2014 Annual Conference
2013 Annual Conference
The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education. It is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology education stakeholders such as deans, faculty members and industry and government representatives.
The ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition hosts over 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering education. Attendees include deans, faculty and researchers, students, retirees, industry representatives, K-12 teachers and more. Distinguished lectures are held on Wednesday, and there are two Main Plenaries, one that features the Conference Best Papers. There are also a variety of division award receptions and banquets.
Highlights include the "Greet the Stars" orientation for new ASEE members and first-time conference attendees, the ASEE Division Mixer, and the "Focus on Exhibits" Welcome Reception, Brunch, Lemonade Social and Closing Lunch. The 2014 conference will be in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium Center (ICCLOS) and the JW Marriott Indianapolis. We look forward to welcoming you there.
Our previous three annual conferences have been some of the best attended on record. More participants (from both the member side as well as the partner, sponsor, and affiliate sides) means more constructive feedback, which we constantly evaluate and consider in an effort to make each year’s event better than the last.
Below are some changes we are making to the program in 2014.
Our kickoff event, the Division Mixer, has been particularly popular and next year we will give Councils and Sections the option to be represented alongside the divisions. We will offer lighter fare at this event.
The report from our Executive Director, Norman Fortenberry, is important for all members to digest. It is somewhat out of place in the Monday plenary program, however, and will not be presented at the meeting but be moved to a prominent place on the ASEE website.
Our ice cream social, while a big success, was almost too much of a success, causing logistics issues with our distribution points. This will be replaced with a similar, summer-themed social event.
Of particular note is a change to our awards banquet. Previously this was held on the final night, which was not optimal for wide attendance with many conference participants already on their way home. We will now have an awards event on Monday night, from 4:30 to 6:30. (Note: the technical session held at approximately this time is moved to Tuesday, from 5:45 to 7:15 pm.)
We are adding a society-wide President’s Reception from 6-7:30 pm, that I look forward to seeing you at.
All of these decisions are made with careful consideration with an eye toward maximizing the value of time and money you invest in our flagship event. As always, I welcome any comments or other feedback regarding how we can continuously improve the conference.
Kenneth F. Galloway