Engfest 2.0

Engfest 2.0 is the second edition of our hugely successful Festival of Engineering that inspires current and future generations of innovators and engineers. Experience the global impact of science and engineering through a series of mind-blowing talks, workshops and interactive exhibits.

Fast forward

For practising engineers:

a future looking conference that looked at how science and engineering is changing the way we live and work


For teachers and KS3 students:

a series of interactive events promoting science and engineering to 11-14 year olds

Fast Forward into the future

This conference for practicing engineers, University and 6th form students will showcase many of the new technologies that will shape our 21st century world.

You’ll hear about swarm robotics, transformative healthcare technologies, the latest in wireless communications and much more.

The entire Fast Forward stream is being broadcast live!

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Still time to exhibit

Does your company have some interactive kit or a short activity that can engage 700+ current and future engineers? We have a limited number of free exhibition stands on offer.
Ask your questions via social media

If you’re watching live online, we will be taking questions for the speakers via both Twitter and Facebook. Get involved and join the conversation! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #IETengfest.
Broadcasting live from the Broom Cupboard!

Join IET.tv’s Mark Reynard live online, for commentary, exclusive interviews and much more. We’re hoping that he will have more interesting technology than brooms on display, though!
Meet the speakers

Find out more about why the day’s speakers are shaping the future of engineering.
KS3 teachers: Make EngVentures part of your lesson plan

Whether it’s rebuilding the world after an international disaster or the latest thinking in music technology, your students are bound to be inspired by our EngVentures speakers.

Many of our talks are being broadcast live and will be available to download to play on-demand. So get your students thinking about the wide breadth of what being an engineer really means, and include some of the festival in your lessons.

See the EngVentures broadcast schedule >


David Howard

Professor David Howard - EngVentures speaker

Head of Electronic Engineering, Royal Holloway University of London


Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth - EngVentures speaker

Aerospace Engineer, Baker and Presenter


Haiyan Zhang

Haiyan Zhang - Fast Forward speaker

Innovation director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, designer, technologist, inventor and maker of things


Rob Bell

Rob Bell - Fast Forward speaker

TV Presenter, Broadcaster, Adventurer, Engineering, Thrill Seeker


Mischa Dohler

Mischa Dohler - Fast Forward speaker

Full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London


Lewis Dartnell

Prof. Lewis Dartnell - EngVentures speaker

Astrobiologist and author of The Knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch


Mark Miodownik

Mark Miodownik - Fast Forward speaker

Author of the bestselling Stuff Matters and presenter of shows including Materials and Chef vs. Science


Sabine Hauert

Sabine Hauert - Fast Forward speaker

Designer of swarms of nanobots for biomedical applications


News feed

4 September 2017

Tune in live on 17 October

We’ll be broadcasting all the EngFest talks live from this website

8 June 2017

Two weeks to book

Be sure you have your name in the ticket ballot by 23 June to be in with a chance of EngFest tickets

25 April 2017

Prof. Lewis Dartnell confirmed as our first EngVentures speaker

He is an astrobiologist and author of The Knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch

13 April 2017

New speaker joins the festival line-up

Mark Miodownik, Materials Engineer and Professor of Materials and Society, UCL confirms as a speaker

3 April 2017

The ticket ballot is now open!

View the book tickets page to get your name in the ticket ballot

24 March 2017

The ticket ballot opens 3 April 2017!

Get your name in the ticket ballot by 23 June 2017

17 March 2017

New speaker confirmed!

Bristol University’s Sabine Hauert to speak on swarm robotics at Fast Forward


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