The IET's Engfest is set to return to IET London: Savoy Place on 17 October 2017. Following the success of last year's inaugural Festival of Engineering, the ballot is now open for free tickets to this exciting event.
Engfest 2.0 will appeal to current and future generations of innovators and engineers. The event will explore future trends in engineering and technology through a series of mind-blowing talks, workshops and interactive exhibits.
The Fast Forward conference will explore some of the cutting edge advances in engineering and technology that have the potential to change our lives – from intelligent robots to augmented reality and cylindrical passenger trains that are fired through near-vacuum tubes. Speakers at Fast Forward will include Mark Miodownik, author of the bestselling Stuff Matters and presenter of shows including Materials and Chef vs. Science, Sabine Hauert, designer of swarms of nanobots for biomedical applications and Ben Hammersley, international futurist and speaker on the digital and networked world.
EngVentures will run concurrently with the conference and is aimed at Key Stage 3 students, giving budding engineers the opportunity to explore the world of science, technology and engineering up close and find out more about some of the incredible opportunities modern engineering has to offer.
The day includes a series of interactive workshops led by some of the UK’s most ambitious educational groups and hands-on exhibits enabling attendees to see some of the very latest technology. Plus, Lewis Dartnell will give an inspiring talk on how to use engineering to rebuild the world following an apocalypse.
The winners of the IET’s International Engineering Photography Competition will also be announced at Engfest 2.0. The competition has been launched in a bid to challenge public misconceptions of engineering and to demonstrate the ingenuity, breadth and vibrancy of the profession. To find out more, or to enter, please visit the IET International Engineering Photography Competition website.
The event is free to attend and open to everyone who wonders what the future might look like in terms of technological advances and engineering.