Past World Conferences on CEE


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
  • 2018 - Monterrey, Mexico


The following conference materials (proceedings and/or videos) are available as references.

  1. The 16th IACEE World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education was held on 22-25 May 2018 at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. Please visit here for the conference proceedings.
  2. The 15th IACEE World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education was held on 17-20 May 2016 at the University of Porto in Porto, Portugal. Please visit here for the conference proceedings. 
  3. The 14th IACEE World Conference on CEE was held on 24-27 June 2014 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA. Please visit here for conference details, papers, and abstracts. 
  4. The 13th IACEE World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education took place in València, Spain, May 17-19, 2012. For IACEE-members, all video registrations of the presentations are available after login in the File Archive section of the Member’s Area.
  5. The 12th IACEE World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education took place in Singapore on Oct 17-19, 2010. Click here for details and proceedings.
  6. The 11th IACEE World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education took place in Atlanta, USA, 2008. Please find the proceedings and further information here
  7. The 10th IACEE World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education took place in Vienna, Austria, 2006. Please find the proceedings and further information here

For more information about IACEE World Conferences, please contact info@iacee.org