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6th Annual Quad Cities Stormwater Conference

Date: February 12th, 2019

Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Place: Jumer's Hotel & Casino, Rock Island, IL

This conference will provide insight into stormwater management techniques and permit requirements for municipalities in both Iowa and Illinois

All attendees will receive 3.5 hours of Personal Development Units for attending.  Stay for the social from 2:30-5:00 for prizes and local beer tasting.  Keynote presentation from George Ryan, I-74 Bridge Corridor Manager. Lunch buffet provided.



Our SAME Community

Centered in Rock Island, Illinois, the Rock Island Post serves the Upper Mississippi River Valley, with members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio. The post boasts over 250 individual members and over 40 sustaining member firms. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. In addition to hosting an annual golf outing and commander briefings, the post is also active in various community activities.

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.


US Army Corps of Engineers 

Rock Island District Industry Day

Join us “on the river” for the first US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Industry Day, hosted by SAME Rock Island Post and featuring the upper Mississippi Valley districts of the Corps (St Louis and St Paul).

The event will provide industry a platform for direct engagement with the Corps as well as educational opportunities to position your company to be successful in Government contracting.

Limited tickets available! Scroll for Registration Link.


     February 28th, 2019
     8:00 AM- 4:00 PM (Registration opens at 7:15 AM)


Modern Woodman Park

Address:  209 S Gaines St. Davenport, IA 52802


Draft Event Agenda

Roundtable Signups


Sign-ups for roundtable discussions will occur during the SAME Installation dinner February 27 or during registration February 28 between 7:15-8:00.  Roundtable availability will be on a first come first served basis until all slots are filled.

Small group roundtable discussions will be held on the afternoon of 28 February, with various Corps of Engineers offices/program areas.  Each company will have the ability to sign up for 2 roundtable sessions, each lasting 20 minutes and including up to 4 other attendees from other companies.  The small groups will enable industry to introduce their companies and ask direct questions of the technical experts from the Corps of Engineers. 

When you are not at your assigned roundtable sessions, you will be able to network with other small businesses and/or network with the other company/resource provider exhibit tables.  If you are unable to secure a meeting with a specific area of the district, you will have the opportunity to visit the Rock Island District Small Business/Contracting table to introduce your business.

Descriptions of Government Roundtable Hosts will be available on or around February 1 for your planning purposes.


Are you interested in being an exhibitor?  Please contact Beth White at Elizabeth.m.white@usace.army.mil

Participating Exhibitors list will be available on or around January 2019 and will be updated as the list changes.


Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities?  Please contact Lynn Gibson at lgibson@bushconstruct.com or 563-468-1880


Registered attendees list will be available on or around mid-February.


Click Here to Register!

For information on opportunities, please contact:
Elizabeth.M.White@usace.army.mil or Michael.J.Tarpey@usace.army.mil

Room blocks are available at the following hotels- ask for the “US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District Industry Day” rate, please reserve by 1/30/19 (unless otherwise specified) to receive the reduced rate:

1.  Radisson Quad City Plaza 2nd & Brady Street, Davenport, IA (.8 miles from industry day venue)

Rate:  94.00 (good through 25 January 2019)

Complimentary parking

800-333-3333 or 563-322-2200 for reservations, reference “US Army Corps of Engineers Industry Day”

Online reservations:  www.radisson.com/davenportia, in BookIt tab enter dates of arrival/departure, total rooms requested, “more options” and enter rate code ENG19, click search and all room types will be displayed

2.  Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center Rock Island, 226 17th Street Rock Island, IL (1.4 miles from venue)

Rate:  84.00

Breakfast Included

Call 309-794-1212 for reservation under room block

Check back for online registration link.

3.  Econo Lodge Inn & Suites 815 Golden Valley Dr Bettendorf, IA (6.7 miles from venue)

Rate: 50.00

Breakfast Included

Call 563-355-6336 for reservations under the room block.

Check back for online registration link.

4.  Hilton Garden Inn 959 Middle Road, Bettendorf, IA (5 miles from venue)

Rate:  102.00

Call 563-265-2121 for reservations in this room block.

Check back for online registration link.