Open Meetings Programme

For a record of past meetings, please refer to the Archive. This gives speakers, topics and when provided by the speaker a link to download the presentation.

Future Programme

The ICEA year ends on July 31st. The monthly programme of open meetings resumes in October. Dates for our forthcoming meetings are shown below. Speakers and topics are added when these are sufficiently confirmed to be announced. Formal notices giving further details are posted and despatched to members and those on mailing list approximately one month before the event.

Going forward we expect to provide a mix of Zoom and hybrid (face to face with a Zoom feed in addition) meetings. These will normally be on the third Wednesday each month, excluding December. We have planned bookings at the AWG monthly through to next July, dates will be finalised as they are agreed with our speakers.

In addition to the confirmed meetings and future dates listed below, in normal times there are also Members’ Events including the Annual General Meeting and Christmas social.

For dates and details please refer to the Members Events page

Meetings and Dates


Our next meeting will be held at the AWG and online by Zoom (Hybrid Meeting) as given below

Wednesday October 21st 2021 at 18h30

Decarbonising the Power Sector

presented by

David Parish, independent Consultant and ICEA member

With the continuing falls in the cost of power generation from solar and wind sources, these two technologies are now often the cheapest way to generate electricity.The major challenge to extending their use is intermittency.

David Parish, an ICEA member who works extensively in the power sector, will explain how the challenge of intermittency can be met, drawing on examples from UK, India and Africa. He will show that decarbonising the power sector is not that difficult, even with rapidly rising power demand, as in Africa.

Venue: Art Workers’ Guild, Gradidge Room and Zoom

In-person participants: the venue is at 6 Queen Square, WC1N 3AT (turn left out of Russell Square tube, then immediately left down Herbrand Street to Guilford Street. Cross the road, turn left and then immediately right down an alley to Queen Square)

Zoom participants: the link is given below. If it does not work, launch Zoom, click on Join and, when prompted, enter the ID and passcode.

Meeting ID: 814 7656 5818

Passcode 112637

Zoom participants should allow at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting to join.It would be appreciated if members and guests use a recognisable user-name when taking part online in our meetings.

Charges for in-person participants (including drinks/refreshments):
Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50

NOTE: meetings last 1¼-1½ hours with an initial presentation by the principal speaker (or speakers) followed by questions and contributions from the floor. Further informal discussion may continue thereafter.


Fortchcoming meetings

The International Consulting Economists’ Association is pleased to announce that the 2020-2021 programme will feature a mixture of face to face meetings at the AWG (with the option to participate by Zoom) and online Zoom only presentations.

Regrets that it continues to be unable to host its programme of London meetings.

Our most recent face to face meeting was in February 2020. Four Zoom meetings took place later in the year, followed by six further meetings this year. These presentations have now been loaded onto this website.

The forthcoming meeting in October will take place at the AWG with the option of participation by Zoom.The speaker and topic are as follows:

October 21st, Wednesday – David Parish, independent Consultant and ICEA member

Decarbonising the Power Sector

Details of this meeting appear above.

Our remaining Autumn meeting is planned as follows:

November 17th Wednesday–Malcolm Summerfield, Independent Consultant and ICEA Committee Member

Socio Economic Situation in Gaza

The format for this meeting is still to be confirmed. Please refer back to this webpage for periodic updates on our programme and the mode of delivery.

We hope to be able to convene a “members and invited guests only” Christmas social in December, date to be confirmed.

Time and Place

Meetings are held at in the Gradidge Room at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, (, which is located about halfway down the West Side of the Square click for map.

The Gradidge Room is a small venue and our meetings are more akin to seminars than to lectures.

We meet at 6 for 6:30pm. The meeting itself lasts until about 8 pm, with time split approximately equally between the speaker’s address and the subsequent discussion with questions, comment and observations from the floor.

Drinks are available both before and after the meeting. We aim to be out of the drinks room by 9 pm. There is sometimes an opportunity to take supper with speaker as guest. Those doing so leave earlier.

Meeting Charges

A small charge is made to cover the costs of drinks and other refreshments, which are served before and after the meeting.  Charges (including drinks/refreshments): Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50.

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