Start your power play

University regional conferences offer opportunities to begin your rise up

Students can jump-start their careers with IISE's 2019 university regional conferences.

In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019 in Orlando, Florida, attendees can network with and listen to speakers from industries, take plant tours to learn about processes and potential employers and start forming their own professional networks with other up-and-coming students.

WEBINAR: Best Practices for University Regional Conference Planning

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The dates, locations and contacts for the scheduled university conferences are:


Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Contact: TBD


Dates: Jan. 17-19, 2019
Location: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
Contact: Cynthia Abou Atme, Student Conference Chair
TBD, Faculty Conference Chair

Central & South America

Dates: March 11-15, 2019
Location: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia
Contact: Andres Bermudez, Student Conference Co-chair
Nathalia Salamanca, Student Conference Co-chair
Andrea Rodriguez, Student Conference Co-chair
Jorge Valero, Student Conference Co-chair
David Barrera, Faculty Conference Chair

Great Lakes

Dates: Feb. 22-23, 2019
Location: Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
Contact: Montana Gessler, Student Conference Chair
Martin Cala, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: March 5-8, 2019
Location: Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Contact: Ramon Banos, Student Conference Chair
Luis Enrique Chavez Munoz, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: Feb. 22-24, 2019
Location: West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
Contact: Ethan KingStudent Conference Co-chair
Alexander Thomas, Student Conference Co-chair
Ken Currie, Faculty Conference Chair

Middle East

Date: March 2, 2019
Location: University of Jordan
Contact: Sabrina Salameh, Student Conference Co-chair
Ahmad Adwan:, Student Conference Co-chair
Ahmad Sharawi:, Student Conference Co-chair
Shahed Albess:, Student Conference Co-chair
Shahed AlSadi:, Student Conference Co-chair
Belal Gharaibeh:, Faculty Conference Chair

North Central

Dates: Feb. 28-March 3, 2019
Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Contact: Sara Kirmis, Student Conference Co-chair
Mitchel Berg, Student Conference Co-chair
Joshua Fernandez, Student Conference Co-chair
Raj Veeramani, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: Feb. 22-24, 2019
Location: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact: Matthew Hoge, Student Conference Chair
Bopaya Bidanda, Faculty Conference Chair

South Central

Dates: Feb, 28-March 2, 2019
Location: Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Contact: Holly HearnStudent Conference Chair
Xinyu Liu, Faculty Conference Chair
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Dates: Feb. 7-10, 2019
Location: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Contact: Emily Gardiner, Student Conference Chair
Gerry Knapp, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: March 1-2, 2019
Location: California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Contact: TBD, Student Conference Chair
Kamran Abedini, Faculty Conference Chair