The ASCE Southwest WI Branch will host the 2019 Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting on Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Madison, WI.Conference OverviewThe Annual Meeting Planning Committee is pleased to announce that UW-Madison Assistant Professor Daniel Wright, PhD and Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier at WKOW 27 ABC will present jointly as the Keynote address for the conference. Dr. Wright’s presentation The Effects of Extreme Storm Events on Future Civil Engineering Design will address worsening rainfall extremes and how the overwhelming evidence of such has not translated into actionable information needed by engineers.Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier’s presentation Solving The Climate Challenge will address The Science, The Consequences, and The Solutions surrounding our current climate challenges.
The Planning Committee is also pleased to have Jon Schmidt, PE, SECB present The Decline of Engineering Judgment as the Conference Ethics Presentation. Jon is the President of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations and his presentation will discuss the current state of the industry and the impact that federal, state, and local regulations are having on an engineer’s ability to inject imagination and creativity into their work.
Finally, the Committee is thrilled to welcome ASCE President-Elect Kancheepuram “Guna” N. Gunalan to the Annual Meeting to address our membership. In addition to his address, President-Elect Kancheepuram is scheduled to present during a conference technical session.
Attendees of the entire meeting will be able to obtain up to 6 PDHs, including at least one Ethics credit. Four technical sessions are also offered throughout the day, covering a variety of specialty areas including structural, geotechnical, construction, environmental & water resources, transportation, and management.
We look forward to having you join us on Friday, October 4, 2019 in Madison!
For questions regarding the 2019 ASCE Wisconsin Section Fall Annual Meeting, including exhibitor opportunities, please contact the Conference Planning Committee at ASCEWISW.firstname.lastname@example.org