Engfest 2.0

We welcomed over 600 current and future engineers to IET London: Savoy Place on 17 October 2017. EngFest 2.0 Attendees heard inspiring talks, took part in practical workshops and got hands-on at the exhibition.

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

Missed something? Watch online now!

If you weren’t lucky enough to claim one of the limited festival tickets, or enjoyed a speaker so much you want to hear their talk again, you can now watch key moments from EngFest on-demand.

Hear our speakers answer questions including: Will humans ever walk on Mars? What are self-repairing cities? Can computers be creative? Plus much more!
See yourself in our photo gallery

Photos from the festival, showing highlights from the day, are on Flickr now!

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Roma Agrawal

Roma Agrawal - EngVentures speaker

Structural engineer and designer of bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures, including the foundations and spire of The Shard


Max Scott-Slade

Max Scott-Slade - EngVentures speaker

Launcher of games including The Heist series, Comatose, the Banana Dash series and High Speed Chase


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

Exhibitors at EngFest 2.0 were

EPCC AsthmaPiEPCCAtkinsCuriscopeConsortiqF1 in schoolsFirst Lego LeagueGreenpowerHobbs RehabilitationIET EducationLeonardoNational GridNPLRapidRobotariumTFLSmart StickVEX RoboticsVivify Me

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