Why Attend?

ASCE 2024 Convention will feature a variety of meaningful programming experiences whether you are a first-time attendee or a veteran convention goer: the annual ASCE members meeting, keynote presentations, invited panels, case histories, and research papers.

Top Reasons to Attend ASCE 2024

  • Compelling plenary speakers
  • Unprecedented learning opportunities: cross-cutting and innovative concurrent sessions
  • Post event on-demand content
  • Engaging networking opportunities
  • Inspiring professional sessions
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional licensure while gaining relevant focused knowledge.

Convince Your Boss

As a civil engineering professional, you know you can find the latest information, innovations, and technologies when you attend ASCE Convention. You also know that to be competitive, you must constantly fine-tune your skills, find new ways to cut costs, streamline processes, and drive change.

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ASCE 2024 Convention

The ASCE Convention is the Society's flagship membership event. It is the single annual opportunity that the entire Society is represented together and reflects the diversity of civil engineering 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/Profession

Presentations are intended to introduce industry and profession level topics from a leadership outlook; explore systems integration; examine the civil engineering profession, how it functions and issues that impact it; and show how civil engineering affects industry and the public.

Integrated Systems

The sessions should have a multi-discipline perspective on topics important to the civil engineering profession and provide interactive information exchange.

System Failures and Recovery

The topic is intended to explore disasters from a multi-disciplinary point of view. It will look at the natural and/or man-made causes; prediction; present codes and standards and suggested revisions; and/or examine impacts, mitigation and recovery from effects by component or macro approaches. The session may contain reports from ASCE/Institute Disaster Response Teams and investigate case studies, lessons learned, or discuss sustainability, and/or resilience design concepts.

Strategic Issues/Public Policy

This topic is to present a forum to discuss the progress and direction of public policies and their effect on the profession. Sessions are intended to present current status, to drill down on practicable application of policies, how to utilize ASCE policies to affect political and legislative changes, to present case studies, and investigate future directions. Presenters should be both ASCE members and outside thought leaders from academia and private and public practice and managers who are actively pursuing solutions and employing tools related to ASCE’s strategic issues and policies. Presenters could also be political or legislative leaders who understand the issues and the environment surrounding them.

Significant Projects

This topic is intended to cover mega projects and multidisciplinary systems viewpoint on the feasibility, planning, design, construction, costs, public process, value, innovation, environmental, sustainability, and resiliency of the project discussed.

History & Heritage

This topic will cover significant civil engineering achievements within the region of the host city or of National importance to add appeal for all attendees

Convention Program and Sessions

To appeal to the broad and diverse groups within the engineering profession, the Convention program will be comprised of a well-rounded mix of sessions from the six main topics. Authors may submit a full or partial session idea and the Technical Program Sub-Committee will work with the submitting author(s) to merge similar ideas within a category to create a session.

Committee Members

ASCE Convention Advisory Council Members

  • Edward McGuire, P.E., F.ASCE, Chair
  • Edward Stafford, P.E., PTOE, F.ASCE Vice Chair
  • Carol Haddock, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Karen Kabbes, P.E., ENV SP, D.WRE, F.ASCE
  • Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., Pres.17.ASCE
  • Patrick Natale, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE
  • David Odeh, P.E., S.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE
  • Craig Ruyle, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Kenneth H. Rosenfield, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE
  • Gregory Scott, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Jon Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, D.WRE, M.ASCE

ASCE Convention Technical Program Subcommittee Members

  • Gregory Scott, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
  • Arthur Alzamora, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, Vice Chair
  • Loujin Daher, P.E.
  • Melissa Hilsabeck, EIT
  • Reuben Hull, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Mohamed Hussein, P.E.
  • Andrew Kline
  • Michelle Madzelan, P.E., M.ASCE
  • Edward McGuire, P.E., F.ASCE
  • Vijay Mishra, P.E.
  • Carla Palma, M.ASCE
  • Ravinda Ringshia, Er.
  • Laurel Lynn Rowse, P.E.
  • Kathi Ruvarac, P.E.
  • Edward Stafford, P.E., PTOE, F.ASCE
  • Mario Vargas Brenes

ASCE Convention Local Subcommittee Members

  • Tzufit Boyle, Chair
  • Alfredo Cely, P.E., PMP, M.ASCE
  • Salvatore DePaolis
  • Richard LeBlanc
  • Judy Nichols
  • Daphne Otarola