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Eastern Chapter

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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 2017 WEDA Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting |      Register     |      Agenda

When:
Tuesday Oct. 10th, 2017 at 1:30 PM 

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Thursday Oct. 12th, 2017 at noon
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Where:
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel 

5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903-1103


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Summary:

The WEDA Eastern Chapter is pleased to announce that this year's annual meeting will take place on October 10-12 in Providence, Rhode Island. All meetings will be held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel conveniently located downtown, across from the State House and just steps from the Riverwalk shops and restaurants and the Amtrak station.

The conference will kickoff at 1:30pm on Tuesday, run all day Wednesday until 5pm, and wrap-up with an ICHDMG session from 9am-noon on Thursday. This year's icebreaker reception will be held Tuesday evening at the historic Hope Club near Brown University, and group transportation will be provided. A special thank you to Cashman Dredging for sponsoring this very special event!

USACE dredging schedules will be provided in a different format this year. On Wednesday in the adjacent ballroom, the Eastern Chapter will host a buffet lunch / breakout session from noon-1:30pm, during which time attendees can approach the various USACE district & division booths and ask project-specific questions, obtain literature, etc. After using the previous formal presentation format for several years, the board figured the same information could be shared in a more dynamic setting.

After the meeting wraps up on Wednesday at 5pm, the Eastern Chapter Board and Young WEDA Committee Member Dennis Hamminga of IHC USA hope to see you come down to the hotel's gastropub Public Kitchen for a casual social hour (drinks on own).

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

Sponsorship:
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michael Gerhardt directly.

*Additional details will be made available in the coming weeks, but for now please mark your calendar and make your plans to join us in Providence this October. We look forward to another great chapter meeting!

Hotel Reservations:
WEDA's group block at the Renaissance covers Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights with the government per diem rate of $147/night for government attendees and $209/night for non-government attendees. Room rates will be available 3 days pre and 3 days post for your convenience, based on availability. The deadline for reservations is September 16. Please call Marriott Reservations at (866) 630-0704 and ask for the Western Dredging Association Eastern Chapter rate (if non-gov) or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division rate (if gov). 

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

Non-government attendees can also make reservations through our personalized conference reservations portal located below.

Michael Gerhardt
President | WEDA Eastern Chapter
202-320-3004
michaelgerhardt@dredgingcontractors.org

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2016 Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting

Chapter President Michael Gerhardt would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, members of the press for making the 2016 Eastern Chapter Meeting a riveting success!! We look forward to seeing you next year! The presentation for this meeting have been uploaded and can be accessed by clicking HERE or using the link at the bottom of this page. 

Eastern Chapter Presentation Download Library