The 2017

ABET Symposium

April 20-21

Baltimore, MD

At the
Marriott Waterfront

700 Aliceanna St. Baltimore, MD 21202

2017 ABET Symposium

Citizen Tech: Technical Programs Reshaping Society

The Symposium is our flagship event for accreditation, assessment and the global exchange of best practices in STEM education. Build your network. Learn new strategies. And share ideas with like-minded individuals from all over the world. Our premier event brings together passionate faculty from Los Angeles to Lisbon and all the way to Ho Chi Minh City to discuss all things ABET.
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2017 Event Schedule

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The full schedule of sessions will be added in the coming weeks. Schedule at a Glance >


Sessions at the Symposium fall into four focus areas. Use these overarching themes to budget your time and hone in on the topics that are most important to you.

Pre Symposium Workshops

Arrive early and get a head start with Self-Study Report Development Workshops, Program Assessment Workshops, or by participating in our Institutional Representatives Day.

Post Symposium Workshops

Round out your trip to Baltimore with a Program Assessment Workshop.

Discussion Dens

Inspired by the “Fishbowl” conversation model and intended to foster group participation, our Discussion Dens are much more intimate and dynamic discussions than your standard presentation – no slides, no handouts, just a very compelling story to share.

2017 Symposium Speakers and Presenters

Plenary Speakers

Invited Presenters


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront - Baltimore, MD

Located on Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor, the Marriott Waterfront is a short walk, Uber or Water Taxi ride away from:

Self-Study Reports

Throughout the ABET Symposium you get access to Self-Study Reports that have been chosen by ABET evaluators from the 2016-2017 program reviews.
We select Self-Studies that:
  • Follow the Self-Study Questionnaire Guidelines
  • Address each criterion
  • Avoid extraneous information
  • Effectively use graphs, tables, and charts
  • Leverage appendices
The chosen Self-Study Reports are not necessarily examples of programs that are in full compliance with ABET Criteria. They are meant to be examples of well-crafted Self-Study Report documents.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 20, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday, April 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 22, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The 2017 List of Self-Study Reports >
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