Guest Program (Tentative)

About the Guest Program

The Guest Program for the 2019 International Highway Engineering Exchange Program is currently under development and may change due to circumstances, attendance, etc. With that said this is what we are Currently planning on doing.



Morning Hike
In around the city of Asheville.
Evening Ice breaker at Highlands (All Delegates and Guest)


Western NC Nature Center
The Western North Carolina Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region's rich biodiversity.
Asheville River Arts District
Visit the working studios and galleries of hundreds of artists in this transformed historic industrial neighborhood. See artists at work making new creations, find original artwork and discover the jewel of the mountains in the River Arts District.
Lunch at Wicked Weed
Vendor reception (Guest and Delegates)


Visit the Thomas Wolfe House
The Thomas Wolfe House, also known as the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, is a state historic site, historic house and museum located at 52 North Market Street in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The American author Thomas Wolfe lived in the home during his boyhood.
LaZoom tour
Asheville is widely known as a unique little city where the mountains mingle with the weird. There's no place quite like it, and there's never been anything like the award-winning LaZoom Tours! The unforgettable LaZoom experience is, from start to finish, uniquely fun and immersive.
Evening BOD Dinner – Invitation Only.


French Broad Chocolate factory tour
The bean-to-bar chocolate factory and tasting room were established in 2012 to handcraft chocolate from cocoa beans we import directly from the source. During the tour you will learn about cacao cultivation and processing, and our artisan methods of chocolate production from. Join us to see how we make chocolate!
Biltmore Village
Biltmore Village, located across from the entrance to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, is home to more than 40 shops and ten cafes and restaurants. Most businesses are housed in historic cottages and buildings. Tree-lined streets, brick sidewalks and period architecture (including the Cathedral of All Souls) make the area a delight to stroll and explore.
Evening Conference Banquet (Delegates and Guest)


Morning - free
Biltmore house, winery, and gardens (Thursday outing for Delegates and Guest)

Contact Information

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