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Technical Tours

Each tour will earn 1 PDH.

Wednesday, November 6

Tour world-class sustainable infrastructure projects by joining one of several exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours, each led by a technical expert. All tours depart from and return to the hotel. Except where noted, participants will be walking. Appropriate attire and comfortable footwear are recommended. Tour registration is required to reserve your space.

Port of L.A.

8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Port of Los Angeles (Port of L.A.) is the nation’s busiest seaport and the #1 container port in North America. It is located in the San Pedro Bay and only 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The port is connected to the L.A. Waterfront, which has restaurants, museums, historical landmarks, marinas, beaches, art scenes, shopping, and a marine aquarium. The port has had a positive impact on international trade by providing responsible and sustainable growth. This tour will provide a history of the Port Complex, it's importance to the global economy, and sustainability features that are leading the way.

Participants should meet in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Lobby at 8:30 a.m. Transportation will depart at 8:45 a.m.
Cost: EB $50 | ADV $60 | ONS $70

L.A. Cleantech Incubator (LACI)

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LACI is a non-profit organization that empowers green, start-up companies in Los Angeles. LACI is recognized as one of the most innovative business incubators in the world. LACI has helped 73 portfolio companies and created 1,700 green jobs. LACI has transformed markets in clean energy, zero emissions and smart, sustainable cities. By partnering with the L.A. Department of Water & Power (LADWP), LACI has encouraged green house gas reduction and cleaner air quality, and continues to produce green jobs within Los Angeles. During this tour, attendees will learn the history and mission of the campus and its commitment to sustainable clean technologies.

Participants should meet in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Lobby at 1:15 p.m. Transportation will depart at 1:30 p.m.
Cost: EB $30 | ADV $40 | ONS $50

L.A. River

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The L.A. River flows through the nation’s 2nd largest urban region into two of the world’s busiest ports and into the world’s largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean. Due to a series of floods, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers channelized the LA River in the 1930’s. Today, cities are reclaiming their rivers. The LA River Master Plan provides walking and bicycling paths, reduced flood risk, water quality improvements, parks and trails. The L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration Project is working to enhance 11 miles of the L.A. River from Griffith Park to downtown L.A. Attendees will walk 2.5 miles (approximately 50 minutes) as guides shares details about the LA River history and the LA River Master Plan.

Participants should meet in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Lobby at 1:15 p.m. Transportation will depart at 1:30 p.m.
Member: EB $30 | ADV $40 | ONS $50

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