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Events

From seminars to workshops, scholarships, launches and conferences, this is the place to find energy research events based in Perth or related to CIET and our researchers.

Events on this page are run by CIET, other Curtin research groups and institutes, and our (inter)national research network. If you would like your event featured on this page, contact ciet@curtin.edu.au

Looking to host an event? These sustainable events guidelines are a valuable tool that will help Curtin University (and others) to strive for more sustainable operations. This checklist is available to all to encourage others to incorporate more sustainable practices into their events.

Looking for an event hosted by CIET? Check our Humanitix page for details of past and current events.

Artificial night-time light data extraction with Prof. John Gibson

Artificial night-time light data extraction with Prof. John Gibson

Tuesday 25 June, 17:30-19:30
To launch our second global training, we will be hosting Professor John Gibson from the University of Waikato (New Zealand) for a webinar on artificial night lights, their importance and their applications. John Gibson is a development economist and economics professor at the University of Waikato. His research focuses on poverty and measuring living standards in Asia and the Pacific.

Australian Energy Week 2024

Australian Energy Week 2024

11-14 June, 2024
Australian Energy Week is the major annual conference and expo for the entire energy supply chain, bringing together generators, networks, retailers, end users and government to help shape the energy transition.

Perth Falling Walls Lab

Perth Falling Walls Lab

Tuesday 16 July
Falling Walls Lab Perth provides an exceptional opportunity for emerging talents to present ground-breaking research, business models, and initiatives across all disciplines. Selected participants will be given the chance to showcase their solutions to pressing global challenges before a distinguished jury, peers, and the wider public.

Measuring progress towards a Just Transition with Prof. Tavis Potts

Measuring progress towards a Just Transition with Prof. Tavis Potts

Tuesday 30 July, 16:30-17:30 (AWST)
As transition becomes ever more urgent, there have been increasing calls for clarity about what exactly ‘Just Transition’ means and how we can work towards it. Professor Tavis Potts’ recent work in North-East Scotland has identified and developed indicators to measure Just Transition in local communities. Tavis will discuss his findings and how they relate to an effective and equitable transition to a Net Zero future.

Executive education: Carbon accounting, reporting and measurement

Executive education: Carbon accounting, reporting and measurement

12 September and 10 October
ESG, Carbon and Natural Capital Accounting Theme Lead Prof. Nigar Sultana and researcher A/ Prof. Harj Singh will be running this course offering a deep dive into the methodologies, tools, and best practices essential for understanding and managing carbon footprints effectively.

ICSEAT 2024

ICSEAT 2024

5-6 August 2024
Held in Kuala Lumpur, the International Conference on Sustainable Engineering & Advanced Technology (ICSEAT 2024) is designed to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas among engineers and researchers.

Clean Energy Conference Australia-Africa

Clean Energy Conference Australia-Africa

8-9 August (Nairobi) and 2-3 September (Perth)
This platform connects professionals from Australian and African energy sectors and energy experts, with government officials, projects and investment opportunities, and creates business opportunities.

Australian Hydrogen Research Conference (AHRC) 2024

Australian Hydrogen Research Conference (AHRC) 2024

4-6 September 2024
The AHRC Conference invites industry, policy makers, researchers and students to promote, review and discuss Hydrogen Research, commercial and policy developments, education and collaboration. This conference is co-hosted by CIET.

Australian Wind Industry Summit 2024

Australian Wind Industry Summit 2024

9-10 September 2024
The Australian Wind Industry Summit is the peak gathering of leaders in onshore and offshore wind generation. It brings together industry figures from across Australia to discuss and explore our clean energy future.

Global Nature Positive Summit 2024

Global Nature Positive Summit 2024

8-10 October, 2024
The world relies on nature. When nature thrives, people and economies thrive too. But nature across the globe is under threat from human activities and climate change. The Summit will enable an ambitious global agenda. It will focus on solutions to the triple planetary crisis on climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) 2024

Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition (APOGCE) 2024

15–17 October 2024
The energy industry is undergoing a significant transformation, with a strong focus on moving towards a net-zero future. APOGCE 2024 aims to provide a comprehensive platform for industry leaders and experts to share insights, best practices, and innovative solutions to achieve these goals.

Petrocultures 2024

Petrocultures 2024

11-13 November 2024
Petrocultures provides a platform for voices of the South—from Western Australia, the country’s eastern States, the Indian Ocean Rim Region and beyond—to discuss energy futures, their problematic pasts, and what inclusive and just trajectories toward transitions to renewables may look like.

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

Applications close Wednesday 19 June
The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme provides financial support for the travel and living expenses associated with collaborative research between Australia and Germany. Projects must include an ECR to be eligible.

Expression of interest: Guest researcher position

Expression of interest: Guest researcher position

REDEFINE H2E – International Future Lab on Green Hydrogen Technologies at the Technical University Munich is welcoming expressions of interest from researchers (especially junior) in taking up a long or short term guest researcher position.

How can we accelerate the energy transition? With ERICA representatives

How can we accelerate the energy transition? With ERICA representatives

Wednesday, 19 June
For our fourth webinar, we were joined by members of the ERICA Organising Committee for a discussion of the State of Energy Research conference findings, next steps and what we can do to accelerate the energy transition.

Counterproductive sustainable investment with Prof Kelly Shue

Counterproductive sustainable investment with Prof Kelly Shue

Wednesday 29 May, 9:00-10:00 AWST
Our third webinar will feature Professor Kelly Shue, Professor of Finance at Yale School of Management, discussing her recent research into the surprising discovery that so-called “sustainable investing” may be counterproductive. Kelly’s research has found that directing capital away from brown firms and toward green firms may make brown firms more brown without making green firms more green.

How can we decarbonise society in ways that are place-sensitive and fair? With Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright

How can we decarbonise society in ways that are place-sensitive and fair? With Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright

May 2024
In this talk, Prof. Patrick Devine-Wright discussed the challenges that climate change adaptation poses for policy and practice, and social science. Patrick is Director of the £6.25m ESRC-funded ACCESS network that champions the visibility, impact and use of social science to tackle environmental problems.

Which future will we build? With Prof. Clark Miller

Which future will we build? With Prof. Clark Miller

March 2024
In this talk, Clark reflected on a series of participant observations, experimental interventions, and imaginative exercises in the redesign of Arizona energy systems that shed light on the critical importance of design choices in the global decarbonization of energy systems.

Webinar with Dr Bas van Ruijven

Webinar with Dr Bas van Ruijven

February 2024
To launch our very first global training program, Dr van Ruijven delivered a keynote where he discussed the increases in energy demand driven by climate change and the associated challenges with accessing energy in the future.

Research Rumble: Powering the future

Research Rumble: Powering the future

September 2023
Powering the Future: Advancing the Energy Transition with Critical Minerals. Researchers from the CIET teamed up with colleagues from the WA School of Mines to discuss how to incorporate sustainability into the field of critical minerals exploration, extraction and processing.

Information session

Information session

September 2023
CIET held an information event for all Curtin students and staff with an interest in energy research, climate action and sustainability. This session was a fantastic opportunity for students and academics from different disciplines to connect with one another and the Institute.

Dr Alan Finkel book launch

Dr Alan Finkel book launch

August 2023
CIET hosted a book launch for Dr Alan Finkel’s newest release Powering Up. Dr Finkel and Professor Peta Ashworth discussed the changing energy landscape in Australia, and the importance of urgent energy transition.

Energaia: Imagining energy futures

Energaia: Imagining energy futures

March 2022
Energaia was an exhibition of work from visual artists, film-makers, designers and writers engaging with low carbon energy futures.
Curated by Dr Stuart Bender and Associate Professor Rachel Robertson.