seminar / Site Visits
Welcome, Introductions & Inspirational Talks
Networking, Social and Cultural Activities
Optional Seminar / Site Visits
Dynamic Design Group work continues with presentations at the end of the day European time.
Meetings, Networking and Design Group Write ups
Conclusions and Next Steps Presentation
Inspirational Panel & Dynamic Design Group Brainstorm
Dynamic Design Group work starts in global online teams
Networking, Social and Cultural Activities
Timing (CEST)
Timing (CEST)
Timing (CEST)

GEDC Industry Forum – Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd September 2021

Timing (CEST)
Monday 20th
Tuesday 21st
Wednesday 22nd
Thursday 23rd
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Registrations & Optional Seminar / Site Visits
Welcome, Introductions & Inspirational Talks
Networking, Social and Cultural Activities
Optional Seminar / Site Visits
Dynamic Design Group work continues with presentations at the end of the day European time.
Meetings, Networking and Design Group Write ups
Conclusions and Next Steps Presentation
Inspirational Panel & Dynamic Design Group Brainstorm
Dynamic Design Group work starts in global online teams
Networking, Social and Cultural Activities

HOW WILL THE EVENT WORK?

1. Get Your Invite: If you have not received one directly, get in touch to request an invitation to the event.

2. Register for the event: Use the link provided in your invitation to secure your place at the online event and choose your preferences for additional activities on offer.

3. Confirm your options: A member of the organising team will be in touch to confirm your options and collect additional information from you to support your participation in the event.