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2016 ABET Symposium

The ABET Symposium

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Last year we asked attendees why they made the trip to the Symposium. This is what they told us.

As the premier event in quality assurance and innovations in technical education worldwide, the Symposium brings together hundreds of leaders in industry, academia, and government. Its goal is to promote peer-to-peer and expert interaction around continuous quality improvement and ABET accreditation.

The 2016 ABET Symposium will be held Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The program will consist of presentations from invited speakers and those selected through an open call for abstracts.

Location

Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, Florida, 33019, USA

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Technical Education Building a Better World

Inspired by the successes of Silicon Valley, Research Triangle, and Hyderabad, universities around the world are increasingly being viewed as essential tools to fuel local, regional and even strategic national economic development. While no one can dispute the impact that universities have had in these cases, many institutions have struggled to match that level of achievement. This is leaving educators, public policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others to question what to expect from the social “return on investment” in higher education.

What are—and are not—appropriate roles for technical education in this environment? How do answers to this question differ, based on institutional mission and resources, location and other factors? The 2016 ABET Symposium will address these issues, and showcase success stories and “lessons learned” from a wide array of schools that operate within a variety of distinct social, geographic and economic contexts.

The program will provide practical advice and feature case studies that cover universities’ different roles in:

  • facilitating technology transfer and commercialization,
  • providing faculty and student consulting and technical assistance,
  • hosting incubators,
  • staging student competitions,
  • linking faculty and student entrepreneurs with venture capital, or
  • leveraging the local role of a school as a major employer and consumer of business products within its community.

The program will consist of presentations from invited speakers and those selected through an open call for abstracts.

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Details and pricing for the 2016 ABET Symposium held Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15, in Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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