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Midwest Chapter

The Midwest Chapter of WEDA represents Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

2017 Midwest Chapter Meeting |  View Announcement

Wednesday March 8th

Friday March 10th, 2017
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Embassy Suites in Omaha, NE

555 S 10th Street
Omaha, ME 68102


The 2017 WEDA Midwest Chapter meeting will be held March 8-10, 2017 in Omaha, NE at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Omaha.

Abstracts: For a successful conference, individuals and firms are invited to make presentations in the following areas:

  • Sediment Investigation
  • Environmental Dredging
  • Navigational Dredging
  • Coast/Shoreline protection and restoration
  • Sediment management and re-use
  • Surveying
  • Other topics may be considered

Please send abstracts to Aaron Wright at awright@infralt.com.

The general schedule will be:

  • Wednesday March 8: Ice Breaker Reception at hotel at 6:00 PM
  • Thursday March 9: Presentations in morning, lunch & tour in the afternoon
  • Friday March 10: Presentations in morning. Conference ends at noon

Embassy Suites is located downtown in the heart of Omaha's Old Market District and offers a host of restaurants and attractions that are within walking distance. The hotel is approximately 4 miles from Eppley Airfield (OMA), making it easily accessible by car, taxi or Uber.

Sponsorships for the 2017 Midwest Meeting are $600 and include the following benefits:

  • One (1) registration for the meeting
  • Your company logo on this webpage, all meeting literature and signage at the meeting.
  • Opportunity to distribute literature or other items at our registration desk (note this benefit is now available only to meeting sponsors).

Early Sponsor Discount- if you make your sponsorship commitment before December 31, the fee is only $500.


If you and your firm are interested in sponsoring the meeting, click HERE to sponsor online or contact Steve Garbaciak at Steve.Garbaciak@foth.com.

Hotel Reservations:
To reserve a room at the WEDA group rate, click here. The hotel reservation deadline is February 8th.

Conference Registration:  $150 WEDA Members  |  $200 non-members
Registration will be open in January on this webpage.

See you in Omaha!

Greg Smith
J.F. Brennan Company


Previous Midwest Chapter Meeting

Thank you for attending another successful Midwest Chapter Meeting in Davenport, IA. With over 106 participants it was our largest meeting yet, thanks in no small part to the great participation from our Corps of Engineers colleagues. We are looking forward to bigger and better things in 2017. To view the presentations from the conference, click on the link below or access here.


Midwest Chapter Presentations Download Library