ASDSO Conferences and Seminars


February 27-28 at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.

Download the registration flyer in PDF format or register online.

View Seminar Agenda or Instructor Bios.

Course Objectives:  This course is intended to provide both the novice and experienced dam safety emergency planner with valuable lessons and skills that will allow them to develop new EAPs and improve the effectiveness of existing EAPs.  The course is a hands-on, interactive workshop, covering the basic elements and knowledge required to prepare, implement, update, and review effective EAPs that will mesh with the constantly changing emergency management community.  The agenda is structured to answer the following key questions: 

  1. Why are EAPs important?
  2. What are the important components of an effective EAP?
  3. How do you develop, update, and test an EAP?

This is a BASIC level course, and there are no specific education or experience prerequisites, although some knowledge/experience in dam safety would be beneficial.

Course Manual: A course manual will be provided in a three-ring notebook, so that course participants can customize the notebook by adding their own notes and other information during or after the course.  The manual will include:

  1. Copies of presentation slides.
  2. Exercise materials.
  3. A generic EAP document for use in the exercises.
  4. An EAP reviewer’s checklist.
  5. A compilation of valuable references, including:
         a. A summary of EAP formats and requirements for the different states.
         b. EAP format examples from state and federal agencies.
         c. A list of other key EAP and dam safety references. 
         d. Internet URLs for sites where additional information can be found.

The course manual will include a DVD with copies of all of the materials distributed in hard copy at the course plus additional reference materials.

Continuing Education: This technical seminar contains 13 hours of instruction.  Forms for the documentation of PDH credits will be provided to all registered attendees.

Registration Fees:  Early Bird Rate - $300 for registrations received by Friday, February 15. Regular Rate - $325 per attendee. Registration fees include all course materials, daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks.   Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing by Friday, February 22 will receive a refund.  All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee.  After February 22, registration fees are no longer refundable.

Provision of Services for Sensory Impaired Attendees: ASDSO will provide services to sensory impaired persons attending the seminar if requested at least five days prior to the date of the seminar.  Please contact Susan Sorrell at ASDSO (859) 257-5140 for more information.

Questions:  Call Susan Sorrell, ASDSO, at (859) 257-5146.

To Register: Download the full registration brochure (above) complete the enclosed registration form and mail with payment to ASDSO, 450 Old Vine Street, 2nd floor, Lexington, KY, 40507 or fax to (859) 323-1958. Or register online by clicking the link above, credit card payments only. 

Overnight Accommodations:  Please call Marriott reservations at 1-800-810-0850 and mention the Association of State Dam Safety Officials room block in order to receive the group room rate of $99 single or double occupancy plus tax per night.  Call before the cutoff date of February 4th to assure availability. 

Rooms may also be reserved on-line at Enter the dates, and go to "Promotions and Awards". Click on GROUP code (not Corporate code).  Enter the Group Ccode:  DAMDAMA

See hotel info and maps/directions at

Attendee Profile:  Once registered, you will receive an email link to a short on-line survey.  Please take a moment to complete the survey well in advance of the seminar. Your participation in this survey will help us efficiently tailor the seminar to the needs of the attendees. 


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