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Pacific Chapter

The Pacific Chapter of WEDA represents the West Coast of the United States including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba.

Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2023 Meeting    |      |  View Draft Agenda

Wednesday, October 25th
Friday, October 27, 2023 

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Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Rd
Coronado, CA 92118

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Tentative Agenda:  View

  • Wednesday, we are offering the Dredging 201 Short Course from 8 a.m. to noon in the Pavilion with our official Program Registration opening between 11:30 and 12:30 p.m. in the hotel lobby. Dredging 201 will be followed by a closed Ports Meeting and an open USACE/Industry Partnering Session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. before opening remarks by USACE that will kick off the 2024/25 USACE Federal Dredging Program presentation from 1:45 to 3:15 p.m., Safety Presentations  from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., a Women of WEDA Special Networking Event from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., and our signature Hosted Ice Breaker Social and Poster Session from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday's agenda will consist of technical presentations featuring Navigation and Regional Dredging Projects in the morning, followed by a luncheon program with a keynote speaker. The afternoon will resume with Remediation Dredging Projects, followed by a Flagship Cruise on San Diego Bay with a bay environmental projects, a dredging tour, and posters presented by the San Diego Unified Port District.
  • Friday will continue with presentations on Regulatory UpdatesDredging Technology, and Beneficial Reuse Projects in the morning, conclude with Pacific Chapter business in the early afternoon.

Inaugural WEDA 5K:
Join your WEDA companions for the inaugural 5k run 1 1 Mile walk on the beautiful Coronado Silver Strand right outside the Loews Coronado on Friday morning. Prizes will be given to the fastest runners, but all will benefit from spending some healthy time in the sun! 

Early Bird Registration Fees: (Rates increase $100 after Oct. 1st except for Gov't employees, Dredging 201 course and yoga)

  • $500 Member (Current WEDA Member)
  • $600 Non-Member
  • $400 Government Employee
  • $150 Dredging 201 Short Course - view details
  • $100 for Guests (Thursday Boat Tour)
  • $10 Sunrise Yoga on Thursday AM (includes equipment and instructor)
  • $0 WEDA 5K Run / 1 Mile walk
  • Sponsorships are available using the online registration form
    • $1500 Captains
    • $1000 Leverman
    • $500 Deckhand
    • $5000 Field Trip (1)
    • $2500 Breakfast (2)
    • $3500 Lunch (1)
    • $1000 AM Break (2)
    • $2500 Women of WEDA (0) - Sponsored by Haley Aldrich


USACE - Pay onsite link
For U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that need to pay onsite at the WEDA Registration Desk inside the Loews Hotel Coronado, Click Here to register and select the "USACE Pay Onsite" option.  

Payments by Check
To pay for registration and/or sponsorship by check, please email info@westerndredging.org for an invoice. Mail payments to:

Kimbrie Gobbi
WEDA Pacific Chapter
12225 SE Riverridge Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683

As you know, this event could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors such as you. We are excited to offer the following sponsorship options:

Meeting Sponsors

  • Deckhand ($500)
    • Prominent logo placement throughout the event
    • Recognition at the ice breaker
  • Leverman ($1,000)
    • Deckhand benefits, plus
    • Recognition in conference emails & website
  • Captain ($1,500)
    • Leverman benefits, plus
    • Space at the registration table for information and giveaways
    • Exhibit table (w/ skirt & chairs)

Event Sponsors

  • Field Trip ($5,000) – 1 available
    • Recognition on website, email, and at field event
    • Sponsor Presentation (30 minutes) during San Diego Bay boat tour
    • 1 full meeting registration
  • Women of WEDA ($2,500) – 0 available (wine tasting, etc. at San Diego)
    • Sponsored by Haley & Aldrich
  • Breakfast/Lunch ($2,500/$3,500) – 2 breakfast/1 lunch available
    • Sign recognition at breakfast/lunch
    • Sponsor-provided logoed napkins
  • AM Break ($1,000) – 3 available
    • Sign recognition at break
  • Donated Raffle Items
    • An item with company logo card placed on a table for display during the meeting – raffle at the end

Location: Loews Coronado Bay Resort is perched on a 15-acre peninsula West of downtown San Diego. Shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline surround the Hotel. Approximately 14 miles from San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Hotel Reservations: 

Non-Government Reservations 
Book your Hotel Reservation at the Loews Coronado

USACE and government submitting abstracts 
To make USACE & government hotel reservations, please email Adam Mamrak at: adam.p.mamrak@usace.army.mil 

See you in Coronado!

Kimbrie Gobbi
President, WEDA Pacific Chapter


2022 Pacific Chapter Meeting in San Francisco, CA

The Pacific WEDA Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, members of the press for making the 2022 Pacific Chapter Meeting a HUGE success!! 

We also would like to sincerely thank Jarod Norton from USACE for his six years of dedication to the Pacific chapter board.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Coronado! 

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