The First Convocation, hosted in 1978 by the National Academy of Engineering of the United States, was an opportunity for the participating academies to review their history, experiences, and guiding policies and to set objectives and program issues.
The Second Convocation, hosted in 1980 by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, focused on the management of technological change.
The Third Convocation, hosted in 1981 by the National Academy of Engineering of Mexico, examined engineering education in developed and developing nations.
The Fourth Convocation, hosted in 1983 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, focused on technological trends in aviation, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, new materials, and automated production.
The Fifth Convocation, hosted in 1985 by the Fellowship of Engineering of the United Kingdom, dealt with undersea engineering, food production, freight transport, telecommunications, and manufacturing in a global context.
The Sixth Convocation, hosted in 1987 by the National Academy of Engineering of the United States, examined the impact of technology on the global economy.