ADA Compliance

The Town and Country Hotel and Conference Center is barrier-free in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  While ASCE/Geo Institute will make every effort to meet the needs of the physically challenged, accommodations cannot be guaranteed without prior notification.

Badge Policy and Ribbons

Your name and badge is your admission to the Conference.  Please wear your badge at all times while in the hotel.  ASCE recommends you remove your badge when leaving the hotel.  Where tickets are required, please bring them with you as you will not be admitted without one.  Ribbons will be available at the Congress registration desk.


Cancellation must be received in writing at ASCE headquarters by February 6 , to receive a refund of the registration fee.  A $100 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds.  Additional event tickets will be fully refunded if cancelled in writing by February 6. There are no refunds after February 6 . Fax cancellation requests to ATTN: Customer Service at (703) 295-6144; e-mail them to; or mail to ASCE Attn: Customer Service, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191-4400, USA.  NO REFUNDS will be granted for cancellations received after February 6 .

Please do not mail registration forms through the U.S. Postal Service after February 13 to ensure your registration is processed by February 20.  After Feburayr 13, registrations must be secured with a credit card.  If you are paying by credit card, please register online via the link on the Conference website or download the PDF registration form and submit it onsite along with your full credit card payment.

Conference Attire

The dress code for the Conference is business casual (slacks, casual dress).  Meeting room temperatures will vary, so wear layered clothing to ensure your personal comfort.  We also recommend attendees wear comfortable shoes. 

Medical Emergencies

ASCE/Geo Institute hopes that your visit to San Diego and the Geo-Congress 2013 Conference will be free of medical incident.  However, if you become ill at the Town and Country Hotel and  Conference Center, please contact the front desk and tell them you have a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. 

No Smoking Policy

ASCE supports a "No Smoking" policy.  Smoking is prohibited at the Town and Country Hotel and Conference and all venues hosting ASCE events.

Post-Conference Evaluations

An electronic evaluation will be sent to all attendees immediately following the Conference.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)

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.  ASCE follows NCEES guidelines on continuing professional competency.  Since continuing education requirements for P.E. license renewal vary from state to state, ASCE strongly recommends that individuals regularly check with their state registration board(s) on their specific continuing education requirements that affect P.E. licensure and the ability to renew licensure.  For details on your state's requirements, please go to

Recording Policy

Photographic, video or audio recording of any education session is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from both ASCE and the session presenter(s).

Registration Hours

(subject to change)
Sunday, March 3, 2013 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, March 4, 2013 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Photograph Release: By attending this conference, I hereby release any photographs that may be incidentally taken of me by ASCE/Geo Institute during these events to be used for any purpose.

Liability Waiver:  I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in ASCE/Geo Institute 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/Geo Institute 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.