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

At Fast Forward we’ll bring together some of the world’s leading engineers and innovators to discuss and explore the latest trends and technologies that are changing the way we live, learn and work and how these technologies are increasingly shaping the future.

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3D printing, robots, virtual reality, augmented reality – these are just a few of the technologies we’ll have on display at this year’s interactive exhibition.

Last year students learnt how to code, built an F1 car and helped to prevent a natural disaster – watch this space to see what we have in store for 2017!

BBC’s Fran Scott provided the talk – and explosions – at EngFest 2016. Keep an eye on the website to see who we have lined up for EngVentures!
Get involved

Interested in being a part of EngFest 2.0? Get in touch with a member of the team to find out how you can help, support or bring your latest projects to the Festival.
EngVenturers wanted

EngVentures is a day of workshops, talks and exhibits that will show 11-14 year olds more about the exciting world of engineering and technology, and give practical information and advice on ways to pursue engineering as a career.

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Lewis Dartnell

Prof. Lewis Dartnell

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


Mark Miodownik

Mark Miodownik

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


Sabine Hauert

Sabine Hauert

Designer of swarms of nanobots for biomedical applications


News feed

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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