How does one get invited to an FOE Symposium?

posted on 03/09/2011

Answer

Attendance at the meeting is by invitation only following a competitive selection process. 
For the US FOE, a nominations mailing is sent each February to CTOs, professors, NAE members, heads of government labs, and others. We also get names of winners of "early career" engineer awards from professional engineering societies, NSF, ONR, and foundations. Nominees are contacted and asked to submit an application providing information on current areas of research or technical work, a CV, and a commitment to attend the full symposium. The final list of invitees is determined with input from the organizing committee. Once someone has applied for the US FOE, he/she can be considered for invitation to one of the bilateral FOEs as
well.