Conferences

The 16th IACEE World Conference on CEE will be held from 22 to 25 May 2018 at ITESM Technologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Visit the conference website to learn more and register. 

PAST CONFERENCES: Access the old conference information and proceedings here.

The history of  IACEE and its World Conferences on CEE begins in 1973, when UNESCO formed the Working Group on Continuing Education of Engineers and Technicians (WGCEET). Subsequently, UNESCO formed the Working Group on Engineering Education/Industry Cooperation in 1974. John Klus, Joe Biedenbach and Charles Sener “invented” the 1st World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, which was held in Mexico City during 1979 and a series of triennial (now biennial) World Conferences followed.

The IACEE charter was signed during the opening session of the 4th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education on May 17, 1989 in Beijing, China.

The World Conferences have been held in:
  • 1979 - Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1983 - Paris, France
  • 1986 - Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
  • 1989 - Beijing, China (IACEE Founding)
  • 1992 - Espoo, Finland
  • 1995 - Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1998 - Turin, Italy
  • 2001 - Toronto, Canada
  • 2004 - Tokyo, Japan
  • 2006 - Vienna, Austria
  • 2008 - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • 2010 - Singapore
  • 2012 - Valencia, Spain
  • 2014 - Palo Alto, California, USA
  • 2016 - Porto, Portugal