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Calling on all GeoAmericas Young Members*!

*Young Members are conference delegates 36 years old or younger.

The Young Members Committee (YMC) has created a vibrant schedule of events for young delegates to share ideas, present papers and socialise at  GeoAmericas 2020 in April!


It is not too late to register for the conference.  Early bird registration for students closes on the 26th of March.  Even better, you can participate in a draw to have your registration fee sponsored (  The draw closes on the 6th of March.

Young Member Session – Monday, 27 March 16:00 – 17:30

This session is exclusive to young members and is your opportunity to tell your peers what comes next.  You have already submitted your paper and prepared your presentation for the main conference.  Now we invite you to expand on that work in front of friendly, relaxed environment of your peers:  

– If your paper for the main conference is research based, tell us about the results you won’t be able to expand on, results of tests still in progress or difficulties you had with experiments and how you solved it.

 – If your paper for the main conference was on a case study, show us more photos and details you couldn’t share, or discuss future impacts of this design.

Please RSVP for the session by either submitting a 100-200 word abstract at this link: Abstract submission, by 8 March 2020.    

IGS Student Award Session – Monday, 27 March 11:00 – 12:30

Don’t forget to also join us for the IGS Student Award Session! The IGS student award was established to disseminate knowledge and to improve communication and understanding of geotextiles, geomembranes and associated technologies among young geotechnical and geoenvironmental student engineers around the world.


Young Member Social Activities

The IGS Young Member Committee will be hosting a Young Members Happy hour on Monday evening – More details will be forthcoming!  Please join us and RSVP here.