Why Attend?

ASCE 2020 Convention will feature a variety of meaningful programming experiences whether you are a first-time attendee or a veteran convention goer: the annual ASCE members meeting, keynote presentations, invited panels, case histories, research papers, and virtual exhibits.

Top Reasons to Attend ASCE 2020

  • Learn from top leaders in the industry through special plenary sessions, panels, and technical sessions.
  • Learn about ASCE's new initiative, Future World Vision; why it was created and what the plans are for its future. 
  • Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional licensure while gaining relevant focused knowledge.
  • Visit virtual exhibitors to find the latest tools and techniques.
  • Enjoy ASCE Convention 2020 from the comfort of your own desk. 

Convince Your Boss

As a civil engineering professional, you know you can find the latest information, innovations, and technologies when you attend ASCE Convention. You also know that to be competitive, you must constantly fine-tune your skills, find new ways to cut costs, streamline processes, and drive change.

  • Program: Identify specific sessions that are beneficial to your company and calculate the PDHs you can earn toward maintaining your license.
  • Expenses: Registration rates for this virtual event are low, and there are no travel expenses to incur.
  • Share: Demonstrate what you have learned by sharing with your colleagues in a post-conference presentation.
  • Request Letter: Download and customize this template (.docx) to request approval for your attendance.

ASCE 2020 Virtual Convention

The ASCE Convention is the Society's flagship membership event. It is the single annual opportunity that the entire Society is represented together and reflects the diversity of civil engineering that ASCE encompasses. The program for the Convention will be of an integrated, cross-cultural, technical, and educational nature.

The program will follow the convention topics listed and described below. These topics are intended to be used to define a recurring convention program that draws attendees back each year. They are intended to provide benefits to attendees and their employers on an educational and professional level.

Convention Topics

State of the Industry and Profession

The presentations on this topic will be given by recognized thought leaders, corporate leaders in engineering, corporate leaders from related fields, Institute leaders, and leaders in engineering education, leaders from cooperating industry organizations, and political leaders.

Professional Development

To help take your career to the next level, topics will provide programming based on the needs of members, engineering firms,and leadership issues to educate and enhance the individual skills and practice of attendees. Potential topics include leadership, project management, value engineering, construction management, risk analysis and management, asset management, marketing, business development, public relations, political advocacy, and ethics.

Multi-disciplinary Technical

This topic is intended to bring together the best of the best from the Institutes’ conferences, ASCE conferences and conferences from other professions, multi-discipline issues, innovation, best practices, hot issues, case studies, perspectives from allied professions affecting civil engineers, and new concepts.

Natural & Man-made Disasters

Come and explore disasters and catastrophes from a multi-disciplinary point of view. Sessions within this topic will look at the natural and/or man-made causes, prediction, present codes and standards and suggested revisions, effects, and how to mitigate effects by component or macro approaches.

Strategic Issues / Public Policy

This topic features forums to discuss the progress and direction of public policies and their effect on the profession. Sessions are intended to present current status, drill down on practicable application of policies, and explore many others areas of critical interest to the profession.

Significant Projects

Here ASCE will cover megaprojects and offer multidisciplinary views on the feasibility, planning, design, construction, costs, public process, value, innovation, environmental sustainability, and resiliency of the project discussed.

History & Heritage

Do you know the civil engineering past? Sessions are designed to cover significant civil engineering achievements within the region of the host city or of national importance having appeal for all attendees.

Committee Members

ASCE Convention Advisory Council Members

Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE, Chair
Edward McGuire, P.E., F.ASCE, Vice Chair
Dale Jacobson, P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE
Edward Stafford, P.E., PTOE, F.ASCE
Carol Haddock, P.E., M.ASCE
Kwame Agyare, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE
David Odeh, P.E., S.E., SECB, F.SEI, F.ASCE
Sean Corcoran, P.E., M.ASCE
Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., P.E., Pres.17.ASCE
Jon Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, D.WRE, M.ASCE
Victor Fernandez-Cuervo, P.E., F.ASCE
Craig Rulye, P.E., M.ASCE

ASCE Convention Technical Program Subcommittee Members

Gregory Scott, P.E., M.ASCE, Chair
Arthur Alzamora, Jr., P.E., M.ASCE, Vice Chair
Carol Haddock, P.E., M.ASCE
Paul Giroux, Dist.M.ASCE
Bernie Dennis, M.ASCE
Michelle Madzelan, P.E., M.ASCE
Carla Palma, A.M.ASCE
Joanna Smith, P.E., M.ASCE
Reza Sheykhi, A.M.ASCE
Melissa Hilsabeck, EIT, Aff.M.ASCE
Jon Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE
Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE
Edward McGuire, P.E., F.ASCE


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All times listed for this event are Eastern Time (US).

Information Collected by ASCE

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Virtual Code of Conduct

Assumption of Risk and Hold Harmless

Attendees agree to release and hold harmless ASCE and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, representatives, and agents from any and all alleged and/or actual liability, claims, actions, lawsuits, damages, or losses, of any kind which arise out of or are related to their use of the virtual meeting service and your participation in the conference.

Photo and Video Recording of Sessions

ASCE may take photographs and/or make audio and visual recordings of the event, and participants grant to ASCE the absolute right and permission to use any such photographs or recordings that may be taken during the event for any purpose in its sole discretion.

Photos, video or audio recording(s) of any educational session is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from both ASCE and the session presenter(s).

Posting of Promotional Information

Posting of promotional material or messages by attendees is prohibited without prior permission by ASCE; this includes in any open chat, and session Q&A chats. Any attendee found to be distributing literature without prior approval may be asked to leave the show. Exhibitors may distribute literature, samples, and materials only within the confines of their rented booth space, except with prior permission from ASCE.

Non-Discrimination Statement

As outlined in ASCE’s governing documents, ASCE functions and activities are intended to foster the expression and exchange of engineering ideas by all members, regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or any other reason not related to scientific or technical merit. It is the responsibility of all participants and guests to conduct themselves in a professional manner in which all persons are treated with dignity and respect.

ADA Compliance / Special Concessions

If you require special assistance at the conference, please submit a written description of your requirements with your registration form or email registrations@asce.org no later than October 14, 2020. While ASCE will make every effort to meet your needs, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without notification by the deadline.

Professional Development Hours

PDHs are a recognized unit of record in non-credit professional development programs and can be earned for participation in this conference. If you register for the conference and attend sessions in their entirety during their scheduled times, you have earned Professional Development Hours.

Please keep track of the various sessions and presentations that you attend.  A full participant in this conference may earn up to 8.5 PDHs by participating in the conference sessions from Wednesday, October 28 through Friday, October 30, 2020.  The entire conference will be recorded and available to registrants to view afterwards. PDHs will not be awarded for viewing the recorded sessions after the conference ends on October 30.

Since continuing education requirements for P.E. license renewal, including what content is accepted, vary from state to state, we strongly recommend that individuals regularly check the state registration board(s) for their specific continuing education requirements that affect P.E. licensure and the ability to renew licensure.

Within 30 days after the end of the conference, the session attendance information will be uploaded into ASCE’s MyLearning system and you will receive an email from ASCE with detailed instructions on how to access MyLearning and verify your session attendance. By accessing the MyLeaning system for this conference, you automatically agree and certify you attended the selected sessions.

The system will remain open for one year to allow you time to make any adjustments and print your certificates and transcripts. Beyond one year, you will need to contact ASCE Customer Service at registrations@asce.org or (800) 548-2723 to modify your conference attendance information.

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