The ABET Symposium

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Unfortunately, we were unable to hold the 2020 ABET Symposium in Nashville,
but please save the date for next year’s event!

April 15-16, 2021

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 members, students, industry leaders and government representatives to discuss how we can create a safer and more sustainable world.

 

Watch Highlights from the 2019 ABET Symposium!

What To Expect

 

Inspiring Plenaries

Experts from academia, industry and government come together to discuss the leading challenges we face today.
 

Informative Sessions

Our illuminating sessions cover foundational topics (accreditation and assessment) as well as emerging trends.
 

Networking Opportunities

Make real connections and share valuable insights with peers.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Monday, March 30, 2020

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshops

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Advanced Program Assessment Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Self-Study Development Workshop

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Self-Study Resource Room Open

   

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Opening Plenary

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Self-Study Resource Room Open

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Afternoon Plenary

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Reception

   

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Closing Plenary

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Self-Study Resource Room Open

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Networking Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Town Halls

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Advanced Program Assessment Workshop

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Self-Study Resource Room Open

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