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The 2021 ABET Symposium will be held from Wednesday, April 14, to Friday, April 16, with pre-Symposium workshops taking place on Monday, April 12, and Tuesday, April 13. The Symposium will be a virtual event. All content will be available for registrants to access for 60 days after the live event.

We are not accepting proposals to speak at the 2021 Symposium. If you would like to be added to our mailing list for updates, including information on submitting proposals for the 2022 Symposium, please follow this link.

The 2021 ABET Symposium will inspire you, advance your skills and career and connect you with experts in accreditation and assessment. The virtual event will include keynotes, panels, Discussion Dens, town halls and informative sessions covering foundational topics and emerging trends in STEM higher education.

All keynotes, panels, town halls and sessions at the 2021 ABET Symposium will be presented in English. Read our Code of Conduct here.


Each Symposium registration includes admission to all sessions, keynotes, panels, town halls and other events — all virtual. Each registration also includes the ability to watch each session, keynote and panel on-demand for a limited time after the event ends. Pre-Symposium workshops require separate registrations and additional fees.

We’re offering discounted Early Bird and Group registration rates. Individual Early Bird registration is $399. Groups of three or more who register together when Early Bird pricing is available will receive an additional discount of $50 off each registration. Symposium pricing tiers are listed below:

Early Bird Pricing (ends January 8 at 11:59 p.m. EST)
Individual Early Bird Registration $399
Group Registration (3+) $349 per person

Regular Pricing (January 9 – April 16, 2021)
Individual Registration $499
Group Registration (3+) $439 per person

Attending the Symposium as a group is a great way to connect with colleagues, build team camaraderie and bring new ideas back to your workplace. That’s why we’re offering discounted registration rates for three or more people who register together.

To take advantage of our Group Registration rates, go to our registration page and click “Register.” After you fill in the details to register one person, you’ll be given the option to “Add Person” on the last page. Continue clicking “Add Person” until you’ve added each person in your group. The discounted Group Registration rate will then be automatically applied to your registration total.

Active ABET Program Evaluators who performed visits this accreditation cycle will receive 25% off their Symposium registration. Eligible PEVs will receive an email with a code to use when registration opens, but if you did not receive it or need further assistance, contact us at

ABET’s Cancellation Policy:

  1. Written Notice of Cancellation Required:
    Registrants for ABET events agree to provide ABET with written notice to cancel their registration. To receive applicable refunds, email notice of cancellation to:
  1. Refund Schedule:

A. If written cancellation notice is received by ABET five (5) business days or more prior to the event start date, ABET will refund the amount of the registration fee paid to date, minus a 25% service charge.

B. If written cancellation notice is received by ABET four (4) days or fewer prior to the event start date, or no written notice of cancellation is received by ABET, ABET will not refund the registration fee.

Consent Clause:

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ABET meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in recordings, both live and on-demand, photographs, video and audio recordings of such events and activities by ABET. Your virtual registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and virtual booths visited.


If a registrant is unable to attend the ABET Symposium, there is no charge for substitutions. Substitutions and transfers of registration are allowed up to 24 hours before the event start date and can be completed by the registrant on their registration modification page.

We’ve developed a “Justify My Attendance” template to help state the business and academic case for your registration. The letter outlines the benefits of attending the event and provides an area for you to enter your requested budget. The template is in Microsoft Word format, so you can customize it to your needs.

Justify Your Attendance

Do you need help explaining to your boss why you should join us? Click below to download a letter template explaining the benefits of attending the Symposium.


If you have a question about the ABET Symposium, please email us at