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Midwest Chapter

The Midwest Chapter of WEDA represents Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.  

2023 Midwest Chapter Meeting   |  Register

When:
Tuesday, Feb. 21st

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Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2023 

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Where:
The Brown Hotel

335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202


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The 2023 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held Feb. 21-23, 2023, in downtown Louisville, KY, at the Brown Hotel.

Call for Abstracts:
For a successful conference, individuals and firms are invited to make presentations in the following areas:

  • Sediment Investigation
  • Environmental Dredging
  • Navigational Dredging
  • Coast/Shoreline protection and restoration
  • Sediment management and re-use
  • Surveying
  • Other topics may be considered

Please limit your abstract to one page. If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to present at the conference. The presentations are 20 minutes + 5 minutes of Q&A  You will not be asked to write and submit a technical paper; however, all speakers must register and pay appropriate fees for the meeting.

Send abstracts to: Aaron Wright at awright@iaiwater.com. 

The general schedule will be:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 21: Dredging 101 course from 1 to 5 PM followed by an Ice Breaker Reception at hotel at 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: Presentations in the morning, lunch & tour at Churchill Downs in the afternoon. 
  • Thursday, Feb. 23: Presentations in the morning, followed by the Midwest Membership meeting. The conference ends around noon.

Location:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Brown Hotel's prime location offers easy access to many of Louisville’s most in-demand destinations, including the Brown Theatre (across the street), the Palace Theatre (half a block), and several restaurants and shops. Just over 6 miles from Louisville International Airport (SDF), about 10 minutes by car.

Registration Fees:
$400 WEDA Members & Gov't Employees
$450 non-members
$100 Dredging 101 Course
$1000 early sponsorship (includes one (1) registration) 

Sponsorship: (Jan. 1st sponsorships increase to $1250)
Sponsorship packages for the 2023 Midwest Meeting are $1000 and include the following benefits:

  • One (1) registration for the meeting
  • 6' table and chairs for exhibition
  • Your company logo on this webpage, all meeting literature, and signage at the meeting.
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or other items at our registration desk (note this benefit is now available only to meeting sponsors).

If you and your firm are interested in sponsoring the meeting, CLICK HERE to sponsor online with a credit card or contact info@westerndredging.org for payments by check.

Hotel Reservations:
The WEDA Midwest Board has secured a rate of $179 for non-government attendees and $131 for government employees. Please click the appropriate link below.

Non-Government - $179
Click here to make Non-Government Room Reservations

Government - $131
Click here to make Government Room Reservations

See you in Louisville!

Stan Ekren
President, WEDA Midwest Chapter
SEkren@gldd.com 

 
 

2022 Midwest Chapter Meeting

A big thank you to everyone that attended another successful Midwest Chapter Meeting in Green Bay. We especially would like to thank our sponsors and speakers for their generous contributions and for making this meeting possible. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Ken Mika
President, WEDA Midwest Chapter
KEN.MIKA@tetratech.com 

 

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