Friday 7 October
Programme pdf is available to download
|08:30 - 09:15||
Confident, competent and certified - is that me? with Rachel Skinner. sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff
|09:30||Plenary - Welcome WES President - Jan Peters|
Session 1 - Chair: Rachel Skinner
Sue Kershaw - Transport For London 2012 Games
Parallel Sessions 2 and 3
Session 2: Chair Dolores Byrne
Theme: Planning and designing the way we travel
Session 3: Chair Jan Peters
Critical skills for professional advancement
|13:30||Parallel sessions 4 and 5|
Session 4 Chair: Sally Sudworth
Theme: Infrastructure and the future
Session 5 Chair: Pat Morton
Plenary Session 6: Celebrating technical women
Session Chair: Philippa Ayton
Keynote Speaker: Isobel Pollock
Presentation of the WES Karen Burt Memorial Award
|16:45||Close of conference, networking and refreshments|
|17:30||AGM of the Women's Engineering Society|
Joining instructions for WES Conference 2011 – IET Savoy Place London, WC2R 0BL
We’re nearly there! This year’s Women’s Engineering Society conference ‘Getting There’ is now only a week away. We have a great set of speakers (Highways Agency, Network Rail, Atkins, Watershed and many more) and a delegate list brimming with wonderful women. We’re very much looking forward to seeing you there.
Registration will commence in the Lancaster Room at 0830 with the conference running from 0930 until 1645 followed by a drinks reception.
We have a great technical programme and three workshops:
- Confident, competent and certified – is that me? Breakfast Briefing on gaining chartered or incorporated status with ICE London Chair Rachel Skinner, sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Getting set for leadership – a CPD session covering gravitas with Laurel Hermann and critical thinking with MentorSET Manager, Jacqui Hogan
- Engaging girls in engineering with Pat Morton, Jill Collins and Dawn Fitt.
WES, along with WTS love to celebrate the achievements of women engineers – what better way than through the Karen Burt Award for the best newly qualified Chartered Engineer. Isobel Pollock, WES member and Deputy President of the IMechE will present this year’s award prior to a networking reception starting at 16:00. Your friends and colleagues are welcome to join us to toast this year’s amazing woman!
Registration will commence in the Lancaster Room at 0830 with the conference running from 0930 until 1645.
IET Savoy Place WC2R 0BL
The IET Savoy Place London offices are next door to the Savoy Hotel, on the river side (as opposed to the Strand entrance). The nearest underground station is Embankment. Exit the station on the river side (ie out to the main road), and turn left along Victoria Embankment. Walk down towards Waterloo Bridge, which is the next bridge down the river. The IET is a red brick and white stone building on the corner of Savoy Place/Savoy Street, just before you cross the road to go under Waterloo Bridge.
Detailed information on travelling to Savoy Place is available on the pdf sheet, Getting to Getting There .
Thursday Dinner - Antalaya, 103-105 Southampton Row WC1 4BHH
www.antalaya.co.uk (refer to website for directions)
This is a Turkish restaurant a 5 minute walk to the Tavistock Hotel, serving lots of lovely food to share including vegetarian. Drinks on arrival from 19:30 with dinner at 8pm, with a set menu including a selection of starters, platters and salads, with wine; desert and coffee to follow. Further places can still be booked on line until Thursday morning at 9am to firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking directions from Tavistock Hotel:
- Turn right on leaving the Hotel
- Take the 1st right onto Woburn Place
- Continue past Russell Sq and down Southampton Row. Restaurant is on the left.
Friday Dinner Carluccio's Caffe, 2 Garrick Street WC2E 9BH
This is an Italian Restaurant about 15 mins walk from the IET. Dinner will start at 7:30 with a welcome glass of fizz or a soft drink. There will be a small set menu to choose from including a choice of starters, main course and dessert including pasta, vegetarian and Italian ice creams. There may be small number of places left @£30. Please enquire directly with Carol on email@example.com.
Walking directions from IET:
- Head southwest on Savoy Pl toward Savoy Hill
- Turn right onto Carting Ln
- Turn left onto Strand
- Turn right onto Bedford St
- Continue onto Garrick St. Restaurant will be on the right
Confident, competent and certified - is that me?
Does getting certified by your professional body seem a long way off? Is it a scary prospect for you and do you seem to be never quite ready? Are you an interviewer and want to know what it's like for applicants?
Join us for this confidence boosting session!
Chair of ICE London, Rachel Skinner, will hold a breakfast briefing and discussion, sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff, at 08:30 before the Getting There conference for delegates or you can drop in on your way to work. The session will be relaxed and offer you the chance to explore the processes and requirements in more detail. And of coruse pick up some ideas about how to get your CPD in order!
Generously sponsored by
Engaging Girls in Engineering Symposium
We are delighted that along side conference we have a sympsoium on engaging girls in engineering to give delegates a wider networking opportunity.
A 2 hour session alongside the WES conference Getting There, taking advantage of WES members’ expertise and know how in inspiring girls about engineering. The symposium will provide a hands-on approach for participants to develop their own skills and knowledge to run their own inclusive enrichment activities in the future. Delegates will work in groups drawing on inclusive resources produced as part of national STEM projects, with added value to sustain interest in school and to encourage girls to explore career possibilities. Hands-on activities for delegates will illustrate factors which contribute to successful engagements with girls - and be fun.
Who should attend?
The 2 hour session is aimed at anyone who wants to work with schools and help to inspire girls (and boys) into engineering. Beginners can take their first step, practised ambassadors can develop their knowledge and share their own ideas and experience.
Pat Morton and Jill Collins from the WiSET team in CSE at Sheffield Hallam University responsible for the STEM careers project, JIVE, UKRC and more will be working with Dawn Fitt, Delivery Director, Bloodhound Education to provide you with an informative and interactive session.
To register follow the link