2019 CONFERENCE | Post-Harvey Era: Resilient Engineering, Infrastructure & Policy

SSPEED's annual conference was held on October 8 & 9, 2019 at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. At this year’s event, Post-Harvey Era: Resilient Engineering, Infrastructure & Policy, top academic, consulting and governmental experts will present. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, City of Houston, Harris County provided governmental updates.

- Urban Design & Policy for Flood Protection 
- Structural and Non-Structural Flood Mitigation
- Flood Warning Systems
- Flooding Impacts on Mobility & Transportation
- Coastal Surge Mitigation
- Influence of Climate Change on Recent & Future Storms
- Water Quality Concerns during Extreme Storms

The conference registration fee includes handout materials, breaks, lunches*, poster session, and reception*. The conference agenda will be available this summer. 

Two-Day Conference Pricing

Early Registration            Before June 15     $200

Normal Registration        After June 15        $225

Student Registration*      05/01 – 10/08      $100

*Must have valid Student ID and email. Please email sspeed@rice.edu.

For organizations sending more than three attendees, special rates apply. Please contact sspeed@rice.edu for more information.

CEU Credit

15 hours of CEU credit available.

Conference Location/Parking

This year’s event will be held at the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies (Anderson-Clarke Center). Paid parking will be available at West Lot 5. Entrance #8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Drive provides the easiest access to West Lot 5. The rate is $1 each 10 min., $8.50 daily maximum for each exit. This is a credit card-only lot.


Registration will be held in the Lobby from 7:45 to 8:15am on Tuesday, October 8. The first talk begins at 8:15am in the Auditorium. Please click the "Conference Program" button for more details. We look forward to seeing you!