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Civil engineers have had the leading role and vital responsibilities in creating and maintaining the built environment for centuries. Creative minds have given life to communities by providing managed water resources and environment, developed transportation and energy systems, expanded ports for trade, and advanced structures and building systems. As our world expands through innovation, technology, and in population, civil engineers have a renewed call to action: Ensure that the built environment is safe, dynamically resilient, sustainable, future-ready, and adaptive to changing climate conditions.

Future-ready infrastructure involves nature-based design and technological advancements in materials, energy use, and system-to-system communication and adaptive planning and management capabilities that respond to the risks from increasingly interconnected infrastructure. Understanding and adapting to risks such as changes in the earth’s temperature, increasing frequency of natural hazards, and the impact of sea level rise drive the need for civil engineers to design and build equitable, smart, hazard-resilient, people-centric engineering projects. As the United Nations and governments across the globe are implementing requirements and regulations for public and private entities to disclose carbon impacts, civil engineers will be ready to respond, helping to mitigate carbon emissions, and respond to the demand for resilient infrastructure and community designs.

ASCE Inspire 2023 offers an opportunity to connect with, share knowledge, and learn from experts actively bringing the future to life. Plenary speakers, technical sessions, local tours of engineering projects, and the Hall of Inspiration* will have you nothing short of INSPIRED.

*Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available.

Letter from the Chair

ASCE INSPIRE 2023 Conference Committee

Members of the ASCE INSPIRE 2023 Planning Committee and cooperating technical committees. 

Bilal Ayyub, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE,  University of Maryland, College Park

Joel Farrier, P.E., M.ASCE, Burns & McDonnell
Mari Tye, Ph.D., C.Eng, M.ASCE, National Center for Atmospheric Research 
John van de Lindt, Ph.D., F.SEI, F.ASCE, Colorado State University

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Committee Co-Chairs
Tiffany Reed-Villarreal, P.E., M.ASCE, Infratex Engineering
Kathlie Jeng-Bulloch, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, D.WRE, M.ASCE City of Huntsville (TX)

Local Organizing Committee Chairs
Allison Reilly, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, University of Maryland
Alex Rosenheim, P.E., M.ASCE, ASCE National Capital Section

Younger Member Committee Chairs
Perrin Falkner, P.E., M.ASCE, Toole Design
Leon Yacoubian, E.I.T, Toole Design

International Committee Chairs
Michael Beer, Dr.Ing, M.ASCE, Leibnz University Hannover, Germany; University of Liverpool, UK; and Tongji University, China
Savina Carluccio, Aff.M.ASCE, International Coalition on Sustainable Infrastructure

Advisory Council Chair
Dan Walker, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, University of Maryland, College Park & EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (PBC), Hunt Valley, Maryland

Technical Program Committee
Kenichi Soga, F.ASCE, University of California- Berkeley (IRD)
Terri McAllister, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE, NIST (IRD)
Guirong (Grace) Yan, Ph.D., M.ASCE, (Guirong (Grace)) Missouri University of Science and Tech (CACC)
Jayantha (Obey) Obeysekera Ph.D., P.E., F.EWRI, M.ASCE, Florida International University (CACC)
Theresa Harrison, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, City of South Bend, IN (retired) (COS)
Michael Bloom, P.E., M.ASCE, 5Engineering (COS)
Radhi Majmudar, P.E., M.ASCE, Innovative Structural and Specialty Engineering PLLC (COS)
Chuck Hookham, P.E., M.ASCE, CMS Energy (Energy)
Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Carnegie Mellon University (IRD/Poster POC)

International Committee - Chairs: Michael Beer and Savina Carluccio
Umberto Alibrandi, Ph.D., Aarhus University, Denmark
André Beck, Ph.D., University of São Paulo, Brazil
Panos Chatzipanos, Ph.D., MASCE, Green Athens S.A., Greece
Emily Corwin, M.S., P.E., M.ASCE, Conservation International, USA
Richard Dawson Ph.D., Newcastle University, UK
Katsuichiro Goda, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Western University, Canada
Hector Jensen, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Federico Santa Maria Technical University, Valparaiso, Chile
Masaru Kitahara, Dr.-Ing., Aff.M.ASCE, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Juan Carlos Lam, Dr. sc., M.ASCE; WSP; Arlington, VA, USA
Stergios-Aristoteles Mitoulis, Ph.D., University of Birmingham, UK
Jeanette Muñoz Abela, Ph.D., Bureau 105 Studio, Perit, Malta
Junho Song, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Seoul National University, Korea
Cao Wang, Ph.D., M. ASCE, University of Wollongong, Australia
Naiyu Wang, Ph.D. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Edgar Westerhof, B Eng, M. ASCE, Arcadis U.S., Inc., USA
Dongming Zhang, Ph.D, M.ASCE, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Hao Zhang, Ph.D., University of Sydney, Australia
Yi Zhang, Ph.D., M.ASCE, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


ASCE Inspire 2023 is hosted by the Committee on Technical Advancement’s Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate (CACC), Committee on Sustainability (COS), Energy Division (EYD), and Infrastructure Resilient Division (IRD). For more information about all cross-cutting committees and emerging technical divisions housed within CTA, visit We invite you join 1,100+ members and sign up to volunteer for one of CTA’s technical committees and divisions today! Simply complete the technical committee application form available on each of committee’s and division’s webpage or contact Lindsay O’Leary at [email protected] to learn more.

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