September 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is pleased to announce the 2018 Central Chapter Trade Show and Symposium, which will be held in Champaign, Illinois. This day-long event provides a forum for engineers and architects to interact with trade professionals, and listen to informative presentations. The Trade Show & Symposium provides 6 hours of continuing education credit plus numerous opportunities to meet with companies that provide goods and services to the design profession. All sessions will take place in the same room for maximum networking with fellow attendees.   


I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL 







Call For Abstracts

Individuals wishing to present a 50 - 55 minute presentation (includes five minutes for Q & A) at the Central Chapter Trade Show and Symposium are invited to submit a completed Abstract Submission Form on any general-interest subject related to the analysis, design, construction, or inspection of structural projects by July 16, 2018.  

Abstract Review Criteria

  1. Clarity: the concept and expression should be comprehensible
  2. Approach: including definition of the problem, hypothesis, methodology, application, results, and analysis
  3. Practice of Structural Engineering: should bridge the gap between theory, challenges, and solution
  4. Originality: should report preliminary or novel results
  5. Learning Objectives
  • Speakers will be notified of abstract acceptance by early August.
  • Speakers will be provided with required guidelines after acceptance of abstract. 
  • Standard AV equipment will be available: podium, laptop, microphone, projector, and screen. 
  • All speakers receive free registration on the day of their presentation. (Travel expenses are not included.)

(Boneyard Creek Second Street Basin Stone Arch Bridge, Champaign, Illinois)





The registration fee is just $70 for members and $105 for non-members until August 20. After that, the fee is $85 for members and $120 for non-members.

Exhibitor Opportunities

All Exhibitors will receive recognition on the SEAOI website, in the program, up to five admissions to the Central Chapter Trade Show and Symposium, and access to participants during breakfast, lunch, and breaks during the day.  We have a variety of sponsorship levels available to suit your needs:

GOLD: $1050 Exhibit Fee - $1000 before July 20th!

  • ½ page ad in the SEAOI Bulletin
  • Logo and 50-word company description on SEAOI Website
  • Exhibit Booth – premier location
  • Up to five admissions to Trade Show

SILVER:  $785 Exhibit Fee - $750 before July 20th! 

  • ¼ page ad in the SEAOI Bulletin
  • Logo and 25-word company description on SEAOI Website
  • Exhibit Booth – preferred location
  • Two admissions to Trade Show

BRONZE:  $525 Exhibit Fee - $500 before July 20th! 

  • Business card-sized ad in the SEAOI Bulletin
  • Logo on SEAOI Website
  • Exhibit Booth
  • One admission to Trade Show
Companies interested in sponsoring this event are invited to register online or contact SEAOI Executive Director, Stephanie Crain, at  

Organizing Committee

Joseph Lowrance, SE, PE – Central Chapter Liaison 
Farnsworth Group 
David Greifzu, SE, PE
V3 Companies
George Tankersley, PE
Capital Development Board
Phillip Gregory, EIT
Farnsworth Group


Timothy Roecker ( Mohr and Kerr Engineering and Land Surveying )
Robin Shelton ( Mohr & Kerr Engineering & Land Surveying P.C. )
Scott Conwell ( International Masonry Institute )
Josie Esker ( City of Pekin )
David Nickell ( TGRWA, LLC )
Matthew Johnson ( Fehr Graham )
Erin Powers
Deepak Gidwani ( DG Structural Engineering LLC )
Scott Haas ( Western Specialty Contractors )
Jennifer Pazdon ( Cast Connex Corporation )
Kevin Barry ( Chicago Clamp Company )
Gary Wei ( Inteplast Group )
Steven Bishop ( Farnsworth Group, Inc. (Retired) )
Daniel Allen ( Allen Engineering Corporation )
John Kao ( Ameren Illinois )
Derek Lewis ( DeWalt -Engineered by Powers )
David Maurer ( Retired )
Thomas Casson ( Menard County Highway Department )
Kyle Linenfelser ( Aedifica Case Engineering )
Carroll Ringelestein ( ADM Design Services )