Conference 2020


Sustainability is defined as pursuit of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future!

The conference is designed to explore the development and application of science, engineering and technology to promote sustainability. It brings together technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to hold a dialogue on environmental issues and collaborate on ideas to develop and utilize innovative tools and intelligent systems to address them. The Conference strives to provide attendees the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level. It is also an excellent forum to showcase various technologies in development that address sustainability topics.

The conference is a combination of academic papers and invited speakers with specialties that are making an impact in the environment sustainability.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tailor their conference experience by selecting sessions from different strategic areas of focus, including:

Focus AreaTopics
Renewable/Alternative Energy - Solar/Wind/Other(e.g. solar, wind, tidal, fuel cells, energy harvesting, nuclear, thermal, power distribution)
Energy Efficiency(e.g. sensors and measurement, retrofits of existing infrastructure, energy saving controls, data centers, power saving, Smart Environment)
Internet of Things (IOT) for sustainability(e.g.: sensors, computing, control, communication, storage and drive electronics targeted for IOT applications, medical electronics)
Smart Grid(e.g. communications, control, power electronics, industrial and home applications, energy storage, demand control and response)
Connected Vehicles(e.g. electric vehicles, intelligent/autonomous vehicles, aviation/drones, transportation electrification, motors, drive controls, batteries, sensors, electronics & fuel economy, environmental & power distribution impacts)
Sustainable Electronics(e.g. sustainable manufacturing and industrial applications, components and systems, global materials supply, reuse and repair of consumer electronics, Open repair manuals and on-line repair and electronics sustainability resources, best practices)
eWaste(e.g. reduction, conversion, disposal, recycling, materials harvesting, reuse, managing product lifecycle)
Agriculture and Food Technology(e.g. control and production of fertilizers, soil, water conservation, irrigation, fisheries)
Ecological Sustainability and Conservation(e.g. technology to monitor global environmental change, technology for conserving nature on the high and deep seas, technology for nature conservation and management, technology to reduce the spread of invasive species, technologies to reduce the ecological foot print of a growing (blue) economy, technology to measure progress towards the sustainable development goals)
Water Resources Management(e.g. quantity and distribution of water in natural and the built environment, sensors, controls, systems to treat, reclaim, and conserve water)
Ocean Waste & Pollution Management(e.g. engineering solutions for industrial & military dumping in the oceans, CO2 trapping in the oceans effect, acoustic pollution, technologies for managing coastal oceans)
Societal Implications / Quality of Life(e.g. engineering of sustainable solutions, implementation challenges for sustainable technologies, Smart Cities, health & medical electronics, global education & human resources, ethics and professional responsibility, risk management, public policy)


The workshop sessions are conducted by leading experts in their field. They are a great opportunity to learn about the best practices in the field.

Keynote sessions

Keynote sessions will feature some of the world’s leading thinkers and change agents focused on the most pressing issues in the industry. Please look for the announcement for keynote speakers.

Vendor Exhibition

Visit the display of various products and services contributing to Sustainability

Student Poster Contest. Prizes will be awarded to best posters.

The Conference technical papers will be held ONLINE on April 24-25 2020.

Who Should Attend?

Your company‘s managers, technologist and engineers engaged in product definition, development and manufacturing various products and services, along with senior executives looking to incorporate sustainability into strategic business planning. Representatives from the affected functional areas of operations including marketing, communications, and procurement. Key officials from government, NGOs and advocacy groups that are interested in partnerships with the industry and retailing industries. Students and faculty engaged in core sciences, engineering, sustainability, communication, environment and policy making.

SusTech 2020 ( is an IEEE Oregon Section and Region 6 conference sponsored by: the IEEE San Fernando Valley, Coastal Los Angeles, Foothill, Metro LA, Orange County, Phoenix and Oregon Sections; IEEE Region 6; IEEE-USA; and co-sponsored by IEEE Technical Activities, such as the IEEE Environmental Engineering Initiative, PES and SSIT. Past SusTech conferences were held in Portland (OR),  Ogden (UT),  Phoenix (AZ) and Long Beach (CA).




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