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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.

2018 Midwest Chapter Meeting

Tuesday March 13th

Thursday March 15th, 2018 
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Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel

444 N Summit Street
Toledo, OH 43604


The 2018 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 13-15, 2018 in Toledo, OH at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.

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@infralt.com.

The general schedule will be:

  • Tuesday March 13: Dredging 101 Short Course followed by an Ice Breaker Reception at hotel at 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday March 14: Presentations in morning, lunch & tour at the Omni Materials/Martin Marietta lime quarry and an optional reception at the Black Cloister Brewery.
  • Thursday March 15: Presentations in morning. Conference ends at noon

The Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel is located on the Riverfront of the Maumee River minutes from the city's top attractions. Venture to Toledo Zoo & Aquarium, Huntington Center, the University of Toledo and SeaGate Convention Centre. Discover a 360-degree view of downtown from the rooftop bar or dine at their modern restaurant, Brim House.

Registration: Information coming soon!

Sponsorships for the 2018 Midwest Meeting will be posted here once available.


Hotel Reservations:
Reservation links will be posted here.

See you in Toledo!

Steve Garbaciak
Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC


Previous Midwest Chapter Meeting

A big thank you to everyone that attended another successful Midwest Chapter Meeting in Omaha March 8-10, 2017. We especially would like to thank our sponsors and speakers for their generous contributions and making this meeting possible. To view a copy of the final program, CLICK HERE

For active WEDA members and 2017 conference attendees, the presentations from the meeting can be accessed from the bottom of this page. 

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in 2018!

Greg Smith
2017 Midwest Chapter President
J.F. Brennan Company


Midwest Chapter Presentations Download Library