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2023 International Conference

Join us in Salt Lake City, UT on January 11-14, 2023

Draft ASTE 2023 Conference At-a-Glance

The Conference Committee invites you to journey to Utah and join us at the 2023 ASTE conference in Salt Lake City. Pre-conference adventures begin on January 11th, and the conference continues until January 14th. Numerous hiking trails and ski slopes are accessible within a short drive from Salt Lake. Conference rate hotel rooms will be available from January 9th through January 16thso that you may fully explore all the many wonders Utah has to offer.

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Fun Run

Why not kick off the 2023 conference on the “right foot?” I can’t think of a better way to start the day than with a little exercise in a friendly atmosphere with terrific company! We will be holding the 5K fun walk/run on Thursday, January 12th at 6:30 am in the Lobby of the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel (conference hotel). The “race” is free! So all you need do is complete the waiver and email it to epeters1@gmu.edu. If you can’t decide now, we will have waivers in the hotel lobby on the morning of January 12th. Recent Honors: Top Ski Resorts: Snowbird and Alta (Forbes) #1 US Hiking City: Salt Lake City (National Geographic) #1 Mountain Town: Park City (Travel + Leisure) #1 Board Gamers: Salt Lake City (BestPlaces) #2 Friendliest US City: Salt Lake City (Travel + Leisure) Utah hosts the Utah Jazz, Utah Grizzlies, REAL Salt Lake, 6 National Parks, and 7 National Monuments. And for patrons of the arts, Salt Lake offers nationally recognized professional companies: Ballet West, Salt Lake Symphony, Utah Opera Company, Pioneer Theater Company, and the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Company. We look forward to hosting you at higher elevations!

2023 Covid Policy

The 2023 ASTE Salt Lake City Conference is an international event that will draw together many members of our ASTE family, some of whom are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Although there is no current mask mandate or proof of vaccination requirement from the state of Utah or Salt Lake County, we strongly recommend (but do not require) that participants wear high-quality masks (KN-95) while indoors in crowded areas, and ASTE will have high-quality masks available to participants. Also in line with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we strongly recommend (but do not require) that participants be fully vaccinated. Being fully vaccinated is defined as having received a completed full primary series (two shots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine, or one shot of the Johnson and Johnson) plus at least one booster.

ASTE will also employ other measures to keep each other safe during this gathering:

  • Large spaces for eating to allow for physical spacing in the conference hotel
  • Virtual options for large group gatherings so that vulnerable members can watch from their rooms to minimize risks
  • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue.

The ASTE leadership will reevaluate the COVID situation and make needed policy changes according to CDC guidelines closer to the conference date