Since the SC Engineering Conference & Trade Show is focused on the safety and workload of the engineering community, the Conference Committee made the difficult decision to change the venue for the 2020 Conference to a virtual conference. The Conference Committee consisting of members of ACEC-SC, ASCE/SC and SCSPE decided it was best for all to postpone the Conference until August 13- 14, 2020 and offer it virtually.
This decision was based on the current increase in COVID-19 numbers in South Carolina and the increase in cases nationwide.
This is the first time the SC Engineering Conference will be virtual. We have contracted with a company called to produce a professional conference.
The dates will be Thursday, August 13 and Friday, August 14, 2020. This date is before the new licensure renewal date set by the SC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors – Sept. 30, 2020.
The registration fee is $275.00 for the entire two days and 15 Professional Development Hours and $165.00 for one day participation where you earn either 7 or 8 PDHs, according to the day you choose.
The online program’s system tracks your attendance in the sessions and records the length of time you are in the sessions. This information is required by the SC State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors in order to award the PDHs.
You’ll need a computer and access to the internet to participate. You have probably already participated in ZOOM, WebEx or another venue for virtual meetings. This conference will be on the ZOOM platform.
As a participant, you will have an opportunity to interact with the presenter through the virtual system.
Regretfully, you will miss the interaction with fellow professionals during the social times usually held at conferences such as receptions, luncheons and banquets, but by attending this virtual conference, you will still have the opportunity to expand your engineering and business knowledge and get the PDHs you need.
The conference is going to have sponsors but no exhibitors. These sponsors make the conference reasonably priced; so, be sure to use our sponsors’ goods and services when possible.
The deadline for registering for this virtual conference is August 3, 2020. Below is a registration form which offers you the opportunity to sign up for the conference or get your refund if you don’t wish to participate.
Full Registration: 15 PDH – $275
Thursday Only: 8 PDH – $165
Friday Only: 7 PDH – $165
- Will I receive a full refund of the paid 2020 SC Engineering Conference & Trade Show if I do not want to attend virtually?
Yes. If you are unable to attend, we will refund you in full in the way in which you paid. ***You must request the refund in writing by July 15, 2020 in order to receive a full refund. ***
- I’ve already booked my hotel room. How do I change/cancel my reservation?
All hotel room bookings are handled directly with the Embassy Suites North Charleston. Please call the hotel at 843.747.1882.
- Will the Conference also include virtual PDH classes with PDH Certificates?
Yes, at this time, the conference will be held virtually. Instructions will be sent to participate in the 2020 SC Engineering Conference & Trade Show Virtually. PDH certificates will be emailed to you the week after the conference.
- What is the cost to attend the conference?
$275 – Full Conference Registration for a total of 15 PDH.
$165 – 1 Day Conference Registration for a total of 7-8 PDH, depending on the day of attendance.