EWBNZ's 2019 Humanitarian Engineering conference will showcase people-centred and sustainable engineering projects that engage local communities.

Engineers from home and abroad present best practice examples and the beneficial project outcomes of a humanitarian approach to engineering.

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the benefits and impact of socially aware engineering and will be equipped to use what they have experienced to make a positive social change.

This will provide an avenue for practitioners to share stories, the latest technological developments and lessons learnt in the industry. By demonstrating the positive outcomes of humanitarian engineering, we will encourage attendees to incorporate this approach into their everyday actions.

The event will consist of a series of interactive and dynamic sessions that:

  • Engage participants through presentations, workshops, and panel discussions.
  • Are led by inspiring speakers from New Zealand and around the world.
  • Will build links across the engineering, academic and development sectors and beyond.
  • Encourage networking and the collaboration of ideas from various fields and levels of experience.


WHEN: Saturday 27th July 2019

WHERE: Faculty of Engineering, The University of Auckland (20 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD)






Humanitarian Engineering Conference 2019

July 27, 2019 at 8:00am - 5pm
University of Auckland
20 Symonds St
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
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Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable development
  • Community engagement
  • Human-centered design


Submission instructions

  • Abstracts should pitch the topic of the intended presentation.
  • Abstracts should be original work and all copyright provisions must be met.
  • Each person may submit one abstract.
  • The abstract must be 155-399 words in plain text format with a clear, concise title.
  • Please provide the CV and photograph of the presenter.
  • Email submissions to [email protected]
  • Presentation will be selected based on relevance, engagement, originality and innovation.


Important dates

Abstract submission deadline

1 April 2019

Notification of decision

6 May 2019

Presentation submission deadline

3 June 2019

Humanitarian Engineering Conference 2019

27 July 2019