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Impact of Coronavirus on Scheduled ASCE Programs

  • Updated: March 27, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. EDT

    In response to the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), ASCE is committed to reducing the risk of adverse health impacts to the thousands of ASCE members, guests and staff that participate in numerous ASCE committee meetings, conferences and events. In addition to urging that business be conducted via teleconference or videoconference whenever possible, we have reviewed and updated our event policies and procedures. The following information will be updated as events warrant—always with the health and safety of our event attendees, exhibitors and staff as our top priority.

  • Event Status

    ASCE is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation both internationally and domestically with guidance from federal, state and local governments and health officials, including the CDC and WHO, in determining whether to cancel or postpone scheduled events.

    All in-person ASCE events* scheduled before April 30, 2020 are cancelled or postponed. Details below.

    Affected Events
    Event Schedule Date Status
    Jack E. Leisch Fellowship 2020–2021 Cancelled
    ASCE Week Orlando March 22–27, 2020 Cancelled
    T&DI Student Competition: Around the World in XX Days Using YY Ways March 27, 2020 Postponed
    Younger Member Leadership Symposia Alumni Summit March 27–29, 2020 Cancelled
    All ASCE Student Conferences and Society-Wide Final Competitions Multiple Dates in April 2020 Cancelled
    AEI FORUM  April 1–3, 2020 Cancelled
    EMI International Conference April 5–8, 2020 Cancelled
    SEI Structures Congress April 5–8, 2020 Cancelled
    Earth & Space Conference April 20–23, 2020 Cancelled
    All In-Person Committee Meetings Through April 30, 2020 Cancelled**
    ASCE OTC Hall of Fame Gala May 5, 2020 Postponed
    EMI/PMC Conference May 26–29, 2020 Cancelled
    National CE Department Heads Conference June 8–10, 2020 Postponed
    National Concrete Canoe Competition June 13–15, 2020 Cancelled

    *This information applies to events managed by ASCE and its Institutes. For events managed by partner organizations or ASCE sections, branches or local chapters, please consult the event website or organizer for updates.

    **Meetings may be held virtually. Please check with staff contact.

    Stay Informed and Be Prepared

    It is our goal to provide a healthy and safe environment for our members, guests, exhibitors, vendors and staff. While there is currently no vaccine for coronavirus, the CDC recommends adopting everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses, including flu and coronavirus:

    The following resources may be useful to help you remain informed:

    On-Site Precautions

    We are in communication with our event partners, including the hotels, associated venues and vendors, to ensure that the health and safety of all attendees is the highest priority at our events.

    Our event hotels and other venues, including the ASCE offices in Reston and Washington, D.C., are implementing recommended protocols from health officials to ensure the health and safety of our exhibitors and attendees. These protocols include enhanced cleaning and disinfecting practices, operating with a heightened sense of awareness and taking relevant health and safety measures.

    We encourage you to check the website of the venue for specific information related to a hotel or meeting site.

    Refunds Due to Cancellations or Travel Restrictions

    We understand that members, sponsors or vendors may be unable to attend events due to governmental travel restrictions related to coronavirus, or due to precautionary travel restrictions implemented by their employers.

    In the event ASCE must cancel an event, full refunds will be issued within 30 days of the event.

    Attendees who are unable to attend should refer to the cancellation policy posted on the conference/event webpage.

    Questions Related to Coronavirus-Related Concerns

    We recognize that this is a serious and evolving situation and we will review and update our policy and procedures on an ongoing basis. Those with additional inquiries and concerns related to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon our events may email ASCE customer service at registrations@asce.org.