Technical Symposium goes virtual

This year’s CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium will take place online during the week beginning 14 September. Originally scheduled for April at Glasgow’s Strathclyde University, the event was moved to September, but will now happen ‘virtually’.

CIBSE Journal May 2016 Technical symposium

Speakers are being asked to pre-record their presentations for the event, the theme of which is Engineering Buildings, Systems and Environments for Effective Operation. Symposium chair Tim Dwyer said the organisers wanted to ensure the work that had already gone into preparing presentations was shared with the widest possible engineering community. ‘

We want to ensure a respectable and good-quality platform for your work, so we have decided that the best, and most certain, opportunity will be by holding a groundbreaking online CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium built around pre-recorded presentations,’ he said.

The presentations will each last for 18 minutes, and will take place in sessions across several days, with opportunities for live Q&As, a possible live, fast-track TED-type session for compendiary papers, and ‘breakout’ sessions, plus some live headline speakers.‘We will be supporting the event with web and social media activity to maximise exposure,’ said Dwyer.

Speakers and participants are asked to confirm their willingness to support the virtual event by emailing