Held from April to September in 2017, the Wessex conferences bring together the best of academia to meet in various destinations across Europe. The first one of 2017 is from April 24 to April 26, and is on the subject of Coastal Cities. The conference is regarding all matters which are important to those whom live in coastal cities, such as air pollution and waste management. This conference highlights the importance of the need to consider coastal cities as being very important for the sustainability of populations while also being very dynamic.
These conference are organized by the Wessex Institute, which aims to allow for the transfer of knowledge between experts. Academics and professionals alike are able to exchange information at the Wessex Institute of Technology conferences which the organization hosts. The organization serves the international community, particularly allowing academics to come together with industry in order to solve many of the challenges which are faced by both.