WES Virtual Annual Conference 2021: 'Serving Society'

20th April 2021 - 21st April 2021

WES Centenary Conference 2019 crowd shot 1 Photo Credit Jessica Grace © Women’s Engineering Society

Book your place for the next WES Virtual Annual Conference: Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 April 2021.

Please note bookings close at 20.00 on Monday 19 April. 

Book your place here 

Tickets are priced at:

  • £48 (inc. VAT) for WES Members
  • £60 (inc. VAT) for non-Members

The ticket gives access to both days, including the informal networking & discussion sessions, hosted by WES Board Members. Regrettably, we are unable to offer day passes.

This is an online event and will be hosted on Microsoft Teams.

PLEASE NOTE: On registering for the conference you will receive confirmation of payment and a receipt via email. It will NOT include a link or Teams invite to the event.

For security reasons, we will be sending registrants full details and a link/calendar invite to join the event online in the week beginning 12 April.

Programme and theme:


Download the Conference Programme from the link below. Our keynote speakers are:

  • Professor Catherine Noakes OBE, Professor of Environmental Engineering for Buildings, University of Leeds, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) 
  • Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Our overarching conference theme this year is ‘Serving Society’. This extraordinary year has highlighted how engineers have not just created ground-breaking solutions and innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but how they also deliver and maintain critical services and infrastructure in all aspects of society, every day of our lives.

With leading industry speakers, the conference will not only reflect and explore how engineers serve society but also look to the digital future. Alongside we will look at professional development, mental health in the workplace, wellbeing and profiles of different engineering disciplines, along with informal opportunities to network and discuss topics of interest online outside of the main conference.

For any queries relating to the Annual Conference, email us at events@wes.org.uk

Attendance at this conference can potentially contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as an engineer. For more guidance on this visit the Engineering Council webpages

We are grateful for the support of our Annual Conference sponsors:

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