About The Gala

Join ACEC for the 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala – the world's greatest celebration of engineering excellence, which recognizes preeminent engineering achievements from throughout the world, including the Grand Conceptor Award for the year’s best overall engineering accomplishment.


All award winners will be recognized at the black-tie EEA Gala Dinner and Awards Program. The Gala evening begins with Reception at 6:00 P.M. The awards show kicks off with a special celebration honoring Frances Arnold, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of technology, who will be presented with ACEC’s 2024 Distinguished Award of Merit.

Tribute & Hosting

The evening continues with tributes of 2024 National Recognition Award Winners, Dinner, and presentation of the year’s Top Awards hosted by award-winning improv comedian, Paul Mecurio. The Gala closes with an After-Party with music and dancing.

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Purchasing Tickets

Tickets to the Gala can be purchased online through the EEA Gala Registration Link above. When you register for the EEA Gala, you will be asked to select individual tickets, tables of 10 or Sponsorship. Select the option that best fits your needs.

Individual Tickets: $450.00 each
Tables of 10: $3,900.00 each

EEA Gala Registration must be received by Friday, April 19th.

Sponsorship options include tickets to the Gala. View the Sponsorship Prospectus below for more information.

Schedule of Events

  • Rehearsals & Formal Photos for Award Winners: 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • EEA Gala Red Carpet: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Reception: 6:00 pm
  • Dinner and Awards Program: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
  • After Party: 10:00 pm

Hotel Accomodations

The Grand Hyatt Washington is located downtown just a few blocks from the White House, National Mall, Smithsonian museums, and Capitol Hill. You'll enjoy exceptional comfort and service during your stay in the heart of the nation's capital with a direct connection to the city via the Metro Center station.

The Grand Hyatt Washington is currently enhancing guestrooms through renovations. During our event, renovations will be occurring only in sleeping rooms. The hotel has assured ACEC that these renovations will not impact our attendees or the sleeping rooms in our block. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to meetings@acec.org

Declaration Level Overlook

Grand and Honor Award Winners Important Details

National Recognition Award Winners Important Details


Diamond Sponsors

Gala Reception Sponsor

Emerald Sponsors

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