Dear engineering education colleagues
Our goal for SASEE2022 was to bring you, our community, together to engage about engineering research and practice. The past two years have seriously impacted how we work as engineering educators and our plan was to provide the space for us all to reconnect with each other in a stimulating environment.
We have heard from many of you over the past three weeks as you finalised your extended abstract submissions. Your message is that it may still be too soon to gather in person as a community in July. This concern has manifested itself in fewer than usual extended abstracts being submitted for review.
We have taken the very difficult decision to postpone our upcoming SASEE conference to the middle of 2023.
We want to thank all of you who have shown your commitment to engineering education in South Africa by submitting extended abstracts for consideration. Should you wish to withdraw your submission in order to submit to an alternative conference (such as SEFI in Barcelona in September, or the WEEF conference in Cape Town at the end of the year), please feel free to do so.
We will publish a new call for papers for SASEE2023 in September 2022.
We are still committed to providing a space for engineering educators to engage with each other in July. We are currently planning an exciting series of free workshops to be held on Tuesday 12 July 2022 that will take place in a hybrid style at what we are calling location pods at various centres across the country. Should you wish to meet up with other members of the engineering education community in your area or any other province while also participating in the hybrid workshop, you can gather at these location pods where streaming functionality will be provided.
More details about the 12 July 2022 workshop topics and the location pods will be communicated shortly.
I know that you are as disappointed as we are about the changes that we have made to this year’s activities. However, we hope to see many of you at our upcoming free workshops and we look forward to hosting you at SASEE2023.
The SASEE biennial conference organising team