The University of Warwick has won the bid to plan, organise and host the 18th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18) for 2020.
Previously held at Warwick (ICWES9) in 1991, ICWES18 returns at Warwick on 11-14 September 2020.
Held every three years, ICWES is the world’s largest symposium for women scientists and engineers and will attract more than 500 international delegates from businesses, organisations and universities to the Warwick campus and local region.
With the theme of ‘global humanitarian challenges’, the conference at Warwick will bring together participants to discuss topics such as disaster resilience, renewable energy technologies, smart cities and training in tackling societal challenges.
"By hosting this fascinating event we hope to encourage more females to pursue a career in engineering and sciences and to offer an insight into the excitement and opportunities available," said professor Georgia Kremmyda from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick and chair of the 2020 conference.
"By supporting The International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) in its campaign for gender diversity in Engineering and Sciences, we feel that we help building and sustaining the pipeline of female talent in disciplines which transform societies."
Gail Mattson, INWES President, adds: "The International Network for Women Engineers and Scientists is very excited about The University of Warwick hosting the 18th International Conference for Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES18).
"ICWES18 will enable us to make critical strides towards our mission - To build a better future worldwide through full and effective participation of women and girls in all aspects of STEM."
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