2020 University Regional Conferences

University regional conferences offer opportunities to begin your rise up

Students can jump-start their careers with IISE's 2020 university regional conferences.

In addition to various competitions that allow the winners to present at the IISE Annual Conference and Expo 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana, 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.

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


Dates: TBD
Location: TBD
Contact: TBD


Dates: Jan. 23-26
Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Contact: Parastou Hadizadeh, Student Conference Co-chair
Nayana Singh, Student Conference Co-chair
Daniel Frances, Faculty Conference Chair

Central & South America

Dates: March 10-13
Location: Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Contact: Sophia Nieto, Student Conference Co-chair
Saskya Vega, Student Conference Co-chair
Claudia Betancourt, Student Conference Co-chair
Juan Escalante, Student Conference Co-chair
Alejandro Rodriguez, Student Conference Co-chair
Esteban Burbano, Student Conference Co-chair
Danny Navarrete, Faculty Conference Chair


Dates: May 19-22
Location: Instituto Tecnologico de Ciudad Madero, Madero
Contact: Ethelia Perez Aldana, Student Conference Co-chair
Alejandro Henry Cruz, Student Conference Co-chair
Jesus Esquivel, Faculty Conference Chair

Middle East

Date: Feb. 15
Location: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Contact: Omar Hamad, Student Conference Co-chair
Shahed Albess, Student Conference Co-chair
Leen Juha, Student Conference Co-chair
Nicola Deir, Student Conference Co chair
Razan Darwish Student Conference Co-chair
Belal Gharaibeh, Faculty Conference Chair

U.S. Great Lakes

Dates: Feb. 21-22
Location: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Contact:  Morgan Kronner , Student Conference Co-chair
Anna Ryan, Student Conference Co-chair 
Dana Hammond, Faculty Conference Co-chair
Lee Wells, Faculty Conference Co-chair

U.S. Mid-Atlantic

Dates: Feb. 7-9
Location: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Contact: Elianna GerbStudent Conference Chair
Eileen Van Aken, Faculty Conference Chair
Conference website

U.S. North Central

Dates: April 2-3
Location: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Contact: Anna Tuecke , Student Conference Co-chair
Kasey Sutton, Student Conference Co-chair
Thomas Lechtenberg, Student Conference Co-chair
Matt Frank, Faculty Conference Chair
Conference website

U.S. Northeast

Dates: Feb. 28-March 1 
Location: Penn State Behrend, Erie, Pennsylvania
Contact: Aaron Slavin, Student Conference Co-chair
Safinaz Elhadary, Student Conference Co-chair
Faisal Aqlan, Faculty Conference Chair

U.S. South Central

Dates: March 6-7
Location: Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
Contact: Josh Schranttz, Student Conference Chair
Ridge Towner, Student Chapter President
Bayram Yildirim, Faculty Conference Chair

U.S. Southeast

Dates: Feb. 13-16
Location: Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Contact: Mitchell Moore, Student Conference Co-chair
Dalton McCardle, Student Conference Co-chair
Lu Ann Carpenter, Faculty Conference Chair

U.S. Western

Dates: Feb. 28-March 1
Location: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Contact: Joe Lappin, Student Conference Chair
Cesar Acosta-Mejia, Faculty Conference Chair