Annual Waterways Symposium

Dec 7, 2022  -  Dec 8, 2022 Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center

December 7-8, 2022 - Paducah, KY

Join us in Paducah for #SYM22 - December 7-8, 2022!  

 

   

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

 

7:30 - 8:30 AM | Buffet Breakfast

                                River Room-Mississippi

8:30 - 11:15 AM | Welcome to Paducah - The Honorable George Bray, Mayor of Paducah

                                WCI Annual Membership/Board of Directors Meeting (open to all WCI members in good standing)  

                                River Room-Cumberland

11:00 AM | Symposium Registration Opens

                                Upper Level Corridor

 

11:15 AM | Presentation of the National Rivers Hall of Fame Achievement Award

                                River Room-Cumberland

 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Lunch and Keynote Speaker: 2022 Elections - Nathan Gonzales, Editor and Publisher, Inside Elections
                                River Room-Mississippi


1:00 - 1:45 PM | Economic Outlook - Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, Economist, Former Economic Policy Advisor to President Reagan

                                River Room-Cumberland


1:45 - 2:00 PM | Break

2:00 - 2:30 PM | Update from United States Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi Valley Division - Jim Bodron, Director, Regional Business Directorate, and Acting Director, Programs Directorate, Mississippi Valley Division

                                River Room-Cumberland

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2:30 - 3:15 PM | The Effects of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine on Trade and Shipping - Cary B. Sifferath, Vice President, U.S. Grains Council

                                River Room-Cumberland

 

3:15 - 3:30 PM | National Waterways Foundation Update

                                River Room-Cumberland


3:30 PM | Adjourn

4:30 - 6:30 PM | Opening Reception at 1857 Hotel 

                                (210 Kentucky Avenue)

6:30 PM | Dinner (On Your Own)

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 

                    

7:30 - 8:30 AM | Buffet Breakfast

                                River Room-Mississippi

8:30 - 9:15 AM | Energy Outlook -  Joe Craft, Chairman, President, and CEO, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

                                River Room-Cumberland

9:15 - 10:30 AM | Navigation Construction Projects Status Update - United States Army Corps of Engineers

    • NESP: Andrew Goodall, P.E., P.M.P., NESP Regional Program Manager, Rock Island District
    • Kentucky Lock: Adam Walker, P.E., P.M.P., Project Manager - Programs and Project Delivery Branch, Nashville District
    • Upper Ohio Navigation Study: Stephen R. Fritz, P.E., P.M.P., MEGA Projects Program Manager, Pittsburgh District

                                River Room-Cumberland

 

10:30 AM | Adjourn

11:00 AM | Seamen's Church Institute River Bell Awards Luncheon (requires separate registration) 

 

 

 

 

2021 Presentations

 

 

Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center

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WCI and The Waterways Journal invite you to join us December 7-8, 2022 for #SYM22 in Paducah, KY.  

 

Need Hotel Reservations?  Room blocks and rates will close Saturday, November 12.

Holiday Inn Paducah Riverfront - $109/night
Across the Street from Convention Center
600 N Fourth Street, Paducah, KY 42001
To reserve call 270-366-7614 and use Code: WWC.

Hampton Inn and Suites - $124/night
Overflow Hotel - 5 miles from Convention Center
3901 Coleman Crossing Circle, Paducah, KY 42001
To reserve use this Direct Booking Link or call 270-442-0200 and use Code: CHHWCI.

 

 

Air Travel 

 

Nashville International Airport (BNA)
About a 2-hour drive to Convention Center
1 Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

Barkley Regional Airport (PAH)
About a 20-minute drive to Convention Center
2901 Fisher Road, West Paducah, KY 42068

 

 

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