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Calendar of Upcoming Events

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:

Click on the tabs below for detailed event information.

Geostructural Aspects of Pavements, Railways and Airfields (GAP 2019) @ The Antlers
Nov 4 all-day
Geostructural Aspects of Pavements, Railways and Airfields (GAP 2019) @ The Antlers

The inaugural Geo-Structural Aspects of Pavements, Railways, and Airfields Conference (GAP 2019) will be held 4 – 7 November 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This unique event has been developed in partnership with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) to learn and share practical information about the geostructural aspects of pavements.

GeoMEast 2019 
Nov 10 – Nov 14 all-day
GeoMEast 2019 

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite you to attend the GeoMEast 2019 International Congress and Exhibition to be held in Cairo, Egypt from November 10 to 14, 2019. 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 2019 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. 


January 1, 2019: Open for Abstract submission
Submit on:
March 15, 2019: Deadline for Abstract submission
March 30, 2019: Notify authors of accepted Abstracts
June 30, 2019: Deadline for Full Paper submission
July 30, 2019: Notify authors of Accepted Papers
August 30, 2019: Final Camera-Ready Papers
November 10~14, 2019: Conference Days

The proceedings of GeoMEast 2018 will be published in some Edited Books in SUCI Book Series by Springer-DE, which will be indexed in EI and submitted for inclusion in ISI “Thomson Reuters”. In addition, some journal special issues will be published in some prestigious journals from selected best papers of the conference, however, authors need to expand and include materials that are at least 50:75% different than the accepted papers in the proceedings. 

GeoMEast 2019 will provide some awards; such as: best paper awards, best presenter awards, best student presenter awards, industrial project, and others. 

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. 

IGS TC-Stabilization & TC-Hydraulics Workshops in Prague @ Hotel Grandium Prague
Nov 10 – Nov 13 all-day

The IGS announces:

TC-Stabilization & TC-Hydraulics Workshops in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic
Hotel Grandium Prague

10 – 13 November, 2019

The International Geosynthetics Society invites IGS members and geotechnical professionals everywhere to participate in its next set of high-level technical workshops. From 10 – 13 November 2019, the IGS Technical Committee on Stabilization (TC-S) and Technical Committee on Hydraulics (TC-H) will hold back-to-back workshops in Prague, Czech Republic. The selected topics will be presented by revered international experts and significant time will be available for discussion and debate.

Attendees may register for one or both of the workshops. For questions about this upcoming event, please contact IGS Secretariat Manager Terry Paulo (


  • TC-S Workshop Only – EURO 185/attendee*
  • TC-H Workshop Only – EURO 100/attendee*
  • Both Workshops – EURO 280/attendee*

* Reflects discounted price for active IGS members. Visit registration page for non-member rate information.

All workshop activities will be held at the Hotel Grandium Prague, which has set aside a room block with a discounted rate of EURO 100/night for attendees. Attendees are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements.

Hotel Grandium Reservation Deadline: 10 October 2019. PROMO CODE: IGS2019



The Stabilization Function of Geosynthetics


10 November 2019 (14:00 – 18:00)

  • TC-S Brainstorming Session
    (14:00 – 18:00) – Led by TC-S Workshop Chair Jacek Kawalec

11 November 2019 (8:00 – 17:00)

  • Base Stabilization – Led by Jorge Zornberg
  • Subgrade Stabilization – Led by Pietro Rimoldi

12 November 2019 (8:00 – 17:00)

  • Stabilization in Railways – Led by Erol Tutumluer
  • Working Platforms – Led by Jacek Kawalec


The TC-S registration fee includes lunch and two coffee breaks on each of the two full days.

Presented by: The IGS Technical Committee on Stabilization.
Learn more about the IGS TC-S & TC-H Workshops in Prague.

Relationships between Testing and Design of Geosynthetics for Hydraulic Functions


13 November 2019 (8:00 – 17:00)

  • Testing and design of geosynthetics for hydraulic functions – Led by Pietro Rimoldi

  • The filtration function of geosynthetics – Led by Eric Blond


The TC-H registration fee includes lunch and two coffee breaks on November 13.

Presented by: The IGS Technical Committee on Hydraulics.
Learn more about the IGS TC-S & TC-H Workshops in Prague.

GeoAmericas 2020 – 4th Pan-American Conference On Geosynthetics
Apr 26 – Apr 29 all-day
GeoAmericas 2020 - 4th Pan-American Conference On Geosynthetics

After been held in Mexico in 2008, Peru in 2012 and the USA in 2016, GeoAmericas comes to Brazil in its 4th edition, which will be held in April 2020 in Rio de Janeiro.  In addition to a rich technical program focused on the most relevant topics for the technical community of geosynthetics today, several social events and a wide area available for technical exhibits for the geosynthetic industry will be offered. English is the official language, but activities in Spanish and Portuguese will also compose the event’s program. We anticipate over 1,000 participants from more than 30 countries, which ensures both broad representativeness and a plurality of cultures and markets.

Every day 26 of each month there will be news about GeoAmericas 2020.
Stay tuned!

10th Chinese National Conference on Geosynthetics
May 27 – May 31 all-day
10th Chinese National Conference on Geosynthetics

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are pleased to announce that the 10th Chinese National Conference on Geosynthetics & 2020 International Exhibition on Geosynthetics Products and Equipment will be held in Chengdu, China from May 27th to 31st, 2020. The meeting is organized by Southwest Jiaotong University under the auspices of China Technical Association on Geosynthetics and Chinese Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society.

The theme of the Conference is “Use of Geosynthetics in China Western Development & Belt and Road Construction” and will cover diverse disciplines of geosynthetics from fundamentals to applications. This conference will provide a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in the field of geosynthetics, the latest technologies and applications, and an extensive technical exhibition in China.

Scientific researchers and entrepreneurs engaged in the production and testing of geosynthetics products, engineering design and construction, scientific research and related technologies are warmly welcome to submit abstracts/papers and participate in the conference.

Important dates:

Ÿ   March 30th, 2020                         Deadline for abstract/paper submission

Ÿ   April 15th, 2020                            Notification of abstract/paper acceptance

Ÿ   April 30th, 2020                            Deadline for revised abstract/paper submission

Ÿ   May 27th, 2020                            Conference opens

For additional information, please feel free to contact the conference committee via

We look forward to welcoming you in Chengdu, China!

Sincerely yours,

Chao Xu, Chairman of Chinese Chapter of IGS

Zhijie Wang, Vice Secretary General of Chinese Chapter of IGS

International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education @ The Acropolis Museum
Jun 24 – Jun 25 all-day
International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Education @ The Acropolis Museum
The Conference GEE2020 has two priority themes (in addition to more typical education themes such as curricula, coursework and educational material) that include: (A) two-way interaction between industry and academia for co-production of educational material and curriculum development and (B) familiarizing young geotechnical faculty and late-stage PhD candidates with research-based good practices in engineering education. Priority theme (B) will be reinforced by awarding –on a competitive basis– the surplus of the conference to covering the expenses of young geotechnical engineering researchers participating in engineering education conferences.

The organizing committee of GEE2020 plans to set a standard for a “next generation” conference by opening it to remote participants through the internet. Invited presentations and panel discussions will be broadcasted with live streaming. In addition, some key lectures will be videotaped, edited and made available online. The design and the publicity of the conference aim to make it attractive to a critical mass of participants contributing papers and of active attendees. These features, together with publishing the proceedings online immediately after the conference, will maximize its impact.

4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG)
Aug 30 – Sep 2 all-day
4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (4th ICTG)

The 4th ICTG 2020 is organized as a specialty conference of ISSMGE TC 202 on Transportation Geotechnics with the member society support and sponsorship of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute, Transportation Research Board (TRB), International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), and through efforts of the local organizing committee at UIUC.  The 4th ICTG 2020 will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel, 301 E North Water Street, in Chicago, Illinois on August 30–September 2, 2020. 

The main objective of the 4th ICTG conference in 2020 will be to apply broad engineering to bridge the gap between Pavement/Railway Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering and to promote co-operation and exchange of information and knowledge about the geotechnical aspects for addressing challenges in design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and upgrading of roads, railways, airfields and harbor facilities and other ground transportation infrastructure with the goal of providing safe, economic, environmental, reliable and sustainable infrastructures.

The 4th ICTG 2020 Conference Themes

  • Mechanistic-empirical design (road, railways, airfields and harbor facilities)
  • Optimized geomaterial (including hydraulically bound materials and asphalt mixtures) use, reuse and recycling in road embankments and structural layers
  • Sustainability in transportation geotechnics
  • Rail track substructures, including transition zones, and transportation geodynamics
  • Stabilization and reinforcement of geomaterials and its implications in pavement and rail track design
  • Geosynthetics in transportation applications
  • Subsurface sensing for transportation infrastructure
  • Smart and connected transportation infrastructure, including Macro and Nanotechnology applied to transportation geotechnics
  • Intelligent construction in earthworks technology and management
  • Climatic effects on geomaterial behavior related to mechanics of unsaturated transportation foundations
  • Slope stability, stabilization, and asset management
  • Effect of climate change
  • Harbor geotechnics
  • Case histories

EuroGeo 7 – 7th European Geosynthetics Congress
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
EuroGeo 7 - 7th European Geosynthetics Congress

We are pleased to invite you to the 7th EuroGeo conference, to be held in Warsaw, Poland in 2020. Poland is a country with more than a thousand years of recorded history and has a strong European identity. The country was first to free itself from communist domination in 1989 and is now fully democratic and a member of the European Union. Poland is a leader in infrastructure development in the region, which has resulted in many extraordinary projects. Warsaw, with its central location, is an ideal base for exploring the country. Today, the city is a dynamic cultural and business centre, with strong links not only to Western Europe but also to the East. PSG-IGS, a Polish Chapter of IGS is young but thriving organization successfully cooperating with several chapters within Central Europe. It is an honour to host such a prestigious conference in Warsaw and We sincerely believe that the sessions will prove to be a success. Come to Warsaw, bring your family and enjoy your stay in our capital and help us to make this Conference not only scientifically profitable but also an unforgettable event.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw!

Dr. Jacek Kawalec – Chairman

Jakub Bryk – Vice Chair

Dr. Jolanta Dąbrowska – Secretary General


GeoAsia 2021 – 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics
Mar 1 – Mar 4 all-day
GeoAsia 2021 – 7th Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics

Geosynthetics: Hazard’s Risk Management, Innovation, and Sustainability

GeoAfrica 2021 – 4th African Regional Conference on Geosynthetics
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day