Welcome to the land of Lewis and Clark and the historic Oregon Trail!

We are honored to invite you to Portland to attend the NW/SW JETS in November 2014. In the pioneering spirit of the Northwest, the symposium will be "Exploring New Horizons" of issues facing the engineering and construction industry in these changing yet exciting times. Planning for this Symposium is well underway to deliver relevant and current information through the following *six tracks:

~Fish Passage

~Riding the Technology Wave

~Water Resources

~Trends in Procurement Methodology

~Energy

In addition, the Symposium will host a “Meet the Chiefs” session, featuring officials from the USACE Districts and military branches within the Northwest and Southwest. These officials will present how each agency contracts with the architecture, engineering, and construction community, and what projects are on the horizon.

Located on Portland’s extensive light rail system, and just minutes from downtown, the Symposium offers attendees a glimpse of a thriving urban port town. The vibrant Willamette River waterfront, shopping, and dozens of excellent restaurants and cultural attractions are close by or accessible by public transportation. WE encourage you to come early or stay after the Symposium to enjoy all Portland has to offer (including no sales tax)!

And if that weren’t enough, the Symposium will feature a tour of the USACE Portland District’s major hydropower facility, the Bonneville Lock and Dam. The project’s first powerhouse, spillway and original navigation lock were completed in 1938 to improve navigation on Columbia River and provide hydropower to the Pacific Northwest. A second powerhouse was completed in 1981, and a larger navigation lock in 1993. Come see the mighty locks in action and witness the District’s efforts to promote fish passage and support future community growth.

We realize that an important factor for sponsors and exhibitors is visibility; therefore, our programming supports substantial time in the exhibit hall, with ample opportunity for contacting all public and private sector attendees. If you are interested in exhibiting or becoming a sponsor, please check out all of the options HERE.

Consistent with our mission, the Portland, San Francisco, and Sacramento Posts will designate Symposium proceeds toward mentoring and college education/scholarships. Our goals are to guide students towards careers in engineering and related professions and to promote a greater appreciation for military engineering and the Society.

We encourage you to contact Symposium Chair, Toni Leon, FSAME, by phone at 503.643.8710 or via email at same.pdx.enh2014@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Respectfully,

Vida G. Wright, PhD, PE, FSAME, Southwest Region Vice President

CDR Terry McCann, USNR (ret.), Northwest Region Vice President

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Attendee Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing and sent to 2014 NW SAME Symposium, Attn: Treasurer, PO Box 2317, Beaverton, OR 97075-2317. The registration fee, less a $75.00 processing fee, will be refunded if cancellation is received by August 31, 2014. No registration fees will be refunded after September 1, 2014.

*The technical tracks will also fulfill continuing education credits requirements for licensed professional engineers in Oregon, Washington, and California. Please check with other state licensing requirements for reciprocal approvals.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available. The Wine Tasting Event will be in the Exhibitor Hall. Some exhibitors will have the pleasure of having a tasting table next to their exhibit!

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