COVID safety precautions | The Section has all of the conference space at the Westin. The Westin will be setting up our breakout rooms with social distancing in mind. The Friday breakfast and lunch will now include half-round tables that will be safely spaced around the Las Olas ballroom. The technical break out rooms will be set classroom style with each guest as his/her own table. All sleeping rooms are sanitized and sealed prior to guest check in. Hand sanitizing stations are situated throughout the hotel and conference area.
We are very excited to announce the ASCE Florida Section 2021 Annual Conference, taking place on July 8 and 9 at the Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort. The event will begin Wednesday evening at the pool-side welcome reception, and resume on Thursday with exhibits, a technical tour, technical sessions and a welcome cocktail reception. Friday's breakfast will feature a 1 CEH presentation, followed by a full day of technical sessions, exhibitor hall access and networking opportunities. Friday will also feature the Annual Award and Officer Installation Luncheon.
We hope you plan to join us, and we look forward to welcoming you to Ft. Lauderdale.
The Florida Section Annual Conference brings 80+ technical and professional development sessions in 7 tracks of engineering: structural, geotechnical, environmental & water resources, transportation, utilities, sustainability and professional development. The conference offers something for everyone, including our growing number of student members. We offer ½ day geared towards them, including a thinking outside the box leadership seminar geared towards our millennial members. The technical sessions will be in 25-minute and 50-minute blocks. In addition, the state required two-hour Laws/Rules & Ethics course will be offered.
Networking is the key to professional development and career opportunities. The Annual Conference is the perfect opportunity to meet with members you haven’t seen in a while, in addition to meeting potential clients or employers. Conference networking takes place during the morning and afternoon refreshment breaks located in the exhibitor area and at the cocktail parties.
Many products and services needed for your next solution can be found in the exhibitor area of the annual conference. Exhibitors are open on Thursday from 10am to 6:30pm and Friday from 8:30am to 6:30pm. They make themselves available to share with you their newest product to help your engineering needs.
The 2021 Annual Conference will take place at the beautiful Westin Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort on A1A. The hotel has the many luxuries you’ve come to expect at a Florida Section conference – pool, spa, excellent dining and easy access to the beach. The surrounding area has many sights, activities and adventures available for attendees and their families before, during and after the conference. Pull down the relax menu above for just a sampling of the options.
The ASCE Florida Section is an FBPE Continuing Education (CE) provider, and we strive to provide many opportunities across the state to obtain the mandatory 18 hours of CE including the 2 hours Laws, Rules and Ethics requirements. This year at conference, attendees will be able to earn UP TO 14 CE CREDITS through technical sessions and tours.
COMING IN EARLY 2020. We encourage you to register early and special rates are available for members and speakers. Registration will be open until July 2, 2021 - Don't miss out!
This year's Full Registration rate of $475 includes both technical session days, the Annual Awards & Officer Installation Luncheon, breakfast on Friday, coffee breaks and two cocktail receptions. We hope you are a member and enjoy the many benefits membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers offers - if so, please include your membership number to obtain this year's Member Rate of $425. We value our speakers and offer a special discount for you as well, please contact our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Lastly, we offer a Spouse Registration Rate of $350 which includes luncheon attendance, breakfast and our cocktail receptions.
We would hope nothing would stand in your way of joining us and many Florida Professionals at this year's great conference, but if unavoidable circumstances create the need for you to cancel your registration, please do so in writing via email no later than June 30, 2021.