About the Symposium

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.

Experience the ABET Symposium as you’ve never experienced it before with our online, virtual format. The newly re-imagined digital event allows attendees to enjoy powerful keynote discussions, unparalleled networking opportunities, informative breakout sessions and much more. Attendees can continue to take advantage of programming with on-demand content available to view after the event.

Focus Areas


This focus area will cover an array of topics focusing on ABET accreditation, from recent criteria changes to preparing for your site visit. Sessions will apply to a range of experience levels, from the novice learning about ABET processes for the first time to veterans of accreditation looking to fine-tune their approach. Presenters will share their experiences incorporating best practices into their programs and share valuable insights learned from years of experience.


Program assessment can seem like a daunting task, but our leaders will put you on the path to success. Sessions in the assessment track will cover several of the more complex areas, such as student outcomes and continuous improvement, as well as methods to create an effective and sustainable assessment process. Learn how to make assessment work for you, maximizing your students’ educational journey.


Data science allows industries to turn information into actionable insights. It can resolve issues within individual sectors and the economy at large — but used incorrectly, it can also create problems. As the past year has demonstrated through the impacts of COVID-19, climate change and demands for social change, the ability to gather, process and interpret data is essential to solving the world’s challenges, and it has the potential to profoundly improve the quality of life for all of us.







About ABET

At ABET, our purpose is to assure confidence in university programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines. Our approach, the standards we set and the quality we guarantee, inspires confidence in those who aim to build a better world—one that is safer, more efficient, more comfortable and more sustainable.

We accredit college and university programs in the disciplines of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels.

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