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Invitation letter from the ASCE 2016 Convention Chair

Dear Colleagues, welcome to Portland!
I am excited to share with you what there is to see and do in Portland and the surrounding area and why you should make plans to attend the ASCE 2016 Convention. My wife and I are native Oregonians, in fact my ancestors on my mother’s side came to Oregon from Germany in the 1870’s and on my father’s side from Italy over 100 years ago. I have traveled all over the world, mostly for ASCE, and have visited every state but one (you can ask me which one at the convention) and have not found a better place to call home... Read the rest of the letter (PDF)

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  • State of the industry and profession
  • Professional development
  • Multi-disciplinary technical
  • Natural & man-made disasters
  • Strategic issues / public policy
  • Significant projects 
  • History & heritage

Top Reasons to Attend ASCE 2016

  • Thought provoking - interdisciplinary education, inspiring and enlightening keynote speakers, tours, short courses and networking opportunities with potential clients and project team leads
  • Continuing education - up to 22 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • America's Greenest City - Discover why Portland was named the greenest city in 2015 by Travel + Leisure, from its top-ranked mass transit to its sustainable eating
  • Portland, Oregon - experience the best street food in the world with over 700 food carts throughout the city

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Portland, Oregon 97232

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