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AEG 2023 Annual Meeting PPT

Video on reasons to attend AEG's 66th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Mentor Program

The Student and Young Professional Support Committee (SYPSC) has developed an Annual Meeting mentor program to pair professionals that plan to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting with interested student attendees.  We hope mentors can provide advice and support both before and during the Annual Meeting to make the meeting more relaxing, enjoyable, and beneficial for students.  Students interested in being paired with a mentor will identify themselves when they register for the meeting, and will be provided with the contact information of a professional who has volunteered to be a mentor.  The student can then contact the professional with questions ranging from "What should I wear?" to "Could we meet during the Ice Breaker?"  If you plan to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting and are interested in serving as a mentor to a student attendee(s), please provide your contact information and the number of students you are willing to mentor in an email to Morley Beckman, SYPSC Co-chair, at


Special Sessions

Student/Professional Networking Reception - Sponsored by Schnabel Engineering

Be sure to attend the Student/Professional Networking Reception on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 5:15-6:30pm. This fun and relaxed event is the perfect place for you to make new friends and meet future employers/employees!  You don't want to miss it! Be sure to sign up on your registration form.

Icebreaker Welcome - Sponsored by Pali Consulting

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:30–8:30pm – Exhibit Hall

Join us in the Exhibit Hall to meet the Exhibitors and socialize with your fellow attendees. We will have light appetizers and a cash bar (one drink ticket included for full, guest, and student registrations).

Young @Heart        Student/Young Professional Networking Event - Sponsored by Aspect Consulting, AEG Oregon Chapter, AEG Foundation, Weyerhaeuser Company, University of Pennsylvania, Rick Kolb, and Morley Beckman

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 8:00pm-10:00pm​

Portland State University Geology Department (Cramer Hall)

This social event is a great way to start your week in Portland. Make or Mingle with your friends in environmental and engineering geology while you enjoy free appetizers and drinks. Just a half mile walk from the hotel, we will also be providing a shuttle for those that do not wish to walk. This event is an excellent opportunity to build connections with peers, mentors, senior fellows, and potential employers. We encourage students and young professionals to join the event and welcome experienced professionals who are “young at heart!” (Included with full and student registrations).

Exhibitor–Hosted Luncheon - Sponsored by Exponent

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 - 12:00–1:30pm – Exhibit Hall

The Exhibitor-Hosted Luncheon is a great way to connect with colleagues, gather information about innovations in the industry, and relax with friends old and new over a delicious meal. FREE for all full, Wednesday one-day, and student registrations

"Share your Voice" Inclusion Luncheon (formally the Women in AEG/AWG Luncheon) - Sponsored by Susan Steele Weir

Thursday, September 21, 2023 – 12:00pm-1:30pm

Join us for the thought shower/brainstorm/engaging, fun, and filling Inclusion Luncheon! AEG wants to hear your voice on how we can be more inclusive for all and how that can support you in your work environment. Bring your smartphone/device if you have one, but we’ll find one for you if you don’t. This will be interactive—using Jamboard to capture ideas and spark conservation in real time. If you want to participate, but finances are a barrier, let us know, scholarships are available. See you there!

Poster Reception and Happy Hour - Sponsored by EMSL Analytical
Thursday, September 21, 2023

All poster presenters will be at their posters during the poster reception. One drink ticket will be included for all full and student registrations.       

Annual Banquet - Sponsored by PLI Systems

Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 7:00-10:00pm

$125/person - Tickets still available 

This session will honor AEG’s prestigious award recipients. 

Awards given this year:                                                               

Karl and Ruth Terzaghi Mentor Award Established in 2008, it recognizes outstanding individuals for their achievements as mentors throughout their career. The recipient should be an individual who has made lifelong efforts in providing professional, ethical, and technical mentoring for environmental and engineering geologists.

Floyd T. Johnston - This award is presented to a member for outstanding active and faithful service to AEG over a minimum period of nine years to coincide with Floyd T. Johnston’s tenure as Executive Director. 

Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer - A joint committee of AEG and the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America selects the Jahns Lecturer, who presents an annual series of lectures at academic institutions in order to increase awareness of students about careers in Engineering Geology. 

Schuster Medal - A joint award from AEG and the Canadian Geotechnical Society that recognizes excellence in geohazards research in North America (NA). Nominees must be residents of NA and meet at least two of the following criteria: professional excellence in geohazards, research with relevance to NA, significant contribution to public education regarding geohazards, international
recognition for a professional career in geo-hazards, influential geohazards research or development of methods or techniques, or teacher of geohazards students. 

Honorary Member - AEG confers an honor of such high esteem that the distinction is recognized as a membership class: Hon- orary Member. This recognition is given to those whose careers have exemplified the ideals of AEG.                                       

AEG Corporate Business Meeting and Closing Session - Sponsored By DiGioia Gray

Friday, Sept. 22 – 3:00–5:00pm 


This session will highlight AEG’s 2023 accomplishments and upcoming goals and projects for 2024. We will also be introducing our new Executive Council and honoring AEG Awardees for 2023.

Interactive Conference App 

(compatible with all mobile devices and your computer)! 

The AEG 66th Annual Meeting has gone mobile:

  • We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your Annual Meeting experience. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule, browse exhibitors, maps and general meeting info, and connect with other meeting attendees.

  • In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, AEG will not be printing daily schedules at the Annual Meeting this year. All changes to the Program will be reflected on Technical Session signage and in the Guidebook mobile app.

  • The app is compatible with iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Android devices. 

Directions to the Marriott Portland Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, Oregon 97201 USA
Main Phone: +1 503-226-7600

Airport Information

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Airport Phone: +1 877-739-4636

Hotel direction: 9 miles SW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD (one way)

Visit PDX airport website


Driving directions

Follow Airport Way East and merge onto Interstate 205 South/Veterans Memorial Highway toward Interstate 84/Portland/Salem. Continue to exit 31B and merge onto Interstate 84 West/US-30 West. Take the Interstate 5 South exit on the left toward Beaverton/Salem/City Center and proceed to the City Center exit. Keep right and take the ramp for Morrison Street/City Center. Make a slight right onto Morrison Bridge then take the ramp for Naito Parkway/Interstate 5 South/Salem. Keep right and take the Front Avenue ramp toward Interstate 5 South/Salem. The hotel will be 1/2 mile on the right.



Electric car charging stations: 4, For a fee

Valet parking, fee: 46 USD daily

Oversized vehicles USD 75 daily-cannot park duallys, extended vehicles, vehicles with roof containers-max height 7 feet


Other Transportation

Car Rentals


330 Southwest Pine Street

Portland, OR 97201

Phone: +1 503-249-5727

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

445 SW Pine Street

Portland, OR 97204

Phone: +1 503-275-5359


Bus Station

Union Station (Greyhound Bus)

1.4 miles S from hotel

Subway Station

MAX Light Rail - Morrison

0.5 miles S from hotel


Train Station

Amtrak Union Station

1.5 miles N from hotel

Climate/What to Wear

In September, days tend to be mild and partly sunny as the weather starts to cool, rain becomes more common and the leaves turn. Pack layers and a rain jacket. Old-school Portlanders tend to shun umbrellas, but they can come in handy to shield glasses and hair. For more information visit,

The Meeting attire is business casual. The only event that is more formal is the Annual Banquet where formal or semi-formal attire is suggested but not mandatory.

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