September 7, 2017

Register now to attend the PIANC-SMART Rivers Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, September 18-21, for a week full of networking, technical presentations, short courses, and the latest science and information on navigation technology.

The PIANC-SMART Rivers Conference is a biennial international forum bringing together those involved in river transport to benchmark best practices for inland waterways around the world, and to better integrate inland waterborne transport into the global supply chain.

Originally the “Strategic Maritime Asset Research and Transformation for 21st Century River Systems,” PIANC-SMART Rivers began in 2004 with a cooperation agreement between U.S. and European partners. The first conference was held in October 2005 in Pittsburgh, so it is fitting that we return to the ‘City of Three Rivers’ for the eighth PIANC-SMART Rivers Conference.

Participants and presenters are sought to share their experiences, practices, and especially innovations. We invite you to submit an abstract and join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, to experience a week full of networking, technical presentations, short courses, and the latest science and information on navigation technology.

PIANC-SMART Rivers 2017 will include:

  • Technical Short Courses
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Keynote Speakers from Around the World
  • Concurrent Technical Session Tracks
  • Industry Exhibition
  • Technical and Cultural Tours

A number of networking events will be offered at the conference, along with short courses on The Implementation of RIS; Advancements in Inland Navigation Resilience; and Working with Nature in Rivers: Managing Ecosystem Services and Risks. The ACOPNE Board of Trustees will also hold their fall business meeting on Wednesday, September 20;

>To register for the conference