2013 ASCE Annual Conference


A Positive Buzz Follows the End of ASCE's 143rd Annual Civil Engineering Conference

Those in attendance at this year's ASCE Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, are still savoring memories of the good times and great learning experiences. Building on the conference theme, Ali Velshi’s provocative Opening Plenary speech enlightened attendees in new and different ways on what civil engineers - The Foundation of the Nation - mean to our economy.

The Conference's sessions on leadership, management and industry best practices all touched on the same goal. The timely and critical issue of Shale Energy Engineering was debated at the Industry Leaders Forum, helping the attendees become better versed in all of the facts. The conference also witnessed the success of the newly-launched Distinguished Lecture Series. Notable civil engineering authors left their personal touch by signing their books after the presentation. Other unforgettable memories were made at the Ice Breaker Reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Attendees spent great times enjoying authentic home-style Charlotte cooking and mingling with ASCE friends both old and new. The conference ended on a high note with Jimmy Tingle's Closing Keynote. He had everyone riveted as he discussed civil engineering, the politics, economy, and life with his clever sense of humor.

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The 144th Annual Civil Engineering Conference Planning Committee has already begun work on next year's program and it promises to be an engaging experience. Save the date for ASCE’s upcoming Global Engineering Conference 2014 in Panama City, Panama taking place October 7- 11, 2014. For detailed information, please visit the 2014 Conference website.


North Carolina Govenor Pat McCrory extends his welcome to ASCE Annual 2013 Conference attendees.

Civil Engineers - The Foundation of the Nation
Emphasis of the Program

Civil Engineering is evolving with the integrated global marketplace. Dynamic discussions will explore the changes shaping the profession today and in the future. Investigate how investments in technology and infrastructure are spurring innovation and accelerating productivity, how global capital is impacting infrastructure construction and how the global supply chain is affecting project delivery. Skills, and knowledge of banking, finance, and revenue forecasting are needed to produce engineers capable of addressing global infrastructure problems. Explore the impacts of financing, public private partnerships, and other financial innovations on civil engineers and their influence on business development.

Tom Murray, CEO of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Welcomes ASCE and all Civil Engineers to the Annual 2013 Conference in Charlotte!

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