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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.

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Jan
20
Mon
IGS TC-Reinforcement & TC-Barriers Workshops in Barcelona @ Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC-BarcelonaTech)
Jan 20 – Jan 23 all-day

The International Geosynthetics Society Technical Committee on Soil Reinforcement (TC-R) and Technical Committee on Barrier Systems (TC-B) will host back-to-back workshops 20 – 23 January 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The selected topics will be presented by revered international experts and significant time will be available for discussion and debate. These workshops follow the highly successful Munich sessions and build upon them with the most current field knowledge.

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

COST

  • TC-R Workshop Only – EURO 180/attendee*
  • TC-B Workshop Only – EURO 180/attendee*
  • Both Workshops – EURO 340/attendee*

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

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GeoReinforcement Developments, Advancements, Durability, Performance and Innovative Applications

The intention of the workshop is to stimulate the discussion and the formation of a group of experts to encourage the preparation of a guideline or a white paper on the very specific and defined topics shown below. The key presentations will be made available only to participants of the workshop discussions.

20 – 21 January 2020

  • Reliability based design and analysis of geosynthetic reinforced structuresLead: Richard Bathurst, USA
  • Geosynthetic encased columnsLead: Erol Güler, Turkey
  • Serviceability Limit States: analyses, design, specificationLead: Pietro Rimoldi, Italy
  • Advancements, Developments and State of the Practice for International Codes of Geosynthetics in Reinforced Soil StructuresLead: Robert Lozano, USA

 

The TC-R registration fee includes lunch and two coffee breaks on each day.

Presented by: The IGS Technical Committee on Soil Reinforcement.

GeoBarrier Developments, Advancements, Durability, Performance and Innovative Applications

 
22 – 23 January 2020

The intention of the workshop is to stimulate the discussion and the formation of a group of experts to encourage the preparation of a guideline or a white paper on the very specific and defined topics shown below.

  • Re-Cap of Munich 2018 Workshop, Geomembrane Puncture Protection, Welding of Geomembranes, Digital Quality Control SystemsLeads: Siamak Paulson,Australia & Boyd Ramsey
  • Advancements with Geosynthetic Clay LinersLeads: Craig Benson, USA & Gemmina Di Emidio, Belgium
  • Performance and Durability of GeomembranesLeads: Kerry Rowe, Canada & Malek Bouazza, Australia
  • Case Histories of Usual and Innovative Barrier ApplicationsLeads: Pete Atchison, United Kingdom & Jonathan Shamrock, New Zealand

 

The TC-B registration fee includes lunch and two coffee breaks on each day.

Presented by: The IGS Technical Committee on Barrier Systems.

Apr
26
Sun
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.

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Every day 26 of each month there will be news about GeoAmericas 2020.
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May
12
Tue
IGS UK Chapter Symposium – Containment Engineering and Brownfield Remediation @ Etihad Stadium
May 12 – May 13 all-day
IGS UK Chapter Symposium - Containment Engineering and Brownfield Remediation @ Etihad Stadium

IGS-UK Symposium
Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Containment Engineering: Tuesday 12nd May 2020
Keynote Speakers:
George Koerner – GRI
Richard Brachman – Queens University
Other confirmed speakers include:
Russel Jones – Golders
Richard Terry – Veolia
Darren Legge – EA

Brownfield Remediation: Wednesday 13rd May 2020
Keynote Speakers:
Pete Bradshaw – Etihad
Steven Odunmbaku – NHBC
Other confirmed speakers include:
Steve Wilson – EPG
Peter Atchison – EIC
David Murry – Sighthill
Geoff Card – RSK

The IGS UK Chapter is organising a Symposium about Containment Systems and Brownfield remediation, in Manchester on the 12th and 13th of May 2020. Please send an email to Patricia@geosyn.co.uk for more information and pre-registration.

May
27
Wed
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 ctag2020@126.com.

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

Jun
15
Mon
13 International Symposium on Landslides @ Las Americas Hotel Convention Center
Jun 15 – Jun 19 all-day
13 International Symposium on Landslides @ Las Americas Hotel Convention Center

The 13th International Symposium on Landslides (XIII ISL) will be held from June 15-19, 2020 in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia.

In association with the Joint Technical Committee on Natural Slopes and Landslides (JTC1) and the Federation of International Geo-engineering Societies: ISSMGE, ISRM and IAEG (FedIGS), the Colombian Geotechnical Society (CGS) cordially invites the international geotechnical community to participate in XIII ISL:  http://www.scg.org.co/xiii-isl/index.html

Jun
24
Wed
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.

Aug
30
Sun
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

Sep
6
Sun
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

 

Mar
1
Mon
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

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