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SAME Engineer Training Symposium

Licensed Professional Engineers*: Earn up to 22 PDHs at the 2014 NW/SW Joint Regional SAME Engineer Training Symposium

November 3–6
Double Tree by Hilton at Lloyd Center
Portland, Ore.

2014 NW/SW Joint Regional SAME Engineer Training SymposiumConfirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Rear Admiral Gary A. Engle, PE, DBIA FSAME, US Navy (ret)
  • Mr. Steven Stockton, PE Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)
  • Lorri Lee, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • Chris Taylor, Executive Director of the West Coast Infrastructure Exchange, a multi-state/Canadian province funded entity tasked with promoting public/private funding strategies

Educational opportunities in six tracks presented by leading industry experts will provide professional development credits on topics of critical interest:

  • Fish Passage
  • Riding the Technology Wave
  • Water Resources
  • Trends in Procurement Methodology
  • Energy
  • Water Systems

At the “Meet the Chiefs” sessions, Northwestern and Southwest Commanders from both USACE and Naval Facility Engineering Command (NAVFAC) will provide a detailed discussion on workload outlook, trends in funding, new programs, and contact information–valuable information for all, but especially for business development managers.

Technical Tour of Bonneville Dam

Symposium attendees will also enjoy a rare opportunity to tour the inner workings of this iconic hydroelectric dam and navigational lock that is part of the 350-mile Columbia/Snake River Inland navigation system. You will see the turbines and locks in action and witness the Corps’ efforts to promote fish (and eel!) passage. Due to security requirements, those wishing to participate in the tour must register for the symposium and provide the required I.D. prior to September 30, 2014. (See symposium website for more details.)

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Consistent with the mission of the Portland, San Francisco, and Sacramento SAME Posts, symposium proceeds will support mentoring and college education scholarships.

Registration is now open! To register or see the latest symposium updates, visit the website. For answers to questions, contact symposium chair Toni Leon, FSAME, 503-643-8710 or send an email.
* In Oregon, Washington and California

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