ASCE 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana | Oct 8–11, 2017


The ASCE Convention is the Society flagship membership event. It is the single annual opportunity that the entire Society is represented together and therefore needs to reflect the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The program for the Convention will be of an integrated, cross-cultural, technical, and educational nature.

The program will follow the convention topics listed and described below. These topics are intended to be used to define a recurring convention program that draws attendees back each year. They are intended to provide benefits to attendees and their employers on an educational and professional level.

Convention Topics

  • State of the industry and profession
    The presentations on this topic will be given by recognized thought leaders, corporate leaders in engineering, corporate leaders from related fields, Institute leaders, and leaders in engineering education, leaders from cooperating industry organizations, and political leaders.
  • Professional development
    To help take your career to the next level, topics will provide programming based on the needs of members, engineering firms,and leadership issues to educate and enhance the individual skills and practice of attendees. Potential topics include leadership, project management, value engineering, construction management, risk analysis and management, asset management, marketing, business development, public relations, political advocacy, and ethics.
  • Multi-disciplinary technical
    This topic is intended to bring together the best of the best from the Institutes’ conferences, ASCE conferences and conferences from other professions, multi-discipline issues, innovation, best practices, hot issues, case studies, perspectives from allied professions affecting civil engineers, and new concepts.
  • Natural & man-made disasters
    Come and explore disasters and catastrophes from a multi-disciplinary point of view. Sessions within this topic will look at the natural and/or man-made causes, prediction, present codes and standards and suggested revisions, effects, and how to mitigate effects by component or macro approaches.
  • Strategic issues / public policy
    This topic features forums to discuss the progress and direction of public policies and their effect on the profession. Sessions are intended to present current status, drill down on practicable application of policies, and explore many others areas of critical interest to the profession.
  • Significant projects
    Here ASCE will cover megaprojects and offer multidisciplinary views on the feasibility, planning, design, construction, costs, public process, value, innovation, environmental sustainability, and resiliency of the project discussed.
  • History & heritage
    Do you know the civil engineering past? Sessions are designed to cover significant civil engineering achievements within the region of the host city or of national importance having appeal for all attendees.

Committee Members

ASCE Convention Advisory Council Members:
Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE, Chair
Edward McGuire, P.E., F.ASCE, Vice Chair
Anthony Bartolomeo, P.E., F.ASCE
Glenn Bell, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
K.N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
David Odeh, P.E., S.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE
Gregory Scott, P.E., M.ASCE
Jon Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE

ASCE Convention Technical Program Subcommittee Members:
Gregory Scott, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
David Odeh, P.E., S.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE, Vice Chair
Arthur Alzamora, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE
James Anspach, F.ASCE
Clay Forister, P.E., M.ASCE
R. Paul Giroux, M.ASCE
Michelle Madzelan, P.E., M.ASCE
Leah Milcarek, A.M.ASCE
Carla Palma, A.M.ASCE
Joanna Smith, P.E., M.ASCE
Jon Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE
Edward McGuire, P.E., F.ASCE

ASCE Convention Local Advisory Subcommittee Members:
Angela Desoto Duncan, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
William E. (Bill) Rushing, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, Vice Chair
Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Meg Adams, P.E., M.ASCE
Ben Cody,P.E., M.ASCE
Om Dixit, P.E., F.ASCE
Joel Dorsa, P.E., M.ASCE
Malay Ghose Hajra, Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP
Tonja Koob, P.E., M.ASCE
Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE
Edward McGuire, P.E., F.ASCE

ASCE Convention Sponsorship Subcommittee Members:
Anthony Bartolomeo P.E., F.ASCE, Chair
K.N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE
Paul Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM
Jay H. Higgins, P.E., F.ASCE
Terry Neimeyer, P.E., BCEE, MASCE, FACEC
Om P. Dixit, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI

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