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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.

2019 Midwest Chapter Meeting   

Wednesday March 6th

Friday March 8th, 2019 
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Embassy Suites Hotel Memphis

1022 S Shady Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120


The 2019 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 6-8, 2019 in Memphis, TN at the Embassy Suites Hotel Memphis.

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 send abstracts to Aaron Wright at awright@iaiwater.com.

The general schedule will be:

  • Wednesday March 6: Ice Breaker Reception at hotel at 6:00 PM
  • Thursday March 7: Presentations in morning, lunch & tour in the afternoon
  • Friday March 8: Presentations in morning. Conference ends at noon

Embassy Suites is located in the Poplar/Germantown area, this all-suite hotel is adjacent to the Regalia Shopping Center and close to restaurants, major businesses and attractions. The hotel is approximately 10 miles from Memphis Int'l Airport (MEM), making it easily accessible by car, taxi or Uber. Travel time is 15 minutes.

Registration Fees:
$150 WEDA Members
$200 non-members
$600 sponsorship (includes one (1) registration)

Sponsorship packages for the 2019 Midwest Meeting are $600 and include the following benefits:

  • One (1) registration for the meeting
  • 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:
Embassy Suites Hotel Memphis

Non-Government Room Reservations
The group name at hotel is Western Dredging Association - Midwest Chapter and the group rate of $159 per night is available for the nights of March 5, 6 & 7, 2019.

Hotel Reservation Link (Non-government)

Government Room Reservations
Hotel Room Reservation Link (Government Employees Only) 

See you in Memphis!

Aaron Wright
President, WEDA Midwest Chapter


2018 Midwest Chapter Meeting  

A big thank you to everyone that attended another successful Midwest Chapter Meeting in Toledo. OH March 13-15, 2018. We especially would like to thank our sponsors and speakers for their generous contributions and making this meeting possible. To view the program and presentations from the meeting, click here.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!

Steve Garbaciak
2018 Midwest Chapter President
Foth Infrastructure


Midwest Chapter Presentations Download Library