Enjoy a gallery of highlights from ASCE’s 143rd Annual Civil Engineering Conference, held Oct. 9 to 12 in Charlotte, NC.
The 2013 conference featured many new and unique events. Ali Velshi, financial journalist and author of How to Speak Money, shared his insights as opening keynote speaker. The hot topic of hydraulic fracturing for energy extraction was debated at the Industry Leaders Forum, and a Distinguished Lecture Series debuted with Peggy Layne, P.E., author of Women in Engineering: Pioneers and Trailblazers. ASCE inducted the 2013 class of Distinguished Members at the Celebration of Leaders Luncheon, and 2014 President Randy Over, P.E., F.ASCE, took office during the Society’s Annual Business Meeting The conference closed with humor from social and political satirist Jimmy Tingle, and many stayed for a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.