GEDC 2017 Conference Themes

Energy - How we create and manage our energy resources will determine our quality of life. Challenges: Reducing wasted energy, limiting pollutants from energy production and use, reusing, safely disposing energy by-products, using renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and biofuels.

Bioinnovation - Saving lives, improving health and wellness and overall quality of life are key goals of engineers working in bioinnovation.
Challenges: Improving drug delivery, lowering costs, improving quality of life for people with chronic diseases, creating healthy homes, communities designed for healthy living, better biomaterials

Smart Systems - Increasing connectivity and digitization continues to change our world.
Challenges: Increasing amounts of data, cyber security, privacy, software safety and efficiency, security threats, ease of information sharing, social connectivity, hardware innovations.