2018 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 

Bridging the Gap between Engineering and Business

October 17th – 20th, 2018 


Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Hosted by the University of Idaho

Exciting events taking place at ASEM's IAC:

                • Industry Roundtable
                • Excellent Key Note Speakers
                • Best Student Conference Paper Competition
                • Best Conference Paper Competition
                • Undergraduate and Graduate Case Competitions
                • Best Dissertation Award Presentation
                • Engineering Manager of the Year Award Presentation
                • Local Industry Tours and Social Events and SO much more! We hope you will join us!

2018 Registration Fees for ASEM Members:

  • Member Early Bird: $725 (on or before August 17, 2018)
  • Member Regular: $825
  • One-day Registration: $425
  • Student Member Early Bird: $250 (on or before August 17, 2018)
  • Regular Student Member: $350
  • Retired Member: $540
  • Lifetime / Emeritus Member: $435

2018 Registration Fees for Non-Members:

  • Non-member Early Bird: $875  (on or before August 17, 2018)
  • Non-member Regular: $975
  • Student non-member - early bird: $350  (on or before August 17, 2018)
  • Regular Student non-member: $450

Industry Tours ~ Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tour 1:  Chilco Mill - Athol, Idaho; $20 per participant 

50 people max. Depart from CDA Resort Lobby at 12pm. Return by 3pm.

This tour requires walking and stair climbing. See safety information below. Tour this 248-acre facility, located just north of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to see a technologically advanced mill producing up to 280 million board feet of lumber per year. Dimensions range from 2×4 through 2×12 up to 20-foot lengths. Customers include major home centers, construction suppliers and retailers across North America and the globe.

Participant restrictions: 

  • Always wear closed toe shoes, hardhat, vest, safety glasses and hearing protection during tour (will be provided).
  • Be aware of changing weather conditions and dress appropriately.
  • No shorts allowed.
  • Always remain with your designated tour group and on tour path.
  • Be sure to use 3-point contact while traveling up or down stairways.
  • On the tour, you will  be walking up and down many flights of stairs. You may cover up to 00 acres indoor and outdoor.
  • If you have questions, pelase as your tour guide at any time during your tour.
  • Caution: our equipment is automatic and can start or stop at any time without warning (keep your hands to yourself and near you).
  • This is a tobacco free premise.
  • No weapons are permitted on site.

Tour 2:  Innovation Den - Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; $20 per participant 

Two groups of 20. Depart from CDA Resort Lobby at 2:15pm and 2:45pm.  1-Hr tours. 

Demonstrations will include: bipedal robots with multiple sensors to allow for interactivity. Their capabilities include human like joints powered by servos. Additionally, our student designed LED “Goofy glasses” that are featured at the U of I Football half time shows will be available. Participants will be exposed to robotics, optics, and applied subjects in Computer Science to make connections to real world applications.

Our robotics laboratory will be demonstrating how to use a robot for complex tasks. We will discuss how it works and then our friend Baxter the Robot will be making coffee!

Student Case Competition  ~  Friday, October 19, 2018

Teams of 4 student members are encouraged to participate in the 11th Annual Student Case Competition.  Registration cost per team is $1,000 and includes 4 students and 1 one-day member registration for the team adviser or a 25% discount on a full conference ticket. 


Guests: Bringing your significant other? You may include them in the guest meals.

Prices for the 2018 IAC Guest Package:

  • For entire conference $450
  • One day registration $175
  • Per meal ticket (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) $80

Upcoming Important Dates:

5 March 2018 Tutorials, Workshops, Panels, Roundtables           and Special Sessions proposal submission 

  23 July 2018 Final paper submissions
5 March 2018 Abstract submissions (up to 250 words) for full paper, presentation only, or student poster   13 August 2018 Final paper acceptance notification
19 March 2018     Abstract acceptance notification    20 August 2018 Presenting author registration
25 May 2018 Deadline for submission of draft papers      9 September 2018 Preliminary Technical Presentation Schedule
9 July 2018 Paper acceptance notification  


**Due to commitments made by the society to IAC vendors and sponsors, refunds will be issued by the guidelines below:

    • Prior to 60 days - 100% (before August 18, 2018)
    • 60-30 days - 50% (before September 17, 2018)
    • Within 30 days - no refunds possible


Society Awards:

Each year the Society gives out a variety of awards to members, students, authors, and chapters. These awards are given at the international annual conference awards banquet.

Click here to find out more about the society awards.



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