Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

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Posted August 13, 2019

Pacific Chapter

The Pacific Chapter of WEDA represents the West Coast of the United States including Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Hawaii and Alaska, Guam, American Samoa, and Western Canada.

Pacific Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference | View Announcement |

Tuesday October 29th
Thursday October 31st, 2019 Where:
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660 Map & Directions
Call for Abstracts: Please limit your abstract to one page. Presentations on all aspects of dredging and disposal, navigation structures, environmental restoration, and related topics are welcome and presentations specifically relevant to West Coast issues or projects are encouraged. If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to give a presentation on that subject at the conference. You will not be asked to write and submit a technical paper. Abstract Due Date: Abstracts are due no later than Friday, August 16th. Tentative Agenda
  • Tuesday will begin with registration from 5-6 PM followed by the Hosted Poster Social from 6-9
  • Wednesday Registration will continue at 8 AM. The agenda will begin with the 2018/19 Federal Dredging Program presentation from 8:30-9:20 AM, the Corps/Industry Meeting from 9:20-10 AM, followed by technical presentations and a luncheon program. In the evening, we will take a Newport Harbor history and educational cruise on John Wayne’s private yacht, the Wild Goose from 5-8 PM.
  • Thursday will continue with a half day of technical presentations and conclude with chapter business at about noon.

Location: The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is a hotel retreat nestled among 26 acres within the Newport Bay Nature Reserve with access to three unique pools and a par-3 executive golf course. The hotel is located one mile away from picturesque Balboa Peninsula where you can browse European style boutiques and shops, grab a bite to eat, or enjoy the views and other activities. Other Newport Beach attractions include the historic Lido Theater, Mariner’s Mile, Corona Del Mar State Beach, and the famous “Wedge” - one of the best body-surfing sites in the world!

Conference Registration:
If you plan on attending the 2019 Pacific Chapter Meeting in Newport Beach, you MUST complete the online registration form. If you will be paying by check or onsite at the meeting, please contact for assistance. Registration Fees:
  • $325 Member (Current WEDA Member)
  • $425 Non-Member
  • $350 Government Employee (non-member)
  • Sponsorships are available using the online registration form
    • $1000 Captains
    • $500 Leverman
    • $250 Deckhand
  • $75 for Guests ($25 for lunch & $50 for tour)

As you know, this event could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors such as you. Similar to past conferences, we are very excited to offer three levels of sponsorship this year:

  • Captains ($1,000) – includes prominent logo placement throughout the event, recognition at the ice breaker, and space at the registration table for information and giveaways.
  • Leverman ($500) – includes prominent logo placement throughout the event and recognition at the ice breaker.
  • Deckhand ($250) – includes logo placement at the event and recognition at the icebreaker.

For Captain, Leverman & Deckhand Sponsorship, please use the online registration form by clicking here.

Hotel Reservations:
Book your reservations by Oct. 7 for the special WEDA Pacific Chapter group rate ($159/night standard conference with the option to upgrade your room for up to $209/night). Book your reservations using the following link:
Or by calling: 1-949-729-1234. To receive the group rate, you must mention that you are attending the Western Dredging Association Conference or use code G-WDAP online.

Please note that upon check out the Resort Fee will be waived and self-parking will be discounted to $5.00 per vehicle per day.

Conference Registration: Online registration will be available soon on the WEDA website. The detailed agenda listing the presentations and speakers will be posted on this webpage when available.

See you in Newport Beach!

Coy M. McCuistionManson Construction, Co.
5209 E. Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 762-0850

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The Pacific WEDA Board would like to thank all of our speakers, attendees, strategic partners, corporate sponsors, members of the press for making the 2018 Pacific Chapter Meeting a HUGE success!!

We also would like to sincerely thank Randy Steed of Ross Island Sand & Gravel for his five years of dedication to the Pacific chapter board and welcome Coy McCuistion from Manson Construction Company as our new program director.

We look forward to seeing you next year in Newport Beach, CA.

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