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IGS Opens Call to Host 13th ICG in 2026

Chungsik YooDear IGS Colleagues,

Today we are opening the call for bids to host the 13th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG) in 2026.

Could your Chapter or organization be the successful bidder to run one of the most prestigious events in the geosynthetics calendar?

We want to encourage as many excellent bids as possible, and to ensure a fair and transparent process. For this reason, we are also publishing a new guide to help you prepare your submission.

ICGs take place every four years, dating back to Paris, France, in 1977. Since then, host countries have ranged across the globe from Singapore to Brazil, from the USA to Japan, and many others. The IGS has been proud to support all ICGs since 1983.

Planning is already well underway for the 12th ICG – postponed from 2022 because of the pandemic – in September 2023 in Rome, hosted by the Italian Chapter of the IGS. We now want to find the hosts for the next ICG in 2026.

Our vibrant new bidding guide published today explains the history of the ICG, with contributions from geosynthetics pioneer J.P. Giroud and past ICG hosts on why you should bid. It sets out key dates and resources to help you put together a winning proposal.

Final bids must be received no later than 31 January 2022, and the winner will be chosen during a meeting of the IGS Council in April. Interested parties should contact us as soon as possible so we can help you through the bidding process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Good luck!

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Chungsik Yoo

IGS President


Download the ICG Bid Guide HERE.

For more about the 12th ICG in Rome, Italy, on September 18-22, 2023, click HERE.