IACEE 16th World Conference
on Continuing Engineering Education



Shaping the Future
of Continuing Education
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

> About

International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE)

At Tecnológico de Monterrey we are honored to host the prestigious 16th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education, IACEE 2018, where global continuing education educators, learners, leaders and managers share their best practices, trends, challenges and opportunities in supporting and enhancing the new generation of lifelong learners.

For Tecnológico de Monterrey, the process of lifelong learning is embedded in its everyday activities; it brings fulfillment and enriches lives. We strive to prepare for changing times, new technologies, new markets and new generations with more specific demands. Presented by the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education, this biennial conference has long supported the educators and administrators alike since its inception in 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico.

In the upcoming conference hosted by Tecnológico de Monterrey, we will engage in discussions and debates, presentations and workshops, and learning and networking for three and a half days.

Ricardo Gutiérrez
General Chair IACEE World Conference.
Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Join us on May 22, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico to be immersed in activities that will shape the future of continuing education in the world.

With great pleasure, we look forward to welcoming you to IACEE 2018 in the vibrant city of Monterrey.

> Agenda

Day 1
May 22
Facilitated by international continuing education leaders, the workshops at the IACEE World Conferences focus on global continuing engineering education (CEE) leadership development and CEE managers training with special emphasis on academic, operational, and organizational excellence. Stay tuned for the titles of the workshops as those become available. The workshops fee is separate from conference registration fee.

Day 2
May 23
Theme: The Need for Evolution in Continuing Educations Models
On our first day of conference, we revisit the past. What started with simple education of the citizens of a village or city, continuing education has evolved over the century. Most recently, with the advent of technology-enhanced learning, Massive Open Online Courses, competency-based education, and virtual community-based education, the term "continuing education" symbolizes reinvention, reimagination, and regeneration. Society doesn’t stand still. The world changes, and so do we, and so does the world of continuing education. On this day, we will share our thoughts and engage in a discussion that will focus on why we need to change our understanding of continuing education, what changes are happening now, and what changes we expect to happen in the future.

Day 3

May 24
Theme: Filling the Gap Between Lifelong Learning and Organizational Development
On the second day of the conference, we think of our current status of lifelong learning. Continuing education leaders have long been involved in developing the next generation of leaders and managers. Training and development in an organization is often connected with its business strategy, but does it prepare the employees for a lifetime of learning necessity? The world changes fast; business strategy changes, the context of our jobs changes, learning needs change. Thus, we have to prepare our employees for a continuous learning path. On this day, we will concentrate on the strategic partnerships between industry and academia, our clients and customers, and how academia can help fill in the gaps between those organizations’ needs and the current knowledge of talents.

Day 4
May 25
Theme: How to Keep Up With the Needs of Future Lifelong Learners
On the last day of the conference, we focus on the future and our learners. Over the years, we have given up slide rules, log tables, and even calculators. We now learn from smart phones or tablets and from our interactions on social media. Our work is getting more automated, and to keep up with the requirements, we need to learn every day and be lifelong learners. But are we prepared for tomorrow’s learners? What do they need? How will they learn? What way should we deliver the learning? How will we assess their learning? How will we support the lifelong learning of global engineers? We hope that the attendees will leave the conference with knowledge and thoughts for the future and, most importantly, understand how to keep up with the ever-changing needs of the future lifelong learners.

> Papers and Posters

IACEE World Conferences have always been the venue for world-class presentations on continuing engineering education. Noteworthy presentations do not go unnoticed. Discussions continue beyond conferences. We learn from each other. IACEE 2018 will be no exception in terms of the quality, depth, and breadth of the presentations and publications in the research track.

We invite you to submit abstract or proposal in any of the following topics.


Track 1. The Need for Evolution in Continuing Education Models


Track 2. Filling the Gap Between Lifelong Learning and Organizational Development


Track 3. How to Keep Up With the Needs of Future Lifelong Learners

Contributions can be presented as paper abstracts, study cases. or best practices.

Important Dates

Task          Deadline

Abstract Submission for
Best Practices Papers

  • January 31, 2018

  • Abstract Submission for
    Research Papers

  • January 31, 2018

  • Authors Notifications
    for Abstract Submissions

  • February 16, 2018

  • Full Research Papers Submission

  • March 7, 2018

  • Author Notifications for Full
    Research Papers

  • March 14, 2018

  • Final Research Papers

  • April 4, 2018

  • Research Papers Proceedings

  • Editing: April 15, 2018
  • Final Proofing: April 30, 2018
  • Send to Press: May 2018

  • Paper Submissions

    Content and Characteristics of Contributions

    Contributions must be submitted using the template provided and in English only.During the submission process, the corresponding authors must declare they are the authors of the work and authorize Tecnológico de Monterrey to physically and/or digitally store it by means of a printed or digital copy in order to ensure its availability, dissemination, public communication, distribution, transmission, reproduction, digitalization— for academic and non-profit purposes only— and publication through the institution’s open-access repository.

    Quality Criteria of Submissions

    Scientific, Technological and Academic Rigor

    It is expected that all contributions are based on conceptual evidence (contributions must reference up-to-date literature from the past ten years) and focus on the topic being discussed, including facts that support the statements being made.


    Must be the result of deep-rooted analysis of the data provided.

    Contribution to Knowledge of Discipline

    The document must clearly indicate the reasons why the contribution being presented supports the topic chosen for the Conference.

    Unpublished Document

    All contributions must be unpublished documents. In the event that they have been presented on previous occasions, this must be clarified in the introduction, in addition to stating the differentiating factors of the work.

    Text Coherence and Structure

    The text must be presented in strict accordance with the rules for the Conference. Please follow the writing, spelling and format guidelines outlined in the template.

    The Evaluation Committee for each topic will ensure that the documents submitted fulfill the format and content requirements.

    Presentation/Publication Tracks

    General Track

    Abstracts and proposals will be reviewed based on their merit, applicability to the theme and quality of content. Presenters in this track may not need to submit a full paper, but will be required to submit presentation materials in the form of a short paper or a poster, which will be included in the proceedings.

    Download Template

    Research Track

    Abstracts and proposals will be reviewed based on their thoroughness in research, references to the context, detailed analysis, substantial content of merit, and applicability to the theme.

    The abstracts will be reviewed by evaluators and the authors will be required to submit full papers that will be reviewed thoroughly before publication in the proceedings. This prestigious track is for researchers and authors who want to take a deep dive in lifelong learning methodologies and future possibilities. Stringent submission process must be maintained for double-blind review.

    Download Template

    Diplomas and Certificates of Participation

    Participants at IACEE 2018 who present a research or innovation paper or who take part in a panel or poster presentation, will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the event.

    For further information, please contact: angelica.rojas@itesm.mx

    > Webinars

    A New Model for Continuing Education Learning Experiences (INSPIRA)

    Abstract: A new model implemented by Tecnológico de Monterrey academy professors, integrating some concepts like: Engagement, Meaningful Learning, Relevant Content, Practical learning, Challenges, and the Neuroscience of Learning.

    November 3, 2017

    8:00am (Central Time)
    Duration: 1 hour

      Moderator: Yakut Gazi
      Speaker: Jorge Limón Robles, Ph.D.

    Jorge Limón Robles, Ph.D.

    Director of Talent Management, Continuing Education.

    Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (Texas A&M). Researcher for the National System of Researchers. Actively participates as the Research Chair in Industrial Engineering of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in the area of Logistics in the company extended for mass customization. Expertise in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, and Probability Theory is on ResearchGate.

    Filling the Gap Between Lifelong Learning and the Organizational Development

    Abstract: As in organizations there are different levels of skills that are served in the timeline and position by factors, such as speed and investment desired, so that the results of decreasing gaps can measure the impact on the ROI of the company and the retention of talent

    December 12, 2017

    9:00am (Central Time)
    Duration: 1 hour

      Moderator: Yakut Gazi
      Speaker: Jaime Bonilla, Ph.D.

    Jaime Bonilla, Ph.D.

    Jaime Bonilla Rios has a B.S. in Chemistry from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. A Master in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering with emphasis on Polymer Rheology, from the Texas A & M University. Bonilla has worked as a consultant for major companies and institutions in Mexico and the United States such as Hylsamex Nemak, U.S. Motors, Glass Monterrey, Alkali Industries, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes, CYDSA, TOTAL Petrochemicals, and others.

    The Future of Credentials in Engineering Professional Education

    Abstract: Join us for a lively conversation with a thought leader in the field of professional education to explore the future of credentials. Rapid developments in science and technology produce new knowledge faster than other disciplines. This has resulted in a shorter lifespan for the traditional college degree, warranting continuing professional development and causing a proliferation of micro and alternative credentials. Do we all mean the same thing when we talk about these credentials? Have the new credentials changed our hiring practices in higher education? Are there any strategies for success as institutions plan for this future, where credentials are unbundled, learners face a variety of options, and learning is lifelong?

    March 22, 2018

    9:00am (Central Time)
    Duration: 1 hour

      Moderator: Yakut Gazi
      Speaker: Nelson Baker, Ph.D.

    Nelson Baker, Ph.D.

    Dean of Professional Education, Georgia Institute of Technology and associate professor in the university’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, leads a multifaceted operation at Georgia Tech Professional Education. The division is comprised of the Global Learning Center, Georgia Tech-Savannah, the Language Institute, and an extensive program of professional education courses in science, technology, engineering, and math, with online professional master’s degrees, as well as an array of distance learning courses, both credit and noncredit.

    Success Factors for University-Industry Partnerships

    Abstract: Learn how to be successful in creating and further developing strategic partnerships between your university and local and international corporations.

    April 25, 2018

    10:00am (Central Time)
    Duration: 1 hour

      Moderator: Soma Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
      Speaker: Lars Frølund, Ph.D.

    Lars Frølund, Ph.D.

    Research Affiliate at MIT Innovation Initiative & Development Manager at Aarhus University Lars Frølund has a Master’s degree in philosophy and a PhD in corporate programs for university engagement. His research focuses on the success factors for university-industry partnerships in innovation ecosystem and the role and value of intermediaries. He is the co-editor of the book Success Factors for University Partnerships (forthcoming Elsevier, summer 2018) where leading companies describe their excellence in industry-university collaboration.

    > Venue

    General Information

    Meeting Location

    IACEE 2018 will be held at:

    Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública.
    Located at Eugenio Garza Lagüera Avenue and Rufino Tamayo Avenue.
    Valle Oriente, 64100, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León. México.

    Airport Transfer

    Transfer from General Mariano Escobedo International Airport (MTY).

    Airport Taxis

    Authorized taxis or van services are available for transportation to the city and surrounding areas. Rates are based on a zone system. Passengers can purchase their tickets at the taxi kiosk outside the arrivals area in all Terminals A, B and C.

    Estimated time from the airport to the hotel in Monterrey is 30 - 40 minutes.

    Authorized services: Accepted forms of payment: cash, credit card.







    Note: We suggest using the (****) taxis companies.


    Uber is available in Monterrey, Mexico. Download the app UBER.


    Recommended Hotels Details:


    Ave. Lázaro Cárdenas 3000
    Valle Oriente 66269
    San Pedro Garza García, N.L. Mex.

    Single Room (breakfast included) $ 81.73 USD
    Double Room (breakfast included) $ 88.17 USD

    Link to reservation: http://hotel-novotel-monterrey-valle.negocio.site/
    Group Code: IACEE
    Question to: H3551-sl4@accor.com


    Ave. Diego Rivera 2492
    Valle Oriente 66260
    San Pedro garza García, N.L. Mex

    Mater Suit (only room) $110.00 USD
    Suite Grand Clase (only room)                                      $135.00 USD

    Link to reservation only room: https://goo.gl/uyuceQ


    Av. Diego Rivera 555,
    Valle Oriente, 66260
    San Pedro Garza García, N.L.

    Single Room (breakfast included) $ 130.00 USD
    Double Room (breakfast included)                           $ 140.00 USD

    Link to reservation: https://goo.gl/rMRMN7

    Daily Transportation

    Please consider this schedule for complimentary transportation

    To be announced

    General Information

    Dress Code

    Business formal

    Internet Access

    Open wi-fi access con campus. At Tecnológico de Monterrey attendees will be able to access the university’s WI-FI “Tec”. Access is open to any visitors with no login necessary.


    Mexican currency operates in pesos and cents. The peso is subdivided into 100 cents, represented by “¢”. Bills are in different colors and valued in $1000, $500, $200, $100, $50 and $20 pesos. Coins come in denomination of $10 pesos, $5 pesos, $2 pesos, $1 peso and 50¢, 20¢ and 10¢.

    The current approximate exchange rate: Banxico.
    Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at airports.

    Electrical Outlets

    In Mexico the standard voltage is 110-120 V. The standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A/B.




    Tipping is not mandatory in Mexico; in restaurants 10% of the total bill can be left as tip.


    The weather in May is dry with sporadic rain. The average temperature in Monterrey is 26 °C (78.8 °F)

    Time Zones

    Mexico uses four time zones. Monterrey City is under (CST) or Central Standard Time zone.

    Visa Policy

    If you need a letter of invitation for a visa request, you will be able to ask for this during the registration process. For more information, please contact your local Mexican Embassy.

    Visa Requirements for Entry to Mexico.

    Visa required: http://bit.ly/1ncODEk | Visa free access: http://bit.ly/1Lx62xK

    Emergency Phone Number

    For on campus emergencies dial +52 (81) 1551 1551

    Or contact staff members.

    > Sponsors

    Be a sponsor!

    The 16th IACEE World Conference is a unique conference that brings together professionals from around the world seeking to shape the future of continuing education. The conference is a great opportunity for you to network directly with potential customers and clients, so we invite you to choose one of the following sponsorship opportunities. Your support will be acknowledged in conference materials as well as throughout the conference in a variety of ways.

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    > Contact

    Ricardo Gutierrez

    General Chair IACEE World Conference 2018
    Tecnológico de Monterrey

    +52 (722) 2799990 ext 3113