Structures Congress 2017

Denver, Colorado  | April 6–8


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    8:15 – 9:15 a.m. 

    Opening Plenary Keynote Address:

    Dream Big: Sharing the Wonder of Engineering to Inspire the Next Generation

    Greg MacGillivray, Academy-Award-nominated director

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    Awe-inspiring structures and the engineers who bring them to life set the stage for Dream Big, the ASCE-sponsored IMAX® film. Join Academy-Award-nominated director Greg MacGillivray as he shares some of the most fascinating behind-the-scenes moments from filming — including Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing with ASCE Fellow Steve Burrows. Greg will discuss the powerful role of the immersive IMAX® experience in shaping young minds, and make the case for why it’s so important for engineers to engage with audiences in informal education spaces like museums and science centers.


    11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Plenary Luncheon and Awards Keynote Speaker:

    Leadership Is a Personal Journey

    Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, P.E. , 44th Mayor of Denver 

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    Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, P.E., will explore how the responsibility to lead and create a brave new world begins with each one of us. He will describe how true leadership is a personal journey that grows from our own experiences and propels us forward with the determination to accomplish great things. He will reflect on his own experiences and what he has observed from great leaders. Be inspired! You will walk away with a brave, new outlook for your own journey to leadership.
    Book signing following lunch, Boxing for Cuba: An Immigrant’s Story.

    Register early as the luncheon often sells out. Ticket required. Included in Full and Friday Registration Packages. Additional ticket fee: $95. 


    11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

    Closing Plenary Luncheon Speaker:

    A Career of Disruptive Innovation

    Charlie Thornton, World-renowned keynote speaker 

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    Enjoy lunch with your colleagues and end this conference with world-renowned keynote speaker Charlie Thornton. Also hear SEI President Andrew Herrmann, P.E., SECB, F.SEI, Pres.12.ASCE, on our progress to realize the Vision for the Future of Structural Engineering and congratulate the 2017 SEI Fellows.

    Ticket required. Included in Full, Student, and Saturday Registration Packages. Additional ticket fee: $95.

  • CSI Reception

    Denver Art Museum
    Friday, April 7 
    6:30 - 11:00 pm

    Celebrating the Future of SE

    $30 per ticket
    Students ticket: $10  
    Tickets sold separately from the registration package
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Partnering Organizations



Bridges to Prosperity Structural Engineers Association Colorado Asce-Colorado-Section SEI-Colorado-Chapter