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Education Summit

  • May 28–30, 2019

    Dallas, Texas

    Technological and educational changes are occurring at ever-increasing rates, promoting more entrepreneurial thinking and the importance of experiential and lifelong learning. Now is the time to reflect on where we have been, where we are, and what will be needed in the future for civil engineering education. How can we prepare future civil engineers to anticipate and adapt to societal needs in 2045? 2060? 2070?

    Discussion topics include:

    • Incorporating entrepreneurial thinking
    • Experiential and lifelong learning
    • Multi-disciplinary approaches to challenges

    Download Agenda (PDF)

    Hosted by Southern Methodist University
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Caruth Institute for Engineering Education

    Who should attend?

    • civil engineering educators
    • civil engineering practitioners
    • anyone with an interest in civil engineering
    • education and innovation

    Register Today

    Conference Address

    Umphrey Lee Center
    3300 Dyer Street
    Dallas, TX 75205
    The conference will be in the Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom on the third 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

    Reserve Online

    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.

    Reserve Online

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    The Annual National Civil Engineering Department Heads Conference will begin on May 30, 2019 and end on May 31, 2019.