The Canadian Federation of Engineering Students (CFES) Congress is the annual general meeting of CFES. Over 45 engineering schools from across Canada send representatives to participate in the event. This is easily the largest conference for engineering students in Canada as over 200 delegates are present. CFES Congress is a five-day event held in the first week of January each year. During the first three days, delegates will participate in a variety of sessions including presentations on budgets, personal development, and reports from the various Engineering Societies. There will also be ample opportunity to develop camaraderie in a fun atmosphere. The final two days will be filled with the plenary session - round table discussions regarding changes to CFES. Schools are also able to bid to hold upcoming events (CEC, CFES Congress, Project Magazine (ProMag), and the President's Meeting).
As with all conferences, UMES sponsored delegates are required to pay a $250 delegate fee and make a $150 refundable damage deposit (usually just a credit card upon arrival at the hotel). Beyond this, all other costs associated with the event will be covered by UMES and the Engineering Endowment Fund.
For more information, please contact the Vice Stick External or see the CFES Congress 2012 website.