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Join International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) members and geosynthetics industry experts at IGS, IGS Chapter, and IGS-related events throughout the world, such as EuroGeo, GeoAfrica, GeoAsia, and GeoAmericas.

If you have questions on registration, attendance, or volunteering for any of these events please visit the specific conference website for the most current information or contact the IGS Secretariat: IGSsec@GeosyntheticsSociety.org.

Click on the tabs below for detailed event information.

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Educate the Educators on Geosynthetics, Phillippines @ University of the Philippines - National Engineering Center (NEC)
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
Educate the Educators on Geosynthetics, Phillippines @ University of the Philippines - National Engineering Center (NEC)

Educate the Educators (ETE) sessions are hosted by an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) Chapter and held under the auspices of the IGS, with additional support from the IGS, IGS Corporate Members, and, when applicable, other professional groups.

EtE lead instructors: Prof. Chiwan Wayne Hsieh (National Pingtung University of Science and Technology), Prof. Chungsik Yoo (Sungkyunkwan University), Mr. Boyd Ramsey (Boyd Ramsey Consulting) and Prof. K. Rajagopal (Indian Institute of Technology Madras).

 

May
15
Mon
2017
Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Highways Seminar 2017 – Auckland @ Ellerslie Racecourse
May 15 all-day
Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Highways Seminar 2017 - Auckland @ Ellerslie Racecourse

The aim of this 1-day symposium is to share knowledge on the most recent developments within the subject of mechanically stabilised walls, embankments on soft soils and seismic performance of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures. The keynote address will be presented by Dr Richard Bathurst who has carried out leading research in North America into the use of geosynthetic reinforcement in earth retaining wall systems, numerical modelling, seismic performance and design of these systems. The symposium will include a session from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) on the Bridge Manual requirements for geosynthetics reinforcement and a session on conformance testing of geosynthetics to validate performance of geosynthetics in highway applications.

This Symposium offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering for highway structures from leading experts in their fields.

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Richard Bathurst (Queen’s University, Canada)
Geosynthetics in EQ State of Research and Practice

Dr Misko Cubrinovski (Canterbury University, NZ)
Geosynthetics Performance in Earthquakes

Chris Lawson (TenCate Asia)
Geosynthetics in Reinforced Embankments

Stuart Finlan (NZTA)
Geosynthetic Compliance with Bridge Manual Requirements

Warren Hornsey (TRI, Australia)
Geosynthetics Quality Assurance

May
17
Wed
2017
Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Highways Seminar 2017 – Christchurch @ Novotel
May 17 all-day
Geosynthetic Reinforcement in Highways Seminar 2017 - Christchurch @ Novotel

The aim of this 1-day symposium is to share knowledge on the most recent developments within the subject of mechanically stabilised walls, embankments on soft soils and seismic performance of geosynthetic reinforced soil structures. The keynote address will be presented by Dr Richard Bathurst who has carried out leading research in North America into the use of geosynthetic reinforcement in earth retaining wall systems, numerical modelling, seismic performance and design of these systems. The symposium will include a session from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) on the Bridge Manual requirements for geosynthetics reinforcement and a session on conformance testing of geosynthetics to validate performance of geosynthetics in highway applications.

This Symposium offers engineers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and understanding in geosynthetic engineering for highway structures from leading experts in their fields.

Confirmed Speakers:
Prof. Richard Bathurst (Queen’s University, Canada)
Geosynthetics in EQ State of Research and Practice

Dr Misko Cubrinovski (Canterbury University, NZ)
Geosynthetics Performance in Earthquakes

Chris Lawson (TenCate Asia)
Geosynthetics in Reinforced Embankments

Stuart Finlan (NZTA)
Geosynthetic Compliance with Bridge Manual Requirements

Warren Hornsey (TRI, Australia)
Geosynthetics Quality Assurance

Transportation Geotechnics and Geoecology – TGG 2017 @ Emperor Alexander I St.Petersburg State Transport University
May 17 – May 19 all-day
Transportation Geotechnics and Geoecology - TGG 2017 @ Emperor Alexander I St.Petersburg State Transport University

Nowadays transportation infrastructure faces great challenges due to increasing of operation speed and load and construction in specific conditions. The International scientific conference  “Transportation Geotechnics and Geoecology” will be held in Emperor Alexander I Petersburg State Transport University on May 17th – 19th, 2017 to give an up-to-date picture of the field of design, construction and exploitation of transport facilities and to share the latest experience.

For more information, visit http://conf-geotech.wixsite.com/tgg-2017; or contact the organizing committee at geotech@pgups.ru.

Conference language – English.

Jun
7
Wed
2017
EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 2017
Jun 7 – Jun 8 all-day
EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium 2017 @ Beijing | Beijing | China
EDANA and CNITA (China Nonwovens and Industrial Textile Association) invite you to attend the EAGS, the first event of its kind: a two-day conference and a tabletop exhibition covering markets, products and technology for geotextiles. All presentations will be simultaneously translated into English and Mandarin. The EAGS 2017 is held under the auspices of IGS (International Geosynthetics Society).

 

The Symposium offers:

  • A unique networking event attracting leading decision makers from across the geotextiles supply chain
  • Top level speakers, presenting topics tailored to the needs of your company (all presentations will be simultaneously translated into English and Mandarin)
  • Tabletop exhibition: a unique opportunity for businesses to meet and promote their products and services
  • Ideal location and facilities for your additional business meetings


Proposed topics:

  • Best practice in specifications of geotextiles
  • Improved understanding of the market for geotextiles
  • Identification of new opportunities for growth


Tabletop exhibition:

  • Promote your company and brand to a global audience
  • Launch and demonstrate new technologies, products and services
  • Establish new business contacts

The EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium is co-organised by both CNITA and EDANA.

 

www.edana.org
www.cnita.org.cn

Contact

For info in English:
eva.fabbri@edana.org
For info in Chinese:
liyuhao6@gmail.com
Jul
15
Sat
2017
GeoMEast 2017 International Congress and Exhibition “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology” @ Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center
Jul 15 – Jul 19 all-day
GeoMEast 2017 International Congress and Exhibition  "Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology" @ Sharm El-Sheikh International Congress Center

The GeoMEast 2017 International Congress and Exhibition will be held in Sharm Elsheikh, Egypt from July 15 to 19, 2017. The GeoMEast SERIES is managed by SSIGE and supported by a number of leading international professional organizations.

Recent rapid construction in Egypt and the Middle East has provided great opportunities for bridge, pavement, geotechnical, geological, tunnel and all engineers to use their knowledge and talents to solve many challenging problems involving highways, bridge structures, pavements, materials, ground improvements, slopes, excavations, dams, canals and tunnels with innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies.

GeoMEast 2017 will provide a showcase for recent developments and advancements in design, construction, and safety Inspections of transportation Infrastructures and offer a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st century. Conference topics cover a broad array of contemporary issues for professionals involved in bridge, pavement, Geomechanics, geo-environmental, geotechnical, geosciences, geophysics, tunnel, water structures, railway and emerging techniques for safety inspections. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world for technical, scientific, and commercial discussions.

The program will include Podium Presentations, Poster Presentations, Keynote Lectures, Workshops, Courses, Awards, Technical Meetings, and Technical and Social Tours.

Simultaneous translation may be provided during the conference in Arabic, English, French, German, Russian and any other required languages.

For more information, visit http://www.geomeast2017.org/ or send your queries to: Info@GeoMEast2017.org, Info@SSIGE.org

 

Sep
6
Wed
2017
Interdisciplinary Geotechnical Forum (incorporating FS-KGEO 2017)
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
Interdisciplinary Geotechnical Forum (incorporating FS-KGEO 2017)

The German Society for Geotechnical Engineering (DGGT) and its specialist areas of “Ground Mechanics”, “Rock Mechanics”, “Engineering Geology”, “Plastics in Geotechnics” and “Environmental Geotechnics” invite you to participate in the first “GeoTechnical Days – Interdisciplinary Forum” From 6 to 8 September 2017 to Würzburg. This event offers all participants the opportunity to attend the following five conferences / symposia:

  • 20th Conference on Engineering Geology
  •  22nd Symposium on Rock Mechanics and Tunnel Construction
  •  1. Ground Mechanics Conference
  • 15th Information and Presentation Conference on Plastics in Geotechnology FS-KGEO 2017
  • 7. Symposium Environmental Geotechnics

The special feature of the trade section daily Geotechnics: All participants have access to all presentations of the individual events.
The individual meetings or symposia are carried out as separate sessions in parallel or alternatively in time on the 2 days.
The new event format will offer the above-mentioned specialist sections and all those interested in these areas a best-suited platform to meet and maintain the professional exchange, also in a matter-of-fact (section).

Take advantage of this opportunity to get informed about the latest experiences and latest findings from science and practice from five areas of geotechnical engineering!

For more information, visit http://fachsektionstage-geotechnik.com/.

Oct
2
Mon
2017
Sardinia 2017 – 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
Oct 2 – Oct 6 all-day
Sardinia 2017 - 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium

Following the incredible success of Sardinia 2015 / Arts Edition, which saw the participation of 732 delegates from more than 70 different countries, we are proud to announce the 30th Anniversary of Sardinia Symposia, the reference forum for the international community since 1987.

Sardinia 2017 promises to be the largest event of the year in the field of Waste Management and Landfilling. In line with tradition, the sixteenth edition of the conference will focus on advances of Waste Management science and technologies, presenting case studies and discussing key controversial subjects, sharing experiences from different countries, and assessing social and economical balances.

The conference will include oral sessions and specialist workshops for a total of eight parallel tracks, parallel events, practical design workshops, business to business meetings, discussion forums, a continuously accessible poster session and a wide exhibition area. Prior to the start of the Symposium, training courses will be offered by IWWG.

Oct
8
Sun
2017
GeoAfrica2017 – 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics @ Mogador Agdal Palace
Oct 8 – Oct 11 all-day
GeoAfrica2017 - 3rd African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics @ Mogador Agdal Palace | Marrakesh | Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz | Morocco

GeoAfrica 2017 will be held between 08-11 October 2017 in Marrakech, Morocco. This major event marks the third African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. To be held under the auspices of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) and hosted and organized by the IGS Moroccan Chapter, the event offers an exceptional opportunity for geosynthetics-related engineering and construction professionals to interact with the African continent’s growing infrastructure.

For more information, visit http://geoafrica2017.com/ or send your queries to: contact@geoafrica2017.com

Dec
4
Mon
2017
Educate the Educators, North America @ Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dec 4 – Dec 5 all-day

Too many young engineers enter the field without state-of-the-art geotechnical knowledge because their formal schooling overlooks a key discipline in current geotechnical practice: GEOSYNTHETICS

Let the geosynthetics community provide you the resources to teach your students about geosynthetics!

We know that many undergraduate engineering programs lack geosynthetic instruction, often instructors may not have the resources, confidence or materials to effectively teach geosynthetics. In order to address this the IGS-NA offers Educate the Educators (EtE), a 2-day, funded program for University professors.

EtE provides specialized, hands-on training and lecture materials to equip attending Professors with the tools they need to offer effective geosynthetics course work in their engineering programs. Attending professors receive instruction, course materials (including power point presentations, hand outs and sample binders) and have continued access to the instructors as they develop their own programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Building on the success of EtE Austin, held in 2015, IGS-NA is now offering a second EtE event, to be held in Kingston, Ontario in December of 2017. We are very excited to have four exceptional educators and pioneering researchers as the EtE lead instructors:
R. Kerry Rowe (Queen’s University), Richard J. Bathurst (Royal Military College of Canada), Richard Brachman (Queens University) and Jorge Zornberg (University of Texas Austin).

Each successful applicant will need only to organize transportation to/from the course. The IGS and IGS-NA and their sponsors will provide food, lodging and course registration to all successful candidates.

Schedule Overview

  • 3 Dec. Travel into Kingston
  • 4 Dec. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Day 1 course
  • 4 Dec. Evening – Laboratory tour with demonstrations followed by hosted group dinner
  • 5 Dec.  8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Day 2 course
    * Attendees will be expected to stay to the course completion 
  • Departure on 5 or 6 of Dec. depending on availability

 

Applicants will be asked to upload their C.V., provide information about the courses they teach and write a short description identifying how they would hope incorporate the information from EtE in their curriculum.

Interested participants can apply online.