Attendance at the symposia is by invitation only following a rigorous selection process. We strongly welcome expressions of interest from eligible candidates or nominations from appropriate senior individuals, such as heads of department, Fellows of the Academy or CEOs.

All nominees should have the following characteristics:

  • Be 5-20 years post-doctorate, or have equivalent experience in industry
  • Have an established interest in engineering for international development purposes, or be keen to apply existing work to combat global challenges
  • Have the potential to be a future leader of the engineering community

We welcome nominations from both UK-based and international organisations. The Academy is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion in the engineering profession, so we actively encourage nominations from all backgrounds. 

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please follow the appropriate link below. Please note that places are limited and competitive, so nomination does not guarantee a place at the next symposium. However, eligible candidates will be collated and considered for future symposia, and a detailed outline of an individual’s eligibility will improve their chance of selection.

Follow this link to nominate yourself

Follow this link if you'd like to nominate someone else

If you have any questions, please contact