Engineering Symposia

SFPE's symposia are structured to convene and educate engineers on emerging topics and challenges facing the fire protection profession. The SFPE's symposia technical program is comprised of presentations solicited by the program committee members as opposed to a general Call for Papers. These programs are delivered by distinguished experts in the relevant field and the format maximizes the exchange of ideas among attendees and speakers through brief technical presentations followed by Q&A discussion periods. For more information, contact Hana Herron, Director of Events & Education, at

Engineering Solutions Symposium: Progress with Li-Ion Battery Fire Safety: Engineering Solutions to Mobility and Storage Hazards

The 3-day SFPE Engineering Solutions Symposium brings together fire safety experts, engineers, researchers, and industry leaders to discuss and explore innovative approaches and best practices for ensuring the safety of these systems. Learn about innovative engineering solutions for bulk storage of battery products, electric and micro mobility vehicles hazards, risk assessment techniques, and best practices in ESS design and implementation, and stay informed about the latest regulations shaping the energy storage landscape. With support from the Grand Challenges Initiative, attendees will also have the opportunity to weigh-in on future research, education, and outreach opportunities in this space. 

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Past Symposia

2023 Slovenia Mass Timber Symposium2023 - SFPE Engineering Solutions Symposium for Fire Safety and Sustainable Building Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2023 Waterloo Mass Timber Symposium

2023 - SFPE Engineering Solutions Symposium for Mass Timber, Waterloo, ON, Canada

2022 – SFPE Forum on Fire Protection Engineering: Challenges in Storage, Chicago/Wheeling, IL, USA