SDITE 2018 Annual Meeting Update

We have a few items that were included in the SDITE monthly newsletter last week, but wanted to ensure that we get the message out! If you didn’t receive the SDITE monthly newsletter last Friday, please let Scott Walker ( know.

Registration is Open!

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2018 SDITE Annual Meeting in Mobile, AL!!!! Click here for registration and accommodation details. Book your hotel rooms now!

Call for Abstracts Extended!

The Call for Abstracts has been extended to Friday, February 9, 2018. Take advantage of the extra time for your chance to present! Click here for more information.

Technical Paper Awards

The Southern District ITE Technical Knowledge Team, Member Services Committee, announces the return of the Annual Technical Paper Awards! These awards are to be given in two categories: to the Best Technical Paper submitted by an SDITE Member, and the Best Young Member Technical Paper submitted by an SDITE Member 35 years of age or younger (must be 35 or younger as of January 1, 2018). Deadline for submission of papers is February 16, 2018. Click here for more information. For further information contact Kevin Comstock, Technical knowledge Team Chair at

SDITE 2019 Officer Nominations

Listed below are the candidates that have been nominated for SDITE officers for the 2019 calendar year.

  • President: Todd Long, P.E.
  • Vice-President: Becky Rogers, P.E.
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Cynthia (Cindy) Pionke, P.E. and H. A. “Burt” Tasaico, P.E.

The winners will be officially announced at the Annual Business Meeting on April 10th (the winners will be announced on a conference call with the Executive Board and the candidates prior to the 10th). A notice will be emailed to all voting members in February announcing the opening of on-line voting and the date that balloting will close, which will likely be Friday, March 30th at 5:00 pm Eastern time. Bios for the two Secretary / Treasurer candidates as well as information for nomination by petition can be found on the SDITE website by clicking here.

Young Member Scholarships

SDITE’s Young Member Committee is sponsoring a scholarship to assist selected young members to attend SDITE’s 66th Annual Meeting. Each Section will have the opportunity to select one of its young members (under the age of 35) to receive a complimentary registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting. Each Section may also select a second young member to receive one of the four additional scholarships. Specific selection criteria and process is left up to the individual Section Boards. Nominations must be received no later than Friday, February 9, 2018.

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