On behalf of the University of Calgary team, welcome to the 2020 Conference on Diversity in Engineering (CDE), presented by CFES! The conference is going to look a little different this year given what’s currently happening in the world, but the voices and discussion of diversity in the engineering community we all call home are now more important than ever. This year’s CDE is themed “Diversity Starts with You”, and will be taking place on November 21-22, 2020. This will also be the first CDE to be hosted entirely online via Zoom, so you can learn all about diversity from the comfort of your own home! If you’d like to learn more about the conference, or are interested in remotely attending this year, please stay tuned to the CFES social media pages for further updates and more information. If you have any additional questions about CDE, please feel free to email them to [email protected] We look forward to meeting you this November!
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The CFES is proud to offer the Conference on Diversity in Engineering (CDE) as a valuable service to its members. Previously known as the National Conference on Women in Engineering (NCWIE), CDE aims to develop knowledge surrounding the variety of individuals, cultures and perspectives found within engineering communities. CDE further aims to instill a notion of positivity and togetherness in creating spaces that value the differences between groups of engineering students and professionals.

Delegates will not only leave the conference with a solid understanding of the issues minorities encounter in the engineering profession, but they will also be equipped to appropriately address these issues to create a more inclusive and thriving community. Students attending CDE will have the opportunity to meet and hear from successful, interesting, and talented speakers prepared to share their experience and knowledge on how to embrace diversity in order to better address the complex, interdisciplinary problems of society.

The mission of the CFES is to support growth and communication, and to ensure moral, intellectual, cultural, academic, social, and economic well-being for its members. CDE supports our mission by creating networking opportunities and providing a better understanding of the issues pertaining to diversity in engineering, all while inspiring leadership and active participation in all facets of engineering education.

"Diversity Starts With You”

University of Calgary, 2020

Past Hosts

Year Host Location Date Media
2019 Western University London, Ontario November 1-3
2018 Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario November 9-12
2017 McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario November 10-12 Photos
2016 McGill University Montréal, QC November 18-20 Photos
2015 University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON November 20-22