The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) PORTS ’13 Conference Conference, titled “Ports: Success through Diversification,” will be held in Seattle, Washington, from 25 through 28 August at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
The conference is held every three years and is the premier event for the marine and waterfront industry. Conference presentations highlight the latest developments and technical research in port- and harbor-related concerns, while focusing on a broad spectrum of items of interest to an international audience of waterway, port, harbor, and marine professionals. Presentation and technical paper topics include planning, financing, permitting, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and securing port and maritime facilities. Short courses are offered on topics, such as vessel berthing and mooring, to marina design and port sustainability. The conference includes networking with top professionals in the industry, with exhibits showcasing innovations in design, technology, and equipment. Students and young professionals are encouraged to participate in a special reception to help familiarize them with the conference, as well as promote learning and networking opportunities.