CSME Conferences and Congresses
One of CSME’s primary roles is to train and update the mechanical engineering community on new advances and emerging fields. The Conferences/Congresses and symposia that CSME organizes or co-sponsors form an important platform to acquire and disseminate such information to its members. The CSME also promotes mini conferences/symposia organised by the Regional Executives and/or by Technical Committees at various universities or industry events.
To help standardize the organising processes, the CSME Board of Directors has established a standing Congresses Committee with the mandate to develop and promulgate a set of Conference Guidelines (click to view/download the current version).
Opportunity to Host Future Congresses
Due to COVID pandemic related concerns/postponements, the next three CSME Congresses will be hosted as follows:
- Charlottetown, PEI by the University of Prince Edward Island in June 2021
- Edmonton, AB, by the University of Alberta in June 2022
- Sherbrooke, QC, by the Université de Sherbrooke, in May or June 2023
In January 2020, the CSME invited expressions of interest/proposals from Canadian universities/ME departments to host the next two Congresses, now respectively in 2024 and 2025. The deadline to submit such expressions was 15 March 2020, and two bids were received. The Board of Directors is expected to appoint the 2024 and 2025 Congress hosts at its next meeting.
Pleaase note that the chair of a future Congress is expected to join CSME’s Congresses Committee two years in advance of his/her Congress in order to observe and learn about current Congress preparations and execution. The chair is also expected to remain on the Congresses Committee for the following two years to pass his/her experience to future hosts. The Congresses Committee works primarily through telecons and provides guidance during Congress preparations as required. It also recommends future Congress locations to the Board.
Scheduled CSME International Congresses
The CSME International Congress is held annually and promotes the communication and transfer of technology among industry, government agencies, universities and R&D laboratories. The CSME Congress offers a face-to-face opportunity for national and international Mechanical Engineering experts to meet, grow respective networks, discuss recent challenges, and explore technical/business problems of importance to the profession and its related fields.
The edition of the CSME International Congress that was to be hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) on 21-24 June, 2020 has now officially been postponed to the summer of 2021 due to COVID pandemic-related concerns. For additional details, please visit the conference's website: https://www.csme2020.com/.
2022 CSME Congress
The 2022 edition of the CSME International Congress will be hosted by the University of Alberta (UoA) in Edmonton, Alberta. Details to follow.
2023 CSME Congress
The 2023 edition of the CSME International Congress will be hosted by the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) in Sherbrooke, Québec. Details to follow.
Past CSME International Congresses
2019 CSME Congress - A real success!
The 2019 CSME International Congress was held jointly with the annual conference of the CFD Society of Canada, both hosted at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in London, ON, on June 2-5, 2019. With over 400 attendees and papers, the CSME Congress was considered a great success. For details, please visit the joint Congress website: https://www.eng.uwo.ca/csme-cfdsc/.
Proceedings of the 2019 CSME Congress are available for download: https://www.eng.uwo.ca/csme-cfdsc/program_events/proceedings/index.html.
Vue d’ensemble des congrès et autres conférences
Prochains Congrès internationaux de la SCGM :
Les congrès internationaux de la SCGM encouragent la communication et le transfert de technologie dans l’industrie, les agencies gouvernementales, les universités et les laboratoires de recherche et de développement. Maintenant tenu annuellement, ce congrès offre aux experts nationaux et internationaux en génie mécanique un point de rencontre utile pour échanger des informations en personne, discuter des défis de recherches, et explorer les problèmes techniques et d'affaires d’importance à la profession et aux domaines qui lui sont reliés.
Étant re-cédulée, la prochaine édition du Congrès de la SCGM (qui devait avoir lieu en juin 2020) aura maintenant lieu à l'Université de l'Île du Prince Edward (UPEI) à Charlottetown en juin 2021. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez consulter le site web : www.csme2020.com/.
L'édition 2019 du Congrès de la SCGM a eu lieu conjointement avec la conférence annuelle de la Société CFD à l'University Western Ontario les 2-5 juin 2019. Site web: https://www.eng.uwo.ca/csme-cfdsc/.