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Younger Member Leadership Symposium Alumni Summit

Mar 27-29, 2020

AECOM - Oasis Conference Room

9400 Amberglen Blvd # E
Austin, Texas, USA 78729

After actively monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 YMLS Alumni Summit. We will refund registration fees paid for the Summit and would encourage you to work with the airlines and the hotel to let them know you have cancelled your travel plans. If you have incurred cancellation fees associated with travelling to Austin, TX, for this event, please reach out to us at

We appreciate your understanding in this difficult decision.

Younger Member Leadership Symposium Alumni Summit

Please note: This event is only open to ASCE Younger Members who have previously attended a Younger Member Leadership Symposium.

These YMLS events made possible by your contributions to the ASCE Foundation 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) Alumni Summit is a two-day advanced leadership and soft-skill training workshop open to all ASCE Younger Members, who have attended at least (1) YMLS Session. The Alumni Summit is hosted by the ASCE Committee on Younger Members.  Tours and special events during the weekend offer additional networking opportunities with peers from around the country.

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*Attendees can receive a per diem for 1-night at $135, as well as travel reimbursement up to $350.

Featured Speaker

Brent Darnell Brent Darnell is the pioneer in bringing emotional intelligence to the construction industry. He began teaching it in 1999 before the AEC industry knew they needed it. In 2012 he was awarded Engineering News Record's top 25 newsmaker's award for his record-breaking program that transforms Alpha males into service focused leaders. In 2017, he also won the volunteer of the year award for AGC Georgia for his work in training and development. 

Brent is a third generation construction guy. He grew up walking projects like the Plaza Tower in New Orleans with his Dad. He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Georgia Tech in 1981 and spent 18 years managing projects such as the Brooke Army Medical Center and housing for athletes in the Olympic Village in Atlanta.


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