2020 USSD Conference and Exhibition

  • 20 Apr 2020
  • 7:00 AM
  • 24 Apr 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Denver, CO -- Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Early bird registration through March 18, 2020 for members. Must be paid by March 18, 2020 or price will increase to regular price. Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. It does NOT include the Field Tours.

    Guest registrations must accompany a full registration and includes only exhibit hall activities and closing Wrap Party.
  • Registration after March 18, 2020. Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. It does NOT include the Field Tours.

    Guest registrations must be accompanied by a full registration and includes only exhibit hall activities and ticket to conference Wrap Party.
  • Early bird registration through March 18, 2020. Must be paid by March 18, 2020 or price will increase.
    Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. It does NOT include the Field Tours.

    Guest registrations must be accompanied by a full conference registration and only includes exhibit hall activities and ticket to conference Wrap Party.
  • Regular registration after March 18, 2020,
    Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. It does NOT include the Field Tours.

    Guest registrations must be accompanied by a full conference registration and only includes exhibit hall activities and Wrap Party.
  • Early bird registration through March 18, 2020 for those who have authored or co-authored a paper being presented at the conference, or are a presenter in a workshop. Must be paid by March 18, 2020 or price will increase.

    Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. It does NOT include the Field Tours.

    Guest registrations must be accompanied by a full registration and only included exhibit hall activities and ticket to wrap party.
  • Registration after March 18, 2020 for those who have authored or co-authored a paper being presented at the conference, or are a presenter in a workshop. Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tue + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. It does NOT include the Field Tours.

    Guest registrations must be accompanied by a full registration and only includes Exhibit Hall activities and Wrap Party.
  • Registration for Young Professionals, 35 years and under. Must be paid prior to conference
    Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. It does NOT include the Field Tours. Guest registrations must be accompanied by full conference registration and only includes Exhibit Hall activities and Wrap Party.
  • Registration available to students actively enrolled full time in a college or university. Registration includes Legacy Lecture, Plenary sessions, committee meetings, technical sessions, Continental breakfasts (Tues + Wed), breaks, lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions, workshops, and closing Wrap Party. Registration does NOT include closing Wrap Party or Field Tours.
  • Registration allows students who are enrolled full-time in a college or university to attend one day of the Conference. This includes access to that day's technical sessions, exhibit hall activities, Continental breakfast (Tues or Wed), breaks, lunch (Tues or Wed) and reception (Mon or Tues). Does not include wrap party, workshops, or field tours. Choose Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday below. Must show valid student ID at check-in.
  • One-day full registration. Monday includes Legacy Lecture and committee meetings. Tuesday or Wednesday includes Continental breakfast, Plenary session, technical sessions, lunch, and day specific reception. One-day registration does not include workshops, field tours or Wednesday's conference Wrap Party.
    Must be paid prior to attendance.

    Select choice of day below.
  • Registration for those who are NOT attending the conference, but only one of the half-day workshops. This registration includes the workshop, breaks and lunch.
  • Registration for those NOT attending the conference, but only an all-day workshop on 4/23/2020. This registration includes the workshop breaks and lunch.
  • Guests of persons that have paid the full conference rate. Guest registration includes Continental breakfasts and lunches (Tues + Wed), receptions (Mon + Tues), and Wednesday's Wrap party. It does NOT include access to technical sessions, workshops, and field tours. Registration must be paid prior to the conference.

To receive the Early Bird pricing, registrations MUST be paid in full by March 6, 2020. Any Early Bird registrations NOT paid by March 6, 2020 WILL CONVERT to full price.

CONFERENCE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 & DECLARED NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY - STAY TUNED FOR INFORMATION ON CONFERENCE WEBINARS

Join us in Denver, CO April 20-24 for the 2020 USSD Annual Conference and  Exhibition. Be a part of this premier technical event for dam and levee professionals.  Learn from industry experts, gain expertise, share experiences, connect with colleagues, build new relationships, and collaborate with other world-class  professionals dedicated to advancing the role of dam and levee systems in society. Come to the Mile High City; ELEVATE your game.


Special thanks to our LOCAL HOST: U.S. Bureau of  Reclamation.

Conference Eligible CEUs or PDHs (pending)

Workshops CEUs / PDHs Vary (pending)


CONFERENCE TOPICS

• Advocacy and Public Awareness  

• Concrete Dams

• Construction and Rehabilitation 

• Dam Decommissioning

• Dam Safety

• Earthquakes

• Embankment Dams

• Environment and Sustainability

• Foundations

• Hydraulics and Hydrology

• Levees

• Monitoring of Dams and their Foundations

• Public Safety, Security and Emergency Management for Dams

• Tailings Dams


USSD is working to create a more sustainable, green conference. In keeping with this effort, the conference program will be available online as a pdf for those that want a printed version and available on the USSD mobile app.  We also encourage you to bring refillable water bottles for use during the conference to limit the use of disposable plastic water bottles.

Click Below for More Information

Registration & Information

Hotel Information & Reservations

Download Conference App 

Legacy Lecture 

Technical Committee Meetings

Workshops

Field Tours

5K FUNds Run

Conference Wrap Party

Sponsors & Exhibits

Cancellation Policy

* Contact Us

* Information for Confirmed Authors/Presenters


REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

LEGACY LECTURE SERIES

Join us Monday 8:30 am to noon. James Lindell will speak on the "Legacy of LeRoy Francis Harza – “Dean of American Hydroelectric Engineers.” And, Kenneth Hansen will be sharing his knowledge and wisdom on the advancement of the engineering practice for concrete dams.

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Interested in our technical committees? After the Legacy Lecture attend any committee meeting of interest Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Technical committee meetings are open to all conference attendees and are a great way to see what USSD member involvement looks like. Come meet committee chairs and members.

Technical Committee Meeting Schedule

WORKSHOPS

CEUs and PDHs pending

Your choice of six workshops developed by the USSD Technical Committees are scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd and are included with your full conference registration.

FIELD TOURS

On Friday, April 24, the Bureau of Reclamation’s Engineering and Laboratory Services Division will provide a tour of their testing facility and ongoing projects as part of the 2020 USSD Annual Conference and Exhibition. The Bureau of Reclamation’s research facility occupies 3-1/2 acres of the Denver Federal Center just west of downtown Denver and is home to a premier government laboratory specializing in hydraulics, concrete, rock mechanics, plastics, coatings, and other materials.  Morning and afternoon tours offered.  Additional cost of $40 payable when you register. See more details here.

5K FUNds RUN/Walk

Bushy-tailed or bleary-eyed, join us for an invigorating start to the day at our 6th annual  5K FUNds Run/Walk to support the USSD Scholarship Fund. The event begins at 6:30 am Wednesday morning at City Park. Buses will leave the Hyatt at 6am to transport runners to the race location. Rather cheer from the sidelines? Sign up to be a virtual runner so you can hit the snooze button one more time. Register here to run, walk or participate virtually.

Become a Partner in Education! Contribute a minimum of $350 to the USSD Scholarship Fund and your logo/name will be displayed as a Partner in Education on the 5k poster. You'll also receive one free race registration.

CONFERENCE WRAP PARTY

You won't want to miss the Wrap Party at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver. Learn about Colorado's beer history, connection to the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission, life at Mesa Verde 800 years ago, the 1930s Dust Bowl on the southeastern plains, and today’s Rocky Mountains. Explore 4 floors of interactive displays, videos and exhibits. Wrap Party is included in full registration fee. Additional tickets are available for $100. Contact Info@USSDams.org for more information.

MEETING SAFETY & RESPONSIBILITY POLICY

USSD's Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy


CONFERENCE HOTEL & VENUE


Conference  sessions and activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.  The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Denver’s restaurant and entertainment district. Hotel reservations at the group rate are SOLD OUT.  In addition, you will find the Hotel's security information by clicking here

Block Room Rate Hotel Registration Link

Government Rate Hotel Registration Link

Alternate hotel since Hyatt Regency rooms are no longer available ($169/nt; 1.5 blocks away from Hyatt Regency):

Home 2 Suites by Hilton -- http://home2suites.hilton.com/USSD


SPONSORS & EXHIBITS

What's a conference without this hub of excitement and activity? Meet exhibitors with cutting edge products (not to mention fun swag) and find answers to your project's challenges. Exhibition Hall open Monday through Wednesday. Click link to see a list of current exhibitors.


Exhibitors: Booths are sold out. Contact us to be put on a waiting list in the event of a cancellation. Click here for the Freeman Exhibitor Service Kit. Freeman's discounted pricing ends Mar. 30, 2020.


NEW Student Career Fair

Wednesday 4/22/20 1:30 - 4:00 pm. For more information click here.


Conference Sponsorships & Advertising Opportunities Still Available 

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIR

Elena Sossenkina, HDR 2020Conference@USSDams.org


      U.S. SOCIETY ON DAMS 

      2020Conference@USSDams.org
      303-792-8753

      www.ussdams.org

      Photo credits: Visit Denver


Cancellation Policy

Due to COVID-19, the Conference in April is canceled. All registrations will be automatically transferred to the new date when that date is announced. If the new date does not work for your schedule, USSD will refund your registration in full. For those that wish to cancel before a new date is announced, please email Info@USSDams.org in order to receive full refund. We appreciate your patience as we try to pivot this event.

Information for Confirmed Authors/Presenters

Important Author/Presenter dates:

4/10/2020 Final Papers or Expanded Abstracts Due

PowerPoint Presentations due to Moderators shortly after Final Paper submission

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Guidelines for Papers
Template for Papers
Template for Expanded Abstracts


Oral Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentation Template

Interactive Presentation (IP) Guidelines
Interactive Presentation (IP) Template


2020 USSD Conference brought to you by our generous sponsors!





 












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