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Gulf Coast Chapter

The Gulf Coast Chapter of WEDA represents Alabama, Florida (West Coast), Georgia (Western), Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

2019 Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting     |     

2019 WEDA GULF COAST STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
If you are currently a student member, or wish to become a member, of the Western Dredging Association and currently enrolled in a university or technical program (see eligibility requirements below), you are invited to submit a short essay on a dredging related topic for consideration in the 2019 WEDA Gulf Coast Student Scholarship competition.  -  View Criteria 

When:
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

-to-
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Where:
San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center

5222 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77551
(800) 392-5937


Driving Directions

LOCATION:
The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center is scenically located on Seawall Boulevard. It is a 32-acre, beachfront hotel and spa resort with breathtaking Gulf views on beautiful Galveston Island, Texas. The San Luis Resort is only a 10min drive from Galveston’s Strand Historic District. (The San Luis Resort is roughly a 43 mile drive from William P. Hobby (HOU) Airport and a 70 mile drive from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH))

GENERAL INFORMATION:
The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association is conducting its annual meeting from November 12-14, 2019 at the San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center in Galveston, TX. . The meeting will provide a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates. Representatives from all areas of the industry, including regulatory, resource agencies, contracting, and manufacturing, will attend to discuss dredging economics, benefits, technologies and current issues. Professional Development Hours (PDHs) certificates will be available for this meeting.

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

  • November 12th
    • Golf Outing Moody Gardens Golf Course - view details
    • Early Registration at the San Luis Resort & Spa from 5:30 – 7:00pm
    • Welcoming Cocktail Party at the San Luis Resort from 6:00 – 8:00pm with light hors d’oeu-vres and open bar
  • November 13th
    • Registration opens at the San Luis Resort & Spa at 7:30am
    • Breakfast served from 7:30 - 8:30am
    • Spouse Event - 8:30am - 1:00pm
    • 8:30am – Conference Opening
    • 12:00pm – COPRI Luncheon
    • 6:00 to 9:00pm – The Big Event at Texas Seaport Museum / Tall Ship ELISSA
  • November 14th
    • Registration opens at the  San Luis Resort & Spa at 7:30am
    • Breakfast served from 7:30 - 8:30am
    • 8:30am – Conference Start
    • 12:00pm - Lunch
    • Spouse Event - 9:30am - 12:00pm
    • 2:00pm – End of Conference

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:
Book your reservations prior to October 13, 2019 for the special WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter group rate ($159/night). GSA Government rate available for Government Attendees (Government ID required).

Book your reservations by calling 1-800-392-5937. To receive the group rate, you must mention that you are with Western Dredging Association - Gulf Coast Chapter. 

REGISTRATION:
Fees include access to all functions including meetings, presentations and exhibitors and services throughout the conference.The fees also include the following events: 

(1) Icebreaker with light hors d'oeuvres on Tuesday evening
(2) Breakfast & Lunch - Wednesday/Thursday 
(2) Coffee and snacks - Wednesday/Thursday
(1) COPRI Luncheon and Speaker on Wednesday
(1) The Big Event at Texas Seaport Museum / 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA 

$250 - WEDA Members
$300 - Non-Member
$150 - USACE 
$50  -  COPRI Luncheon Only
$60  -  Golf Outing - view details
$200 - Golf Outing - 4 person team

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIESView tiers & benefits 
The 2019 Gulf Coast WEDA Conference is anticipated to be well-attended by a wide range of navigation stakeholders, including: dredging contractors, vendors, facility operators, shippers, Environmental Resource Agencies, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, etc. As such, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for your business to showcase its capability and support WEDA through sponsorships. If you are interested in being a corporate sponsor or have any questions, please contact Mr. Dave Allen, President WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter at dallen@gldd.com.

EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITIES:
The 2019 Gulf Coast WEDA Conference has limited amount of Exhibitor Space available for contractors, vendors, etc wishing to showcase their company. Exhibitors will be provided access to the exhibition space on the morning of November 13 to set up booths and prepare for the event. Each Exhibitor Space will be provided a 3' x 6' space. The Exhibitor Spaces will cost a total of $300.00 for the duration of the conference and all exhibitors must also register for the conference. if you are interested in the Exhibitor Space, please contact Dave Allen at dallen@gldd.com.

Click HERE to Register and Exhibit

GOLF TOURNAMENT:  View all details
The Board of Directors of the WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter are pleased to announce the annual golf tournament to be held at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Entry Fee:
$60 per player / $200 for 4 person team 

Your entry fee includes pastries and coffee at registration, range balls, 18 holes of golf at Moody Gardens Golf Course in Galveston, motorized golf cart, 2 drink tickets, and a Box Brunch!

Platinum & Diamond sponsorships will be provided with one complementary 4-person team

  • Tournament Schedule
    • 11:00am Registeration and Brunch
    • 12:00pm: Shotgun Start
    • Award Ceremony to take place during the Icebreaker Social Event at the San Luis Resort

If you have any questions, please contact any of the Gulf Coast Chapter Board Members listed on this page. On behalf of the Gulf Coast Chapter Board, we look forward to seeing you in Galveston this November!  

Thank you and see you in Galveston!

Dave Allen
WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter President

 

 

2018 Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting 

The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Western Dredging Association conducted its annual meeting on November  15, 2018 at the ACE Hotel in New Orleans, LA. The WEDA Gulf Coast Chapter Board would like to thank all of our sponsors, speakers and attendees for making the meeting a HUGE success! The meeting provided a forum for the exchange of information of interest to the dredging industry and its associates. Representatives from all areas of the industry, including regulatory, resource agencies, contracting, and manufacturing attended to discuss dredging economics, benefits, technologies and current issues. To view the presentations from the meeting, please click on the appropriate link in the download library below.

 

Gulf Coast Chapter Download Library