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Packed Young Members Program At IGS Regional Conferences

Young members of the IGS are set for a lively experience at two of the society’s largest conferences next year.

The Young Members Committee (YMC) has created a vibrant schedule of events for young delegates to share ideas, present papers and socialise at both GeoAmericas 2020 in April and EuroGeo7 in September.

Both conferences will hold an IGS Student Award. Worldwide Chapters will hold a competition to select a winning student to present a paper, with GeoAmericas 2020 attracting papers from North, South and Central America, and EuroGeo7 expected to showcase the best from the European regions.

GeoAmericas 2020, taking place in Brazil, is the 4th Pan American conference on geosynthetics. It will have a packed program of activities, talks and workshops exploring the theme of ‘geosynthetics solutions for a fast-changing world’.

Its complementary Young Members program will give delegates a chance to present a particular aspect of their work or research to their peers in an informal setting, as well as exchange experiences. Plus, there will be plenty of social activities including dinners, site tours and games.

Laura Carbone, chairperson of the IGS Young Members Committee, said: “We’re delighted to have a lively schedule of events for our young members at both flagship IGS events. They will be an excellent opportunity to learn, exchange ideas in an informal environment, and make new friends.”

GeoAmericas 2020, in Rio de Janeiro, takes place from April 26-29, while EuroGeo7, the 7th European geosynthetics conference, takes place in Warsaw from September 6-9.

The Young Members group is for anyone aged under 36. For more, and how to join, click here.