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The Pacific Chapter of WEDA represents the West Coast of the United States, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba.

Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2024 Meeting  |  

Wednesday, October 23rd
Friday, October 25, 2024 

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The Porter Curio Collection
1355 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

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The Board of the Pacific Chapter of WEDA invites you to submit an abstract for a technical presentation at our Fall 2024 conference. The meeting will be held in Portland, OR, at The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton from Wednesday, October 23rd to Friday, October 25th, 2024. Be sure to book your room and register for the event to ensure your space as soon as possible!

Call for Abstracts:   
Please limit your abstract to one page. Presentations on all aspects of dredging and disposal, navigation structures, environmental restoration, and related topics are welcome, and presentations specifically relevant to West Coast issues or projects are encouraged. If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to present on that subject at the conference. You will not be asked to write and submit a technical paper. Speakers are required to register and pay fees accordingly.

Abstract Due Date: Abstracts are due no later than Friday, June 28, 2024

Send abstracts to: Adam Mamrak, Program Manager WEDA Pacific Chapter at adam.p.mamrak@usace.army.mil

Tentative Agenda: TBD 

Early Bird Registration Fees: 

  • $500 Member (Current WEDA Member)
  • $600 Non-Member
  • $450 Government Employee
  • Sponsorships are available using the online registration form
    • $1500 Captains
    • $1000 Leverman
    • $500 Deckhand
    • Specific Event Sponsors - see below

USACE - Pay onsite link 
For U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that need to pay onsite at the WEDA Registration Desk inside the Porter Curio Hotel, Click Here to register and select the "USACE Pay Onsite" option.  

Payments by Check
To pay for registration and/or sponsorship by check, please email info@westerndredging.org for an invoice. Mail payments to:

Teal Dreher
WEDA Pacific Chapter
6046 Harlow Dr 
Bremerton, WA 98312

As you know, this event could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors such as you. We are excited to offer the following sponsorship options:

Meeting Sponsors

  • Deckhand ($500)
    • Prominent logo placement throughout the event
    • Recognition at the Icebreaker
  • Leverman ($1,000)
    • Deckhand benefits, plus
    • Recognition in conference emails & website
  • Captain ($1,500)
    • Leverman benefits, plus
    • Space at the registration table for information and giveaways
    • Exhibit table (w/ skirt & chairs)

Event Sponsors

  • Field Trip ($5,000) – 1 available
    • Recognition on website, email, and at field event
    • Sponsor Presentation (30 minutes) during tour
    • One full meeting registration
  • Women of WEDA ($2,500) – 1 available 
  • Breakfast/Lunch ($2,500/$3,500) – 2 breakfast/1 lunch available
    • Sign recognition at breakfast/lunch
    • Sponsor-provided logoed napkins
  • AM Break ($1,000) – 3 available
    • Sign recognition at break
  • Donated Raffle Items
    • An item with company logo card placed on a table for display during the meeting – raffle at the end

Location: Portland is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most captivating cities, with breathtaking natural attractions, world-class cultural landmarks, and a thriving shopping and dining scene. Situated in the heart of walkable downtown Portland, adjacent to the Willamette River, and with ample transit options, The Porter Hotel allows guests to explore the city easily. The Porter is within short walking distance to Tom McCall Waterfront Park and the Portland Art Museum. At the same time, other popular attractions like the Oregon Convention Center, Moda Center, Washington Park, and the Oregon Zoo are all easily accessible by transit or a short drive. PDX airport is only 11 miles away, with easy transit access on the Trimet Red line departing every 15 minutes.

Hotel Reservations: 
The Pacific Chapter has secured a room block at the Porter Curio Collection hotel. The WEDA room block rate is $159 per night, below the published GSA rate. All Government & Non-Government attendees, please use the link below. 

Click here to make hotel reservations.

See you in Portland!

Rebekah Antoine
President, WEDA Pacific Chapter
Curtin Maritime


2023 Pacific Chapter Meeting in San Diego, CA

The Pacific WEDA Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, and members of the press for making the 2022 Pacific Chapter Meeting a HUGE success!! 

We look forward to seeing you next year in Portland!

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