ACEC 2017 Annual Conference

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


10:00pm-Midnight – EEA Gala After Party

(After Party included in ticket price)

EEA Gala

Join ACEC for the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala–the "Academy Awards" of the engineering industry–which recognizes preeminent engineering achievements for 2017 from throughout the world, including the Grand Conceptor Award for the best overall engineering accomplishment.

A distinguished panel of judges representing a variety of professions will select this year's best engineering triumphs using criteria such as uniqueness and originality, complexity, and technical, economic and social value.  Kevin Nealon, the renowned T.V., movie and stand-up comic will return to host the EEA Gala Celebration.


Kevin Nealon, EEA Master of Ceremonies


To view National Recognition Award Winners whose teams are already registered for the 2018 EEA Gala, Click Here.


Welcome to the EEA Gala at Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.! From this point on, if you are still interested to register for the Gala, please proceed to the Registration Desk located on the Lobby Level. 

The registration desk will open from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday; 6:45am-6:00pm on Sunday; 6:30am-6:00pm on Monday; 6:45am-7:00pm on Tuesday; and 7:00am-10:00am on Wednesday.


Click Here to download the registration form.


Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Ticket(s): Please note that the online purchase of EEA Gala Tickets will now take place after you have completed your Convention Registration — it is still possible for convention attendees to purchase Gala tickets during the same session as his/her online Convention registration purchase. Once you check out of the shopping cart from the Convention registration, you will have the option of going right to the EEA gala registration to purchase your tickets. EEA gala tickets can also be purchased online through the EEA Gala Registration Link above. When you are registering for the EEA Gala you will be asked to select the registration fee of $0.  As you click to the next screen you will be able to see that you can purchase multiple tables of 10 or multiple tickets for the Gala at the prices below.    

Individual Tickets - $295.00

Table of 10 - $2800.00

PLEASE NOTE:  All tickets and seats at tables purchased require individual names for the tickets.  If you purchased a table of 10, or multiple tickets, please provide all the names to Grace Hui no later than March 15, 2018.


Click Here for schedule of events


Interested in Sponsoring the 2018 EEA Gala?

View the Sponsorship Prospectus here.


2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala Sponsors:


Diamond Sponsors:



Emerald Sponsors:


Need to rent a tuxedo for the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala?

Tuxedo rentals are available through M. Stein & Company. Visit their website at or call (202) 659-1434 for rental information.

A classic tuxedo is $85 without shoes and $95 with shoes. The price does not include the $5 insurance damage waiver.

The discounted rate will be honored through March 24, 2018.  Orders can still be placed after March 24th, however regular rental rates will apply. To ensure the special rate and hotel delivery, please mention that you are with the ACEC group.

M. Stein provides free delivery & pick up of tuxedos to all DC hotels.  When ordering please indicate the hotel where you are staying.


EEA Gala Cancellation Policy:

EEA Individual Tickets, less a $35 processing fee will be refunded, if written notification is received on or before March 15, 2018.  EEA Tables of 10, less a $300 processing fee will be refunded, if written notification is received on or before March 15, 2018.  No refunds will be granted after this date. Substitutions are welcome if transferring to another employee of the same firm.  Written notification must be sent to Grace Hui in advance of the Gala.


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