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Attendee FAQ

What to Expect at EWRI 2024 Congress

Q. Does ASCE provide funding for travel assistance?
A.  Unfortunately, no. 

Q.  Are children allowed at the conference or conference activities?
A.  All participants in the conference (to include receptions, tours, exhibit halls, etc.) must be at least 18 years old.  

Q.  What is the conference dress code?
A.  The conference and all conference activities is business casual.  Outdoor technical tours are casual dress and may require close-toed shoes or clear purses/bags.  

Q.  I just found out that I cannot attend.  May I transfer my registration to another attendee?
A.  Yes.  Please contact ASCE customer service at [email protected].  If you are a speaker and are substituting another speaker, please contact Mark Gable at [email protected].

Q. What time zone is the conference website in?
A. The conference website is in Central Daylight Time (PDT). The conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - United States.

Q. Will we get Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for the conference?
A. PDH’s will be awarded (approximately 30 days after the conference) for every 0.5 or 1.0 hour of educational content that you participate in during the scheduled date and time of the session. Attendees can earn PDH credits by fully participating in all technical workshops, tours and technical content sessions.

We will provide a manual PDH tracking form to keep track of which sessions you attended. You do not need to submit this form to EWRI, it is only a tracking method for your personal records. You can claim the PDH hours 30 days after the conference ends when the PDH email announcement is sent.

Q. When can we access the published conference proceedings?
A. *** UPDATED *** Instructions will be made available onsite at the conference and emailed to attendees post-conference as well. The instructions will contain a token that must be used to claim the proceedings before it expires.  We expect the published proceedings to be available the week of the conference.

Q.  Does ASCE publish the abstracts too?
A. The conference proceedings will only consist of the final written papers.  Abstracts are not published.

Q.  How do I get a copy of the speaker's PowerPoint presentation?
A.  EWRI does not collect the speaker's PowerPoint presentations for distribution. We suggest that you contact the speaker directly for a copy.

Q.  Can I change my oral presentation to a poster presentation?
A.  We have decided not to do a poster hall this year.  All accepted abstracts will be presented orally.

Q.  Can ASCE provide financial assistance to cover my conference registration and/or my travel costs?
A.  ASCE does not provide financial assistance to cover these items. 

Q.  Do I need to wait to apply for a visa?  
A.  Please refer to the information page for international travelers. Appointments for visas may take up to 8 months to get.  You should start this process immediately, so you don't risk not getting a visa appointment in your country.

Q.  How do I apply for an international visa?  
A.  Please refer to the information page for international travelers. Appointments for visas may take up to 8 months to get.

Q.  What if I need to cancel after I register?
A.  Please refer to the policies page for information.

Q.  What meals are included in my full (weekly) registration?
A.  Attendees registered at the full (weekly) rate will have access to the Sunday evening reception, and lunches on Monday - Wednesday.  There will be scattered coffee breaks throughout the conference. 

Q.  Can you help me find cheaper hotel accommodations?
A. EWRI has contracted with the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee Hotel for a block of rooms for overnight accommodations.  We encourage all guests to stay within the group block.  If you desire to stay somewhere else, you may research your options individually.

Q.  Where can I find a detailed technical program?
A.  A detailed technical program will be posted in mid-February 2024 on the program page.

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