ASCE 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana | Oct 8–11, 2017

Networking Events

Make plans to take advantage of the outstanding special events occurring at the ASCE 2017 Convention. This is your opportunity to network with your friends and colleagues, and make new connections!

Sunday, October 8


Location: City Park | 1:30 – 4:30 pm

City Park relies on volunteers like you to keep the park looking great – contribute your skills and experience as a civil engineer to this community service project!

New Orleans City Park is one of the country’s oldest and largest urban parks.  The Park encompasses 1,300 acres, and has been hosting locals and visitors since 1854. The failure of the federal levee system following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 left 95 percent of City Park sitting in floodwaters for weeks, inflicting $43 million in damages to the park alone. The public responded with an overwhelming outpouring of support that has funded significant progress in not only repairing, but also improving City Park.

The Festival Grounds was developed on the site of one of the Park’s four golf courses following the flood. The project was a Sustainable Sites pilot project, earning one-star rating. A major component of that project was the development of a one-acre constructed wetland, which diverts approximately one-third of the stormwater from the site away from the city’s overburdened stormwater system. The area was designed by landscape architect Dana Brown and Associates, is landscaped with native plants and contains walking paths and a boardwalk. Removal of invasive species is required periodically, and provides an opportunity for stormwater design professions to educate locals about the value of on-site stormwater best management practices.

Join your colleagues and donate your time and energy to support this endeavor. As a volunteer, you may be working on any one of the following activities: planting, painting, mulching, flowerbed maintenance, trail maintenance, or wetland grass planting. Attendees are encouraged to wear long pants and closed toed shoes and to bring work gloves as you will be working to remove invasive plants and trees from the grounds. A volunteer work shirt will be provided along with light refreshments and snacks.

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Additional ticket: EB: $25 | ADV: $25 | ONS: $35


 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

New Orleans! What better way to kick off your 2017 Convention experience than connecting with your friends and colleagues prior to exploring what NOLA has to offer. ASCE definitely has a surprise in store for you. Stay tuned to ASCE social media connections and the Convention website for breaking news and updates.

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Additional ticket: EB: $125 | ADV: $135 | ONS: $150

Monday, October 9


(By invitation only)

7:15 – 8:15 a.m.

Yes, it is still scheduled for 7:15 a.m., and it’s still a great way for you to kick off the day to greet, meet, and eat with fellow students from across the nation and around the world! You’ll have time to network with ASCE leadership and VIPs, meet the ASCE Convention committees, and mingle with local students who know all about where to go and what to see while in New Orleans! It’s great food, fun challenges and prizes, and an opportunity to learn more about how to maximize your time at ASCE 2017. So, get in the spirit, represent yourselves with your school colors on Monday morning, and let’s see who will win a prize for the most in school colors! See you there!


11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Come and celebrate the Society’s highest recognition – Distinguished Member. Each year ASCE inducts a class of civil engineers who have, as either practitioner or educator, attained distinction in some branch of engineering or its related arts and sciences. Learn more about this year’s outstanding achievements and celebrate the inductees’ careers. It’s a great way to network with your friends and colleagues while enjoying a savory New Orleans menu. Show your support for the profession and these remarkable individuals. It’s an event you cannot afford to miss.

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Additional ticket: EB: $60 | ADV: $75 | ONS: $90

Tuesday, October 10


7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

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Additional ticket: EB: $50 | ADV: $60 | ONS: $75


8:15 – 9:45 a.m.

ASCE kicks off Tuesday morning by celebrating the success and achievements of the Society as reported by ASCE Executive Director Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE. He is joined by ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE to present ASCE Society awards and install your new Officers. The meeting concludes with inaugural remarks from 2018 ASCE President, Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE.

Tom Smith - ASCE Executive Director


Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE
ASCE Executive Director



Kristina Swallow - incoming ASCE President


Inaugural Remarks
Kristina L. Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE
2018 ASCE President

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