ECI Conference Format and Sites


The traditional format for an ECI conference calls for conference check-in on Sunday afternoon with technical sessions held each morning and late afternoon/evening through Thursday noon or Friday after breakfast or noon.  Afternoons are used for informal gatherings, poster sessions, field trips, subgroup meetings and recreation.  This format has served well to build important professional networks in many areas.  ECI welcomes proposals for shorter conferences and for conferences which span weekends in order to reduce the number of working days participants are away from their offices.  Typically all meals are included so as to promote interaction among participants.

The following is a list of sites which Engineering Conferences International either has used for conferences or has inspected and found to be suitable in certain circumstances.  Our typical conference site provides a fair degree of isolation yet is reasonably convenient with respect to transportation.  Our most cost-effective sites are those we can utilize in off-season or other slow periods.  Please contact Director Barbara Hickernell to discuss individual conference needs.

The following locations are among those which have received the most positive feedback:

United States

Alaska: Anchorage, Girdwood (near Anchorage)
Arizona: Tucson, Scottsdale
California: San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, Santa Cruz
Colorado: Vail, Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Keystone
Florida: Naples, Destin
Hawaii: Kona (Big Island), Kauai, Maui
Idaho: Boise
Maryland: Rocky Gap
Massachusetts: Boston, Cambridge, Hyannis
Montana: Big Sky
New Hampshire: Waterville Valley
New Mexico: Santa Fe (best prices in the winter)
New York: UpperHudsonValley, Catskill Mountains
Oregon: Sun River
South Carolina: Charleston
Utah: ParkCity, Salt Lake City, Snowbird
Vermont: Burlington
Washington: Seattle
Wisconsin: Lake Geneva


Banff, Lake Louise, Quebec City, Vancouver, Montreal, Whistler, Halifax, Niagara Falls

Central and South America

Carribean:  Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
Central America:  Costa Rica
Mexico:  Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Rivera Maya, Nuevo Vallarta
South America:  Brazil, Chile


Austria:  Graz, Hernstein, Innsbruck       
Czech Republic:  Prague                       
Finland:  Porvoo, Naantali
France:  Deauville, Brittany, Lyon, Nice, Villard-de-Lans (in mountains near Grenoble)          
Greece:  Crete, Kos                   
Italy:  Calabria, Barga – Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco (not summer), Orievto, Sicily, Otranto (Puglia), Montecatini
Germany:  Irsee, Potsdam, Dresden (Pillnitz), Berlin
Iceland:  Bifrost (rustic) 
Netherlands:  Noordwijkerhout  
Norway:  Trondheim                             
Poland:  Krakow, Zakopane, Gdansk
Portugal:  Tomar, Algarve, Porto                                       
Switzerland:  Davos, Les Diablerets (near Geneva)
Spain:  Lanzarote (CI), Seville, Bilbao, Mallorca, Tarragona, Castelldefels (near Barcelona), Sitges
UK:  Cambridge, Edinburgh                                 

Asia and Pacific Rim

Australia:  Fraser Island, Gold Coast, Coolum                 
China:  Beijing, Xi’An, Suzhou, Hong Kong
Japan:  Awaji Island. Kyoto, Toyama
Korea:  Gyeong-ju, Jeju Island    
Malaysia:  Penang                                
New Zealand:  Christchurch
Taiwan:  Taraka National Park, SunMoon Lake, Hualien

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