EPC ANNUAL CONGRESS 2020: Industry & Academia – Supercharging the Crucible

Date(s) - 07/09/2020 - 09/09/2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have rescheduled Congress to 7th – 9th September 2020. Further details and register here. You can also view the provisional programme here. Details of the EPC Hammermen Student Prize shortlist can be found here.

Sir Mark Walport webinar. In the meantime, the keynote with Sir Mark Walport, CEO of UKRI and former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government took place as a standalone online event, free to all EPC members on Tuesday 7th April at 11.30am. A recording of this event can be found here. Please note, the link will take you to the Vimeo website.

The EPC Annual General Meeting, which was due to take place at the Congress on 7th April, is also postponed to the new date.

The Annual Congress is the EPC’s flagship event of the year for engineering academics at all stages in their careers. This event is for:

  • Engineering academics at all levels from deans to early career staff (for whom there will be free and discounted places)
  • Visiting professors
  • All support staff with any responsibility for external liaison with businesses whether for research, placements, partnerships or recruitment
  • Businesses with an interest in working more closely with universities
  • Professional engineering institutions and other engineering sector organisations.



Refund policy

Delegates who booked to attend EPC Congress on its original dates are entitled to a full refund of the amount paid if it is claimed by email before 7th August 2020. If a refund is claimed, it will be necessary to rebook to attend Congress on the new dates. However, there is no need to claim a refund if delegates still wish to attend as their booking will be automatically transferred to the new dates unless we are advised otherwise. Bookings can be transferred to another delegate so long as they are eligible to attend at the same booking rate and so long as we are informed by email not less than one week before Congress.

Given the uncertain public health situation, we acknowledge that Congress may have to be further postponed or cancelled from the dates of 7-9th September 2020. A decision whether to go ahead will be published before 7th August 2020 allowing time for refunds to be claimed if necessary owing to changed arrangements. If there is a need to cancel the Congress after this date, the EPC will refund delegate fees in full.

We hope that members and delegates recognise that the EPC has sought to be fair and generous in our approach under difficult circumstances. Any other full or partial refunds will be at the sole discretion of the EPC. We regret that the EPC cannot accept financial responsibility for any costs in connection with third parties, such as non-refundable travel expenses or accommodation. We urge you to contact the third party as soon as possible.

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