The Hilton Pasadena is barrier-free in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require special assistance at the Conference, please submit a written description of your requirements with your registration form or email email@example.com BEFORE March 28, 2012. While ASCE will make every effort to meet the needs of the disabled, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without prior notification.
Early-bird and Advance registrants will receive their name badges and any tickets ordered at the Registration Desk during registration hours. Early-bird and Advance registrants should present their official 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 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) for evening events. Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort. We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes.
Badge Policy and Ribbons
Your name badge is your admission to the educational sessions. Please wear your badge at all times while in the Hotel. ASCE recommends your remove your badge when leaving the Hotel. Tickets are required for 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.
For more information on Pasadena and the surrounding area please contact the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau directly or click on the link to the destination page below.
Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau
300 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Telephone: (800) 307-7977
Hours: Closed Sunday; Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
To pick up your CD of the Conference Proceedings, present the ticket you received in your registration package to an ASCE staff member at the Registration Desk. After the Conference, CDs may be ordered by calling 1-800-548-2723 (US) or 703-295-6300 (International)
International Registrants Tips
Tipping: Service charges or tips are generally not included in published prices in the United States. Restaurant servers, taxi drivers, etc., generally expect a tip of at least 15%-20%.
Electricity: Standard 110v electricity is used in the United States. We regret that ASCE cannot provide adaptors.
Telephone Calls from the United States: Phone calls from hotel rooms can be very expensive, especially to calls placed outside the United States. One of the following options is recommended:
1. Use a pre-paid phone card or cell phone with international dialing capabilities. These are available at many locations, including airports, grocery stores, department stores, convenience stores, and at some hotels. They are also available through many online Web sites.
2. Use your personal or corporate telephone charge card.
3. Have your family or colleagues call you. There is no charge for calls that are received, but there are large charges for calls you initiate.
Meeting Room Overcrowding
ASCE will make every effort to schedule popular topics in rooms large enough to accommodate anticipated attendance. Since some topics may be extremely popular, it is wise to select alternative sessions as you plan your Conference schedule. ASCE and the Hilton Pasadena personnel are REQUIRED to follow local fire regulations and may ask participants in rooms filled to capacity to choose another session.
No Smoking Policy
ASCE supports a "No Smoking" policy. Smoking is prohibited in the Hilton Pasadena.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs) - Earn up to 24 PDHs!
You may earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) - nationally recognized units of record - by attending technical sessions.
Please note that 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 courses, 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.
For details on your state's requirements, please visit www.ncees.org/licensure/licensingboards.
Program and Session Cancellation
ASCE reserves the right to cancel programs and/or sessions because of low registration. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds, if applicable. Programs and sessions are subject to change, and ASCE reserves the right to substitute a program, session, and/or speaker of equal caliber to fulfill the educational requirements.
Recording of Sessions
Video or audio recording of any educational session is strictly prohibited without prior written consent from ASCE and the session presenter(s).
Tours will depart from the Hilton Pasadena 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 76 degrees during the day to around 53 degrees in the evening hours.