Annual Conference

2011 ABET Annual Conference

October 27-28, 2011

ABET To Restructure Major Conferences

Each year, ABET has hosted two public events: the ABET Symposium held each April and the ABET Annual Conference held in October. After careful consideration of how to best serve and maximize value to our constituents, the ABET Symposium will become ABET’s premier public event and the Annual Conference will be discontinued, effective immediately.

This action will allow ABET to concentrate on enhancing the quality of the Symposium while providing our constituents the best experience possible.

The first restructured ABET Symposium will be offered in April, 2013. More detailed information will be released in fall 2012.

2011 Annual Conference

On October 27-28, 2011, ABET welcomed educators, employers, and practitioners in technical disciplines to share their perspectives and stories on Innovation in Technical Education at the 2011 ABET Annual Conference. The list of institutions and companies that our presenters represented included renowned innovators, from Google and Stanford University, to Boeing and Arizona State University, to Bayer and Olin College, and many more.

The conference presentations are available online. 

Meeting Highlights

Vint Cerf
October 27, 2011

Vinton G. Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.Mirror Room, 5th Floor

Plenary Speaker Vinton G. Cerf, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf spoke about the value of innovation and its role in higher education.

Watch Dr. Cerf's address online. 

James Plummer
October 28, 2011

James Plummer, Dean of the School of Engineering, Stanford University

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.Mirror Room, 5th Floor

Plenary Speaker James Plummer, Ph.D., is the Dean of the School of Engineering at Stanford University and discussed "Educating Engineers for 21st Century Careers."

Watch Dr. Plummer's address online.