The inaugural World Ethical Electronics Forum (WEEF) on November 18, 2021, is fast approaching. Would you like to share your thoughts about key topics relating to ethical electronics? Elektor is accepting articles and essays from professional engineers, pro makers, academics, tech journalists, policy makers, and electronics industry thought leaders who have thoughts and opinions about ethics in technology, digitalization and corporate value and sustainability. Submit your proposals today for a chance to share your expertise with the global electronics community.

Ethical Electronics Articles and Essays

Today’s electrical engineers and pro makers must carefully consider the consequences of their work as they introduce new electronic products and designs to a rapidly evolving globalized marketplace. Do you have insights, case studies, or tips to share with members of the global electronics community? Pitch your article to our editorial team.
Leading up to and following WEEF 2021, Elektor and ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS will publish articles and essays (both online and in print) on the following topics and more:
  • Eco-friendly PCB design
  • Energy-efficient manufacturing solutions
  • E-waste management
  • Green electronics and renewables
  • Low-power electronic design projects
  • Social impact projects (with a focus on electronics) 

WEEF Details

WEEF 2021 will feature informative lectures and in-depth debates on ethical issues important to the electronics community. We invite you to join us for an open discussion about eco-friendly design practices, the importance of sustainable devel­opment goals, corporate responsibility, and much more.
The WEEF team comprises engineers, editors, and executives from Elektor, ELEKTRONIK PRAXIS, and productronica. Our focus is on “inspiring global innovators in electronics with an open discussion about ethics and sustainable development goals.” As we work to design and build the electronic systems and software programs that will shape the 21st century, many questions are on the table. Consider these questions with us.
  • Do electrical engineers and pro makers have an ethical responsibility to use their technical skills in positive ways?
  • What role should ethics play in how electronics-focused companies (both start-ups and long-established firms) conduct business?
  • How can electronics start-up founders incorporate sustainable development, green manufacturing, and social responsibility in their business plans?
  • How do sourcing decisions affect local communities and the environment?
WEEF 2021

Date: November 18, 2021.
Location: productronica 2021 (Munich, Germany) and live online
Program: Short expert and thought leader presentations. followed by a panel discussion moderated by Elektor and ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS editors