Engage, learn and collaborate
The Young Engineers Summit is an interactive, collaborative half-day event featuring companies in Perth who design, produce and market engineering solutions to international audiences. The Summit incorporates group sessions where attendees will generate solutions to real-world challenges, and present their findings to the audience.
Network with engineering leaders
The final session of the Summit is open to senior engineers to hear our keynote speaker and help us celebrate our newest Fellows and EngExec members. The night culminates with a networking sundowner to give our young engineers exclusive access to more experienced engineers and provide for lively discussion!
Keynote speaker: Josh Richards
Physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate. Josh’s career has seen him picking up booby traps with the Australian Army, slogging through mud with British Commandos, and being science adviser to the richest artist in the world.
Currently one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for the one-way ‘Mars One’ mission in 2031, Josh has also authored ‘Becoming Martian’, a humourous look at how colonising Mars will change our species in body, mind and soul.
Moderator: Suzanne Brown
Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience in water related engineering and has held roles in academia, consulting and government. She has worked at the Water Corporation of WA in planning, contract management, project management and was the Corporation’s Environment and Aboriginal Affairs manager for 9 years. She is currently in the newly created role of manager, Drainage and Liveable Communities.
David Budges, Aurora Labs
David has experience developing and manufacturing a range of products for Australian and international markets. Recently, David established and ran Advanced Industrial Manufacturing, a company that specialised in providing robotic welding and specialised technology solutions to the mining and oil and gas sectors.
Jessica Snelling, Aurora Labs
Ms. Snelling is one of the co-founders of Aurora and has helped with the development and testing of printers, beginning with the S-Titanium range of SFPs. She has a background in software, mathematics and physics and graduated with a bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Western Australia.
Jessica is a core member of the design team at Aurora. Her primary responsibility is developing solutions to problems with design and proving systems prior to approving designs for production. This includes testing and parameter development for new 3D metal printers as well as software integration, manual development, process and quality controls, and parts sourcing.
Mike von Bertouch, Spookfish
Mike von Bertouch is a highly respected engineering and business professional with nearly 30 years of experience across a wide range of industries and organisations.
Mike is a Director of InnovAero Pty Ltd, an aerospace consulting and manufacturing organization which performed the design, certification and manufacture of the multi- award-winning Spookfish camera system. Mike is also a director of Structured Design Pty Ltd, a provider of technical and technology-management consulting services to companies and government agencies
Chris Norman, HUMM
Chris will be accompanied by Andy Henson, a Mechatronics Engineer at HUMM. Andy develops hardware, software and firmware for HUMM’s first neurotechnology product; a headset that improves mental performance.
Please note timings for this event are as follows:
Optional Site Tour: Registration - 1:15pm
Commences - 1:30pm
Summit Registration - 1:45pm
Commences - 2:15pm
Keynote and Networking Registration - 5:00pm
Commences - 5:15pm Venue Cygnet Room Optus Stadium, Perth