The inaugural International Early Engines Conference

IEEC 2017


Over three days, from Thursday 11th until Saturday 13th May, the inaugural IEEC saw over 80 delegates from the UK, Germany, China and New Zealand travelling to Elsecar in South Yorkshire to hear an extensive programme of papers on the history and developments of early heat engines.

Thank you!

The organising committee wish to express their gratitude to the following people for helping to make the conference a success:

Our conference sponsors:

Our conference speakers:

Geoff Wallis

Phillip Hosken

John Hunter

Tony Coverdale

John Kanefsky

James Greener

John Tanner

Rick Stewart

Suhail Rana

Richard Lamb

Victoria Owens

Peter King

David Perrett

Mike Nevell

John Barnatt

David Kitching

Steve Grudgings

David Hardwick

Les Turnbull

Ken Pointon

Our conference chairs for the sessions:

David Perrett

Richard Smith

John Tanner

Peter King


And last but not least: Our conference delegates

For listening to the papers, discussing issues, sharing their interests, and creating a lively and welcoming forum for discussions.


  • A report of the conference will follow shortly, and we welcome feedback from delegates to enhance future gatherings.