IDA's networks are a great way to update and develop your professional skills – and perhaps even find a new job, if you are looking for one. If you enjoy taking part in specialist, technical discussions and activities that strengthen your knowledge and expand your professional horizons – and give you the optimal setting for networking with people in your professional field, IDA's networks are for you.
The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA, is the organising force behind a range of professional and technical specialist networks that give you access to a vast community of people with similar professional interests as yourself.
IDA is home to three kinds of networks:
Read more about the three types of networks below.
IDA's professional networks are networks based on industry, field or area of expertise. There are a variety of networks to choose from, all free to members. The networks vary a great deal in size and the number of annual events they host. The professional networks arrange a large number of annual events such as conferences, company visits, meetings, field trips and social events.
You can join IDA Environment, a network about environmental engineering, meet high level IT-professionals in IDA IT, or interact with others with an interest in food production and the food sector in IDA Food Science.
IDA's networks are run by boards consisting of active members. Most board members are engineers, but this is not a requirement. For example, some boards have engineers, architects and other STEM-professionals on them. The board members sit for 3 years and may be re-elected once. Boards meet approx. 6-8 times a year.
The number of networks is constantly growing and changing with the on-going technical and academic developments taking place in the various professional fields. IDA members can form new technical specialist networks within a specific academic area. If you have an idea for a new network, contact our network organisers using this form (In Danish).
On top of the professional networks, IDA has a number of regional networks that offer opportunities for personal and professional development, as well as the chance to meet representatives from local trade, businesses, and educational institutions. The regional networks also give you a chance to network with other STEM professionals and to attend professional and social events near you. The regional networks host a variety of different events, from company visits to after-work meetings and social outings.
The regional IDA networks have a wide variety of offers for their members, whether you are looking for events aimed at students, the unemployed, families with children, those with a tight schedule, or a seniors or retirees.
IDA offers different types of membership to our networks. If you are not a member of IDA, you can still be associated with specific professional networks by subscribing as a corporate or guest member.
Personal membership is free, but requires you to be an IDA member. Members of IDA can join as many networks as they want.
Guest Memberships are available to those who are not members of IDA and cost DKK 400 per year.
Corporate memberships are available - to apply, visit this form.
To register for a particular network, find the network you want to join and register.
IDAs peer groups are closeknit and confidential groups that meet five times a year at facilitated meetings. The groups are made up of up to 15 carefully matched members, who meet on basis of a shared interest.
We offer professional peer groups and peer groups with a focus on career and personal development. Whether you are a machine learning specialist, graduate student or dreaming of a new job, we can assure you that there are other IDA members, who can relate to the situation you are in.
At the moment, eight of our peer groups are facilitated in English.