Making an Impact Summit
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EWB Australia’s annual 'Making an Impact' Summit showcases the role professionals, students and researchers play in creating positive social outcomes using engineering skills, research, technology and design to solve global challenges.


Why do we need to 'Make an Impact'?

EWB Australia acts as a catalyst for sector-wide change using knowledge sharing, innovation and encouraging greater social action in our community.   To create solutions to global challenges including water and sanitation, appropriate housing, clean energy, digital access and education - we need to have dynamic conversations that create an evolving and resilient engineering and technology sector.

Summit Plenary
Student presentation

'Making an Impact' Summit 2017

The 2017 'Making an Impact' Summit comprises two key themes - the EWB Challenge Showcase and the Link Research Symposium.   There'll also be a lunchtime panel conversation on "The engineering team of the future ... a blueprint", and the announcement and celebration of the  EWB Challenge  and Research Awards.


Friday 8 December 2017
9:00 am -- 6:00 pm
Engineers Australia  (see Location Map below)
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

Select from the options in the green boxes below to discover more about each of the key themes.
Everyone participating in the Summit must register to attend


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Registrations have closed as this event has  reached venue capacity.  Thank you to everyone who has registered to participate.  We're excited and looking forward to seeing you there!

Venue Location:  Engineers Australia at 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, Level 31

Let's Keep it Green!

Help us minimise waste by bringing your own Water Bottle and  your favourite reusable Keep Cup for coffee and tea.

You can also buy EWB Keep Cups from our online Shop ($15 each) and support EWB's work at the same time!

Surplus food from the event catering will be donated to OzHarvest. 


What you'll learn at the 'Making an Impact' Summit 2017

We'll inspire you with tangible examples of engineering for social change and using technology and design to solve global challenges.   You'll join in plenary sessions and hear from humanitarian sector community partners, industry leaders and professionals.  You'll share your research work, participate in workshops, network with peers.   You'll also learn more about EWB's  initiatives.

Registration, Catering & Costs

Everyone who's coming to the 2017 'Making an Impact' Summit must register - including Presenters, Panellists, Judges and participants in the EWB Challenge Showcase, the Link Research Symposium, and the lunchtime Panel Discussion.

Catering is included and you'll enjoy morning and afternoon tea and lunch provided by EWB Australia.

  • Full Day Registration* including participation and catering = $100
  • Lunchtime Discussion Panel including catering = $40
  • Lunchtime Discussion Panel only = $20

    * or enter the code you've been provided to activate your free registration.

    Registration confirms you'll be participating (so we know to expect you!),  helps us cater for your dietary requirements or access needs, and to run a successful event!    Thanks in advance for submitting your registration.



EWB Australia is grateful for the very generous support of Engineers Australia for the 2017 Making an Impact Summit.  In particular we would like to express our thanks and appreciation to the Venue Management and Guest Relations team at Engineers Australia including Herve, Christina, Georgia and Nick.