The International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES) is our international flagship event and has been held since 1964.

ICWES19 @ in Aotearoa, New Zealand, now September 2023

The 19th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists (ICWES19) will take place in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest city, from 3-6 September 2023. The conference theme – Shaping the Future – will offer examples of and insights for women studying and working in STEM (science, engineering, technology and mathematics), and their advocates, and showcase the potential of science and engineering to change the world for the better.

Women from around the world are invited to submit their work – from fundamental research projects to examples of how science and engineering is being applied in the real world – to be considered for the programme. Abstract submission is open until December 2022, with the full programme confirmed in early 2023.

The conference programme will focus on nine areas of STEM:

  • Protecting and restoring the natural environment
  • Enhancing liveability through urban transformation
  • Improving transportation by revolutionising mobility
  • Transitioning to clean energy
  • Improving health and healthcare
  • Providing food security
  • Advancing technology
  • Protecting people from natural hazards and other threats
  • Ensuring STEM diversity and equality.

The programme will also feature keynote speakers from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world, panel discussions, interactive workshops and opportunities for networking with like-minded individuals. Following the conference, attendees are invited to join field trips to see Aotearoa New Zealand STEM in action.

ICWES is the flagship triennial conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). ICWES19 is being hosted by the New Zealand Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) and Engineering New Zealand.

For more information on the conference, including details for abstract submission, go to icwes19.com.

Call for Abstracts now open for  ICWES | Call for abstracts.

Information is published on these platforms.

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/icwes19

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dp65a4HxZZAUx6fO4-3Bg

Official Website: https://www.icwes19.com/

Past ICWES events

In 2021, the 18th edition (ICWES18) was held on 1-3 September 2021 at Warwick University, in the United Kingdom.

ICWES 1 (1964) New York, U.S.A.
ICWES 2 (1967) Cambridge, U.K.
ICWES 3 (1971) Turin, Italy
ICWES 4 (1975) Cracow, Poland
ICWES 5 (1978) Rouen, France
ICWES 6 (1981) Bombay, India
ICWES 7 (1984) Washington DC, U.S.A.
ICWES 8 (1988) Abidjan, Ivory Coast
ICWES 9 (1991) Warwick, U.K.
ICWES 10 (1996) Budapest, Hungary
ICWES 11 (1999) Chiba, Japan
ICWES 12 (2002) Ottawa, Canada
ICWES 13 (2005) Seoul, Korea
ICWES 14 (2008) Lille, France
ICWES 15 (2011) Adelaide, Australia
ICWES 16 (2014) L.A., U.S.A.
ICWES 17 (2017) New Delhi, India
ICWES 18 (2021) Coventry, UK
ICWES 19 (2023)  Aotearoa, New Zealand

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