The 2020 GEDC Industry Forum
Sep 28 - oct 01

All times are listed in the program in Eastern Daily Time, Hamilton,Canada.
You can translate this to your local time if needed using www.timeanddate.com.

The registration fee of 450EUR covers the live sessions and recordings, the facilitated design workshops, all preparation materials and event outputs.

9:00
Introduction & Welcome
Sirin Tekinay, Dean, College of Engineering, American University of Sharjah and GEDC Chair and John Preston, Associate Dean, Research and External Relations, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, Canada
9:20
Inspirational Session
Transformational Engineering: Developing the Next Generation of Engineering Innovators, Experts and Leaders for a Changed World
10:15
Student Panel: Experiences, perspectives and expectations from the next generation
The student panel will run live twice, as selected students from each region will provide insights into how they and their communities have experienced the crisis and what they expect from universities and employers now.
9:00
Introduction and conclusions from day one
9:10
Inspirational Panel
Pursuing the Positives - Setting the Agenda for the Future of Engineering Education
10:15
Dynamic Design Groups
Group Work Starts: Following an introductory session of c.45 minutes, groups self-organise to work together until cob Wednesday using the tools and platform provided.
Dynamic Design Groups Work
Each group created by preferred time zone, interest and expertise works on their challenge, with support from a trained facilitator and expert.
Social Activity
Details to follow
9:00
Dynamic Design Groups Output and Wrap-up
Presentations will be filmed in advance with the Dynamic Design Groups for smooth screening and to allow maximum time for discussion.
10:30
Online Dialogue & Networking
11:00
Conclusions and The Way Forward

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To ensure a complete experience, we would like all delegates to attend the full event, from Monday 28th September to Thursday 1st of October, however you do not need to be online all day every day. Days one and two each consist of a 2-hour input session, designed to inspire and inform on the core theme, with time for interaction. These sessions, held at the same time each day, will be recorded and rerun at an alternative time slot, with a live host to continue the global dialogue. One full day will be dedicated to design group work, with presentations on the final day.
Find our more about the event practicalities here.

2020 speakers

Colin Tan

Colin Tan

Director Of Operations, TusPark UK

Dr Susan Tighe

Dr Susan Tighe

Provost and Vice-President Academic, McMaster University, Canada

John Preston

John Preston

Associate Dean, Research and External Relations, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, Canada

Charlette N'Guessan

Charlette N'Guessan

Co-founder, BACE GROUP & 2020 Recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Joris Melkert

Joris Melkert

Director of Education, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Felipe Gómez Gallo

Felipe Gómez Gallo

President, Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED)

Azlinda Azmi

Azlinda Azmi

Master’s graduate in Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Dr Ishwar Puri

Dr Ishwar Puri

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, Canada

Dr. Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering at McMaster University in Canada, is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and of ASME and AAAS, chairs the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science, has authored over 160 publications with 4,900 citations and H-Index of 39, writes on technology and society, and has been a TEDx speaker.‍

Prof. Şirin Tekinay

Prof. Şirin Tekinay

Dean of Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE, and Chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council

Prof. Şirin Tekinay joined AUS as Dean of Engineering starting February 1, 2020. Prof. Tekinay has held posts of academic administration as Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Vice President for Research and Development, and Rector during the last decade in Istanbul. She is the elected Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council and a Board Member of the European Society for Engineering Education. ‍

Kirsten Williamson

Kirsten Williamson

Founder and CEO, Petrus

Petrus Communications is a multi-award winning international agency that specialises in linking our clients - engineering and business employers - with students and the global education community. Kirsten founded Petrus in France in 2005 and now leads a team of 30 research, communication and digital communication experts creating and implementing projects world-wide.

Chantal Barry

Chantal Barry

Head of International Publications for Research, CEVIPOF - Sciences Po, France

At the CEVIPOF,Chantal Barry is responsible for ensuring the international visibility of the research team and also leads a weekly seminar focusing on topics of intercultural and political interest. Since 2014, she has been a consultant at Petrus focusing largely on employability skills and cooperation between universities and the corporate world.‍

Speaker updates coming soon...

2020 speakers

Azlinda Azmi

Azlinda Azmi

Master’s graduate in Engineering Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Chantal Barry

Chantal Barry

Head of International Publications for Research, CEVIPOF - Sciences Po, France

At the CEVIPOF,Chantal Barry is responsible for ensuring the international visibility of the research team and also leads a weekly seminar focusing on topics of intercultural and political interest. Since 2014, she has been a consultant at Petrus focusing largely on employability skills and cooperation between universities and the corporate world.‍

Felipe Gómez Gallo

Felipe Gómez Gallo

President, Student Platform for Engineering Education Development (SPEED)

Joris Melkert

Joris Melkert

Director of Education, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Charlette N'Guessan

Charlette N'Guessan

Co-founder, BACE GROUP & 2020 Recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

John Preston

John Preston

Associate Dean, Research and External Relations, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, Canada

Dr Ishwar Puri

Dr Ishwar Puri

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, Canada

Dr. Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering at McMaster University in Canada, is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and of ASME and AAAS, chairs the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science, has authored over 160 publications with 4,900 citations and H-Index of 39, writes on technology and society, and has been a TEDx speaker.‍

Colin Tan

Colin Tan

Director Of Operations, TusPark UK

Prof. Şirin Tekinay

Prof. Şirin Tekinay

Dean of Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE, and Chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council

Prof. Şirin Tekinay joined AUS as Dean of Engineering starting February 1, 2020. Prof. Tekinay has held posts of academic administration as Dean of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Vice President for Research and Development, and Rector during the last decade in Istanbul. She is the elected Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council and a Board Member of the European Society for Engineering Education. ‍

Dr Susan Tighe

Dr Susan Tighe

Provost and Vice-President Academic, McMaster University, Canada

Kirsten Williamson

Kirsten Williamson

Founder and CEO, Petrus

Petrus Communications is a multi-award winning international agency that specialises in linking our clients - engineering and business employers - with students and the global education community. Kirsten founded Petrus in France in 2005 and now leads a team of 30 research, communication and digital communication experts creating and implementing projects world-wide.

Speaker updates coming soon...

Sponsorship
Opportunities

Get in touch to find out more about a limited number of sponsorship packages and tailored opportunities to engage with this senior global community on themes such as inclusion and diversity, innovation, digital skills, the engineer of the future and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Shape the conversation
Sponsoring the Industry Forum enables you to shape the conversation, positioning your organisation as a thought and action leader in engineering and engineering education, getting your message across to decision makers in leading companies and engineering schools from around the world.

Visibility
Influential exposure across the community of 500+ senior academic and industry engineering experts, and the GEDC membership of +500 engineering deans from around the world. 

Promotion
Inclusion in communications across all social media channels and presence on 3 websites, reaching over 510,000 people worldwide.  

Dr. Andrew Hogg
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Andrew Hogg

Deputy Chairman, Group Ethics Committee,
Total and previous event sponsor

An opportunity to recharge ideas and share new approaches. We learnt that whether Industry or Academia, we share the same enthusiasms and the same challenges: the drive always to improve the way we work and build a better society for all.

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Dave Wilson

Vice President, Product Marketing Academic, Customer Education, Software, National Instruments and previous event sponsor

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. The forum was a unique opportunity for professionals and Deans to share constructive ideas in a vibrant structure designed to facilitate insightful solutions

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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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