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  • Department Heads Conference

    May 30–31, 2019
    Dallas, TX

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    Hosted by the ASCE Department Heads Coordinating Council (DHCC)
    DHCC Chair, Jerome Hajjar, Northeastern University

    Who should attend?

    • Department Chairs/Heads of civil, architectural, and construction engineering programs
    • Department Chairs/Heads of civil technology, architectural technology, and construction  technology engineering programs

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    Conference Venue

    Southern Methodist University
    Umphrey Lee Center
    3300 Dyer Street
    Dallas, TX 75205

    The conference will be in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom on the 3rd floor.

    Parking and Directions

    Moody Parking Center is on the corner of SMU Blvd. and Airline Rd. 
    Binkley Parking Center is at the corner of Binkley Ave. and Airline Rd. The visitor entrance is on Binkley Ave.


    The Lumen

    Book directly via e-mail to or call direct at (214) 219-2400 and ask for the rate by phone.

    • Ask for ASCE Education Summit Room Block: $199/night, no breakfast
    • 5 minute walk to venue at Umphrey Lee Center
    • No Shuttle bus available
    • Reservation Cutoff: April 27, 2019

    Highland Dallas Hotel

    Call direct at (214) 520-7969

    • Ask for SMU ASCE Room Block: $149/night, no breakfast)
    • 20 minute walk to venue at Umphrey Lee Center
    • Shuttle bus will be available
    • Reservation Cutoff: May 7, 2019

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    Single dorm rooms at SMU

    Cockrell-McIntosh Residential Commons
    5904 Bishop Boulevard
    Dallas, TX 75205

    Mon 5/27 to Fri 5/31 – $345 total ($86.25/night, includes breakfast)
    Mon 5/27 to Thurs 5/30 – $277 total ($92.33/night, includes breakfast)
    Tues 5/28 to Fri 5/31 – $277 total ($92.33/night, includes breakfast)
    Tues 5/28 to Thurs 5/30 –$210 total ($105/night, includes breakfast)

    • 7 minute walk to venue at Umphrey Lee Center
    • No shuttle bus available.
    • Reservation Cutoff: May 2, 2019

    Check-in: May 27, 2019

    Lobby of the Cockrell McIntosh Residential Commons
    3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Anyone arriving outside of this 2-hour window can check-in at the Virginia Snider Area desk, which is normally open 8:00 – 8:00 p.m. There is an on-call number in case of late night lockouts or late arrivals, which is posted on the exterior door leading into the Area Desk.  More information on dorm rooms.

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