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

EWB Challenge Showcase

Panel Discussion



The 2017 'Making an Impact' Summit comprises two key themes - the EWB Challenge Showcase and the Link Research Symposium.   There'll be a lunchtime panel discussion on "What does the engineering team of the future look like?" and the announcement and celebration of the  EWB Challenge  and Research Awards.  (Select the green boxes above to discover more about each of the key themes).


Friday 8 December 2017
9:00 am -- 7:00 pm
Engineers Australia
Conference Hub
Level 31, 600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC, 3000


What will participants 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 including EWB Connect, research, and the EWB Challenge Program.


Student project display
Research Workshop
Community partners workshop