On March 23rd the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) California Region (Region 9) and the San Francisco Section will be co-hosting the 12th annual California Infrastructure Symposium and Awards Dinner in At the War Memorial Center in San Francisco. The Symposium will be an all-day event attended by engineers, educators, elected officials, professionals and the general public. It will highlight the importance of infrastructure investments in California with separate parallel panels of speakers on topics covering water and transportation infrastructure issues, challenges, opportunities, funding and projects. The Awards Dinner is held later that same evening, and recognizes the outstanding achievements of civil engineers and the exceptional projects that have been constructed across California. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule of Events

Location: San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102.


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Infrastructure Symposium

7:15 am to 4:30 pm

Evening Cocktail Reception

4:30 pm to 6:15 pm

Region 9 Awards Dinner

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

7:15 am

Registration and continental breakfast

8:00 am

ASCE Welcome / Call to Order

8:05 am

Sponsor Acknowledgement / Symposium Overview

8:15 am

Keynote Speakers

8:45 am

Break

9:00 am

Water Track 1 – Water Infrastructure Resilience

9:00 am

Transportation Track 1 – Hot Topics in Roadways, Pathways and Ports

10:15 am

Break

10:30 am

Water Track 2 – Sustainability/Envision

10:30 am

Transportation Track 2 – Station Area Development and Technology

11:45 am

Lunch and Keynote Speakers

12:45 pm

Break

1:00 pm

Water Track 3 – Dam Safety

1:00 pm

Transportation Track 3 – Implementation of SB1

2:15 pm

Break

2:30 pm

Water Track 4 – Innovative Approaches for Sustainable Water Supply Infrastructure in the 22nd Century

2:30 pm

Transportation Track 4 – Rail/Mass Transit

4:00 pm

Keynote Speaker

4:30 pm

Evening Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm

Region 9 Individual & Project Awards Dinner

Additional Speakers

WATER TRACK SPEAKERS



Water Infrastructure Resilience

9:00-10:15 AM

Water More or Less

Rita Sudman and Stephanie Taylor

Senior Advisor - Water Education Foundation; Taylor Studio
Water Education Foundation

Smart Infrastructure

Professor Kenichi Soga

Chancellor’s Professor, Geosystems
UC Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sustainability/Envision

10:30-11:45 AM

SWRCB Policy

Steve Moore

Chair, SWRCB
SWRCB

California Water Plan - System of profiling Sustainability of Projects

Kamyar Guivetchi

Acting Deputy Director
DWR

ISI - Envision Update, New Developments in Envision

Anthony Kane

Chair
ISI

Lunch Keynote - for general session

11:45-12:45

TBA 1-2:15

1:00-2:15 PM

Oroville Dam - Spillway Emergency, Response and Remediation

Erik Malvick

Division of Safety of Dams
DWR

TBA 2:30-3:35

2:30-3:35 PM

Reconfirming with Sonoma County Water

Grant Davis

General Manager
Sonoma County Water Agency

Prop 1 Grant Funding for Surface Storage

Joseph Yun

Executive Director
California Water Commission

JPL Airborne Snow Observatory - LIDAR spectrometer snow surveys

Thomas Painter

Research Professor, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology
NASA JPL

TRANSPORTATION TRACK SPEAKERS



Hot Topics in Roadways, Pathways, and Ports

9:00 - 10:15 AM
Moderator: TBD

Contra Costa Transportation Authority's Active Transportation Plan

Randall Iwasaki

Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

The Latest in Development on Treasurer Island

Bob Beck

Director, Treasure Island Development Authority

The Latest Developments at the Port of San Francisco

Elaine Forbes

Executive Director, Port of San Francisco

Roundabouts: An Innovation for Congestion Management

Kamesh Vedula, H. Ross Ainsworth

Project Manager, CEO, Omni-Means (A GHD Company)

Station Area Development/Technology

10:30 - 11:45 AM
Moderator: TBD

The "Grand Central Station of the West"

Mark Zabaneh

Executive Director, Transbay Joint Powers Authority

Station Area Development, Economic Stimulation, and Technology

Egon Terplan

Regional Planning Director, San Francisco Planning and Urban Renewal (SPUR)

Bringing BART to the Silicon Valley

Carolyn Gonot

Chief Enginering & Program Delivery Officer, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

Development Around Diridon Station

Ahmad Qayoum

Regional Rail Division Manager, City of San Jose

Implementation of SB1

1:00 - 2:15 PM
Moderator: TBD

SB1 and the State of California

Hon. Senator Jim Beall

Chair, Senate Transportation Committee; SB1 Author

SB1 and Caltrans District 4

Bijan Sartipi

Director, Caltrans District 4

SB1 and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Steve Heminger

Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

SB1 and the City of San Francisco

Ed Reiskin

Director of Transportation, San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Agency

Rail/Mass Transit

2:30 - 3:45 PM
Moderator: TBD

Bringing High Speed Rail and Caltrain to San Francisco

Ben Tripousis

Northern Regional Director, California High Speed Rail Authority

Caltrain Electrification Project

Jim Hartnett

Executive Director, Caltrain

The Vision for BART

Grace Crunican

Executive Director, BART

Connecting Sonoma County and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal via SMART

Bill Gamlen

Senior Railway Engineer, SonomaMarin Area Regional Transit (SMART)

Symposium Sponsorship Levels

$1,000 — EMERALD SPONSORS

  • 2 Registrations for the Symposium
  • Recognized as Sponsor on the caisregion9.org website, registration packets, event programs, event signage, and announcements


$2,000 — SAPPHIRE SPONSORS

  • 1/4 page ad in event program
  • 2 registrations to the Symposium
  • Noted as Sponsor for 1 student (prefer they sit at your table for lunch or dinner)
  • Recognized as Sponsor on the caisregion9.org website, registration packets, event programs, event signage, and announcements

$5,000— RUBY SPONSORS (5)

  • Moderator for Morning/Afternoon Water Track, Morning/Afternoon Transportation Track or Reception Host
  • 1/2 page ad in event program
  • 4 Registrations to the Symposium
  • Noted as Sponsor for 2 students (prefer they sit at your table for lunch or dinner)
  • Recognized as Track Moderator or Reception Host on the caisregion9.org website, registration packets, event programs, event signage, and announcements.

$10,000— DIAMOND (PRESENTING) SPONSOR (1)

  • Moderator for the general program, including morning and lunch keynote sessions
  • 5–10 minute presentation for your company during lunch
  • Full page ad in event program
  • 8 registrations to the Symposium
  • Noted as Sponsor for 4 students (prefer they sit at your table for lunch or dinner)
  • Recognized as Presenting Sponsor on the caisregion9.org website, registration packets, event programs, event signage, and announcements

Dinner Sponsorship Levels

$1,000 — PLATINUM SPONSORS

  • Recognition at awards event via signage throughout venue
  • One-quarter (1/4) page advertisement in the Awards Program booklet
  • Recognition during awards event, in awards marketing materials and promotional emails
  • Name/Logo on ASCE Event web page
  • Two (2) Tickets (VIP Table) to awards Event
  • Featured recognition in the four ASCE Section Newsletters in March, April and May, 2018 issues

$500 — GOLD SPONSORS

  • Recognition at awards event via signage throughout venue
  • One-eighth (1/8) page advertisement in the Awards Program booklet
  • Recognition during awards event, in awards marketing materials and promotional emails
  • Name/Logo on ASCE Event web page
  • One (1) Ticket (VIP Table) to Awards Event
  • Prominent recognition in the four ASCE Section Newsletters in March, April and May, 2018 issues

$250— SILVER SPONSORS

  • Name/Logo in the Awards Program booklet
  • Name/Logo in awards marketing materials and promotional emails
  • Name/Logo on ASCE Event web page
  • Noted as Sponsor for 2 students (prefer they sit at your table for lunch or dinner)
  • Recognition in the four ASCE Section Newsletters in March, April and May, 2018 issues



Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Golden Gate

1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Zipcode: 94109 | (415) 441-4000

Click here to make your reservations American Society of Civil Engineers

The attendees will have to input the arrival and departure dates. If you or your attendees wish to extend your stay outside of these dates, you will need to book a separate reservation on the Web site or contact us directly at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway (+1) (866) 272-7098. Please advise your guests to make reservations as soon as possible. The rate will be valid as long as we have rooms available, up to and including 22-February 2018.




Parking Information


FROM THE SOUTH BAY OR PENINSULA

  1. Take 101 North and exit 9th Street
  2. Turn left on 9th Street
  3. At Market Street bear right onto Larkin Street
  4. Turn left on McAllister Street
  5. Turn left on Van Ness Avenue

FROM THE EAST BAY

  1. Take I-80 West and cross the Bay Bridge
  2. Take the 9th Street/Civic Center exit and stay right
  3. Turn left on Harrison Street
  4. Turn right on 9th Street
  5. At Market Street bear right onto Larkin Street
  6. Turn left on McAllister Street
  7. Turn left on Van Ness Avenue

FROM THE NORTH BAY

  1. Drive South on Highway 101 and cross the Golden Gate Bridge
  2. Follow signs to Downtown via Lombard Street
  3. Turn right on Van Ness Avenue
  4. Continue to Grove Street

PARKING

Performing Arts Garage

360 Grove Street (at Gough) | 415.252.8238

Civic Center Plaza Garage

355 McAllister Street (at Polk) | 415.863.1537

Additional Parking locations are depicted on map

511.ORG

Phone: 511 | TDD: 711

Public transit information and trip planning for the entire Bay Area can be found online at 511.org or by dialing 511 from any of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.

AC TRANSIT

510.891.4700 | TDD: 800.448.9790

From the East Bay, take AC Transit to the Transbay Terminal at Main and Beale Streets, then walk two blocks north to Market Street and take any outbound Muni underground line to Van Ness Station, then walk three blocks north to Grove Street.

BART

415.989.2278 | TDD: 510.839.2220

BART lines stop at Civic Center station at Market and 8th Streets. Exit Civic Center station and walk three blocks west down Grove Street. BART typically runs until midnight daily.

CALTRAIN

510.817.1717 | TTY: 650.508.6448

From the South Bay, take Caltrain to the San Francisco station at 4th and King Streets, then transfer to Muni and take the T line through downtown to Van Ness Station, then walk three blocks north to Grove Street.

GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT

415.455.2000 | TDD: 711

From the North Bay, take Lines 10, 70, 80, 92, 93 or 101 to Van Ness Avenue and Turk Street, then walk three blocks south to Grove Street. Check schedules in advance.

MUNI

415.701.2311 | TDD: 415.701.2323

In San Francisco, Muni Bus Lines 5, 6, 9, 21, 47, 49 and 71 stop within three blocks of the War Memorial Opera House. All Muni underground lines and the F streetcar stop at Van Ness and Market. Muni typically runs until midnight daily.

SAMTRANS

510.817.1717 | TDD: 605.508.6448

From the South Bay, take SamTrans to a Muni, BART or Caltrain connection, then follow the appropriate directions.