November 30, 2022

Engaging plenaries, technical sessions, local tours, networking events, and the Hall of Inspiration* will INSPIRE you.

Climate change, aging infrastructure, and population growth place new pressures on the infrastructure systems that support our communities and ecosystem services we rely upon. Temperatures increases, changes in extreme weather, sea level rise, energy consumption, water scarcity, and resource consumption call for civil engineers to create more resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems

The American Society of Civil Engineers invites all stakeholders to share their research, case studies, ideas, and best practices to plan, design, and deliver more resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems allowing our communities to adapt. We look forward to hearing from infrastructure owners, academia, practitioners, federal, state, and local agencies at the inaugural ASCE INSPIRE conference in 2023.

The conference committee invites proposals for podium presentations, sessions, panel discussions, and posters. Suggested themes are presented below.

  • Climate-readiness
  • Energy Efficiency & Power Production
  • Emerging Technologies for Resilient & Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Digitalization
  • Infrastructure Financing, Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation
  • Materials
  • Measuring & Maintaining Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure
  • Nature-based Design
  • Public Policies & Government Action
  • Resilient Infrastructure Systems
  • Social Justice, Ethics, Equity & Health
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Future through Global Engagement
  • Other discipline-specific themes related to interdisciplinary sustainability, resilient, climate, or energy-focused topics within transportation, water, geotechnical, construction, structural, utilities, as well as interdependent infrastructure are welcomed.

Papers are optional for all proposal types and will be eligible for inclusion within the ASCE INSPIRE 2023 Conference proceedings.

Topic submission deadline: January 13, 2023

Other Key Dates

  • May 5, 2023 – Final Draft Papers Due
  • July 10, 2023 – Speaker Registration Deadline
  • November 16-18, 2023 – ASCE INSPIRE 2023 at Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA