Great Lakes / Great Rivers - 2019 Winter Meeting

When:  Feb 7, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (ET)

Great Lakes / Great Rivers 2019 Winter Meeting 

February 6, 2019 - February 7, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Winter Meeting  

 This meeting will have an extended technical session with presentations both before and after lunch!

 We still have openings for presentations, so if you or your group is interested in presenting at this meeting please contact our Papers Chair, Eric Helder at

Event Location
The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 St. Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Book your room online! 

Wednesday, February 6 

Ice Breaker Reception with hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday, February 7

Continental Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am 

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Business Meeting
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Technical Presentations
8:45 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch Buffet*
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Technical Presentations
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

*Including "Lunch with the fellows" where we will feature a Section Fellow, and give them the opportunity to talk about how SNAME has impacted their journey in the maritime field.  


  • Ed Schwarz, VP New Build Sales, ABB Marine & Ports Joshua Sebastian, P.E., Engineering Manager, The Shearer Group Inc. and Erasto Fernandez, Marine Project Engineer, Marathon Petroleum Company will present on diesel electric propulsion on the inland rivers.  With increased regulations from the EPA and tightening of revenue, diesel electric propulsion offers a valuable option that should be considered as part of the entire engineering design process for a new inland towboat.  Benefits extend beyond just fuel cost savings by also providing for improvement in maintenance schedules and increased operational safety for towboats.
  • Kevin Cote, Marine Technical Sales Manager at Innospec Inc.,will present on Performance Deterioration of Marine Diesel Engines
  • Steve Douglass, CIV, USCG, will discuss implementation of Subchapter M and the different options for compliance.

*Additional presentations will be announced at a later date

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Professional Engineers may be eligible to receive Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for attendance during the technical presentations (depending on their state board's requirements). Certificates of attendance will be made available on request. 


Our Section meetings are truly made possible by the generous support of our corporate sponsors. If your group would like to help sponsor this or any future meeting, please contact:

 Travis Martin, Meetings Chair

Leadership in your SNAME Section

We're always looking for members to get involved on the Executive Committee

Anyone interested can contact Rich and we would be happy to plug you in!

Early Registration:
$90 - SNAME Members
$115 - Non-members
$25 - Student, Retired Members, Guests

Late Registration:
$100 - SNAME Member
$125 - Non-member
$35 - Student, Retired Members, Guests

*Financial support available for students 


The Westin Cleveland Downtown
777 St. Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114

Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Students $25.00 $35.00
Member $90.00 $100.00
Non-member $115.00 $125.00
Guest $25.00 $35.00
Retired Member $25.00 $35.00


Travis Martin
(920) 743-8282