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Pacific Chapter

The Pacific Chapter of WEDA represents the West Coast of the United States including Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Hawaii and Alaska, Guam, American Samoa, and Western Canada.

The Board of the Pacific Chapter is pleased to announce that our Fall 2020 meeting  will be going virtual. The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM PST. 

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When:        Thursday, October 29th, 2020 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM PST

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The Pacific Chapter Board understands the need for us all to connect despite current limitations. We are working hard to make sure this half-day WebEx Virtual Meeting is beneficial to all our members. We hope to be back to business as usual soon for you to be a part of our Re-Scheduled 2021 meeting at the MOTIF in Seattle! 

Proposed Program Summary: The 2020 Virtual Meeting is organized with its members in mind. The meeting will be kicked off by Chapter Announcements and Future Meeting Updates, then proceed with USACE Federal Dredging Program Presentation, Current Rule Updates, COVID-19 Lessons Learned and Safety Precautions, as well as other current and pertinent topics from invited speakers to help keep our members informed about the Western Region and what to expect in 2021. 

Location: The WebEx will be hosted by our newest Board Member, Tori White with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division at the below link. Do not use Google Chrome or FireFox to open the link; use Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or the WebEx App. 

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Virtual Happy Hour: We all know one of the best things about the Pacific Chapter Meeting is the ability to connect with our colleagues and friends. We will be holding a Virtual Happy Hour immediately following the presentation for all who would like to attend, from approximately 5 until 6PM, PST. 


Conference Agenda: The detailed agenda listing the presentations and speakers will be posted on this web page as soon as it is available.

Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2021 Meeting    |    Call for Abstracts     

Wednesday October 27th
Friday, October 29th, 2021 

MOTIF Seattle
1415 Fifth Avenue, 
Seattle, Washington 98101

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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 give a presentation on that subject at the conference. You will not be asked to write and submit a technical paper. Submit abstracts to Kimbrie Gobbi at kimbrie.gobbi@woodplc.com

Abstracts due date: June 30, 2021

Tentative Agenda: 

  • Wednesday sessions will include the Corps/Industry Meeting from 1-3 PM,
    Ports Meeting 1 3 PM, 2019/20 Federal Dredging Program presentation from 3 5 PM, Hosted Ice Breaker Poster Social 6-9 PM.
  • Thursday agenda will consist of technical presentations and a luncheon program. A tour unique to the culture and industry of Seattle will follow the luncheon.
  • Friday will continue with technical presentations throughout the day and conclude with chapter business in the early evening. Please note this conference has an additional half day of presentations for attendees to have the chance to share talks.


Registration Fees:

  • $325 Member (Current WEDA Member)
  • $425 Non-Member
  • $350 Government Employee (non-member)
  • Sponsorships are available using the online registration form
    • $1000 Captains
    • $500 Leverman
  • $75 for Guests ($25 for lunch & $50 for tour)

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

  • Captains ($1,000) – includes prominent logo placement throughout the event, recognition at the ice breaker, and space at the registration table for information and giveaways.
  • Leverman ($500)  – includes prominent logo placement throughout the event and recognition at the ice breaker.

 For Captain & Leverman Sponsorship, please use the online registration form by clicking here

Location: Centrally located in downtown Seattle, the Motif Seattle Hotel is a boutique hotel that sits at the crossroads between premium shopping, stunning city landmarks, popular Seattle sports teams and venues, as well as music both past and present.

Hotel Reservations: Book your reservations as soon as possible for the special WEDA Pacific Chapter group rate ($249/night standard conference or $189/night government rate). Book your reservations by calling: 1-855-515-1144. To receive the group rate, you must mention that you are attending the Western Dredging Association Conference in October. To book online, please access the following link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/SEADH/G-DRDG 

Don’t wait! The reservation cutoff is October 7, 2020.

See you in Seattle!

Shelly Anghera, Ph.D.
President, WEDA Pacific Chapter
630 Grand Avenue Suite D
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(657) 261-2675



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The Pacific WEDA Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, members of the press for making the 2018 Pacific Chapter Meeting a HUGE success!

We also would like to sincerely thank Matt Arms of the Port of Long Beach for his five years of dedication to the Pacific chapter board and welcome Catherine Chu from the Port of Seattle as our new program director.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Seattle, WA. 


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