SusTech 2023 Program Announced

10th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability
Portland, OR — April 19-22, 2023


SusTech 2023 is pleased to announce the preliminary conference program.

The 10th IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2023) will take place in person at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center from April 19-22, 2023.

Registration is open – Early rates end March 30.
See the SusTech 2023 Registration page for details on fees and options.

See the SusTech 2023 Program pages for details. 3 1/2 day program with workshop, poster contest, receptions, dinner, technical presentations, keynotes and plenary talks and panels.

SusTech is designed to explore technical development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future generations. The conference brings together scientists, engineers, technologists and scholars from disparate disciplines to conduct a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. Attendees will explore emerging relevant technologies, latest tools, and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

For the 10th Anniversary we will look into policy and economic influences on the diffusion over the past decade of sustainable technologies into general practice (e.g. design and implementation).

Why Attend?

  • Participate in an extensive, vibrant, and innovative technical program
  • Prominent experts will be giving keynotes, plenary presentations and invited talks
  • Exchange information, share experiences and network with attendees actively involved in the fields
  • Gain visibility and recognition for your sustainability work, projects and ideas
  • Find new resources and potential partners or investors

SusTech 2023 features:

3 1/2 day program with workshop, poster contest, receptions, dinner, technical presentations, keynotes and plenary talks and panels.

  • Student Poster Contest (virtual)

Undergraduate and graduate students submitted abstracts and will present their posters for judging and prizes.

  • Networking Social

Join attendees in a networking social on Wednesday April 19th, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.

Thursday April 20Young Professionals Reception organized by the IEEE Oregon Section YP, featuring special guest speaker IEEE President Saifur Rahman

Conference Dinner Friday April 21 ($15 reservation)

  • Technical Paper Sessions

Over 50 paper presentations (see list) in the IEEE SusTech 2023 Thematic areas (see Call for Papers).

  • Sustainability Forum, Saturday April 22, featuring distinguished speakers and panels (with CEU/PDH)

Plenary and Keynote Speakers



Transmission line infrastructure is expanding across the U.S. and the world. Local, state, and national decarbonization policies; economics; and national security interests are driving an unprecedented demand for large-scale renewable electricity generation projects across the world – which in turn is driving the need to proactively plan and develop a vast expansion of bulk, high-voltage transmission networks to deliver renewables to load centers. This panel will discuss the history, current driving forces, benefits, and challenges of expanding transmission infrastructure in the context of the Pacific Northwest.

This panel will focus on the various ways in which the ocean can be harnessed as a source of clean and sustainable energy. Panelists will discuss the current state of technology in this field, as well as the potential for future growth and development and the public policy and financial barriers to to fully realize the potential of ocean energy.

This panel will address why resiliency is becoming increasingly important in the context of the electricity system. While our economy and communities become increasingly reliant on electricity, climate change is creating unpredictable and extreme conditions that increase the risk of disruptive grid events. What strategies and technologies are available to help increase resiliency in the electricity system, and what are some of the major trade-offs, challenges, opportunities, and next steps associated with those strategies? This panel will discuss these issues and describe actions utilities and transmission operators are taking to increase resiliency in the electricity system.

Sustainable aviation is a cross-industry priority requiring cooperation across aerospace disciplines, including both classical aeronautics science and engineering, as well as adjacent fields such as chemical engineering and transportation planning, to determine the priorities and implement a vision which can be both scaled and maintained. In this panel, organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), speakers will share their perspectives on sustainable aviation developments in policy, practice, and implementation. Panel discussion will emphasize an inclusive ecosystem approach that attempts to embrace a comprehensive view of all technology elements—vehicles, fuels, infrastructure—necessary for a sustainable future for aviation.


SusTech 2023 Sponsors