2023 Illinois Structural Engineering Conference

Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the I Hotel And Conference Center in Champaign, IL

The participants are a diverse group of engineers from local, state, and federal agencies; consulting and contracting firms; and universities. The conference is designed for professionals in structural engineering to discuss exciting new developments in the field, gain timely job-related information, network with colleagues, and renew their sense of professional purpose.


Subject to change. The program will provide a maximum of 7.0 professional development hours (PDH) for professional engineers. Click here for the program.


Morning Session will be held in the Illinois Ballroom, lunch and afternoon sessions will be held in Heritage Hall at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820. Complimentary parking is available for conference participants. Click here for hotel map.

Directions to the I Hotel and Conference Center

Post Conference Event

Social Hour to be held in Heritage Hall 2/5 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join us for networking and light appetizers.


All participants must be registered in advance, there will be no registration at the door.

The early bird registration fee is $175 per person which includes all program sessions, breakfast, lunch and the post-conference social. Beginning March 16, 2023 the registration fee is $195.

UIUC faculty and students may attend the conference at no cost (registration with university email required). Verification may be requested.

UIUC students who wish to have lunch at the event can register by selecting “UIUC Student with Lunch” and pay the $15 fee.

Refund Policy:
All cancellations must be notified by e-mail to Marissa Miller at marissam@illinois.edu.

Full refund minus $25 processing fee available up until one week before the conference. No refunds will be processed after March 16, 2023.

If you find you are unable to attend the conference after the refund deadline, you can request the transfer of your registration to another participant by notifying Marissa Miller at marissam@illinois.edu before the conference.

Best Poster Award for Structural Engineering Students

Poster Session will be held during breaks and lunch.
Morning Break 10:20 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break 2:20 p.m.

Click here for hotel map.

The 2023 Illinois Structural Engineering Conference scheduled to be held at the I-Hotel on Thursday, March 23, 2023 is sponsoring a Best Poster Award during the conference. The award is open to all Illinois structural engineering graduate students. The poster size should be 48in. x 36in. and should present the student’s own research. The student should be the lead author and presenter of the poster. Students are expected to be present next to their posters at the conference during lunch time and coffee breaks. All non-Illinois conference attendees will be asked to cast their votes for the best poster. The Best Poster Award winner will be announced at the conclusion of the conference. The winner will receive a certificate and a $200 award.

Students who intend to participate should register their posters by sending an email to conference chair, Professor Bassem Andrawes (andrawes@illinois.edu) and copy Marissa Miller (marissam@illinois.edu) by Friday, March 10, 2023. The email should include the title of the poster and the name of the student’s research advisor. The first 10 students to register will have their poster printing fees covered by the conference. For any questions, please contact Professor Andrawes.


ROOM BLOCK CLOSED — A room block is being held at the I-Hotel for the nights of Wednesday, March 22, 2023 and Thursday, March 23, 2023. Deluxe King rooms at a rate of $139 per night and Spacious Two Queen Rooms at a rate of $149 per night. Any guests making reservations by phone at 217-819-5000 need only mention the block code ISEC2023 to any of our Guest Service Agents. The rate will be available until the cutoff date of February 22, 2023.

Online Reservations
Block booking link
Block Code: ISEC2023
Guest Password: ^2TVS

2023 Planning Committee

Bassem Andrawes, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Pat Claussen, IDOT
Han Ding, SOM
Larry Fahnestock, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Robert Hong, Lochner
Faeze Khademi, CN
Andrew Kimmle, Jacobs
Justin Lewis, Keller
John McLean, SGH
Susendar Muthukumar, Walter P Moore
David Nickell, TGRWA
James Pawlikowski, Datum Engineers
Tony Shkurti, HNTB Corporation
Matt Streid, MKA
Ann Sychterz, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Thomas Frankie, WJE
Todd Ude, Parsons
Brian Umbright, EXP
Carrie Warner, DZSE

2023 Participant Email List

Back by popular demand, the conference participant email list.

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