93rd Annual Central Illinois Section Meeting & Banquet


Date: September 27, 2017
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center in Champaign, IL

601 S. Lincoln Avenue
Champaign, IL 61801
(217) 244-9035

Click for Directions from Peoria, IL
Click for Directions from Springfield, IL
Click for Directions from Chicago, IL

Parking: Available immediately south of the building in Lot D22 with extra parking a block north (Lot D9) after 5:00pm.

Click here for Registration!
Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities!


  • 5:30p - 6:30p: Social Hour and Registration (Appetizers and Cash Bar)
  • 6:30p - 7:00p: Annual Meeting
  • 7:00p - 8:30p: Dinner
    • CEotY Awards Presentations
      • Young Civil Engineer of the Year
      • Government Civil Engineer of the Year
      • Civil Engineer of the Year
    • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Presentation
    • Keynote Speaker Address
    • Fabulous Door Prize Drawings
  • 8:30p - 8:35p: Closing Remarks by Section President Elect

Buffet Menu: 

  • Beef flank steak with peppercorn demi-glace
  • Wild mushroom lasagna with fontina (Vegetarian Option)
  • Seasonal vegetable melange​
  • Red pepper mashed potatoes
  • Seasonal Mixed Greens Salad with house vinaigrette
  • Dinner breads & rolls

Keynote Presentation:

Title: "State Farm Center Renovation Project"
Speakers: Jane Penny, Jon Niemuth and Greg Brown from AECOM

This presentation will provide a look into the renovation of the State Farm Center (Assembly Hall) located at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. The renovation of the facility is under strict and tight schedule deadlines, while the design is a challenge to balance the iconic aesthetics of the arena while upgrading it to a modern venue. Both the schedule and design of the facility make this project challenging and exciting.

The talk will look into the design elements fo the renovated facility and how exisitng elements are being incorporated into the design. It will also look into the new elements being added to the arena along with some of the behind the scenes upgrades to the facility. During the presentation, the phasing of the construction work will also be brough up and how it impacts the project.


Attendance and Registration Fees:
ASCE Member, $30 Non-Member, $40
Member Spouse/Guest, $20 Student Member, $15

There are two options to register for the Annual Banquet:

Option 1
RSVP directly to the Section and pay using cash or check at the event during Registration and Social Hour.

  • RSVP by contacting Chris Gutkowski
  • Check in at the registration booth during social hour to pay using cash or check

Checks may also be made out to ASCE Central Illinois Section and mailed to:

ASCE Central Illinois Section
c/o Chris Gutkowski, P.E.
Clark Dietz, Inc.
125 West Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Option 2
RSVP and pay by credit card using the Central Illinois Section PayPal account below. Include the name of your spouse or significant other for registration purposes but each individual will need to be registered separately.

Registration Fee
Name (First Last):
Sig. Other Name:

(After clicking the Buy Now button you will be redirected to PayPal. Click the Pay with Debit or Credit Card button on that page if you do not have a PayPal account.)

Sponsorship Opportunities:

If interested in becoming a sponsor please contact the Section directly at:

Chris Gutkowski

[email protected]
(217) 373-8939

Gold (Table) Sponsors: $250, 

  • Sponsorship includes a full table of dinner tickets to the banquet.
  • Listing in the banquet program (including corporate logo, if applicable).
  • Recognition on the presentation screens before and after dinner and on any signage.

Silver (Corporate/Individual) Sponsors: $125,

  • Sponsorship includes 4 dinner tickets to the banquet.
  • Listing in the banquet program (including corporate logo, if applicable).

Door Prize Sponsors: Amount Varies,

  • Door prizes may be specific items or monetary contributions for the purchase of prizes.
  • Sponsors will be acknowledged during the door prize raffle at the end of the banquet.