Wed Mar 29, 2:30 PM - Fri Mar 31, 12:30 PM
201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Community: Center City


Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites

Event Details

DCHWS East Spring 2023 Symposium is planned to be an in-person event!

We launched the DCHWS website ( to include information about the East, West, and Virtual Symposiums, and the Webinar Series. Ongoing updates will be posted on the DCHWS website. If you have questions, please email
Summary of Event

The applications of engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites continue to evolve rapidly. Our goal is to facilitate an interactive engagement between professionals from the government and the private sector related to relevant and topical issues affecting our field. We will make every effort to mirror all aspects of past symposiums in terms of format and spirit. As a SAME event, registration fees will be covered by private sector sponsorships and registration fees. The registration fee is being waived for government employees.

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown, 201 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Make your hotel reservations here.
Important Dates

November 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM - Registration Opens
November 29, 2022 - Call for Abstracts and Moderators Opens
December 23, 2022 - Call for Abstracts and Moderators Closes
February 2023 - Symposium Agenda is Posted
March 8, 2023 - Sponsorship Registration Closes
March 19, 2023 - Attendee and Exhibitor Registration Closes
March 29, 2023 - Conference starts
March 30, 2023 - Second Day of Conference
March 31, 2023 - Third Day of Conference
April/May 2023 - PDH Credits will be Communicated


The agenda is now live on our website!

Click here!
STEM Scholarship

This year the Post has $4,500 to be awarded to a deserving student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college STEM program that is positioned to help grow the next generation of professionals in the A/E/C industry. Nominations for the scholarship will be solicited from SAME members and local colleges and universities with extensive STEM programs in the SAME Philadelphia Post Area of Responsibility (AOR).

For SAME family members associated with the Philadelphia Post school location can be anywhere in the US. We hope to award several scholarships to deserving nominees. Scholarships will be awarded at DCHWS on Friday March 31 at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel located on 201 N 17th St., Philadelphia, PA.

Nominees must be entering their junior or senior year and must have successfully completed at least one year of study in engineering, technology, math, or science. The criteria for selecting the scholarship recipients will be academic achievements including grade point average, leadership/citizenship, character, and financial need. The scholarship will be awarded from the pool of applicants received.

Visit our website to download the Nomination form and Nomination letter.
Attendee Fees

The registration fee is being waived for government employees. Registration fees are as follows:

Private Sector (SAME Member) - $400
Private Sector (Non-SAME member) - $450
Military/Government - Free*

*Military/Government attendees need to be approved through their chain of command.

Sponsorship does not include a registration ticket. Sponsorship cost is $1,350 for the following opportunities:

Wednesday Reception Sponsor (Sold Out)
Thursday AM Breakfast (Sold Out)
Thursday AM Break Sponsor (Sold Out)
Thursday Reception Sponsor (Sold Out)
Friday AM Breakfast Sponsor (Sold Out)
Room Key Sponsor (Sold Out)
Lanyard Sponsor (Sold Out)
Mobile/ App Sponsor (Sold Out)
Internet Sponsor (Sold Out)
Water Station Sponsor (1 available)
Signage Sponsor (1 available)


Exhibitors will include one registration ticket. Exhibiting cost is $1,600.

Exhibitor Instructions: Click here!

Terra Systems
Provectus Environmental Products
TRS Group
US Environmental Rental Corp.
CDM Smith
Colliers Engineering & Design
Tetra Tech
FRx, Inc.
Bay West - Sovereign Joint Venture LLC
EA Engineering
Aqua Blok
EOS Remediation

Refund Policy

Cancelations will be accepted until 30 days prior to the event and require payment of the processing fees. SAME regrets that refunds cannot be issued after this or for no-shows for any reason.

If you need to transfer your registration to someone else, please email with ALL of the following: substitute's full name, badge/nickname, position title, email address, work address, work phone number, cell phone number, and emergency contact name and phone number.
Titanium Sponsors
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