The 2020 CAETS Convocation, which was scheduled to take place in June 2020 but had to be postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic, was hosted by the National Academy of Engineering of Korea in Seoul from 12 to 15 October 2020. The theme was Engineering a better world – Smart Society. The CAETS conference was presented in an online/offline hybrid format which enabled foreign members to stream the meetings via Zoom or live on YouTube. All SAAE Fellows therefore had the opportunity to attend the meetings and sessions. Exco Members represented SAAE in all of the meetings. SAAE President, Prof Kearsley, represented SAAE at the Council Meeting on 15 October 2020.

The open sessions took place on 13 and 14 October 2020 and the topics of these sessions were Smart Energy Network, the Hyper-connected Life, Education for Smart Society and Climate change issues and challenges in Urban Environment. Taped session content is available on Youtube via the CAETS website