While Professional Development and Information Sharing are the mainstays of JETC, we know that making connections is at the top of your list!  From networking with colleagues at the Opening Reception or afternoon Receptions in the Exhibit Hall to celebrating your colleagues' achievements at the Post Awards Breakfast or Society Ball and Awards Gala, the 2017 JETC is packed full of exciting opportunities.  But what will you wear??  Click here to see the dress code!

All events take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center unless otherwise noted

Opening Reception at COSI - Sponsored by CH2M and Burns & McDonnell
COSI - Center of Science and Industry
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The opening reception is a great way to end your first day in Columbus - and jump start the rest of your week at JETC! Connect with old friends and meet new contacts at this dynamic hands-on science center.  COSI is a short 5 minute ride from your hotel; transportation will be provided from the Convention Center.


Exhibit Hall Networking Reception - Sponsored by Siemens
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Come to the Exhibit Hall to view new products and learn about innovative services all while networking with your colleagues.


Society Leadership & Post Awards Breakfast - Sponsored by CDM Smith and Parsons
Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Honor the service and contributions of SAME members and Posts around the world, salute the achievements of the Top Posts and Top Region, and hear from Society leadership on the status of SAME operations. This event is included in Full Conference and Thursday One Day registrations (RSVP is required).

Society Ball and Awards Gala - Reception Sponsored by Leo A Daly | Dinner and Awards Gala Sponsored by AECOM
Thursday, May 25, 2016 | Reception 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Dinner and Awards Gala 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Featuring the band LDNL - check them out here
Celebrate a full week of work with a full night of fun!  Walk the red carpet and dine, dance and network with SAME members from across the country and invited guests. This annual formal event recognizes the accomplishments of SAME Awards & Medal recipients, which will be presented during the evening.  The Society Ball & Awards Gala reception & dinner is included in a Full Conference Registration; seats must be reserved on-site by Wednesday, May 24 at 4:00 pm.  Individual and Guest tickets can be purchased separately.


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