As an engineer, you need to update yourself with the current trends in the industry regularly. The world is changing fast, and with all the technological advancements going on today, you have to stay informed or be outdated.
One way you can achieve this is by attending the several engineering conferences held every year. If you are in the United States, then here are some of the engineering conferences you need to participate in this year.
Structures Congress 2018
19 Apr 2018 – 21 Apr 2018
Fort Worth, United States
This grand gathering holds every year for structural engineers. Here you are able to get acquainted with the current solutions to structural engineering problems. You would also be able to learn about innovative breakthroughs in the industry and gain useful knowledge that will help you in your career.
Here you would meet experts from all corners of the country, make good connections and expand your network. You will even earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). You can also stay an extra day for the seven major entertainment districts that offer exclusive shopping, dining, cultural and entertainment amenities. In this conference, you will be meeting top directors and CEOs of engineering outfits across the country and from abroad.
Experts will teach you about the SEI/ASCE standards. You will enjoy different educative sessions on Natural disasters, Risk Management, Materials, Buildings, Professional Practice, Forensics, Blast, Seismic and many other lectures.
You will also have the chance of visiting the Exhibit Hall for some of the latest resources and tools in the industry. You will undoubtedly be inspired by some of the guest speakers as you attend the plenary sessions. There are other side attractions like Biking, Horseback riding, NASCAR racing and many other fun-filled activities.
21 May 2018 – 23 May 2018
Denver, CO, United States
The SSP Illuminate Conference is a “must go” for all engineers looking to develop themselves in the industry. This expository conference will expose you to various plans you Can use to achieve your networking goals. You will meet with experts who would help you develop, refine and sharpen your plan for the utility network.
You would enjoy the first utility network migration and synchronization tool, SSP, SSP Productivity, SPP ArcGIS Pro Extension and all other utility tools that would help you in your career.
Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2018
In this expository conference, you would learn more about nanomaterials. You will find out about their different uses and applications. Experts will hold several talks about nanomaterials and tell you all you need to know about them. You don’t have to miss out on this year’s edition.
SPIE OP18 — SPIE Optics & Photonics 2018
19 Aug 2018 – 23 Aug 2018
San Diego, United States
As we all know, Photonics and optics are two technologies that cut across all aspects of our daily lives. We need Optics for all daily survival as it actively involved in healthcare and energy efficiency. Do not miss out on the opportunity to learn more about these programs. The advancements will discussed at this convention. Major areas like optical engineering and applications, nanoscience and even organic photonics will be addressed.
Twelfth International Conference On Fatigue Damage Of Structural Materials
16 Sep 2018 – 21 Sep 2018
Hyannis, United States
If you are a civil or structural engineer in the United States, then you must know about this prestigious gathering of the best engineers in the country. This year’s edition focuses on the fatigue damage of structural materials.
IEEE Southeastcon Conferences
11 Apr 2019 – 14 Apr 2019
Huntsville, AL, United States
This conference cuts across all engineering disciplines in the country. The primary aim of the conference is the promotion of all facets of theories and applications of the engineering field. This year’s edition is sponsored by the IEEE Huntsville section and will future professions, researchers and students from the southern part of the country. You will enjoy workshops, technical programs, tutorial sessions and lots of competitions for the students.
11 Mar 2020 – 15 Mar 2020
Raleigh, NC, United States
The SoutheastCon conference brings together professionals and students in all fields of engineering for three days of technical meetings, presentations, volunteer education and student competition. The convention brings together people of like minds as they share ideas and talk about the future.
Concrete Structures & Concrete Technology 2018
05-06 October 2018
Los Angeles, USA
This is another great conference for civil and structural engineers in the united states. Different areas of concrete technology are discussed in the meeting. Experts in the field carefully treat topics like solid waste management, reinforced concrete structures and computational modeling of concrete structures.
New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA)
21-24 January 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
If you want to learn about different methods of water treatment, then this the best place to be an engineer. The convention attracts over 1000 guests, providing you the right opportunity to meet with people that matter in the industry. You will also witness over 100 exhibitor displays where you learn about the current trend in water treatment technologies.
Now we all know that these events can get tiring and perhaps even boring as well. I found a few great ways to keep myself entertained when this happens, I pull out my laptop and connect to the quick wifi that hotel offers, then I head over to play a few games on cartoon network or at pokerstars casino. I may get a few weird looks from the other attendees, but I know plenty do it as well.