SMART RIVERS 2025
Celebrating the World’s Navigable Rivers
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Celebrating Culture
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Celebrating Development
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Celebrating Economies
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Celebrating Innovation
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Celebrating Resilient Operations
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Celebrating Sustainability
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8 – 12 September 2025 | Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Why You Should Attend

Supported by The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), Smart Rivers 2025 is a premier international technical conference that attracts the top professionals in all aspects of inland and river transportation. The event brings together an interdisciplinary community of practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers to share the latest advances and lessons learned and to build a vision for a sustainable future in inland waterborne transport.

Mark your calendar and join us at this important conference ideally located in Memphis, Tennessee, in the heart of the Mississippi River Valley, to discuss and learn side-by-side with private sector, government, and academic leaders that are transforming the conversations in international inland/river transportation. Grow your network and your skills as you participate in technical sessions, technical tours, short courses, and special network events. The technical program has been designed to foster a multi-lensed and transdisciplinary approach for transportation professionals to better capitalize on today’s opportunities and prepare for tomorrow’s challenges in inland waterway transportation.

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Key Dates

30 June 2024
Call for Abstracts Opens
30 June 2024
1 December 2024
Call for Abstracts Closes
1 December 2024
1 December 2024
Early Registration Opens
1 December 2024
28 February 2025
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
28 February 2025
30 June 2025
Papers Due
30 June 2025
30 June 2025
Hotel Reservation Deadline
30 June 2025
8-12 September 2025
Smart Rivers 2025
8-12 September 2025

Conference Theme: Celebrating Rivers

The Smart Rivers Conference will focus on the celebration of our world’s navigable rivers. The organizing committee hopes you will join us in this celebration of the history, economies, ecosystems, communities, workforce, sustainability, resilience and innovations that shape inland waterway transportation. A set of technical topics will be provided in our call for abstracts in June, 2024. 

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