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membership-imgMembership in the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) is a valuable investment for anyone interested in the engineering and geosynthetics industry. In addition to outstanding international representation, the IGS delivers services and ideas to maximize revenues and brand awareness through conferences, education sessions, case studies and other global platforms. The IGS keeps you informed on industry issues and offers you the combined experience of professionals and educators across the world who gladly share their knowledge and expertise of geosynthetics.

Membership in the IGS is primarily organized through national Chapters. Most individual members (94%) belong to the IGS through Chapters. Chapter participation allows members to be informed about and participate in, local and regional activities in addition to providing access to the resources of the IGS.

To become a member of an IGS Chapter (and the IGS) select Chapter Membership Applications below. Click on the chapter of interest for information on how to join that chapter.

If your country does not currently have a Chapter, if you are interested in becoming a Corporate Member of the IGS or if you are interested in joining the IGS as an individual member without participation in a chapter then you may join IGS directly by clicking on International Society Only – Membership Applications (Individual and Corporate).

Become a Member

IGS Membership Applications (Individual, Corporate and Student)

Being a member of the IGS helps support the aims of the IGS contributes to the advancement of the art and science of geotextiles, geomembranes and related products and of their applications provides a forum for designers, manufacturers and users, where new ideas can be exchanged and contacts improved is a unique way to become increasingly informed, involved and influential in the field of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products and associated technologies.

Member Benefits

Individual member benefits are extended to each and every individual member of the IGS including Chapter Members.  Additional chapter benefits are provided to Individual Members who join the IGS through a chapter.

Individual Member Benefits include:

  • On-line access to the IGS Membership Directory, published yearly, with full addresses, telephone, email and fax numbers of members.
  • IGS News newsletter, published three times a year.
  • On-line access to the 19 IGS Mini Lecture Series for the use of the membership.
  • Information on test methods and standards.
  • Discount rates:
    • for any document published in the future by IGS.
    • at all international, regional or national conferences organized by the IGS or under its auspices.
  • Preferential treatment at conferences organized by the IGS or under its auspices.
  • Possibility of being granted an IGS award.
  • Free access to the journal, now published electronically.
  • IGS lapel pin.

 
Download Individual Benefits Brochure (PDF)

Corporate Membership Benefits include:

  • On-line access to the IGS Membership Directory, published yearly, with full addresses, telephone, email and fax numbers of members.
  • IGS News newsletter, published three times a year.
  • On-line access to the 19 IGS Mini Lecture Series for the use of the membership.
  • Information on test methods and standards.
  • Discount rates:
    • for any document published in the future by IGS.
    • at all international, regional or national conferences organized by the IGS or under its auspices.
  • Preferential treatment at conferences organized by the IGS or under its auspices.
  • Possibility of being granted an IGS award.
  • Free access to the Geosynthetics International journal, now published electronically.
  • Free access to the Geotextiles & Geomembranes journal, now published electronically.
  • Advertisement in the IGS Member Directory and on the IGS Website.
  • IGS Corporate Membership Plaque
  • Company Profile in the IGS News.
  • Right of using the IGS logo at exhibitions and in promotional literature.
  • Priority (by seniority of membership within the IGS) at all exhibits organized by the IGS or under its auspices.
  • Opportunity to join IGS committees in order to discuss topics of common interest.
  • IGS lapel pin

 
Download Corporate Benefits Brochure (PDF)

Student Membership Benefits include:

  • Electronic access to the IGS News, published 3 times a year
  • Special Student discounts at all IGS sponsored/supported conferences, seminars etc.
  • Listing in a special student members category in the IGS Directory
    (this may help both the student and future employers in making contact).
  • Eligibility for awards (and in particular the IGS Young Member Award).

 
Download PDF Student Benefits Brochure

Individuals or organizations who voluntarily contribute a minimum of US $ 200 annually to the society, receive a special mention and are being listed separately as “benefactors” in the IGS directory of members.