The WFEO Committee on Energy will organize a colloque online devoted to "Energy transition and Covid-19 crisis: the role of engineers".Note from IFME President John Thomson:
This conference will be held over two days, October 6 and 7, 2021, from 13:00 to 16:00 Paris time to allow the participation from the ﬁve continents.Wednesday October 6thIntroduction – Opening: Prof. Gong Ke, WFEO PresidentSession 1 - Resilience of energy systems to Covid-19 crisis: experience feedbackSession 2 - A larger deﬁnition for resilience: a new understanding of risksThursday, October 7, 2021Session 3 - Energy demand: evolution or disruption?Session 4 - On the supply side: the demands of the citizensRoundtable: Lessons learned so far: the role of engineersSpeakers' interventions must not exceed 20 minutes; each session will include Q&A. A detailed presentation of the sessions is attached to this call. Proceedings of the conference will be written and published; they will be freely accessible on the WFEO website.Speaker' selectionA call is launched to the members of the energy committee to propose speakers for the different sessions. Proposals must be accompanied by a biography of the proposed speaker and a text presenting a summary (less than 1500 signs including spaces) of the main lines of his or her intervention which is necessarily a precise and argued contribution to one of the sessions.It will be very important to have proposals from developing countries in order to keep in mind the major challenge of energy access and to move towards gender parity.Proposals should be sent to email@example.com before July 31, 2021 to be considered by the organizing committee.