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Midwest Chapter

The Midwest Chapter of WEDA represents Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

2018 Midwest Chapter Meeting   |   

Tuesday March 13th

Thursday March 15th, 2018 
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Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

444 N Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43604


The 2018 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 13-15, 2018 in Toledo, OH at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.

Abstracts: For a successful conference, individuals and firms are invited to make presentations in the following areas:

  • Sediment Investigation
  • Environmental Dredging
  • Navigational Dredging
  • Coast/Shoreline protection and restoration
  • Sediment management and re-use
  • Surveying
  • Other topics may be considered

Please send abstracts to Aaron Wright at awright@infralt.com.

The general schedule will be:

  • Tuesday March 13: Dredging 101 Short Course followed by an Ice Breaker Reception at hotel at 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday March 14: Presentations in morning, lunch & tour at the Omni Materials/Martin Marietta lime quarry and an optional reception at the Black Cloister Brewery.
  • Thursday March 15: Presentations in morning. Conference ends at noon

The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel is located on the Riverfront of the Maumee River minutes from the city's top attractions. Venture to Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, Huntington Center, the University of Toledo and SeaGate Convention Centre. Discover a 360-degree view of downtown from the rooftop bar or dine at their modern restaurant, Brim House.

$150 WEDA Members  |  $200 non-members  |  $600 Sponsorship 

Sponsorships for the 2018 Midwest Meeting are $600 and include the following benefits:

  • One (1) registration for the meeting
  • Your company logo on this webpage, all meeting literature and signage at the meeting.
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or other items at our registration desk (note this benefit is now available only to meeting sponsors).

If you and your firm are interested in sponsoring the meeting, click HERE to sponsor online or contact Ken Mika at Ken.Mika@obg.com.

Hotel Reservations:

*The room block has been expanded. If you are having trouble booking a room at the Renaissance hotel, please contact Steve Garbaciak at Steve.Garbaciak@foth.com  

For Non-Government reservations at the WEDA group rate of $139 per night, CLICK HERE.
For Government Employees, please CLICK HERE for the Government rate of $91 per night.


Dredging 101: Basics of Dredging, Dredged Material Management and Environmental Considerations

  • Tuesday March 13, 2018 from 1 to 5 PM
  • $25 for all participants
  • Register for only the short course or add it to your Midwest Chapter registration by CLICKING HERE.
  • CLICK HERE for all details including course overview and draft outline.

See you in Toledo!

Steve Garbaciak
Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC


Previous Midwest Chapter Meeting

A big thank you to everyone that attended another successful Midwest Chapter Meeting in Omaha March 8-10, 2017. We especially would like to thank our sponsors and speakers for their generous contributions and making this meeting possible. To view a copy of the final program, CLICK HERE

For active WEDA members and 2017 conference attendees, the presentations from the meeting can be accessed from the bottom of this page. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Greg Smith
2017 Midwest Chapter President
J.F. Brennan Company


Midwest Chapter Presentations Download Library