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American Society for Engineering EducationFEBRUARY 2008Volume 17 | Number 6 2008 Annual Conference PRISM HOMETABLE OF CONTENTSBACK ISSUES
2008 Annual Conference
A CITY OF “FIRSTS” - BY ROBIN TATU - Rising from industrial decay, Pittsburgh draws on a tradition of technological breakthroughs to reinvent itself as a green and livable city.
HERE WE GO, PITTSBURGH, HERE WE GO!
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
INDUSTRY DAY
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Main Plenary
Distinguished Lectures
Greet the Stars
2008 ASEE Picnic: A ’Burgh Block Party
Meet the Board Forum
ASEE Annual Awards Reception and Banquet
EXPOSITION HIGHLIGHTS
Exhibit Hours
“Focus on Exhibits” Events
Schedule
Emerging Trends in Engineering Education Poster Session
List of Exhibitors
EXHIBIT HALL FLOOR PLAN (PDF: 231KB)
ASEE SPONSORS
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
HOTEL RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION
HOTEL & CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORMS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS/CONFERENCE STAFF
FUTURE ANNUAL CONFERENCES
SPECIAL DOUBLE ISSUE: February 2008 PRISM


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REGISTER ONLINE: www.asee.org/annual2008  
HOTEL AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORMS  

» CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORMS

» HOTEL REGISTRATION FORMS

There are three ways to register for the annual conference:

  1. Online: Register Now »
    Please note: Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX) and purchase orders are the only acceptable forms of payment online. If a purchase order is used as payment, a copy must be faxed to the registrar’s attention, (202) 265-8504, with all the names of the registrants, once online registration is completed.

  2. Fax with credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX) information or purchase order (copy required) to the registrar’s attention, (202) 265-8504.
    Download PDF Registration Form »

  3. Mail check or credit card information to:
    ASEE 2008– Convention & Seminar Corporation
    P.O. Box 18056-C
    Ashburn, VA 20146
    Download PDF Registration Form »

Please note: All faxed registrations must be received by the deadline, and all mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than the close of registration.

Online Registration Rates Register Now »

Registration Type
Early
Until 3/12
Advanced
3/13–5/28
Member $352 $407
Nonmember $464 $528
Retiree Member $176 $204
Life Member $50 $50
*Student Member $0 $0
*Student Non-member $50 $50
Spouse/Guest $50 $70
Industry Day $200 $200
Child (ages 6-16) $30 $30
Child (ages 5 and under) Free Free

*Please see the Student Registration information below for qualification requirements for this rate.

Fax or Mail Registration Rates Download PDF Registration Form »

Registration Type Early
Until 3/12
Advanced
3/13-5/28
On-site
After 5/28
Member $387 $442 $475
Non-member $499 $563 $596
Retiree Member $211 $239 $272
Life Member $85 $85 $85
*Student Member $0 $0 $0
*Student Non-member $50 $50 $50
Spouse/Guest $85 $105 $125
Industry Day $235 $235 $235
Child (ages 6-16) $30 $30 $30
Child (ages 5 and under) Free Free Free

*Please see the Student Registration information below for qualification requirements for this rate.

Registration Conditions

All registration rates

All mailed registrations must be postmarked by the deadline date to be eligible for the applicable rate. Purchase order payments must be received by the close of registration or the registration will be cancelled.

Student rate

Students must present their current student ID at registration. Students are qualified for the bring-a-student program only if sponsored by a member or nonmember paying the full registration fee. The full participant must register a student under the Bring-A-Student Registration guidelines below. Only one student per full paid registrant is allowed.

Spouse/guest rate

Spouses/guests and children must be registered for the conference to participate in any conference event. The only exception is the ASEE picnic (tickets for non-registered individuals are $45). Another faculty member or peer is not considered a spouse/guest and must be registered as a full registrant.

Industry Day rate

The industry day rate is available only to members of industry who otherwise would not have attended the ASEE Annual Conference. ASEE members are not eligible.

BRING-A-STUDENT PROGRAM

Give a student at your university the chance to experience the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Each full conference registrant has the opportunity to bring one student to the conference at no additional charge. This complimentary student registration includes admission to the technical sessions and the exposition, allows students to register for all tours, including the conference bag/program/proceedings, and allows entry to the annual reception on Wednesday evening. To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a college or university;
  • Be registered on a full-conference registrant’s form;
  • Accompany the full-conference registrant to registration
    with his or her current student ID.

Note: Only one student may be registered as “Bring-a-Student” per full-conference registration.

Registration Questions

For questions about registration, please email the ASEE Registrar at l.watson@asee.org or call (202) 331-3533.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of registrations and all ticketed events must be received in writing before the close of registration. A $50 processing fee will apply to all registration cancellations. Refunds will not be made for no-shows or for requests received after the close of registration. No exceptions will be made.

Registration Hours

Registration Hours
Saturday, June 21 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 22 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 23
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 24
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25 8:00 a.m. - Noon

MEETING INFORMATION

All technical sessions, business meetings (except where otherwise listed), meal events, the exposition and workshops will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The Annual Awards Reception and Banquet will be held in the Westin Convention Center Hotel. The Annual Picnic will be held on the Rooftop Terrace at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Technical sessions and the Exposition are open to all full-paid member or nonmember conference registrants.

SPOUSE/GUEST HOSPITALITY SUITE

All registered spouses, guests and children are welcome to enjoy the spouse/guest Hospitality Suite:

Hours of Operation:
Sunday, June 22 Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 25 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Spouses, guests or children must be registered and wear their conference badge for admission.

TICKET SALES

To order tickets for workshops, meal functions and special events, please visit the ASEE registration http://asee.org/conferences/annual/2008/Registration.cfm. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that on-site ticket sales close the day before the event takes place. Be sure to register early, as space is limited. Tickets bought on-site will be assessed a $10 on-site charge.

* Guests may not attend the technical sessions. ** Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  


For most current registration information please visit:

http://asee.org/conferences/annual/2008/Registration.cfm

Important Housing Information: Housing Now Open!

Expovision is the official housing bureau for the ASEE Annual Conference. Click here to make reservations!

Please note that hotels will NOT take direct reservations for the Annual Conference. All hotel reservations must be made through the official housing bureau.

Official ASEE Annual Conference Headquarters Hotel

Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
(Connected to Convention Center via Skywalk)

Single Room Rate ~ $160.00
Double Room Rate ~ $170.00

Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

In the center of the business and cultural district, guests at The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh have easy access to a variety of local attractions. Complimentary transportation is available from the hotel Monday through Friday to the center of the business district, as well as the Heinz History Center, Andy Warhol Museum, PNC Park and Mellon Arena.

Connected by a skywalk to the new David L. Lawrence Convention Center, The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh is ideally situated for the business traveler. All meeting rooms have High Speed Internet Access and we offer a self-service Business Center so you can take care of any last-minute details. We also house Pittsburgh’s premier seafood restaurant, The Original Fish Market.

We will also offer discounted rates at the following hotels:

ASEE Hotels Address Distance from Convention Center Rates
Single/Double
Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh City Center One Bigelow Square,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
½ mile
$109/$124
Hampton Inn University Center Pittsburgh 3315 Hamlet Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
3 miles $134
Holiday Inn Select University Center 100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
3 miles
$144
Omni William Penn Hotel 530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
4 blocks
$140/$150
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center 112 Washington Place
P ittsburgh, PA 15219
½ mile
$125
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel 107 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
½ mile
$159
Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/Medical Center 3896 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
3 miles $134-Studio
$144-One Bedroom
Wyndham Hotel-University Place 3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
3 miles
$140

2008 ASEE ANNUAL CONFERENCE - JUNE 22-25 - PITTSBURGH, PA

For most current registration information please visit:
http://asee.org/conferences/annual/2008/Registration.cfm

For most current housing information please visit:
http://asee.org/conferences/annual/2008/Housing.cfm

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