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CAIS 2024 – Sacramento

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March 28 & 29, 2024

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

500 J St Sacramento, CA 95814

The ASCE Region 9 California  Infrastructure Symposium is an essential event for professionals in the field.

  • Water, environmental, transportation, and infrastructure leaders share insights, success stories and lessons learned, answers to your questions.
  • Innovators offer insight into emerging technology and transportation equity.
  • California-specific experts cover climate, energy, and even broadband.

March 28, 2024, will be a unique opportunity for infrastructure consultants, owners, managers, builders, and suppliers to network and contribute.  Networking is essential to learning and stewardship to the public. Contributors help attendees anticipate and mitigate future challenges, advance their field, and work towards a more resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

Keynote Speakers


Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 28, 2024

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration/Check-In

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Welcome & Keynote with Adan Ortega

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Session 1
     Water – Colorado River: Future Planning and Reallocation Supply
     Transportation – IIJA and Rebuilding California
     General Infrastructure – Watching the Sea Ports, Inland Ports, and Levees

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch & Keynote with Senator Roger Niello

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Session 2
     Water – Sustainable Groundwater Management: Storage and Banking
     Transportation – Alternative Contracting: Various Perspectives
     General Infrastructure –  Broadband, Dam Safety, and Link21 

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Networking Break – Snacks & Refreshments

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Session 3
     Water – Off Stream Storage for Northern CA: Sites Reservoir
     Transportation – The Future of Transportation is NOW!
     General Infrastructure – Educational and Building Infrastructure Resiliency Plans

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Keynote with Lee Ann Eager

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Evening Networking Reception 

Friday, March 29, 2024

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Registration/Check-In

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Awards Luncheon
     Welcome & Keynote with Lori Wilson
     Individual Award Presentations
     Project Award Presentations

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Arena Tour

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Networking Break

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM King’s Game

Hotel Information


$229 per night (+tax/fees)

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel’s 250 contemporary guest rooms and suites draw inspiration from the region’s breathtaking natural beauty. Guestrooms are configured to maximize space and comfort, providing a tranquil oasis from the city below with the subtle color palette, comfy robes and luxury amenities. Vibrant paintings provide a pop of boldness and city cred while sweeping views beckon guests to get out and explore.

ASCE’s discounted rates are valid through March 5, 2024.

Region 9 Awards


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For more information about the CA Infrastructure Symposium, reach out to the Sacramento Section ASCE using the information below:


Taylor Kanaan, A.M.ASCE  (Chair)
CA DWR (Engineer, Water Resources)

Yazdan Emrani, PE, M.ASCE (Region 9 Director)
City of Glendale (Director of Public Works)

Rune Storesund, D.Eng., PE,GE, F.ASCE (Region 9 Web Magic)
Storesund Consulting (Consulting Engineer)