2024 CBBG Mid-Year Meeting

CBBG is excited to welcome students, faculty, staff, and partners to our 2024 Year 9 Mid-Year Meeting! The event will take place on Monday, April 1st through Wednesday, April 3rd. This website will house all information related to the event.

Main Meeting Location: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Secondary Meeting Location: Mason Civil Engineering Building (CEE), 790 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Host Hotel: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center 800 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 Phone: 404-347-9440

Dinner Location: 5Church Midtown 1197 Peachtree St NE #528, Atlanta, GA 30361


Agenda PDF

Agenda is subject to change, please reference website for most up to date information.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Start TimeEnd TimeEventRoom
5:00 PM6:30 PMSchool of CEE Entrepreneurial Impact Competition – Reception to follow (Optional)Mason Civil Engineering Building
7:30 PM Everyone on their own: (Optional Dinners)TBD

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Start TimeEnd TimeEventRoom
7:45 AM8:30 AMBreakfastGT Hotel Dining Room
8:30 AM8:40 AMWelcome – David Frost (GT) and Dean Beyah (GT)GT Conference Room
8:40 AM8:50 AMState of CBBG – Edward Kavazanjian (ASU)GT Conference Room
8:50 AM9:20 AMFifty-year Retrospective and Future of Infrastructure – TBDGT Conference Room
9:20 AM10:00 AMBio-inspired Design Primer – Mike Helms (GT)GT Conference Room
10:00 AM10:15 AMCoffee Break (All Day Break)Ball Brk Station
10:15 AM11:30 AM90 second pitches – CBBG studentsGT Conference Room
11:30 AM12:30 PMPoster Session – CBBG studentsGT Conference Room
12:3012:45Group PhotosGT Lobby
12:45 PMLunchGT Hotel Dining Room
1:30 PMIdeation Session -Industry Attendees – Moderated by David Frost (GT)GT Conference Room
2:30 PMPath from Problem to Solution -Mike Helms (GT)GT Conference Room
3:00 PMBreakout sessions for industry participants led by Thrust Leaders (Hazard Mitigation, Environmental, Construction, Exploration and Excavation)GT Conference Room
4:00 PMPanel Discussion by Industry Leaders on “Leadership Skills” – Moderated by Claudia Zapata (ASU)GT Conference Room
5:30 PMClosure
6:30 PMDinner5Church Midtown

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Start TimeEnd TimeEventRoom
7:30 AM8:15 AMBreakfastGT Hotel Dining Room
8:15 AM8:30 AMBus from hotel to Offsite activities for Student Retreat Departing – Faculty, IAB, SAB walk to CEE Mason Building (SEB Annex) – (Check out of hotel and take bags with you – See details below) CEE Mason Building (SEB Annex)
8:30 AM9:00 AMStrategic Planning Session – Larry Roth and Edward KavazanjianSEB Room 122
9:00 AM10:30 AMCBBG Proposal Planning – Sub-groups for collaborative proposals being develop – Faculty, IAB, SABSEB Room 122
10:30 AM10:45 AMCoffee BreakSEB Room 122
10:45 AM 12:00 PMTechnical Discussion Intensives (Technical discussion by thrust groups, with Faculty, SAB and IAB) – Designated Facilitators guide technical focused Q&ASEB Room 122
12:00 PM1:00 PMBox Lunch – Faculty, IAB, SABSEB Room 122
1:00 PMAdjourn and Afternoon Departure

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 (Student Retreat)

Start TimeEnd TimeEvent
8:30 AM9:30 AMBus to Dekalb County Landfill
9:30 AM 11:30 AMTour of Operating Landfill
11:30 AM12:00 PMBus to Lunch Venue (Park)
12:00 PM12:45 PMBox Lunch
12:45 PM1:00 PMBus to Industrial Facility, Morrow
1:00 PM2:30 PMTour of Tensar Manufacturing Facility
2:30 PM3:00 PMBus to Hartsfield - Atlanta Airport
3:00 PMBus takes remaining students back to Georgia Tech Campus