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Pacific Chapter

The Pacific Chapter of WEDA represents the West Coast of the United States including Hawaii and Alaska, Guam, American Samoa, and Western Canada.

2017 Pacific Chapter Meeting in Portland, OR  |  

When:
Wednesday October 25th

-to-
Friday October 27th, 2017 
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Where:
Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown

319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204


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Call for Abstracts

The Board of the Pacific Chapter of WEDA invites you to submit an abstract for a technical presentation at our Fall 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon. Presentations on all aspects of dredging and disposal, navigation structures, environmental restoration, and related topics are welcome and presentations specifically relevant to West Coast issues or projects are encouraged.

Please email your abstracts to Jarod Norton at programdirector@pacificweda.org.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday July 7, 2017.

Projected Agenda Summary:

  • Wednesday session: Corps/Industry Meeting from 1-3 PM, Ports Meeting 1-3 PM, 2017/18 Federal Dredging Program presentation from 3-5 PM, Hosted Ice Breaker 6-9 PM inside the Embassy Suites Hotel.
  • Thursday's agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon A tour unique to the culture and industry of Portland will follow the luncheon.
  • Friday morning will continue with technical presentations and conclude with Pacific Chapter business around noon.

The detailed agenda listing the presentations and speakers will be posted on this webpage and distributed out via email at the end of September.

Location:
Centrally located in downtown Portland, Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown is within easy reach of the water front and the MAX line, stuffed with exciting dining and entertainment options and downtown businesses.

Sponsorship: As you know, this event could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors such as you. We are very excited to be offering three levels of sponsorship this year:

  • Captains ($1,000) – includes prominent logo placement throughout the event, recognition at the ice breaker, and space at the registration table for information and giveaways.
  • Leverman ($500) – includes prominent logo placement throughout the event and recognition at the ice breaker.
  • Deckhand ($250) – includes logo placement at the event and recognition at the icebreaker.

* For Captain, Leverman & Deckhand Sponsorships, please use the online registration form by clicking here.

In addition to our standard sponsorships, there is an opportunity to sponsor coffee breaks Thursday and Friday morning or the Thursday afternoon luncheon presentation. Please contact Jarod Norton at programdirector@pacificweda.org for details.

Hotel Reservations:
Book your reservations prior to September 25, 2017 for the special WEDA Pacific Chapter group rate of:

$259/night standard conference rate - CLICK HERE and use code WES
$169/night Federal Government rate - CLICK HERE and use code WEG

You can also book your reservations by calling: 1 (800) EMBASSY. You must mention that you are attending the Western Dredging Association Conference to receive the group rates.

Conference Registration:
In order to assist us with the planning, we ask that all attendees complete the online registration form. Any questions, please contact us @ info@westerndredging.org

$300 Member
$400 Non-Member
$325 Government Employee (non-member)
$50 for Guests ($25 for lunch & $25 Thursday tour)

See you in Portland! 

Jarod Norton
USACE - Portland District
333 SW First Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 808-4348
programdirector@pacificweda.org 

 
 

Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2016 Conference

The Pacific WEDA Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, members of the press for making the 2016 Pacific Chapter Meeting a HUGE success!!  We look forward to seeing you next year in Portland!

 

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