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Recreational Activities

Sunday, August 9 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sporting Clays Tournament

Due to popular demand our sporting clays tournament returns! Join us at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio for fun times with your peers.

You may have heard of sporting clays referred to as golf with a shotgun, and that’s a fair comparison. Like golf courses, no two sporting clays courses are alike, and terrain and background have a lot to do with how targets are presented. Sporting clays is the closest thing to actual field shooting of all shotgun sports. Rather than having clay birds thrown from standardized distances and angles as with skeet or trap, sporting clays courses are designed to simulate the hunting of ducks, pheasants, other upland birds, and even rabbits.

Transportation and team lunch will be provided.

Additional Ticket Purchase: Early Bird: $85 | Advance: $85 | Onsite: $85

Monday, August 10 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

San Antonio River Tour

Step into the Soul of San Antonio! GO RIO San Antonio River Walk tour connects you to the city's culture, history, architecture, and timeless charm.

A private barge will take you on an enchanting journey through San Antonio’s rich history, from La Villita, the city’s first neighborhood (and where General Santa Anna placed his cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo)… past the Old Mill Crossing where Teddy Roosevelt led his Rough Riders…

Take in the sights and sounds along the iconic San Antonio River Walk while enjoying food and drinks! You’ll learn about the city’s architecture and points of interest, such as Selena’s Bridge, where Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Pérez’s husband proposed to her in the movie; the Hyatt Regency Hotel, designed so its height would not cast a shadow on the Alamo in the setting sun; and the Briscoe Western Art Museum. German, Mexican, French, Irish, and American Indian heritages create a culture unique to San Antonio.

Additional Ticket Purchase: Early Bird: $35 | Advance: $35 | Onsite: $35

Tuesday, August 11 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Fiesta at the Lonesome Dove/Grotto

Our generous premier sponsor, Structural Technologies, along with UESI invite you to the annual off-site party, a Fiesta on the banks of the River Walk.

The beautiful Henry B. González Convention Center actually has "A River that Runs through It." This section of the charming San Antonio River Walk is aptly named, "The Grotto." The Grotto spans the entire width of Bridge Hall of the Convention Center with numerous trees, foliage, a waterfall that signifies the end or the beginning (depending on which way you are walking) and even a few ducks who have taken up residence in The Grotto area.

The Lonesome Dove Room is appointed with fine Western art that evoke the maverick history and rustic elegance of the landscape that inspired it. Antler chandeliers and wood, metal, and leather custom-made furnishings abound in this unique, one-of-a-kind venue unparalleled in any convention center in the country.

Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer and executive producer for the Lonesome Dove mini-series, enlarged 11 of his original photographs for exclusive display throughout the room.

Additional Ticket Purchase: Early Bird: $50 | Advance: $50 | Onsite: $50

COVID-19 Update

In response to the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), ASCE is committed to reducing the risk of adverse health impacts to the thousands of ASCE members, guests and staff that participate in numerous ASCE committee meetings, conferences and events. Thank you for your continued patience and dedication to ASCE and its Institutes. At this time, no decision has been reached regarding the UESI Pipelines 2020 Conference to be held in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 9–12, 2020. Please continue to check this webpage for updates. For the impact of the coronavirus on other ASCE events, please visit

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