You Are Invited To The Symposium II
Editorial by Cliff Freyermuth, Manager, ASBI
Since the first editorial inviting you to the First ASBI International Symposium on Future Technology for Concrete Segmental Bridges in the January, 2008 newsletter, most of the details of the symposium have been finalized.
The symposium program was printed and distributed to the ASBI mailing list on May 1. If you misplaced your copy, the program is available on the ASBI website http://www.asbi-assoc.org/files/news/symposium/ASBI_Symposium08.pdf
For the first time, ASBI is offering credit card payment with online registration https://www.asbi-assoc.org/news/symposium/registration.cfm. We encourage you to use the credit card registration option. A system generated receipt and confirmation is sent directly to your email address.
Hotel reservations for the Fairmont may be made online http://www.fairmont.com/EN_FA/Reservations/ReservationAvailability?hc=SAF&pc=GRSBI1 ASBI Internet Group Code GRSBI1.
Four attractive optional events are available for accompanying persons, one event on Monday and Tuesday, and two events on Wednesday. A minimum of 20 guests are required by November 1.
Twenty-four of the twenty-seven exhibit booths are reserved. If you are interested in reserving a booth at the Symposium a reservation form is available on the ASBI website http://www.asbi-assoc.org/news/symposium/exhibit.cfm.
The bridge tour was redesigned to provide maximum visual impact of the San Francisco-Oakland East Bay Bridge aboard the San Francisco Spirit (photo above). The San Francisco Spirit, one of the most luxurious yachts on the San Francisco Bay, will accommodate up to 500 guests. A cash bar and complimentary hors d oeuvres and will be available during the boat tour. The tour will depart the hotel lobby at 2:15pm on Nov. 19 and return to the hotel at 6:00pm.
We believe the First ASBI International Symposium offers outstanding technical and social opportunities in an outstanding location. We hope you will decide to join us in San Francisco, November 17-19, 2008!