The EWB National Conference is Canada's largest annual international development conference. Held annually in January or February, it brings together hundreds of student leaders and professional engineers from across the country to explore and discuss the complexity of international development. In the past, our delegates have been challenged and inspired by speakers such as Stephen Lewis (UN Special Envoy to Africa) in 2004, Lloyd Axworthy (former Minister of Foreign Affairs) in 2005, Robert Chambers (international development author) and Lt. General Roméo Dallaire (Force Commander of the United Nations Mission to Rwanda) in 2006, The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean (Governor General of Canada) in 2007, and Ralph Nader (US political activist) in 2008. This conference archive website pulls together audio, video and photos from all previous EWB conferences, and we invite you to relive some of these exciting speeches by browsing through our past conferences below.

Past Conferences

2011 Unite So We May Discuss and Understand Toronto, Ontario
January 13-15, 2011
2010 Building people to people connections St. John's, Newfoundland
January 7-9, 2010
2009 Building a Movement Toronto, Ontario
January 21-24, 2010
2008 Translating actions to impact Montreal, Quebec
January 16-19, 2008
2007 Leaders for Change Calgary, Alberta
January 24-27, 2007
2006 Looking Back & Moving Forward Ottawa, Ontario
January 18-21, 2006
2005 Making Connections Vancouver, BC
January 19-23, 2005
2004 Towards the Millennium Development Goals Toronto, Ontario
February 4-8, 2004
2003 Engineering in International Development: One piece of the puzzle Waterloo, Ontario
Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2003
2002 Bridging the Gap... Engineering Solutions for the Developing World Montreal, Quebec
January 24-26, 2002