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For Speakers

The ASCE INSPIRE conference received hundreds of proposals for panel discussions, full sessions, individual presentations, and posters from infrastructure owners, academia, practitioners, federal agencies, state agencies, and other interested entities to share their research, case studies, and best practices to plan, design, and deliver more resilient and more sustainable infrastructure systems to help our communities adapt.

*NEW* ASCE opportunity for INSPIRE speakers:
PRESENTATION RECORDING for a post-conference virtual proceedings

For more information on how to record your presentation on-site at ASCE INSPIRE 2023, and information on how to record and submit your presentation at home post-conference, please visit our link here.



Stand-up Sessions with Poster Presentations

  • Stand-up Session (with poster): A concurrent technical track in the Hall of Inspiration - a new take on the conference exhibit hall.  Each standing-session will be three hours, allowing for time to interact with attendees. 

Full list of Stand-Up Sessions is available here. 

Poster Instructions

Thursday, November 16:

  • Stand-up Session #1 – posters can be put up in Independence A between 8:00am and 9:00am, when the session begins.  Posters must be taken down by 1:30pm (or will be removed by staff).
  • Stand-up Session #2 – posters can be put up in Independence A between 1:30pm and 2:45pm, when the session begins.  Posters must be taken down by 8:00pm (or will be removed by staff).

Friday, November 17:

  • Stand-up Session #3 posters can be put up in Independence A between 7:30am and 10am, when the session begins (the exhibit hall opens at 7:30a).  Posters must be taken down at 1:00pm (or will be removed by staff).
  • Stand-up Session #4 posters can be put up in Independence A between 1:30pm and 2:45pm, when the session begins.  Posters must be removed by 7:30pm (or will be removed by staff at 7:30pm).

    Poster SessionPoster Session 2

If you submitted an abstract and need access to the paper management site, please use this link:

ASCE INSPIRE Abstract and Paper Management System


ASCE INSPIRE 2023 Topics


  • Using climate change as design inputs for a climate-ready nation
  • Uncertainty and modeling for climate change-related design
  • Future-proofing and design for projected climate and changing land use
  • Ethical considerations of climate change in design
  • Climate related hazards
  • Storm surge and sea level rise
  • Temperature and precipitation changes including flooding

Energy Efficiency & Power Production

  • Energy system resilience
  • Wind, solar, nuclear, hydrogen, geothermal, and future oil & gas development
  • Energy-Water Nexus

Emerging Technologies for Resilient & Sustainable Infrastructure

  • Innovation in civil engineering practice
  • Modern technologies for changing conditions: observational and adaptive planning and design methods
  • Research to support sustainable climate resilience
  • Automation

Infrastructure Digitalization

  • Cyber-physical systems and cyber-security of critical infrastructure
  • Computational models and data-driven approaches for adaptive infrastructure systems

Infrastructure Financing, Risk Management & Disaster Mitigation

  • Economic systems
  • Disaster mitigation, response, and recovery
  • Functional recovery for resilient communities
  • Response, recovery, and reconstruction of lifeline systems
  • Adaptive risk management and uncertainty assessment


  • Circular Economy, Material Reuse, Green Procurement
  • Net zero waste and waste minimization solutions
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
  • Resource utilization

Measuring & Maintaining Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure

  • Performance objectives and metrics
  • Planning and Design Standards
  • ENVISION Framework
  • Triple Bottom Line Evaluations
  • Infrastructure Interdependence

Nature-based Design

  • Engineering with nature
  • Biodiversity in civil engineering design

Public Policies & Government Action

  • Community and regional modeling to inform policy
  • Regulatory barriers to changing practice
  • Public works operations (design, construction, and maintenance)
  • Government agency operations and facilities maintenance
  • Policies/Specifications for construction in local jurisdictions

Resilient Infrastructure Systems

  • Characteristics, analysis, and design
  • Networked/distributed systems resilience
  • Energy, water and cyber related systems
  • Consideration of non-stationarity in design practices

Social Justice, Ethics, Equity & Health

  • Cascading impacts on communities experiencing extremes
  • Sociotechnical modeling and considerations
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Community engagement


  • Decarbonization/Carbon Emissions
  • Life-Cycle Analysis
  • Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable Future through Global Engagement

  • Education
  • Implementing UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Other – Interdisciplinary or discipline-specific sustainability, resilient, climate, or energy-focused topic within transportation, water, geotechnical, construction, structural, utilities, etc.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be between 300 to 500 words.
  • Abstracts must identify the Topic to which the paper is being submitted.
  • Abstracts must include the full formal names, credentials, affiliations and email addresses for all authors.
  • Abstracts must be uploaded to the online Paper Submission System.
  • Abstracts are due by January 13, 2023.

Expectations of All ASCE INSPIRE Presenters

Presenters are responsible for all registration and travel expenses. Every presenter accepted for presentation is expected to have one author attend the conference.

All presenters must be registered by the speaker registration deadline of July 10, 2023


Papers are optional for all session and presentation types. When you submit an abstract, please indicate if you intend to submit a paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings. Your abstract must be accepted for the conference to be eligible to submit a paper. Draft papers will be due in MS Word format by Friday, May 5, 2023. Paper submitters must be registered by July 10, 2023 or the paper will not be published in the proceedings.

ASCE INSPIRE 2023 proceedings will be published online. Authors wishing to submit a paper for the proceedings will be required to submit a 6- to 8-page final paper for inclusion in the proceedings. The paper should be in accordance with ASCE paper formatting guidelines. The proceedings will be published and copyrighted by ASCE. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions or approvals from employers, project owners, or clients prior to submission of the final paper for publication. Material included in your submission from previously published sources, including online sources, may require permission from the copyright holder of that publication or website. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission for the reuse of this material and to include the appropriate credit information in the paper.

Key Dates

  • January 13, 2023 | Abstract Submission Deadline
  • May 5, 2023 | Final Draft Papers Due
  • June 14, 2023 | Registration Opens
  • June 28, 2023 | Final Papers Due
  • July 10, 2023 | Speaker Registration Deadline
  • Nov 16–18, 2023 | ASCE INSPIRE 2023
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