Cafe 200 needs you to explain civil engineering to your local community

A programme of talks during ICE’s 200th anniversary in 2018 aims to explain how civil engineers transform lives for the better – and you can help.

Harking back to our coffee house roots, Cafe 200 is us talking about civil engineering to non-engineers
Harking back to our coffee house roots, Cafe 200 is us talking about civil engineering to non-engineers
  • Updated: 13 September, 2017
  • Author: Glen Owen

ICE will be reaching out to the wider community to explain how civil engineers transform lives for the better and safeguard the future through our Café 200 initiative. This is a programme of engineering talks to coffee morning groups that aims to widen our exposure to the public - particularly parents and carers - and society as a whole.

We need to do more to explain why civil engineers are important and how we are doing our bit to make the modern world work.

Café 200 needs volunteers to speak to the public about their civil engineering experiences, the projects they’ve worked on (or are working on) and how we help change people’s lives.

We’re going back to our London coffee house roots by holding these talks with existing coffee meeting groups like University of the Third Age, Café Scientifique, local museum meetings and others.

We’re asking you to commit to at least one meeting or talk with a local group. We want you to talk about how your work has transformed people’s lives and include a Q&A session - relevant to your audience.

How to get involved

Regional committees are drawing up a programme of public meetings. As sessions become available we’ll be in touch with our pool of volunteers to fill the slots. If you are an ICE member and want to be involved in the Café 200 programme then contact your regional support team.

There are some fantastic things happening around the ICE 200 celebrations and we want you to be involved and volunteer.

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