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The Eastern Chapter of WEDA represents Bermuda, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida (East Coast) Georgia (Eastern), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Virgin Islands and Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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 2018 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting     |  View Agenda  |    

Tuesday Oct. 16th, 2018 at 9:00 AM 

Thursday Oct. 18th, 2018 at 5 PM
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The Desoto Hotel 

15 E. Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 91401

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The WEDA Eastern Chapter Board is pleased to announce that this year's annual meeting will take place on October 16-18 in Savannah, GA. All meetings will be held at The Desoto Hotel conveniently located downtown in the heart of the Historic District, just steps away from Savannah's celebrated squares, art museums, cafes, restaurants, the city's largest green space Forsyth Park, and the Savannah River. It is only 14 miles from Savannah International Airport.

Tuesday will begin with an Industry-Corps Hopper Dredge Management Group (ICHDMG) Meeting from 9am-4pm for all USACE representatives and hopper-owning dredging companies. The WEDA Eastern Chapter Meeting will officially kick-off with an icebreaker reception later Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at The Chatham Club situated on the top floor of The Desoto Hotel. Jacket encouraged / tie optional.

Presentations will run from 9am-noon on Wednesday and will be followed by a USACE NAD/SAD Informational "Speed-dating" Luncheon (noon-1:30pm), which was well-received last year in Providence. To round out the day we are collaborating with Georgia Ports Authority to plan a tour of the Port of Savannah for all delegates from approximately 2:00-5:00pm.

WEDA's Dredging 101 Short Course
On Thursday presentations will resume at 9am and conclude at noon. New to the program, a WEDA Dredging 101 Short Course is being offered from 1:00-5:00pm for an additional $25 fee. Click here for additional details.


Conference Registration:
The registration fee structure is as follows: $250 WEDA Member, $350 Non-WEDA Member, $150 Government Attendee, and free for students. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michael Gerhardt directly, if interested.

Hotel Reservations:
WEDA's group block at The Desoto Hotel covers Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights and includes the government per diem rate of $117/night for government attendees and $189/night for non-government attendees. The deadline for government bookings is Friday, August 31, and the deadline for industry bookings is Monday, September 24.

Government Employees / US Army Corps of Engineers
Please call Desoto Reservations at (844) 257-3520 and ask for the Western Dredging Association Eastern Chapter group.

Non Government Attendees
You can either call Desoto Reservations at (844) 257-3520 and ask for the Western Dredging Association Eastern Chapter Group rate or make your reservations online by clicking here and entering the Group Code: WED

Individual reservations cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night's room and tax charges. 

Michael Gerhardt
President | WEDA Eastern Chapter

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2017 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting 

The WEDA Eastern Chapter was held at the Renaissance Hotel from October 10-12 in Providence, Rhode Island. The Eastern Chapter Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, exhibitors and members of the press for making the 2017 Eastern Chapter Meeting a riveting success!! We look forward to seeing you next year! The presentations for this meeting have been uploaded and can be accessed by clicking HERE or using the presentation download library links at the bottom of this page. 


Eastern Chapter Presentation Download Library