CSME Conferences and Congresses

One of CSME’s primary roles is to train and update the mechanical engineering community on new advances and emerging fields. The Conferences/Congresses and symposia that CSME organizes or co-sponsors form an important platform to acquire and disseminate such information to its members. The CSME also promotes mini conferences/symposia organised by the Regional Executives and/or by Technical Committees at various universities or industry events.

To help standardize the organising processes, the CSME Board of Directors has established a standing Congresses Committee with the mandate to develop and promulgate a set of Conference Guidelines (click to view/download the current version).

Opportunity to Host Future Congresses

The next three CSME Congresses will be hosted as follows:

- Charlottetown, PEI by the University of Prince Edward Island on 21-24 June 2020
- Edmonton, AB, by the University of Alberta in June 2021
- Sherbrooke, QC, by the Université de Sherbrooke, in May or June 2022

At this time, the CSME is inviting expressions of interest/proposals from Canadian universities/ME departments for hosting the next two Congresses, respectively in 2023 and 2024. Please make your interest known to Guy Gosselin, CSME Exec Director ( no later than 15 March 2020. Guy will then send you bid instructions and a proposal template. Proposals must be received no later than 15 April 2020 and the Board of Directors is expected to select the 2023 and 2024 Congress hosts at its next meeting on 23 June 2020.

The chair of a future Congress is expected to join CSME’s Congresses Committee two years in advance of his/her Congress in order to observe and learn about current Congress preparations and execution. The chair is also expected to remain on the Congresses Committee for the following two years to pass his/her experience to future hosts. The Congresses Committee works primarily through telecons and provides guidance during Congress preparations as required. It also recommends future Congress locations to the Board.

Please contact Executive Director Guy Gosselin if you require further clarification before expressing your interest. Note that proposals supported by the chair/head of the host department/school are viewed more favourably by the Board.

Scheduled CSME International Congresses

The CSME International Congress is held annually and promotes the communication and transfer of technology among industry, government agencies, universities and R&D laboratories. The CSME Congress offers a face-to-face opportunity for national and international Mechanical Engineering experts to meet, grow respective networks, discuss recent challenges, and explore technical/business problems of importance to the profession and its related fields.

2020 CSME Congress                  CSME2020 Congress at UPEI

The 2020 edition of the CSME International Congress will be hosted by the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) on 21-24 June, 2020. For details, please visit the conference's website: You can also download (see links below) the regular Call for Papers and the Call for Student Paper Competition.

Download the Call for Papers (**new deadline: 2 February 2020**)

Download the Call for Student Papers Competition (deadline:15 January 2020)

2021 CSME Congress                   

The 2021 edition of the CSME International Congress will be hosted by the University of Alberta (UoA) in Edmonton, Alberta. Details to follow.

2022 CSME Congress                   

The 2022 edition of the CSME International Congress will be hosted by the Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) in Sherbrooke, Québec. Details to follow.

Past CSME International Congresses

2019 CSME Congress - A real success!

The 2019 CSME International Congress was held jointly with the annual conference of the CFD Society of Canada, both hosted at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in London, ON, on June 2-5, 2019. With over 400 attendees and papers, the CSME Congress was considered a great success. For details, please visit the joint Congress website:

Proceedings of the 2019 CSME Congress are available for download:

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Vue d’ensemble des congrès et autres conférences

Prochains Congrès internationaux de la SCGM :

Les congrès internationaux de la SCGM encouragent la communication et le transfert de technologie dans l’industrie, les agencies gouvernementales, les universités et les laboratoires de recherche et de développement. Maintenant tenu annuellement, ce congrès offre aux experts nationaux et internationaux en génie mécanique un point de rencontre utile pour échanger des informations en personne, discuter des défis de recherches, et explorer les problèmes techniques et d'affaires d’importance à la profession et aux domaines qui lui sont reliés.

L'édition 2020 du Congrès de la SCGM aura lieu à l'Université de l'Île du Prince Edward (UPEI) à Charlottetown les 21-24 juin 2020. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez cosulter le site web :

CSME2020 Congress at UPEI

L'édition 2019 du Congrès de la SCGM a eu lieu conjointement avec la conférence annuelle de la Société CFD à l'University Western Ontario les 2-5 juin 2019. Site web:

Les annales de la conférence sont disponibles pour téléchargement: