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through administrative methods; Los Angeles, CA and Manitou Springs, CO are getting joint private and public utility buy-in; and in many states adjustments to the codes are being assessed. Outside of the sessions, members got a chance to meet fellow engineers from varying regions, states, sections, branches, and chapters. Of course, as a professional organization there was plenty of time for networking events, social gatherings, and adding to the business card collection. There was a good showing of those from our NH section’s region (Region 1); which includes Upstate New York, NYC Metro, New Jersey, and the New England states. Outside the convention itinerary many attendees went site-seeing in Denver’s River North or Lower Downtown districts and along the 16 th St. Mall. Sampling the local food and culture, getting the first snow of the season, and fighting the effects of altitude sickness. As the convention closed, Robin A. Kemper, PE, LEED AP, F.SEI, F. ASCE was sworn in as our 2019 ASCE president and many distinguished members were awarded for their exploits in The Society and our profession. The final keynote address was given by professional speaker and author Christine Cashen and hosted by the ASCE Foundation. The address was a fun and quirky look at how we communicate in the workplace, how we balance relationships and personal life, and manage day to day stressors. With a special thanks to The Society and the 2018 ASCE Denver Colorado Convention in our rearview, we can only anticipate what might be seen and discussed at the upcoming 2019 ASCE Miami Florida Convention. Until then ASCE- NH!