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Eastern Chapter

The Eastern Chapter of WEDA represents Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (East Coast) Georgia (Eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virgin Islands and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada.

2024 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting  |  Save the date  |  Register

Tuesday, October 15th at 8 AM
Thursday, October 17th at noon 

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Maritime Conference Center (MITAGS)
692 Maritime Blvd. 
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
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General Info.

We are excited to announce that next year's meeting will be held at the Maritime Conference Center outside of Baltimore, MD, from October 15-17, 2024. This center will feature Full Mission Ship Simulator Tours! We are currently developing our final schedule and will send out additional information in the coming weeks. We will focus on a specific topic of event that we implemented last year.

Call for Abstracts:
The first call for abstracts will be sent on or about Monday, April 1, 2024

Tentative Agenda:

  • Tuesday (10/15/24) Morning will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course, followed by the afternoon Dredging 201 program. That will be followed by an Ice Breaker and Ship Simulator Demonstrations & Tours from 6-9
  • Wednesday (10/16/24): The agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon program that will allow members to meet with USACE district representatives on a one-on-one basis. We are excited to announce that our evening reception will be at the Guiness Open Gate Brewery—more details and sponsoring opportunities to come.
  • Thursday (10/17/24) will continue with a half day of technical presentations and conclude with chapter business at noon.

Location:  View MITAGS layout
Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies Campus has over 100,000square feet of meeting space, over 200 well-maintained guestrooms, a Chesapeake dining facility, a fitness center, a pool, a game room, a deck club lounge, specialty maritime training facilities, a Merchant Marine History throughout the campus—only 5 minutes from BWI airport, BWI Amtrak & Marc trains.

Conference Registration: The registration fee structure is as follows: 

WEDA Member: $400
Non-member: $500
Gov't Employee: $400
Dredging 101 & 201 Courses: $150 each
Students: $200 for qualifying students 

Hotel Reservations:

  • By phone (available 24 hours a day) to 1-410-859-5700 and be sure to ask for “WEDA Western Dredging Association” or Group Code WEDA 24
  • By Internet— Click Here to Make Reservations  


Premiere Sponsor - $2000.00 (Exclusive Offsite Event + Gold)

  1. Features the event's sponsorship at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and includes special recognition, signage, the ability to have a booth or table, and marketing items.
  2. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter website, advertising in Conference agenda (Full Page ad, RGB PDF 300 dpi), Company Logo on Conference PowerPoint rotation
  3. Project Pictures or video on PowerPoint
  4. Recognition at the event
  5. Signage at the event
  6. Table for exhibition

Gold - $1000.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter website, advertising in Conference agenda (1/2 page ad half page: vertical size 3.6" wide x 9.8" high horizontal: 7.5" wide x 4.75 high) RGB PDF 300 dpi), Company Logo on Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Project Pictures or video on PowerPoint
  3. Recognition at the event
  4. Signage at the event
  5. Table for exhibition

Silver - $500.00

  1. Interactive logo on WEDA Eastern Chapter website, advertising in Conference agenda (1/4 Page ad ONLY option 3.6" wide x 4.75) RGB PDF 300 dpi, Company Logo on Conference PowerPoint rotation
  2. Recognition at the event
  3. Signage at the event
  4. Table for exhibition

Click here to sponsor online. For payments by check, please get in touch with us at Info@WesternDredging.org.

See you in Maryland!


Steve Miller
President, WEDA Eastern Chapter
Ellicott Dredges, LLC

2023 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting 

The WEDA Eastern Chapter was held at the Hilton Doubletree Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. The Eastern Chapter Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, exhibitors, and press members for making the 2023 Eastern Chapter Meeting an overwhelming success! The presentations for this meeting have been uploaded and can be accessed by clicking the presentation download library links at the bottom of this page. 

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next year in Baltimore, MD.

Eastern Chapter Presentation Download Library