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2017 ISPE Annual Convention

2017 ISPE Annual Convention
2017 ISPE Annual Convention - July 20-21, 2017
Engineers Dream Big.

Throughout 2017, we celebrate the Big Dreams of Engineers.    The Giant Screen Film, Dream Big - Engineering Our World, features engineering marvels worldwide; from Dubai’s record-high skyscrapers to bridges soaring through clouds.  Audiences experience the massive scale and forces of nature that challenge engineers.  Dream Big showcases the ingenuity needed to create engineering marvels as well as the compassion that drives engineers to create better lives for all.

July 20-21, 2017, ISPE will showcase how our Illinois Engineers Dream Big - and make a difference in our own communities, and throughout the world.  

Join us for the 2017 ISPE convention as demonstrate how Illinois Engineers' dreams became reality.  Check out:

  • Hanson created a business line incorporating UAVs into engineering to reduce time, save costs, and increase safety. (We'll also present the regulations, tools, and liability risks surrounding UAVs).
  • Knight EA used a pre-cast concrete to replace bridges in Springfield's Washington Park, working in environmentally sensitive areas and keeping a beloved park functioning during construction.  
  • Gage Engineering provided MEP design and engineering for a state of the art CCU at Delnor Hospital, utilizing a LEAN project approach to increase speed to market without minimizing quality.
  • MWRD implemented two different approaches to achieve effluent disinfection at the O'Brian and Calumet Water Reclamation Plants, including the world's largest ultraviolet disinfection facility.
  • Engineers from Baxter Woodman and Engineers without Borders brought water to 500 children in Kenya via teamwork and problem solving.
  • And so much more!


Convention Registration Rates

Early Bird (by 5:00 p.m. on June 23):
Member: $295
Non-Member: $345
Student or Recent Grad: $135

After June 23:
Member: $375
Non-Member: $425
Student or Recent Grad: $135

Please note that this price includes a $10 contribution to support the ISPE Foundation.

Convention Schedule
July 19, 2017, 12 PM  - Orchard Valley Golf Club, Aurora, Illinois

July 19, 2017 - TBA  ISPE Foundation Service Event  

July 20, 2017

9 AM - Convention Packet Pick Up & Exhibit Space Opens
10:30 AM - Education Sessions Begin
11:45 AM - Installation Lunch
5:00 PM - Exhibitor Reception
6:30 PM - Exhibit Space Closes

July 21, 2017

7:30 AM - Awards Breakfast
8: 30 AM - Annual Business Meeting
11:00 AM - Education Sessions Begin
12:15 PM - Lunch
3:00 PM - Conference Closes

Online registration is encouraged, but if you need to send in a paper form, download the Printable PDF Registration Form by clicking here.

Hotel Information:

Hilton Lisle / Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL  60532
630-505-0900

Conference Rate:  $104 + tax.  Group Code:  CISP.  Rate expires Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Important Notes

Guests:If you are bringing a guest (a non-engineer who will accompany you to the conference), select the guest registration option.  You will provide basic contact information for each guest.  Tickets for guest meals and activities are purchased on an ala carte basis through the guest registration process.

Pricing Earlybird Pricing Earlybird pricing ends at 5 PM on June 23, 2017.  All registration forms must be received in the office or online registration completed by that time to receive the earlybird rates.  

Registration Deadline:  Pre-Registration closes on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 5 PM CT.  All registration forms must be received in the office or online registration completed by that time.  Onsite registration is available, however a $75 late registration fee will be added to all onsite registrations.   

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations must be received in writing on or before June 23, 2017 in order to receive a refund minus a $50 administrative fees.  No shows and late cancellations will forward the full registration amount.

Be sure to save responses to the questions below prior to going to the checkout page.

When
7/20/2017 - 7/21/2017
Where
Hilton Lisle-Naperville
3003 Corporate W Drive
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
Printable Registration Form
(Adobe PDF File)

Program

   
 
Please make your donation to the ISPE Foundation.  Choose multiples of $10 to adjust your donation amount.
Category
Donation
Time
7/20/2017 - 7/21/2017
7/20/2017
Presenter:  John Bentiema - Ameren Illinois
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
7/20/2017 10:30 AM
Presenter:  Brian Zeek, Hinshaw Culbertson
Category
Education
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
7/20/2017 10:30 AM
Presenters:   Andrew Kustusch, PE, CFM & John Mayer, PE, CFM - Engineering Resource Associates
Category
Education
Time
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
7/20/2017 10:30 AM
This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
7/20/2017 11:45 AM
Join us as we install our officers for the 2017-2018 Society year.
Category
Special Event
Time
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
7/20/2017 11:45 AM
Cost-Effective Flexible Pavement Design & Subgrade Stabilization Using Geogrid Presenter:  Joe Heinz - Tensar
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/20/2017 1:45 PM
Achieving Effluent Disinfection at the MWRD's O'Brien and Calumet Water Reclamation Plants Presenters:  Edward C. Brosius, PE and Beata Busza, PE - Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/20/2017 1:45 PM
The Rules of War:  Understanding The Claimant, Your Insurer and the Litigation Process to Strengthen Your Strategies Presenters:  Melissa Roberts, AAI - USI and Laurie Randolph - Hinshaw Culbertson
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/20/2017 1:45 PM
Culvert Rehabilitation - A Case Study Presenter:  Dan Danneman - Infrasteel
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
7/20/2017 3:30 PM
Illinois Tollway Smart Corridor - Project Profile  Presenters: Laura McGovern, PE - Alfred Bensch & Company plus Illinois Tollway Authority Engineering
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
7/20/2017 3:30 PM
AE Clarity Report - State of the Industry Presenter:  Maria Vedral - SilverEdge
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
7/20/2017 3:30 PM
Relax after a long day of learning with refreshments and friends.  Visit with our vendors on site to share the latest tools and technology.  Enter for your chance to win prizes, including FREE registration to the 2018 Convention!
Category
Special Event
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7/20/2017 5:00 PM
This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7/20/2017 5:00 PM
Enjoy a hot breakfast as we honor our 2017 Award Recipients and inducted new members to the Order of the Engineer.  Not an OE member?  Contact staff today!
Category
Special Event
Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7/21/2017 7:30 AM
This event is included in the regular registration DO NOT PURCHASE this item for yourself -  only purchase for a guest.
Category
Guest Tickets
Time
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
7/21/2017 7:30 AM
Don't miss the 2017 Annual Business Meeting.  There is much to talk about with NSPE voting on a new membership model this weekend.
Category
Special Event
Time
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
7/21/2017 8:30 AM
UAV - Engineering Regulations, Applications & Liablity Part - 1
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
7/21/2017 9:30 AM
Presenters: K. Douglas Blodgett, The Nature Conservancy Keith J. Plavec, PE, Maurer-Stutz Scott M. Arends, PE, Hanson Professional Services
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
7/21/2017 9:30 AM
Presenter:  Donald H. Palmer, Jr. - Baxter & Woodman
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
7/21/2017 9:30 AM
Part 2:  UAV - Engineering Regulations, Applications & Liability
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
7/21/2017 11:00 AM
2-Step Plant Optimization - Diagnosis and Optimization Presenters:  Chris Hahn, PE - ADM and Diego Acuna, PhD, PE
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
7/21/2017 11:00 AM
Engineers without Borders Brings Water to 500 Children via Teamwork and Problem Solving Presenters:  Alan Phelps, PE and Mark Dachsteiner, PE - Baxter Woodman
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
7/21/2017 11:00 AM
Back by popular demand, network and or learn more about a session you attended or an interesting aspect of the engineering community over lunch.
Category
1 PDH
Time
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
7/21/2017 12:15 PM
Lunch is included with a regular registration.  DO NOT SELECT THIS unless you are bringing a guest to the lunch.
Category
Guest Ticket
Time
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
7/21/2017 12:15 PM
Washington Park Bridge Replacement - Project Profile  Presenters:  Michael Lorentz, PE and Jeffrey Antonacci, PE - Knight EA
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/21/2017 1:45 PM
MEP Project Profile:  CCU Renovation and Expansion at Delnor Hospital   Presenters: Gage Engineering
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/21/2017 1:45 PM
10 Ways to Manage Risk (Better than You are Already)   Presenters:  Reid Just - Holmes Murphy
Category
1.5 PDHs
Time
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
7/21/2017 1:45 PM