Younger Member Leadership Symposia
Aug 9-25, 2019
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA, USA 20191
2019 Younger Member Leadership Symposia
By Younger Members, for Younger Members
These YMLS events made possible by your contributions to the
on Giving Tuesday, which included a generous matching gift from 1852 Society and Founder Club member, Robert P. Wadell, P.E., MSCE, F.ASCE.
The Younger Member Leadership Symposium (YMLS) is a three-day experiential leadership workshop open to all ASCE Younger Members, aged 35 and under. The YMLS is hosted by the ASCE
Committee on Younger Members
and focuses on early-career professional skills development to help ASCE Younger Members succeed and lead in the workplace. Tours and special events during the weekend offer additional networking with peers from around the country.
Younger Members will:
- Isolate key leadership traits that contribute to successful project management
- Increase their emotional intelligence
- Share best practices and lessons learned
- Practice self-reflection
- Discover their personal management style
- Debunk common leadership myths
- Explore different types of communication styles
- Tackle public speaking
- Network with other ASCE Younger Members from around the globe
- Be mentored by ASCE Fellows and/or Distinguished Members
- Discuss ways to implement what they have learned locally
View 2019 Draft Agenda
The Committee on Younger Members is offering two Sessions this year.
Early Bird: $50
First-time attendees who live more than 50 miles away from the event will receive 1 per diem ($135) after the event.
Westin Reston Heights
11750 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20191
Use the hotel group rate links above to book your hotel room.
Pre-Conference Technical Tour (Optional)
Typically, the Committee on Younger Members (CYM) offers an optional free pre-conference tour. More details will follow after you complete registration.
View 2019 Pre-Conference Draft Agenda
"Attending the 2018 ASCE YMLS Conference was a one of a kind experience. We had the opportunity to meet and form relationships with fellow engineers and future ASCE leaders from throughout the Country while learning tips and tools for advancing our leadership skills and more thoroughly defining our professional and personal goals."
"My experience at YMLS was definitely unforgettable. I met so many like-minded engineers on such different, yet inspiring career, personal, and professional paths that have influenced and excited me about my future in ASCE and as a civil engineer!"
"YMLS is a bridge which connects young civil engineers with common enthusiasm and areas of interests and provides an opportunity for sharing their ideas, knowledge, and expertise with each other."
Contact ASCE Younger Member Programs