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FAQs for ESEC 2023

Find answers below to general questions about the  Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC).

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What is ESEC?

The Engineering Science Education Conference (ESEC) is an annual conference organized by EngSci students exclusively for EngSci students.

Our aim is to broaden our students' horizons through engagement with world leaders in a wide range of sectors broadly related to the subjects covered in our program.  

For more information visit or the EngSci Orientation blog.

You can also check out videos of the ESEC 2019 playlist on the EngSci YouTube channel.

What will ESEC 2023 look like?

We happily announce that ESEC 2023 will be an in-person, one-day event!

Fireside chats will occur the day before the ESEC conference. 

Unlike ESEC 2021 and ESEC 2022, speaker sessions will run concurrently. Two speakers will be presenting during the same timeslot, in different rooms

Is ESEC mandatory for EngSci students?

Attendance is mandatory for Years 1 and 2 EngSci students.  You will receive notification of the minimum number of sessions you must attend in the weeks before the conference--stay tuned to your inbox!

T-cards will be scanned at the session entrances.

How do I register for ESEC?

Years 1 and 2 EngSci students can register here for the ESEC Prep Workshop hosted by ILead, Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:10 AM - 11 AM, location TBA.

All EngSci students can register here for the ESEC Fireside Chats, Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 PM - 7:30 PM, MY150.

Years 1 and 2 EngSci students, your T-card will be scanned at the conference sessions on Friday, Jan. 27, to register you and take attendance.

Can I see what the schedule is before the conference?

Check the Schedule page in January for details.


Thursday, January 26, 2023

Fireside Chats with our ESEC 2023 speakers (informal, small group conversations)
6 PM - 7:30 PM, MY150, registration required

Friday, January 27, 2023

Conference Registration (bring your T-card!)
9-9:30 AM, BA1160 and BA1130

Concurrent Presentation Sessions in BA1160 and BA1130:

9:30 am - 10:30 am, Sessions 1 & 2
10:30 am - 11:30 am, Sessions 3 & 4

11:30 am - 12:30 am, Lunch Break

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Sessions 5 & 6
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Sessions 7 & 8

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, Panel Discussions

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm, ESEC Reflection Workshop

ESEC Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, the Faculty Club (all EngSci students are invited!)

Is there a dress code?


Dressing professionally will help make our speakers feel valued and respected.  It will also help convey the professional attitude of EngSci students.

Please refer to our How to Prepare page to learn more.

Do I need to prepare anything for ESEC?

Yes!  To help you get the most out of the conference and use it to explore your own career goals and questions, we've put together a great set of resources.

Find all of the following on our How to Prepare page:

  1. Register for the ESEC Prep Workshop.
  2. Download the ESEC Reflection Worksheet and keep it handy during the conference to help guide your own career exploration.
  3. Read up on the speakers and come to the conference prepared to ask questions.
  4. Submit questions through Slido and/or bring them to the sessions.
  5. Educate yourself about professional dress codes.


Can anyone attend ESEC?

Sorry, ESEC is exclusively for EngSci students.

Attendance is mandatory for Year 1 and 2 EngSci students, and optional for Year 3 and 4.

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Engineering Science Education Conference 2023

Last updated on Nov 11 2022 by ESEC's Web Team