The Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel and the Memphis Cook Convention Center are fully accessible to the disabled with volume control pay phones, TDD, assistive listening devices, and automatic doors. If you require special assistance at the conference, please submit a written description of your requirements with your registration form or email firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE October 5, 2011. While ASCE will make every effort to meet the needs of the disabled, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without prior notification.
ASCE will operate its popular bookstore at the Annual Conference in Memphis. The bookstore is a great opportunity to browse through the many new and classic titles on display covering all topics in civil engineering.
Early-bird and Advance registrants will receive their name badges and any tickets ordered at the ASCE Registration Desk during registration hours. Early-bird and Advance registrants should present the official ASCE registration receipt to on-site registration staff to obtain conference materials. If you submit a registration form via fax or postal mail one week prior to or after the registration cutoff date, please be sure to bring a copy of your fax or postal confirmation (as well as your email confirmation if you have received one), along with the original registration form paperwork to ensure ASCE onsite registration staff can process your registration. Due to the time constraints near and after the registration cutoff date, the appropriate paperwork may not have been forwarded to the onsite staff before their departure.
The dress code for the Conference is business casual (i.e. slacks, casual dresses) to business attire (i.e. neckties, business suits). Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes. Please note that certain events may have specific details on attire, and you should refer to the event for more information.
Badge Policy and Ribbons
Your Conference registration name badge is your admission to the educational sessions. Please wear your badge at all times while in the Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel and/or the Memphis Cook Convention Center . Tickets are required for the pre- and post-conference events, meals, and special events. Where tickets are required, please be sure to bring your tickets with you to each event as you will not be admitted without a ticket. Ribbons will be available at the Registration desk. ASCE recommends you remove your badge when leaving the hotel.
For more information on Memphis or the surrounding area please contact the Memphis Convention and Visitors Association directly or visit the destination page on this Web site.
Memphis Visitor Center
3205 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38116
Toll Free: 888-633-9099
Hours: Sunday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ASCE hopes that your visit to Memphis and the Annual Conference will be free from illness but in case you or a family member needs medical attention during your stay, please observe the following procedures:
If you become ill at the Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel, please contact the Front Desk and tell them you have a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. House phones are located in the hotel lobby and near the elevators on every floor.
Meeting Room Overcrowding
ASCE will make every effort to schedule popular events in rooms large enough to accommodate anticipated attendance. Since many events are extremely popular, it is wise to select alternative events as you plan your conference schedule. ASCE and the Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel and the Memphis Cook Convention Center are REQUIRED to follow local fire regulations and may ask participants in rooms filled to capacity to choose another event.
No Smoking Policy
ASCE supports a "No Smoking" policy. Smoking is prohibited in the Memphis Marriott Downtown Hotel, the Memphis Cook Convention Center and all venues hosting ASCE events.
The Press Room operates for the convenience of the media covering the Conference. Members of the media who have pre-registered may pick up their badges in the Press Room. Members of the media who wish to register for the Conference on site may only do so in the Press Room.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
You may earn PDHs, which are nationally recognized units of record, by attending conference concurrent sessions and short courses. Please note there are differences from state to state in continuing education requirements for professional engineering licensure. Each state licensing board has the final authority to approve course, credits, PDHs, and other methods of earning credits in that state. ASCE strongly recommends that individuals regularly check with their state licensing boards for specific continuing education requirements in their jurisdictions that affect professional engineering licensure and the ability to renew licensure. Click here for details on your state's requirements.
Recording of Sessions
Video or audio recording of any educational session is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from both ASCE and the session presenter(s).
By submitting the Registration form, I hereby release any photographs that may be incidentally taken of me during these events by ASCE to be used for any purpose.
I agree and acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in ASCE events and activities at my own free and intentional act, and I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly that I am, as a result, able to participate in ASCE events, and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well being. I also agree not to allow any other individual to participate in my place.
Tours will depart from the Memphis Cook Convention Center to take you to your destination, so plan to arrive promptly as buses will leave on time. Tours are available on a first come, first serve basis and have limited capacity. A separate registration fee is required to offset the costs involved with the tours. ASCE reserves the right to cancel a tour if the minimum registration is not met.
Average temperatures range from a high of 75 degrees during the day to around 52 degrees in the evening hours.
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