Annual Waterways Symposium

Nov 6, 2019  -  Nov 8, 2019 Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh

Event Description

Register for the 16th annual Waterways Symposium and WCI Annual Meeting, November 6-8, 2019, at Pittsburgh's Fairmont Hotel. 


The event is sponsored by Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI), Informa Economics and Waterways Journal


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Wednesday, November 6:  Tour of United Association Training Center (bus transportation and breakfast provided); National Waterways Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting (Trustees/invited participants); WCI Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting; and Opening Reception. 


Thursday, November 7: 16th Annual Waterways Symposium, themed, “Structuring a Plan for Waterways’ Infrastructure.” Keynote speaker will be Peter Zeihan, renowned author of The Accidental Superpower.  That evening, enjoy a special reception/dinner at the Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Avenue.


Friday, November 8: WCI Membership Development and Retention Committee Meeting (invited guests); Conclusion (half-day) of the Waterways Symposium.   

Cost: $650 Early Bird Registration (by October 7); $725 after that date. Registration for guests attending social events only is $250/guest. 


For questions, please contact Medina Moran, 202-765-2115 or

Hotel Information

October 7 group hotel rate deadline: 


Reserve your room at the Fairmont Hotel under the group rate ($239/night + tax) by October 7.


Contact the hotel for reservations at (412) 773-8928 and reference “Waterways Council,” or make online hotel reservations here.

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