Events and Receptions

In addition to the top notch technical sessions, the 2016 SEAOC Convention has a number of wonderful social events and receptions where you can catch up with your friends and colleagues while enjoying all that the resort has to offer!

Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, October 13
Friday, October 14
Saturday, October 15

* – Denotes an invitation only event

Wednesday October 12

Welcome Reception

The 2016 SEAOC Convention welcomes you and your family to the beautiful island of Maui with the Welcome Reception in the Monarchy Ballroom, which is also the Exhibitor Hall.  Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, featuring Maui Style whole roasted pig, while you meet new friends and colleagues and reacquaint with old friends.  All registered attendees, except One Day Pass registrants, are invited to attend.  Check your registration package for drink tickets to this event.  Cash bar will be available.

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Monarchy Ballroom

Younger Members After Party – Sponsored by Fabreeka

Fabreeka_logoPlease join us on the first evening of the Convention, for a social hour just for SEAOC Younger Members! This year’s YMF reception is extra-special, as we have the Grotto Bar all to ourselves. relax by the waterfall, catch up with friends, and make new connections at an ideal spot just next to the main pool. We’ll be serving some amazing food and drinks, and there will also be music, with both pool and land games for entertainment. Remember to bring the drink tickets provided in your registration packet (and a swimsuit!).

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: Grotto Bar

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Thursday October 13

Continental Breakfast

Start your day with a hearty continental breakfast. Please visit and chat with the exhibitors while fueling up for the day ahead.  All registered attendees and registered companions are invited.

Time: 7:00 am to 8:30 am

Location: Monarchy Ballroom

SEAOC Business and Fellows Lunch – Sponsored by Mitek

SEAOC_logo_2013_PMS280-01PrintEnjoy a buffet-style lunch, followed by the annual business meeting and presentation of the 2016 SEAOC Fellows.  All registered attendees and registered companions are invited.

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Location: Sunset Terrace

Degenkolb Reception*

Degenkolb LogoJoin Degenkolb staff, alumni, friends and family for appetizers and drinks while renewing friendships.

Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Palace – Invitation Only Event

College of Fellows*

Annual meeting of the SEAOC College of Fellows.

Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Location: Lahaina 4 – Invitation Only Event

President’s Reception*

SEAOC President Kelly Cobeen

SEAOC President Kelly Cobeen

Meet and greet with the SEAOC President.

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: President’s Suite – Invitation Only Event

Luau Reception

Enjoy the sunset and views of the Pacific with friends and colleagues over cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres in the Halona Kai Gardens, located in the central atrium area adjacent to the penguins. Following this reception, we will work our way over to the Sunset Terrace for the exciting and thrilling Drums of the Pacific Luau.  Included in Full Registration and Companion Registration packages.  Check your registration package for drink tickets for this event.  Cash bar will also be available.

Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Halona Kai

Drums of the Pacific Luau

Maui’s most exciting luau will be closed to the public for this private 2016 SEAOC Convention event.  Witness authentic songs and dances of Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga, and Hawai’i, and a thrilling Samoan fire-knife dance, in a pleasant oceanside setting.  Dinner will be a buffet-style feast with an open bar, plus the added fun of a vodka luge featuring locally distilled and organic Ocean Vodka.  Included in Full Registration package and Companion package.

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Sunset Terrace

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Friday October 14

Continental Breakfast

Start your day with a hearty continental breakfast. Please visit and chat with the exhibitors while fueling up for the day ahead.  All registered attendees and registered companions are invited.

Time: 7:00 am to 8:30 am

Location: Monarchy Ballroom

Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Lunch – Sponsored by Dealey, Renton & Associates

SEAOC_logo_2013_PMS280-01dealey-rentonEnjoy a buffet-style lunch, followed by the 2016 Excellence in Engineering Awards and a special presentation by Ashraf Habibullah, President of Computers and Structures, Inc, on the Glory of Structural Engineering. All registered attendees and registered companions are invited.

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Sunset Terrace

Cal Poly Architectural Engineering Alumni & Friends Reception

Cal Poly LogoJoin Cal Poly staff, alumni, friends and family for appetizers and drinks while renewing friendships, meeting current students, and learning about department developments you can be part of!

Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Umalu

Edward L. Wilson Honorary Dinner at the King Kamehameha Clubhouse – Proudly hosted by Computers & Structures, Inc.

CSI Ohana Sponsor SEAOC Convention 2016Join us for an unforgettable evening at the King Kamehameha Golf Club Clubhouse as we celebrate the creation of the Ed and Diane Wilson Presidential Chair in Structural Engineering within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at U.C. Berkeley.  With the creation of this chair we proudly recognize the impact of  Professor Wilson’s brilliant research that forever changed the course of structural engineering, and his willingness to share his work so freely with the profession, allowing for innovation that otherwise would not have been possible.

The King Kamehameha Clubhouse could not be a more appropriate place to celebrate this momentous occasion: The architecture of this iconic structure is based on the plans for a home originally designed for Marilyn Monroe by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Nestled at an elevation of 750 feet in the foothills of the West Maui Mountains, the clubhouse features sweeping views of sugarcane fields, the Haleakalā volcano, and the panoramic coast of Ma’alaea Bay to the south and Ho‘okipa Bay to the north.  Come enjoy endless food, unforgettable entertainment, and breathtaking views.  This is the conference event you won’t want to miss!

Transportation Provided.  Included in Full Registration package and Companion Package (adults only, please).

Time: 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Location: King Kamehameha Golf Club – Buses start departing from Hyatt at 5:30 pm at the back parking lot adjacent to the convention meeting rooms.  Buses will continue running past 6:00 PM for those attending the Cal Poly Reception and President’s Cup.

King Kamehameha Golf Club

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Saturday October 15

Continental Breakfast

Start your day with a hearty continental breakfast. All registered attendees and registered companions are invited.

Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am

Location: Monarchy Ballroom

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