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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.


2017 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting | 

Tuesday Oct. 10th, 2017 at 8 AM 

Thursday Oct. 12th, 2017 at noon
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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel 

5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903-1103

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The WEDA Eastern Chapter is pleased to announce that this year's annual meeting will take place on October 10-12 in Providence, Rhode Island. All meetings will be held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel conveniently located downtown, across from the State House and just steps from the riverwalk.

Presentations will run from approximately 9:00am-5:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. This year's icebreaker reception will be held Tuesday evening at the historic Hope Club near Brown University, and group transportation will be provided. A special thank you to Cashman Dredging for sponsorsing this very special event! Finally, on Thursday hopper dredgers and USACE reps are invited to attend an ICHDMG Meeting that will run from
approximately 9:00am-noon. (Note that changes to how the dredging schedules information is shared are underway and will be described once finalized.)

Conference Registration:
The registration fee structure is as follows: $250 WEDA Member, $350 Non-WEDA Member, $150 Government Attendee, and free for students. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michael Gerhardt directly.

*Additional details will be made available in the coming weeks, but for now please mark your calendar and make your plans to join us in Providence this October. We look forward to another great chapter meeting!

Hotel Reservations:
WEDA's group block at the Renaissance covers Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights with the government per diem rate of $147/night for government attendees and $209/night for non-government attendees. Room rates will be available 3 days pre and 3 days post for your convenience, based on availability. The deadline for reservations is September 16. Please call Marriott Reservations at (866) 630-0704 and ask for the Western Dredging Association Eastern Chapter rate (if non-gov) or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division rate (if gov). Non-government attendees can also make reservations through our personalized conference reservations portal located here.

Michael Gerhardt
President | WEDA Eastern Chapter

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2016 Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting

Chapter President Michael Gerhardt would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, members of the press for making the 2016 Eastern Chapter Meeting a riveting success!! We look forward to seeing you next year! The presentation for this meeting have been uploaded and can be accessed by clicking HERE or using the link at the bottom of this page. 

Eastern Chapter Presentation Download Library