Abstracts open: 19th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists, Auckland


ICWES19 (the 19th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists) will bring together more than 600 women from around the world to discuss their work and how to improve engagement of women in STEM at all levels. The conference theme – Shaping the Future – will offer examples of and insights for women studying and working in STEM (science, engineering, technology and mathematics), and their advocates, and showcase the potential of science and engineering to change the world for the better.


Abstract submission is open for the next month for those who have research or a project to present. Presenting at the conference is a great way to further your professional development and share the activities of your organisation. Abstract submissions can be made at icwes19.com/callforabstracts


The conference programme will focus on nine areas of STEM:

  • Protecting and restoring the natural environment
  • Enhancing liveability through urban transformation
  • Improving transportation by revolutionising mobility
  • Transitioning to clean energy
  • Improving health and healthcare
  • Providing food security
  • Advancing technology
  • Protecting people from natural hazards and other threats
  • Ensuring STEM diversity and equality.

The programme will also feature keynote speakers from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world, panel discussions, interactive workshops and opportunities for networking with like-minded individuals. Following the conference, attendees are invited to join field trips to see Aotearoa New Zealand STEM in action.


ICWES is the flagship conference of the International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES). ICWES19 will be hosted in New Zealand by the Association of Women in the Sciences (AWIS) and Engineering New Zealand, with the main event held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. To stay up to date with ICWES19 activities, go to the website icwes19.com or follow @icwes19 on Facebook or Twitter.